HTM Radiation Therapy Tech

Rochester, MN, USA
Dec 08, 2018
Dec 10, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Other job types







Healthcare Technology Management

Why Mayo Clinic

Seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual to join our Radiation Oncology service team.

Position description

The Radiation Therapy Technicians primary job will be to repair, calibrate, and maintain the linear accelerators and related radiation treatment systems and complex x-ray equipment typically found in Radiology. The specialist will provide assistance and direction to support staff, and physicists as needed. The Radiation Therapy Specialist should adhere to rules, regulations, and policies regarding safe radiation therapy planning, radiation safety, and contingency plans in the event of equipment failure. The Radiation Therapy Specialist performs quality service, maintains records, follows safe practices and procedures in accordance with Mayo's policies and procedures and other applicable agencies (JCAHO, OSHA, FDA, etc.). When not supporting Radiation Therapy equipment, the specialist will support medical imaging equipment. The specialist must ensure that equipment is repaired in a timely manner, works reliably, is safe to operate and functions properly. The specialist must consistently demonstrate a mastery of the skills necessary to perform preventive maintenance, quality assurance testing, equipment calibrations, installations, and corrective maintenance on a variety of imaging equipment. The individual may be required to support other technologies types like CT, PET, and X-ray. Will provide input to the buyers on service related topics and coordinate with project managers, facilities projects, and the vendor to ensure the equipment is installed properly for optimum performance. The individual will configure equipment to work properly on the hospital network, assure equipment firewalls, antivirus, and operating system software are properly configured, and work to ensure data security policies and procedures are being taken into consideration. The individual must have advanced analytical skills and be able to solve complex technical issues in a timely manner. Must be able to analyze electronic and electrical circuits, interpret error logs and formulate a complex repair plan while under pressure to get equipment working quickly. During corrective and preventative maintenance the individual will run software and hardware diagnostics, take measurements, make adjustments, and perform functional checks. A person in this position must be able to use oscilloscopes, analyzers, multi-meters, dosimeters, and other types of test equipment during the maintenance process, and document results and activities appropriately per policies and procedures. Stored energy, high voltage and ionizing radiation are risks the technician must contend with when working on equipment. A comprehensive understanding of the Medical Equipment Management Plan (MEMP) policies and procedures and regulatory agency's guidelines is required. This position will typically have more than five years of proven successful service of a diverse spectrum of highly advanced medical equipment.


Must have one of the two below:

• Associate of Applied Science degree or higher degree in Biomedical Engineering Technology, engineering, electronics, or other technology related fields, and 3 years of experience in a radiation therapy facility providing service support for linear accelerators is required, or

• US Military training in Biomedical Engineering Technology, engineering, electronics, or other technology related fields, and 3 years of experience in a radiation therapy facility providing service support for linear accelerators is required.

Including the following:

• Vendor training and certification required; must be certified in all training modules within 3 to 4 years of hire date.

• Knowledge of mathematics, physics, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, biology, medical terminology

• Comprehensive understanding of common clinical terminology and the medical practice

• Comprehensive knowledge of networks, computer hardware, computer software, and computer security

• Advanced level of professionalism

• Driver's license

Additional qualifications

Bachelor's degree preferred but not required. Experience providing service support on medical imaging equipment. CRES Certified Radiological Equipment Specialist, extensive work experience, advanced technical training in related fields, and manufacturer/vendor training certifications.

Exemption status


Compensation Detail

Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $34 per hour.

Benefits eligible



Full Time

Hours / Pay period


Schedule details

Typical shift will be 11:30 AM until 8:00 PM Monday through Friday until trained and up to speed. Because the nature of the work requires service to be performed after patient treatment is done most work will have to be scheduled later in the day and usually into the early evening.

Overtime and variation of shift will be required at times depending on workload

Candidate will provide on site support in Rochester, MN along with backup support at other Mayo Clinic facilities including but not limited to Albert Lea, Mankato, and Northfield, MN.

Weekend schedule

Occasional weekend shifts are possible dependent on workload.

Site description

Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.


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Karissa Wirt

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