JOB SUMMARY: The Radiation Therapist is responsible for the accurate delivery of therapeutic radiation treatments to patients and simulations for patient treatments under the direction of a Radiation Oncologist. The Therapist must have a thorough understanding of the rationale for radiation therapy as well as skills in patient assessment and interpersonal communication.
Administers daily radiation therapy treatments to patients assigned to the treatment unit, accurately and efficiently, at a speed consistent with patient scheduling for pediatric, adult and geriatric patients.
Maintains records of daily treatment and other records as required.
Participates in orientation and training of all new radiation therapists to include treatment unit-specific procedures and protocols, on call-procedures, simulation procedures and protocols and provides feedback in a timely manner to clinic director.
Performs computed tomography (CT) simulation procedures and clinical simulations according to established department protocols.
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
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