One of the nation's largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS)* has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America's Top 500 Public Companies.
Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.
Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.
Mission Statement: To provide superior quality healthcare services that: PATIENTS recommend to family and friends, PHYSICIANS prefer for their patients, PURCHASERS select for their clients, EMPLOYEES are proud of, and INVESTORS seek for long-term returns.
Aiken Regional Medical Centers
Aiken Regional Medical Centers, located in Aiken, South Carolina, is a 273-bed acute care facility providing quality healthcare to the residents of Aiken and surrounding communities. Aiken Regional Medical Centers has been ranked a top hospital in South Carolina by the Carolina Center for Medical Excellence for its treatment of heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia. Services provided at the hospital include emergency medical care, orthopedic surgeries, maternity, and behavioral health services.
Administers and records radiation therapy treatments using teletherapy equipment. Educates patients, schedules daily treatment appointments, weekly patient check-ups and monitors and evaluates patient treatments by weekly verification of x-rays and weekly record checks. Receives and returns phone calls from patients' families, physicians and any medical facility regarding patient's daily treatment. Assists in simulation and block cutting procedures. Maintains and submits report for departmental QA.
Demonstrates the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to their age-specific needs.
Demonstrates the knowledge of the principles of growth and developments over the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to their age-specific needs.
Helps to ensure compliance with department and institution policies, procedure and regulations. Performs the established standards of care on a continuous basis.
Operates radiation therapy equipment and administers radiation therapy treatments by assisting patients to treatment room, explaining procedure to patient, positioning patient and setting appropriate treatment parameters; setting prescribed daily dose, monitoring patient during treatment, and keeping accurate records of patient's treatment.
Performs quality assurance measures of patient treatment by taking weekly verification x-rays of treatment set-up.
Performs quality assurance measures of patient by performing weekly chart checks of daily treatment charting.
Immediately reports all treatment errors and patient injuries to supervisor, Radiation Oncologist and Dosimetrist.
Monitors radiation therapy equipment daily for proper working order. Checks daily calibration and reports any faulty or unusual readings to the Director and/or Physicist.
Receives/returns telephone calls from patients, families, physicians, other hospital departments and local hospitals regarding patient daily treatments.
Responds to other related duties as assigned in a timely manner producing quality results.