You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Radiation Therapist.
Your compassion is tangible: patients feel it in the hand they hold. Families feel it in your prayers. Colleagues feel it in your support.
You’re equally comfortable with applying and executing ionizing radiation and providing excellent customer service.
You’re 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.
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, we’ve 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.
Together we’ll align mission and careers, values and workplace. We’ll honor each other’s dignity and surpass the standards we set. We’ll encourage joy, demand safety and take pride in our integrity.
We’ll laugh at each other’s jokes (even the bad ones). We’ll hello and high five. We’ll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.
We’re proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.
As a Radiation Therapist, you need to know how to:
Check prescription, diagnosis, chart and patient identification. Explain procedures to the patients, reinforcing the radiation oncologist’s and/or nurses instructions regarding reactions to the treatment and their care.
Prepare room and equipment for the patient according to the prescription, i.e., immobilization devices, blocks, field sizes etc. Transfer patients as needed.
Verify the treatment Mu’s and beam energy in the treatment chart noting any prescribed adjustments. Document treatment Mu’s cumulative dose, site specific doses, treatment parameters, instructions, diagrams, photos, and all billing information.
Perform treatment simulation and all that it requires for procedure (including cerrobend block fabrication). Develop x-rays and port films as needed, filing as needed. Observe and inquire of the patient any unusual reactions or events.
Assist in maintaining order and cleanliness of the unit. Maintain appropriate stock levels.
Complete daily, progress and discharge documentation according to departmental standards. Accurately document productivity information.
Participate in quality and patient safety initiatives. Identify potential areas for improvement including processes that could be streamlined or revised to improve patient satisfaction. Identify potential safety hazards that may create problems for patients and/or staff, and take appropriate actions. Document patient plan(s) of care, tests and examination results in the medical record as directed by the provider. Escalate non-routine issues, questions and/or concerns to the practice manager or healthcare provider(s). Ensure safety checklists/quality controls are completed as required.
We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:
Graduate of an accredited radiation therapy program, required
Current ARRT and RT(T) certifications in radiation therapy and current license in state of practice, required
Current BLS certification endorsed by the American Heart Association, required
At least one (1) year of experience, preferred
Your next move.
Now that you know more about being a Radiation Therapist on our team we hope you’ll join us. At SCL Health you’ll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.
Internal Number: 20009255
About SCL Health
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to improving the health of the people and communities we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. Founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth in 1864, our $2.8 billion health network provides comprehensive, coordinated care through eight hospitals, more than 150 physician clinics, and home health, hospice, mental health and safety-net services primarily in Colorado and Montana.