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Radiation Therapist

Company: SCL Health
Location: Denver
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Job Description:

You. You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Radiation Therapist. Your compassion is tangible: whether your patient is 18 or 85, they feel it in the hand they hold. Families feel it in your prayers. Colleagues feel it in your support. You know when to move quickly. When to sit quietly. When to laugh loudly. Youre equally comfortable with Radiation Therapy, being able to think quickly on your feet, communication and patient care. Youre great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible. Us. Our SCL Health Saint Joseph Hospital Radiation Team is very excited about expanding their team The selected associate will be required to demonstrate expertise in care and the precise delivery of the prescribed dose of radiation to patients undergoing Radiation Therapy. Saint Joseph Hospital is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 365-bed facility is one of the top-ranked hospitals in Denver, and has been awarded the highest national recognition possible for nursing excellence Magnet designation by the ANCC. We are proud to extend the mission of SCL Health by providing care for the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other. Our deep community roots date back to 1873, making us one of the oldest hospitals in Colorado. Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning. We. Together well align mission and careers, values and workplace. Well encourage joy and take pride in our integrity. Well laugh at each others jokes (even the bad ones). Well hello and high five. Well celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing. Were proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn. Your day. As a Radiation Therapist you need to know how to: -- Administer radiation therapy as prescribed by the physician. -- Maintain accurate and detailed electronic treatment chart documentation. -- Obtain patient identification, setup, and treatment field photographs. -- Perform treatment planning imaging (diagnostic, fluoroscopy, CT, ultrasound) as prescribed by the radiation oncologist, positioning the patient in proper orientation using positioning aids and immobilization devices; work with physician to obtain optimum fields of treatment though the use of CT simulation. -- Operate linear accelerator by setting appropriate controls on the console and activating the machine to deliver prescribed treatment as indicated on the treatment plan while monitoring patient and equipment during treatment. -- Utilize sophisticated imaging equipment and treatment planning systems for precise tumor localization; perform portal imaging and image guidance radiation therapy (stereoscopic guidance, cone beam CT, or ultrasound) procedures prior to radiation therapy treatment delivery. -- Perform quality assurance procedures on linear accelerator and simulator prior to daily patient procedures to ensure accuracy; detect non-standard performance of equipment and communicate appropriately according to departmental procedures. -- Observe the clinical progress of the radiation oncology patient, use clinical decision making skills to recognize and communicate any signs of complications. Your experience. We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require: -- Associate Degree or equivalent, preferred -- Completion of a two year accredited Radiation Therapy program, required -- ARRT (R) (T) registry, required -- Thorough knowledge of radiation safety, required -- At least one (1) year of experience as a Radiation Therapist, preferred Your next move. Now that you know more about being a Radiation Therapist on our team we hope youll join us. At SCL Health youll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.

Keywords: SCL Health, Denver , Radiation Therapist, Healthcare , Denver, Colorado

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