Summary: Provide radiation therapy to patients as prescribed by physician according to established standards and practices.
Other information: Two years experience as a radiation therapist preferred.Completion of course in radiation therapy.
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 I.V.'s 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
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
Location: BHC Health Campus-Building 2 BMC
Shift : Variable - may be required to cover other locations
Beebe Healthcare serves the Sussex County community with a medical center located in beautiful, historic Lewes, Delaware, and convenient outpatient locations throughout the county. Founded in 1916 by two physician brothers, Drs. James Beebe and Richard C. Beebe, the medical center in Lewes is a 210-licensed-bed, not-for-profit seaside community hospital. Beebe's specialized service lines include cardiac and vascular, surgical services, oncology, women's health, and orthopaedic services. Beebe offers an array of inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and diagnostic services.
Beebe's five satellite campuses offer imaging, physical rehabilitation, and lab services, as well as walk-in care centers. In addition, Beebe offers Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine and Diabetes Management & Medical Nutrition Therapy.
With a mission to serve the community, Beebe also offers many free screenings and outreach programs through its Population Health Department; and advanced medical care for those who are recuperating at home through Beebe Home Care Services.
Beebe is also training the next generation of nurses through the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing, located behind the Medical Cente...r in Lewes.
Beebe's Medical Staff has grown tremendously since the early 1990s. Employed physicians through Beebe Medical Group and our affiliated physicians on Beebe's Medical Staff now serve patients from Milford to Millville in specialties including cardiac surgery, dermatology, endocrinology, family practice, gastroenterology, general surgery, internal medicine, pediatric neurology, and surgical oncology.
Beebe is proud to offer quality care, close to home for the residents and visitors of Sussex County.