Providence Health & Services Radiation Therapist in Missoula, Montana
Providence is calling a Radiation Therapist (Radiation Oncology, Day Shift, 1.0 FTE) to St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, MT. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
In this position you will:
Activates the treatment unit controls and console to deliver treatment.
Assesses daily the patient’s need for information and reassurance.
Assesses the patient’s risk for allergic reaction to contrast material prior to administration for simulation.
Assists the radiation oncologist in simulating the optimum field to cover volume of interest.
Demonstrates knowledge of biological effects of ionizing radiation on tissue and minimizes radiation dose to normal tissues.
Ensures CT images are approved by the radiation oncologist.
Fabricates individualized immobilization, custom blocks and other beam modifying devices.
Monitors and assesses patients throughout the treatment course.
Monitors doses to normal tissues.
Monitors side effects and reactions to treatment daily.
Monitors the patient visually and aurally during treatment.
Monitors the treatment console during treatment.
Prepares and positions patient for simulation and daily treatment using appropriate positioning aids and immobilization devices.
Provides accurate explanations and instructions at an appropriate time and at a level the patient can understand. Addresses and documents patient questions and concerns regarding the procedure when appropriate.
Provides appropriate information to any individual involved in the patient’s care.
Provides appropriate patient care and clinical information to other healthcare professionals for continuing care.
Provides appropriate patient care and clinical information for continuing care based on the patient’s needs as needed.
Recognizes indications of an emergency.
Recognizes the patient’s need for referral to other care providers such as a social worker or nutritionist.
Refers questions about diagnosis, treatment or prognosis to the patient’s physician.
Reproduces initial setup daily.
Required qualifications for this position include:
Accredited Radiation Therapy Program by the Joint Review Committee for Radiologic Technology Education (JRCRTE).
Minimum of completion of clinical rotations from an accredited Radiation Therapy Program.
Montana State Board of Radiologic Technologist License.
Certification or certification eligible – American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in Radiation Therapy.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) card must be from the following authorized governing bodies: American Heart Association (AHA) - (BLS Provider), American Red Cross (ARC) - (BLS for Health Care Provider), or Military Training Network (MTN) – (Healthcare Provider) upon hire.
About the hospital you will serve.
St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Montana has more than 250 licensed beds and serves patients from 17 counties. We have been recognized as a Thomson Reuters Top 100 Hospital and among many other awards, have earned the Premier Award for Quality award repeatedly. Missoula is halfway between Yellowstone and Glacier National Park. It is a university city of 65,000, surrounded by big sky, scenic mountains, forests and renowned rivers.
We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details
As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Job Category: Radiation Therapy
Req ID: 251452