Covenant Health

Job Title
Radiation Therapist
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
Department Name




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Radiaton Therapist, Radiation Oncology

Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift 



Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is an award-winning, certified, and accredited facility with 541 beds. As a Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center, Fort Sanders offers state-of-the art care that maximizes recovery from stroke.  We are also the region’s leader in technology in areas such as bariatric surgery, robotic surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery. Our door-to-balloon times for heart attack patients are below the national average, and our hip fracture center offers advanced diagnosis, surgery and recovery procedures for hip patients.


Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is a member of Covenant Health, a locally-owned, non-profit health system based in Knoxville, TN, with a “patient-focused” culture. It has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as its 2020 “Best-in-State-Employer” for Tennessee. The CEO of our company, Jim VanderSteeg, attends every new employee orientation and will ask you to sign our pledge of excellence to always put patients first, strive for excellence in everything we do, and make Covenant Health the first and best choice for patients in our region. As you’d expect, we offer our employees a robust benefits package, including: offering unmatched medical insurance, tuition reimbursement; student loan repayment assistance, certification bonuses; leadership and professional development programs; an employer-matched 401(k); and a generous Combined Time Off (CTO) program.


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: Sarah Grey || || 865-374-5271


  • 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.


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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