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Radiation Therapist

Posted: Aug 27, 2019 Beebe Healthcare
Job Number:
Contact Name: Patricia Holland
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Facility: Beebe Healthcare
Location: Lewes, Delaware
USA
Degree: None
Compensation:
Perm/Temp: Perm
Workload: Full Time
Supervisory Exp.: No
Certifications:
Position Type:
  • Hospital
Skills:
  • Radiation Therapy
Date Posted: 08/27/2019
Contact Information
Job Number:
Contact Name: Patricia Holland
Company: Beebe Healthcare
Agency: No
Phone:
Fax: 302-645-0965
Website: N/A
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Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, DE - Creating The Next Generation Of Care

*** Please note all Beebe Healthcare positions are located in Lewes, DE ***

Provide radiation therapy to patients as prescribed by physician according to established standards and practices.

In order to be considered for the position, please visit our website www.beebehealthcare.org to fill out an application

Responsibilities:

Delivers a prescribed and planned course of radiation therapy to patients. Check prescription, diagnosis, chart, patient identification, etc. Schedule patients and explain procedure pre- and post-treatment. Answer questions and reassure patient. Interface with physicist, Dosimetrist and mold tech at initiation of treatment or when required. Prepare room and equipment for patient according to the prescription, immobilization devices, field size, treatment devices, distance, lead (Pb), protection devices, etc. Transfer patient to treatment couch. Be aware of IVs and catheters, etc. Withhold treatment if indicated by patient's condition, etc. Maintain visual and/or audible contact with patient during treatment. Check daily treatment time and deliver prescribed dose. Maintain patient markings. Change these according to physician's direction. Documents daily assessment, treatment record and any other pertinent information.

Performs weekly check films of all treated areas; process and file same. Reinforce recommendations given to the patient by the physician, dietitian, etc., concerning reaction to treatment and care of the radiated area (dressings, hygiene, etc.), prevention or treatment of generalized and local side effects. Detects, reports and documents equipment malfunction to chief therapist, physicist and/or Radiation Oncologist. Documents pertinent information in log book. Assist in tumor localization in simulator and works efficiently while performing procedure. Obtains patient's consent for procedures when required. Exercises sound professional judgment in treatment delivery. Positions patient according to the setup instructions while respecting the patient's comfort and modesty.

Maintain records, reports, files as required. Collect statistics as directed. Documents pertinent and legible information on the treatment record Maintains visual and audible contact with the patient throughout the treatment and avoids distractions. Treats patient with empathy and a caring attitude on a constant basis. Schedules patient's appointments with regards to their personal lives and needs. Maintains treatment, darkrooms, materials and equipment as needed for patients in a ready state. Demonstrates initiative and willingness to assist others when required. Utilizes spare time appropriately.

Credentials - Essential:

  • RADIATIONTHER - Radiation Therapist
  • BLS - Basic Life Saving certification
  • DE RADIATION - Delaware State Radiation license
  • Two years experience as a radiation therapist preferred.
  • Completion of course in radiation therapy.

Competencies and Skills - Essential:

  • Clear Communication Skills Both Written And Verbal
  • Able To Keep Confidential Information Regarding Patients, Team Members
  • Able To Withstand Crisis Situations
  • Has Skills To Provides Customer Service To Patients, Team Members And Visitors
  • Knowledge And Experience With Electronic Health Records

Our employees play a pivotal role in our continued success. Attracting and retaining the best healthcare professionals is Beebe Healthcare's top priority. We offer an excellent patient-focused environment, exciting career opportunities, and leading-edge technology with supportive, progressive leadership. Joining Beebe Healthcare means joining an exciting healthcare team that is deeply committed to the community. Join us to take advantage of our excellent benefits and compensation package.

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424 Savannah Road, Lewes, DE 19958

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