HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Radiation Therapist in Independence, Missouri

_Centerpoint Medical Center – Independence, MO_

_Radiation Therapist PRN 3 Days per week_

Centerpoint Medical Center features 221 private rooms, state-of-the-art equipment and technology, and some of the latest clinical services available to patients. Along with our high-tech services, we also remain focused on providing compassionate care and the best possible customer service for our patients. In addition, we offer numerous features for visitors, including sleeper chairs in patient rooms, comfortable waiting areas, wireless internet access throughout the facility, and more.

*Centerpoint Medical Center *features the following: * Level II Trauma Center (the only one in eastern Jackson County) with 24/7 Emergency Services * An accredited Chest Pain Center and a variety of Cardiovascular Services * Orthopedic Services including Total Joints and Sports Medicine * An accredited Cancer Program and a state-of-the-art Breast Center with a nurse navigator * Neuroscience Services for the treatment of brain and spine disorders as well as injuries * Women’s Services, including the only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in eastern Jackson County to provide care for early or ill newborns and a labor and delivery unit * Outpatient Services, including a surgery center, advanced wound care center, sleep disorders center, imaging, rehab and more.

Duties and Responsibilities: Duties include but are not limited to: * Demonstrates responsibility and accountability in the performance of treatment, assessment, and implementation of the prescribed treatment plan. * Displays professional conduct essential to the well-being of the radiation oncology patient. * Demonstrates knowledge of the specific conditions, diseases, and treatment therapies for the patient population of the department. * Recognizes changes in the patient's status/condition and reports to appropriate personnel. * Demonstrates effective verbal and electronic communication skills in order to maintain an accurate Electronic Medical Record. * Utilizes treatment accessories to accurately reproduce the radiation treatment. * Expertise in the technical aspects of radiation oncology to include simulation and treatment processes to ensure optimal radiation treatment delivery. * Ensures that all QA procedures are complete and within tolerances before proceeding with patient treatment as outlined in department policies and procedures (any abnormalities/inconsistencies should be reported to the proper authority). * Works closely with the Radiation Oncologist and therapy team to construct immobilization devices or custom blocking techniques that are conducive to conformal radiation therapy. * Utilizes sophisticated imaging equipment for precise tumor localization. * Knowledgeable in the areas of anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, clinical oncology, radiobiology, radiation physics, and radiation safety. * Has working knowledge of radiation safety principles and practices as defined by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and other regulatory agencies. Mandatory: * Practices and adheres to the “Code of Conduct” philosophy and “Mission and Value Statement” of the organization. * Practices within the Department’s policies and procedures. * Works collaboratively with the radiation oncology team to develop an efficient and positive work environment that promotes exceptional patient care. * Supports departmental goals. * Must maintain a current ARRT certification, licensure, and complete any additional training required by Sarah Cannon. * Adheres to the Mission, Vision, and Values as set by Sarah Cannon.

Minimum Qualifications: Education: * Required:Associate Degree * Preferred:Bachelor’s Degree

Experience: (Appropriate Education may be substituded forpartial experience)

Required:Graduate from an accredited Radiation Therapy program and certified by the ARRT in Radiation within 6 months of employment.

Preferred:3 years or more

/ / Certification or License: * ARRT certification in radiation therapy * BLS certified State licensure (if applicable)

Title: Radiation Therapist

Location: Missouri-Independence-Centerpoint Medical Center

Requisition ID: 09726-43784