Covenant Health

Job Title
Radiation Therapist
ID
3213815
Facility
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
Department Name
RADIATION ONCOLOGY

Overview

 

LeConte

Radiaton Therapist

 

PRN/OCC

 

The Imaging and Radiology Department at LeConte Medical Center is very high volume with full diagnostic imaging services. In order for this department to run smoothly, it is staffed with multi-modality technologists and RNs who work as a team to provide excellent patient care. The imaging team, even though very fast-paced, works to create a positive, fun atmosphere for both their patients and their staff.

 

Position Summary: Under the direct and indirect supervision of the Lead Therapist, the Medical Physicist, and the Radiation Oncologist, administers therapeutic radiation to pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients. To enhance departmental operations through positive relations with patients, patients family members and visitors, physician support and staff interaction. Use independent judgment to maintain continuity of patient care of the highest standards, in an efficient, caring manner.

PRN Radiation Therapist needed to primarily cover staffing needs at LeConte Medical Center, Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, and Parkwest Medical Center. Employee is eligible to cover all non-bargaining radiation oncology departments.

 

Responsibilities

  • Position patients (utilizing treatment devices when prescribed) for treatment with accuracy according to prescription.
  • Administer prescribed doses of radiation to specific body parts, using radiation therapy equipment according to established practices and standards.
  • Check radiation therapy equipment to ensure proper operation.
  • Prepare and construct equipment, such as immobilization, treatment, and protection devices.
  • Review prescription, diagnosis, patient chart, and patient identification.
  • Educate, prepare and reassure patients and their families by answering questions, providing physical assistance, and reinforcing physicians’ advice regarding treatment reactions and post-treatment care.
  • Enter patient data into computer and set controls to operate and adjust equipment and regulate dosage.
  • Observe and reassure patients during and after treatment and report unusual reactions to physician.
  • Follow principles of radiation protection for patient, self, and others.
  • Maintain accurate records, (in patient’s chart and electronically), including such information as radiation dosages, elapsed days, equipment settings, appropriate charge capture, and patients’ reactions.

Qualifications

Minimum Education: None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.

 

Minimum Experience: Entry Level

 

Licensure Requirement: Must have and maintain ARRT (T) within six (6) months post graduate program. CPR required.

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