Nov 19, 2021

Outpatient Registered Nurse Shift Coordinator Radiation / Oncology

  • SCL Health
  • Denver, CO, USA
Full Time General Nursing Oncology

Job Description



You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Radiation Oncology Shift Specialty Coordinator / Charge Registered Nurse.

Your compassion is tangible: patients feel it in the hand they hold. Families feel it in your prayers. Colleagues feel it in your support.

You know how to stay organized and move fast.  You thrive in fast-paced environments and enjoy putting patients at ease while developing trusting relationships with them throughout their treatment plan.

You’re 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.


Our Radiation Oncology unit offers comprehensive and leading edge treatments that are making radiation therapy safer and more effective than ever before.  We provide personalized care, providing each patient with their own patient navigator who guides the patient through the entire radiation journey and providing holistic care.  The field of radiology continues to make gains in knowledge and technology, with newer methods of care constantly being tested. Some of the advanced offerings/technologies we utilize to treat our patients include:


  • Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) using volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) – An advanced mode of high-precision radiotherapy using computer-controlled linear accelerators.

  • Stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) — Administers very high doses of radiation using several beams at different angles to target the tumor.

  • Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) – Uses radiation to treat tumors in the brain and other sensitive areas.

  • TomoTherapy® – A type of radiation delivered slice-by-slice with help from a computer.

  • 4-D computed tomography to account for respiratory motion of tumors—Treatment designed to minimize the effects of motion, such as breathing, while administering radiation.

  • VisionRT® - Surface-guided radiation therapy.

  • 3-D conformal radiation (3D-CRT)—Radiation treatment administered in a way to match the shape of the tumor.

We are proud to be an accredited Chest Pain Center, a Primary Stroke Center, and a private teaching hospital.

Saint Joseph Hospital is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 365-bed facility is one of the top-ranked hospitals in Denver, and has been awarded the highest national recognition possible for nursing excellence – Magnet designation – by the ANCC. We are proud to extend the mission of SCL Health by providing care for the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other. Our deep community roots date back to 1873, making us one of the oldest hospitals in Colorado.

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, we’ve 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 we’ll align mission and careers, values and workplace. We’ll honor each other’s dignity and surpass the standards we set. We’ll encourage joy, demand safety and take pride in our integrity.

We’ll laugh at each other’s jokes (even the bad ones). We’ll hello and high five. We’ll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.

We’re proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.

Your day.

As a Radiation Oncology SSC / Charge RN, you need to know how to:

  • Supervise and/or provide direct patient care. Assist and support staff in responding to and problem solving situations related to patient/ family complaints, Physician concerns, risk management, associate safety, and Hospital safety.

  • Respond to patient emergencies as needed. Respond as the charge or lead person for disasters.

  • Collaborate with the staffing office and adjust numbers of staff for census changes during the shift.

  • Communicate with the oncoming Charge Nurse about census, staffing, pending admissions and discharges, any problems she/ he needs to be aware of, and any patient information that will be helpful in making assignments.

  • Support unit management team in managing department productivity/staffing and timekeeping, and coordinating unit activities.

  • Perform evaluations, coaching and disciplinary actions as needed.

  • Participate in hospital committees as unit representative as needed.

Your experience.

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

  • ASN / ADN from an accredited program with the ability to obtain your BSN from an accredited program within four (4) years of hire, required

  • Current Colorado RN license or compact license required

  • Current BLS certification, required

  • Minimum of three (3) years of nursing experience, required

  • At least two (2) years of leadership experience, preferred

Your next move.

Now that you know more about being a Radiation Oncology SSC / Charge RN on our team we hope you’ll join us. At SCL Health you’ll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.