Radiation Therapists are skilled, state- licensed technologists that provide radiation therapy as prescribed by a Radiologist or Oncologist, according to established practices and standards. Duties may include reviewing prescription and diagnosis; acting as liaison with physician and supportive care personnel; preparing equipment, such as immobilization, treatment, and protection devices; and maintaining records, reports, and files. May assist in dosimetry procedures and tumor localization.
Radiation Therapists are skilled, trained and state-licensed technologists that use radiation for cancer treatment that may come from (1) a machine outside the body (external-beam radiation therapy) or (2) from radioactive material placed in the body near tumor cells (internal radiation therapy or brachytherapy).
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Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
· Education and Experience: Requirement met by License/Certification requirement.
1) BLS Basic Life Support (for Healthcare Providers) certification card issued by the American Heart Association.
2) ARRT-RTT Certificate in Radiation Therapy by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
3) CRT Therapeutic Radiologic Technologist Certificate issued by the State of California, Department of Public Health.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.
· Knowledge of principles, practices and procedures involved in the operation of modern radiation therapy equipment and systems including simulation, imaging, and treatment procedures.
· Knowledge of the human anatomy and proper positioning of the patient to provide treatment as prescribed.
· Knowledge of principles and methods to ensure safety and quality control.
· Knowledge of training, coaching and mentoring techniques.
· Knowledge of scheduling and billing procedures.
· Ability to consistently demonstrate a high level of clinical reasoning and knowledge in the assessment and treatment of patients.
· Ability to direct, lead, coach, and instruct Radiation Therapists and support staff as well as plan, assign and review work performed by them.
· Ability to keep abreast with current developments in clinical practice.
· Ability to assume responsibility for department projects and initiatives, such as safety, training, continuing education, performance and quality improvement.
· Ability to communicate effectively and establish and maintain cooperative and productive working relationships with others.