• Therapeutic Radiologic Technologist

    Location US-WA-TACOMA
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Salary Range
    69,227 - 83,171
    Recruitment Bonus
    Relocation Assistance
  • Overview

    First and Foremost:  US Citizenship Required


    Care for our Nation's Service Members and their Families by joining the Madigan Army Medical Center Team.


    Tacoma is a progressive city of 200,000 nestled between Seattle and the state capital of Olympia, offering the attractions of larger metropolitan areas with a hometown feel. Tacoma is located 32 miles south of Seattle, 31 miles north of our state capital, Olympia, and 18 miles south of Sea-Tac International Airport, on the shores of Commencement Bay, within pristine eyesight of Mount Rainier. World-class museums, hotels and theaters draw thousands to downtown Tacoma while the shores of the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier inspire outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy the mild climate and its excellent schools, universities, parks, festivals and regional shopping centers.


    Items of Interest:
    Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce
    Madigan Army Medical Center
    Joint Base Lewis McChord



      • Serves as a therapist in the Radiation Oncology Service providing an advanced level of care to all patient populations.
      • Performs complex and intricate radiation treatments on patients.
      • Performs simulations using a conventional simulator as well as a CT (Computerized Tomography) based simulator.
      • Administers contrast agents intravenously, orally or rectally as needed.
      • Documents treatment sites with photos, diagrams, and tattoos.
      • Responsible for the operation of therapeutic equipment and assisting a Radiation Oncologist (physician) in the handling of radioactive sources.


    Basic Requirements for Therapeutic Radiologic Technologist:

    Qualifying educational programs for radiography and radiation therapy technology are available in accredited colleges, universities, hospitals, medical schools, or postsecondary technical or vocational schools. Education or training from programs based in hospitals must have been from those hospitals that were accredited at the time of the education or training by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals or by the American Osteopathic Association.

    Public Law 97-35 requires that persons who administer radiologic procedures meet the credentialing standards of 42 CFR Part 75 as follows:

    A. Must have successfully completed an educational program that meets or exceeds the standards described in that regulation, and is accredited by an organization recognized by the Department of Education.


    B. Was employed as radiologic personnel by the Federal Government PRIOR TO the effective date of the regulation (January 13, 1986). (Note: You must submit evidence with your application of current or fully satisfactory performance or certification of such from a licensed practitioner such as a doctor of medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, podiatry, or chiropractic who prescribes radiologic procedures to others.)


    C. Was first employed as radiologic personnel by the Federal Government AFTER the effective date of the regulation (January 13, 1986), but (a) received training from institutions in a State or foreign jurisdiction that did not accredit training in that particular field at the time of graduation OR (b) practiced in a State or foreign jurisdiction that did not license that particular field or did not allow special eligibility to take a licensure examination for those who did not graduate from an accredited educational program. (Note: You must submit evidence with your application to prove training, experience, and competence. Examples of acceptable proof: transcripts, letter of recommendation, etc.)


    Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes (1) administering therapeutic radiation to patients by means of a Linear Accelerator as prescribed by a physician; (2) performing CT Simulation;(3) use of a Record and Verification system; (4) consulting with Radiation Oncologists about patient specific circumstances; and (5) use of Onboard Imaging (OBI). This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09).


    Licensure/Certification: Must be certified by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (A.R.R.T) in the field of Radiation Therapy.


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