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Unit Description


Care Site Description

St. Mary's Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colorado is part of SCL Health System, a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization.

Interested in making a difference? Then check us out. Our rich heritage and mission, and our focus on health care delivery that values person-centered care, excellence and accountability are a winning combination as we bring health — and hope — to our patients.

Fast Facts about St. Mary's and Grand Junction

  • Grand Junction , Colo. (estab. 1896) Population: 146,000
  • Awe-inspring natural beauty and the dramatic red rock landscape of the Colorado National Monument
  • 300+ days of sunshine
  • Exhilarating outdoor adventures including hiking, camping, biking or skiing on the Grand Mesa
  • Incredible whitewater rafting on the Colorado River
  • Hundreds of miles of world-class mountain biking trails
  • A charming downtown full of great shops, restaurants, art galleries, and more
  • The heart of Colorado's wine country
  • Close to world-famous destinations such as Moab, Utah, Telluride, Aspen, and Glenwood Springs
  • Regional Medical Center serving western Colo. & eastern Utah
  • 2,020 associates, 434 physicians
  • 346 beds (310 are staffed)

Services & Expertise

  • Cardiac & Vascular Services
  • CareFlight
  • Center for Brain & Spine Surgery
  • Emergency Services
  • Family Medicine Residency
  • Level II Trauma Center with Pediatric Commitment
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Orthopedics & Spine Center
  • Primary Stroke Center
  • Regional Blood Center
  • Regional Cancer Center
  • Surgical Specialties incl. minimally invasive & robotics
  • Women's Health & Childbirth Services

For hospital information, Visit: www.stmarygj.org

For information on our community, Visit: www.visitgrandjunction.com


Description

This position is responsible for providing radiation therapy to patients as prescribed by the physician in accordance with established standards and practices.
  • Deliver accurately, a prescribed course of therapy as directed by a Radiation Oncologist. Deliver treatment with care, respecting the patient’s rights and privacy. Maintain proper communication with the patient. Report any unusual reactions or events to the designated personnel and assist in emergency treatment. Observe radiation safety measures for the patient and staff.
  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation of patient treatment records, films, summaries, and schedules. Bill accurately and in a timely manner for: treatments, simulation, port films, and treatment devices.
  • Exhibit competency in the proper operation and use of all radiation treatment machines.
  • Monitor, evaluate, and properly refer each patient daily for side effects, nutritional status, and prevention of generalized and localized side effects. Reinforce recommendations given to the patient by the Physician, Nurse, Dietitian, etc.
  • Maintain effective communication and working relationship with physicians, staff, patients and
  • Demonstrate problem solving and follow-through attitude to resolve issues/concerns.
  • Completes other duties (assigned or unassigned) to fulfill department needs.
  • Complete required continuous training and education, including department specific requirements.
  • Comply with established personal protective equipment requirements necessary for protection against exposure to blood and other potentially infectious body fluids, chemical disinfectants, radiation, asbestos, and other hazardous substances.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served within the unit.

·         The information above is for summary purposes, and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of essential functions.       


Qualifications
  • High School diploma or equivalent, required
  • Successful completion of an approved radiological training program and the ability to meet the requirements for registry by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), required
  • Current license/certification in Radiation Therapy in the state of practice, required
  • Certification in diagnostic Radiologic Technology (ARRT/RT), preferred
  • Certification in Radiation Therapy (ARRT/RT(T), preferred
  • Possess a current Basic Life Support Certification, or obtain certification within one month of employment, required
  • One (1) year of experience in a setting serving the same age/type of patient population served by this facility or department, preferred
Organization: St. Mary's Medical Center, Grand Junction, CO
Primary Location: CO-Grand Junction
Department: SMG-Radiation Therapy
Schedule: Per Diem/PRN
Shift: Day Shift
Job Posting: 6/16/2017 10:57:31 PM
FTE: .2
Job Number: 17004240
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