Under general supervision provides radiation therapy to patients as prescribed by physician according to established standards and practices. Coordinate and direct the daily work activities of Radiation Therapists. Supervise and instruct students.
Principal Responsibilities and Tasks
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
Oversees, directs and instructs Radiation Therapists in the daily administration of radiation therapy.
Coordinates and oversees the delivery of a prescribed and planned course of radiation therapy to patients as per physician instruction, in accordance with generally accepted radiation therapy practices and departmental procedures.
Observes patient during therapy procedure for any unusual reactions or events; uses judgement and withholds treatment if indicated by patient's condition. Reports significant or questionable information to designated supervisory personnel and assists in emergency treatment as appropriate.
Reinforces recommendations given to the patient by the physician, dietitian, and other relevant health care personnel concerning reaction to treatment and care of the radiated area (dressings, hygiene, etc.), prevention or treatment of generalized and local side effects. Changes patient dressings as necessary.
Assists with the maintenance of department facilities, equipment, and supplies. Maintains stock levels of supplies and materials; assists the supervisor with purchasing and storage as needed. Report maintenance and repair needs to supervisor.
Maintains records, reports, and files as required. Collects various statistics as directed for quality assurance reporting or other significant data for reporting purposes.
Attends in-service and departmental meetings as required. Participates on committees as directed.
Enhances professional growth and development through attendance and participation in in-service meetings, educational programs, workshops, conferences, and keeps current with relevant literature.
Assists Chief and Assistant Chief in interview of applicants.
Graduation from an AMA approved program in Radiation Therapy Technology or Radiologic Technology is required. An Associate of Science degree in Radiation Therapy Technology is preferred.
Registration as a Radiation Therapy Technologist by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) is required.
Licensure as a Radiation Therapy Technologist by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology in the state of Maryland is required.
Three years of clinical practice in Radiation Therapy is required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Proficient knowledge of radiologic technology, radiation therapy, routine nursing procedures, radiation protection and safety procedures. Knowledge of dosimetry, mathematics/physics, anatomy and physiology.
Proficient knowledge of the various types of radiation therapy equipment, such as, linear accelerator and cobalt treatment units, general radiography equipment, simulators, block cutting equipment and personal computers.
Effective verbal and written communication skills are required in order to work with patients, medical and nursing personnel, and to oversee and direct the work of lower level technologists.