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Radiation Therapist

Tennessee, Morristown, 37813 Morristown USA

OverviewRadiation Therapist Radiation Oncology PRN/OCC, Variable Hours and Shifts per pay period Morristown Hamblen Overview: Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System has 167 licensed beds and 23 emergency suites. The hospital offers outstanding ancillary services including Laboratory, Radiology and Therapy services. At our Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, women can have their annual mammograms, biopsies, and can meet with a nurse navigator if needed. The Women’s Center offers six newly remodeled labor and delivery suites and has a secure nursery for the care of our newborns. It serves an eight-county region in the Lakeway Area and is equipped with modern technologies and expert staff to provide the best possible patient care. Learn more about our amazing facility athttps://www.morristownhamblen.com/. 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. ResponsibilitiesPosition 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.

QualificationsMinimum 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. Apply/ShareJob Title Radiation Therapist ID 3644732 Facility Morristown-Hamblen Health System Department Name RADIATION ONCOLOGY

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