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Radiation Therapist

CHI Memorial Chattanooga Chattanooga, Tennessee

The posted compensation range of $31.92 - $46.29 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.

Requisition ID 2023-305824 Employment Type Full Time Department Radiation Oncology Hours/Pay Period 78 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Days Remote No Category Radiology

CHI Memorial Hospital, now part of CommonSpirit Health formed between Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health, is once again the only hospital in the Chattanooga area to be named a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be the regional referral center of choice providing health care throughout Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia.

CHI Memorial Hospital provides you with the same level of care you provide for others. We care about our employees well-being and offer benefits that complement work/life balance.

We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:

  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify Theft
  • Adoption Assistance
  • On-site childcare (Downtown campus) with extended hours
  • On-site employee gym (Downtown campus) with extended hours- Discounted fee
  • Free Premium Membership to with preloaded credits for children and/or dependent adults
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
  • Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs
  • Wellness Program

We invite you to join CHI Memorial Hospital today!


Responsible for simulating, calculating, and delivering radiation to the patient in accordance with the prescribed
treatment plan written by the radiation oncologist.

1. Performs treatments as prescribed by the radiation oncologist.
2. Assesses the patient treatment report prior to initiation of treatment, according to established policy and
3. Reports changes in patient’s condition or inappropriate response to treatment to patient’s radiation oncologist
and department manager.
4. Maintains patient safety from acquired hospital infection control policies and procedures at all time.
5. Completes department documentation requirements, to establish policy, time frames and format including:
a. Documentation of patient treatment, in the patient chart.
b. Scheduling sheet.
c. Maintenance of patient charging system.
6. Performs radiation therapy quality according to departmental procedure and protocol
a. Positions the patient and the equipment to obtain the best radiation therapy according to prescribed
b. Performs treatment accurately and efficiently, maintaining quality during high volume periods.
c. Demonstrates ability to prioritize work load, as evidenced by completing assignments within specified
time and by supervisor observation

7. Uses all radiation therapy equipment according to the department procedures.
a. Prepares the treatment room for treatment and as necessary, cleans afterwards according to
departmental procedure.
b. Identifies equipment malfunctions, discontinues procedure and reports to manager and/or physicist
according to departmental procedure.
c. Assures that equipment is properly functioning prior to and during patient use, as demonstrated by
notifying appropriate personnel of any malfunctions in the equipment.
d. Uses and checks radiation equipment according to established procedure in operating manual.
e. Handles major equipment with care and according to procedure.
f. Maintains and cleans items on a continual basis; before, during and after work day.


8. Assesses the patient’s condition, comfort, and safety during treatments.
a. Observes and reports any changes in patient’s condition during treatment.
b. Maintains patency of patient lines (chest tubes, catheter, IV solutions).
c. Assures patient safety through proper use of restraints/support devices according to departmental
d. Assesses patient comfort during treatment and administers appropriate comfort measures.
9. Other duties as assigned by management.


Certification of degree from an accredited radiation therapy program,
followed by licensure from the American Registry of Radiological
Technologists (RTT).

Licensure from the American Registry of radiological Technologists.


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