The Radiation Therapist performs localization of tumors under the direction of the physician, participates in treatment planning, and delivers high doses of ionizing radiation treatment to patients in accordance with prescription and instructions from Radiation Oncologists. This role ensures all protocols and best practices are followed prior to and during the delivery of treatment and evaluates the patient daily for any untoward effects, reactions,s, and therapeutic responses. Independently operates Agility, VersaHD, or TomoHD (to include warm-up, shut down, and machine operations). Participates in decisions about appropriate simulation techniques and treatment positions. Verifies treatment plan and the mathematical accuracy of the prescription and daily treatment summary. Produces quality imaging for optimal viewing results. Adheres to all radiation safety rules and minimizes patient exposure during CT imaging procedures. Ensures quality of block fabrication. Determines when to withhold treatment until a physician is contacted as well as the course of action in emergency or problem situations. Provides information to patient and patient’s family about radiation therapy procedures as well as proper skincare, diet, and self-care procedures as needed. Maintains electronic documentation of quality assurance activities (chart rounds), procedures, and results in accordance with guidelines. Participate in the continuous quality improvement process. On-call coverage as assigned. Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
- Require: Associate’s Degree
- Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree
License and Certifications:
- Licensed by the California Department of Health Services as a Radiologic Technologist (Therapeutic) required
- Licensed by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist in Radiation Therapy or equivalent as recognized by the ARRT required
- Current Basic Life Support (BLS), approved by the American Heart Association required