Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is a full-service, 522-bed acute care provider in Colorado Springs comprised of Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center. Penrose Hospital serves as the anchor hospital of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services with 364-licensed beds and the ability to provide tertiary (high tech) medical-surgical services with an emphasis on elective and outpatient care. Established in 1890, Penrose Hospital has grown to become a major health treatment and referral center, specializing in cancer care, cardiac care, emergency trauma care and physical rehabilitation. In 2008 we opened St. Francis Medical Center to keep pace with the growing needs of the Colorado Springs’ community on the north side of the city. St. Francis Medical Center features 172-beds and offers a modern Birth Center, Level IIIA Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Care Unit, Emergency Department, Level III Trauma Center, Imaging Services, Surgical Services, and Critical Care Unit. It is also serves as Southern Colorado’s home base for the Flight For Life® Colorado air medical helicopter service. It’s an incredible time to join us as we celebrate our tenth consecutive year as one of “America’s 50 Best Hospitals” by Healthgrades and Magnet Hospital designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for superior quality in nursing care. With 300+ days of annual sunshine, mild winters and easy access places like Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods and some of Colorado’s top destination resorts, you will enjoy an incredible lifestyle while having the career you’ve always wanted. For more information about Penrose – St. Francis Health Services, visit http://www.penrosestfrancis.org/.
Administers individualized radiation therapy treatments to patients. Verifies treatment parameters and maintains necessary data. Evaluates patients daily.
Minimum Education Requirements
High School Diploma or GED
Minimum Experience Requirements
Two years training in an AMA approved school of Radiation Therapy Technology
ARRT registered or registry eligible
Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )
Evaluates and refers patient based on physical, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual needs through observation, interview, review of records, and clinical data.*
With physician or RN approval, evaluates patient's response and intervenes in a timely manner, to ensure optimal patient outcome.*
Formulates, assesses and maintains schedule for daily radiation treatment patients.*
Delivers prescribed planned course of radiation therapy to patient, including but not limited to, side effects, number of fractions, doses, and planned follow up care.*
Maintains quality of portal verification on each patient according to department standards.*
Assists in tumor localization and dosimetry procedures.*
Performs simulation and simple dosimetry as required by unit.*
Implements patient plan of care and observes outcomes in accordance with unit standards.*
Teaches in accordance with patient / family learning style.*
Engages patient / family to foster commitment to comply with plan of care.*
Collaborates with interdisciplinary team to develop and implement holistic, individualized plan of care.*
Maintains environment of care including Quality Assurance tests on a treatment machine and simulator, room preparation, and supplies.*
Communicates and works with cancer patients and their families, dealing with all aspects of difficult care, including but not limited to, nutrition, pastoral care, psychosocial, end of life, and family dynamics and refers appropriately.*
Proficient in use of the EMR and patient data management systems used in the radiation oncology department and manual records to accurately input changes, record treatments, and patient data.*
Documents ongoing status, treatments, patient response in a timely manner.*
Serves as a patient advocate.
Anticipates needs of Physicians, staff, patient, and family
Effectively uses time, personnel, equipment, and supplies to provide high quality, cost effective delivery of patient care.
Adapts to rapidly changing technologies, policies, regulations, census, and staffing through priority setting and flexibility.
Professional role model of all staff demonstrating ethical / legal / professional therapy process.
Maintains high skill level through ongoing education / meeting attendance.
Participates in weekly chart rounds as scheduled, and contributes needed information.*
Participates in holiday and weekend call backs as requested.
Complies with department policy and procedures.
Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly
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