Radiation Therapist

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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.  
  • 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: Lutheran Medical Center, Wheat Ridge, CO
Primary Location: CO-Denver/Boulder/Surrounding Areas-Wheat Ridge
Department: LMC-Radiation Therapy
Schedule: Per Diem/PRN
Shift: Variable Shift
FTE: .001
Job Number: 18000191
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