Radiation Therapist

Radiation Oncology 
Full Time 
Day Shift 
8 hour shifts


Sign-On Bonus: 10,000 

Consistently named best hospital, Lexington Medical Center dedicates itself to providing quality health services that meet the needs of its communities. Ranked #2 in the state and #1 in the Columbia metro area by U.S. News & World Report, Lexington Medical Center is the only hospital named one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina.

 

The 607-bed teaching hospital anchors a health care network that includes five community medical centers and employs more than 8,000 health care professionals. The network includes a cardiovascular program recognized by the American College of Cardiology as South Carolina’s first HeartCARE CenterTM and an accredited Cancer Center of Excellence affiliated with MUSC Hollings Cancer Center for research and education. The network also features an occupational health center, the largest skilled nursing facility in the Carolinas, an Alzheimer’s care center and nearly 80 physician practices.  Its postgraduate medical education programs include family medicine and transitional year residencies. 

Job Summary

Administers radiation therapy treatments under the direction of the Radiation Oncologist. Provides patient care to adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients receiving radiation therapy.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education: Graduate of an accredited Radiation Therapy school
Minimum Years of Experience: None.
Substitutable Education & Experience: None.
Required Certifications/Licensure: Registered by the ARRT or registry eligible;

Maintain current SC licensure.
Required Training: None.

Essential Functions

  • Administers daily prescribed doses of radiation therapy.
  • Performs simulations.
  • Designs and fabricates treatment devices for immobilization and custom setup.
  • Assists with brachytherapy procedures and treatments.
  • Works as a team with the staff, communicating pertinent information concerning patient care and treatment, complaints, progress, and changes.
  • Detects unsatisfactory setups and/or variations from the planned treatment and report them to the Radiation Oncologist.
  • Offers input on treatment setup techniques.
  • Assists with dosimetry procedures, such as diode calculations and CT planning.
  • Documents daily and cumulative dose data and other treatment information (photos, diagrams, SSDs, etc) thoroughly and precisely.
  • Reviews electronic charts regularly for completion and inclusion of all necessary clinical information.
  • Reinforces instructions given to patients regarding skin care, site-specific care, and management of symptoms.  Monitors patients’ general status for changes. Facilitates further care by the nursing staff and physicians as indicated.
  • Recognizes signs and symptoms which need immediate attention by the Radiation Oncologist prior to initiating any further treatment.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Obtains portal images, verifies agreement with planned port, and makes necessary adjustments as indicated or directed.
  • Maintains a neat and orderly work environment and treatment room. Keeps supplies stocked.
  • Provides a professional and cheerful work place for the care of oncology patients.
  • Captures and reviews charges accurately.
  • Performs QA checks. Reports and documents any parameter or situation exceeding acceptable limits with rationale and circumstances. Documents and reports equipment problems and service calls.
  • Attends weekly departmental meetings.
  • Serves on departmental CQI committee.
  • Demonstrates competence to provide developmentally appropriate care/treatment to the following patient populations:           
    • Adolescent  (13-17 years)          
    • Adult   (18-65 years)          
    • Geriatric      (over 65 years)
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.
  • Able to navigate the hospital's electronic health record (EPIC) when necessary.
  • Complete all hospital required testing and training for annual safety and compliance.
  • Participate and assist in any DNV or DHEC surveys.

We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:

  • Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits 
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Employees are eligible for enrollment into the 403(b) match plan day one.  LHI matches dollar for dollar up to 6%.
  • Employer paid life insurance – equal to 1x salary
  • Employee may elect supplemental life insurance with low cost premiums up to 3x salary 
  • Adoption assistance
  • LHI provides its full-time employees employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan forgiveness

Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of LMC to provide equal opportunity of employment for all individuals, and to remain compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. LMC strives to provide a discrimination-free environment, and to recruit, select, on-board, and employ all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation. LMC endeavors to upgrade and promote employees from within the hospital where possible and consistent with the employee’s desires and abilities and the hospital’s needs.


Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina