Under supervision of Radiation Oncology personnel, including licensed therapists, physicians, nurses and other ancillary staff members, performs various support functions in the Department of Radiation Oncology/ Assists Radiation Therapist in providing related patient services, such as transporting, positioning, and preparing customized devices for radiation treatments.
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.
Assists therapists in the preparation of simulation/treatment. Responsibilities include:
Greets and escorts patients to and from waiting rooms, providing assistance as needed.
Prepares patients for procedures. Transfers patients to treatment table with care for I.V.’s and catheters and other auxiliary equipment.
Assists in constructing/preparing customized immobilization devices used for patient’s treatment, following specific departmental guidelines
Assists therapists with general and specialized procedures and room set-up. Identifies the required individualized immobilization components for patient setup in the electronic medical record.
Positions patient for anatomic area of interest with accuracy and validity. Properly positions patients in immobilization devices for treatment.
Demonstrates the safe handling, storing, cleaning and disposal of immobilization devices.
Performs clerical tasks such as scheduling daily appointments, as directed by the Radiation Therapist.
Maintains adequate stock of supplies/linen. Restocks treatment and simulation rooms.
Maintains a clean and hygienic work area.
Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in the department. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and provides the care needed as described in the unit/area/department policies and procedures under the direction of the Radiation Therapist.
Weekend, shift work, holiday, and overtime may be required.
Ensures patient safety in the performance of job functions and through participation in hospital, department or unit patient safety initiatives.
Takes action to correct observed risks to patient safety.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities