Radiation Therapist - As Needed - Outer Banks, NC

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916683

The Outer Banks Hospital

Part Time

Regular

Summary

About the Outer Banks Hospital

The Outer Banks Hospital, located in Nags Head, North Carolina, is a full service critical access hospital offering a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services. The hospital opened in March 2002 and is one of the newest hospitals in eastern North Carolina. The hospital's 21 private rooms are designed to meet the needs of our coastal community, whose year-round population of approximately 35,000 swells to about 250,000 in the summer season. The labor and delivery area consists of two labor/delivery/recovery/postpartum rooms, a five-bed nursery, a dedicated caesarean-section operating room and a triage room.

Responsibilities

  • Delivers radiation treatment according to written prescription and treatment plan.  Ensures safety in patient care through the consistent practice of departmental procedures for treatment administration. Treatment delivery includes identifying correct patient, escorting patient to treatment room, assisting patient onto the treatment table, positions patient for treatment, delivers radiation from the control room and assists the patient in exiting the treatment room.
  • Provides and ensures an environment of caring, concern and support for patients, visitors, medical staff and co-workers on a consistent basis.
  • Assures the quality of treatment delivery through the complete and accurate documentation of treatment records. Recognizes deviation from prescribed treatment delivery and reports all deviations to the Chief Therapist and/or Physicist.
  • Uses effective communication techniques and interpersonal skills to provide explanations for treatment-related procedures. Explains treatment procedures to patient and/or family. Refers medical questions to appropriate personnel.  Responds effectively to patient concerns. Observes patients for expected and unexpected reactions to treatments and communicates this to appropriate staff members. Reinforces patient education/side effect management information and indicates non-compliance to medical/nursing staff.
  • Under the direction of a radiation oncologist, takes localization radiographs according to planned treatment delivery. Assists physician or nurse in the administration of contrast agents used during treatment localization. Performs measurements for use during treatment calculation. Collects and documents data acquired during the simulation procedure. Accurately inputs treatment-related data into the verify-and-record system.
  • Assists as needed in all treatment-related procedures, including making of electron blocks, transporting patients, performing simulations, charge capture, reviewing charts and ordering supplies.
  • Performs and documents daily and weekly QA activity for assigned equipment. Documents findings outside the range established by Physics. Notifies Chief Therapist immediately of findings outside the normal range of operations. Participates in programs to measure and improve the quality of care within the Department.

Minimum Requirements

  •  Two (2) to (4) four years of radiation therapist experience required.
  • Completion of a formal radiation therapy technology program required. Certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) (T) required. Current American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Healthcare Provider status is required upon hire.

Other Information

  • This is a PRN (as needed basis) position within our Radiation Therapy Center.
  • There are no gauranteed hours and this position is not benefit eligible. 

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

 

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact:

Tammy Davenport, Human Resources Specialist

Email: Tammy.Davenport@theobh.com
 

Tel: (252) 449-4545

Erin Forrest, Human Resources Technician

Email: Erin.Forrest@theobh.com
 

Tel: (252) 449-4544

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