Delivers radiation therapy. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients in the specific age range in assigned clinical area.
Simulates new patients with the aid of the physician.
Assists in localizing tumor volume and critical organs using radiographic techniques and CT Simulation.
Determines optimum fields to cover with proper information.
Takes treatment field photograph and tattoos approved field.
Records all information needed for reliable reproduction.
Enters necessary information into oncology information management system for patient simulation. Interprets appropriate tables to determine dosage for emergency on call cases.
Calculates number of monitor units or exposure time for each treatment session to achieve prescribed dose for emergency patients.
Explains procedures and answers patient questions.
Schedules treatments in oncology information management system and gives a copy of the schedule to the patient.
Observes and questions patient concerning nutrition status, side effects, and emotional health. Positions patient for treatment reproducing simulation setup.
Positions, sets controls, compares to oncology information management system for verification, and activates treatment machine.
Monitors patient during treatment.
Maintains accessory medical equipment such as IVs and oxygen.
Obtains weekly portal verification films, daily verification for intensity-modulated radiation therapy and stereotactic radiolsurgery and cone beam as directed.
Resolves questions concerning patient's prescription with physician.
Notifies physician of significant patient problems and if treatment plan appears to deliver excessive dose.
Maintains accurate records of factors used in calculation, treatment dates, and current and accumulated doses.
Completes charts and submits appropriate billing.
Reviews the treatment record in oncology information management system for completeness and accuracy on a daily basis.
Completes necessary quality assurance checklists in oncology information management system.
Performs equipment warm-up procedures.
Maintains treatment machines and accessories.
Informs proper personnel of equipment malfunctions.
Performs quality control tests of equipment.
Immediately notifies leadership of needed supplies.
Acts as Radiation Oncology liaison. Provides support to physicians as requested.
Performs limited duties in dosimetry as required.
Meets Radiation Safety requirements and policies with daily patient treatments and activities.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Graduate from Specialty Training Program- (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Licensed Radiation Therapist - American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
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