Radiation Therapist PRN

SCL Health
Lakewood, CO
Post Date:
May 13, 2022
Job Status:





You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Radiation Therapist.




Your attention to detail is tangible: you take pride in performing accurate work. Colleagues feel it in your support.




Youre generous with your compassion, your partnerships and especially your voice, because your opinion matters.




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.








Lutheran Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 249-bed community-based hospital provides comprehensive, specialty care to the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other. Dating back to 1905, we are proud of the rich history and inspiring mission our hospital has embodied for over 110 years.




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.








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:




1. Safely provide the correct radiotherapy treatment to patients.

  • Follow principles of radiation protection (i.e., ALARA) for patient, self and others.
  • Review the plan and treatment prescription prior to implementation. Verify the treatment plan is consistent with the prescription and can be accurately implemented in the treatment room.





2. Operate the medical equipment used for radiotherapy.

  • Administer prescribed doses of radiation to specific body parts as planned and prescribed by a radiation oncologist, using radiation therapy equipment according to established practices and standards.
  • Perform simulation as prescribed by a radiation oncologist. Fabricate individualized immobilization devices.
  • Utilize imaging technologies for the explicit purpose of simulation, treatment planning and treatment delivery as prescribed by a radiation oncologist (e.g., weekly ports, CBCT, kV and MV imaging, and IGRT).



3. Ensure that the medical equipment is regularly maintained and in excellent working order.

  • Perform daily warm-up procedures before treating patients.
  • Check equipment for malfunctions/abnormal quality assurance readings and report any abnormal findings to appropriate personnel (chief radiation therapist or administrator, medical physicist).

4. Maintain accurate records of a patients treatment regimen.

  • Maintain records, report and file as required, including such information as radiation dosages, equipment settings and patients reactions.



5. Discuss various treatment plans with the patient developed in partnership with clinical oncologists and physicians.

  • Help patients to understand the potential side effects of radiation treatment and how to manage any associated side effects.
  • Provide explanation and instruction to patients regarding radiation therapy procedures and maintains patient markings during treatment.

6. Participate in departmental performance improvement activities.

  • Attend monthly therapy meetings and educational in-services.

Incorporates department and hospital policies and procedures into care provided










Your experience.




We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:



  • Radiation oncology certificate and/or Associate degree in radiation therapy technology (minimum).
  • Certification: ARRT in radiation therapy RT (T), and maintained every year.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association











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.






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