Covenant Health

Job Title
RADIATION THERAPIST
ID
3817418
Facility
Cumberland Medical Center
Department Name
RADIATION ONCOLOGY

Overview

CUMBERLAND MEDICAL CENTER

 

 

Radiation Therapist

PRN/OCC, Hours and Shifts vary

 

Covenant Health is the region's top performing healthcare network. Each of our more than 10,000 employees, physicians, and volunteers are unified by one covenant: to put our patients first every day, to strive for excellence in everything we do, and to make Covenant Health the first and best choice in our region

 

Cumberland Medical Center is a 189-bed hospital in Crossville, Tennessee, with more than 650 employees and 175 active physicians. It offers a full range of specialty services, including cardiology, gastroenterology, surgery, orthopedics, maternity services, cancer care, and advanced wound care.

 

    • Emergency Department: 24 emergency beds       
    • Critical Care Unit (ICU): 12 ICU beds
    • Labor & Delivery: 12 LDRP suites
    • Med/Surg: 37 beds
    • Surgery: 9 operating room surgery suites
    • Telemetry   37 beds  

Fully accredited by the Joint Commission, Cumberland Medical Center is an acute care hospital offering all private patient rooms as well as specialized services not usually found in the rural medical system.

 

For seriously ill patients, advanced medical and surgical care is provided at CMC including telemetry monitored beds and an intensive care unit. Additionally, Cumberland Medical Center offers an outpatient imaging center, same day surgery unit, cardiac and pulmonary rehab programs, a sleep disorder center, breast center, cancer center, and hyperbaric medicine and wound center.

 

"Cumberland Medical Center offers a unique, family-oriented healthcare setting in a rural environment. We strive to deliver exceptional care to our patients, their loved ones, and each other. We look forward to welcoming team-focused people to grow their careers with us!"

-Chief Nursing Officer, Cumberland Medical Center

 

Group Photo, Nurses & Doctors

 

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.

 

Recruiter: Brittany Partello || bpartell@CovHlth.com || (865) 374-5363

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.
  • . Ability to work independently, utilizing self direction to prioritize the workload and carry out the tasks with flexibility for volume variances.
  • Maintain treatment schedules, gives proper notification to patients of treatment times and notifies patients of any scheduling delays.
  • Troubleshoot problems with equipment, patient medical conditions and patient satisfaction situations.
  • Train and supervise student or newly hired radiation therapists.
  • Follow infection control and universal precaution guidelines.
  • Communicate effectively in writing and speaking to convey information effectively.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested.

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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