Radiologic Technologist Job Description
As a radiologic technologist, you will be responsible for providing radiation therapy treatments to patients under the supervision of a radiation oncologist. You will operate radiation therapy equipment, follow treatment plans, and ensure the safe and accurate delivery of radiation to patients. You will also provide patient education and support, maintain accurate treatment records, and participate in quality assurance activities.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities
- Operate radiation therapy equipment, including linear accelerators, to deliver prescribed radiation treatments to patients.
- Position and immobilize patients accurately for treatment sessions, utilizing proper techniques and devices to ensure precise treatment delivery.
- Collaborate with radiation oncologists and other members of the healthcare team to develop and review treatment plans, ensuring adherence to prescribed radiation doses and treatment techniques.
- Monitor patients during treatment sessions to ensure their comfort and safety, responding to any concerns or side effects promptly and appropriately.
- Provide patient education on treatment procedures, potential side effects, and self-care measures during and after treatment.
- Document accurate and detailed treatment information, including patient charts, treatment records, and any relevant observations or reactions.
- Participate in quality assurance activities, such as performing equipment quality checks, maintaining accurate records, and assisting in the implementation of safety protocols.
- Collaborate with other healthcare professionals, including radiation physicists and dosimetrists, to ensure accurate treatment planning and delivery.
- Adhere to all regulatory and safety guidelines, including radiation safety protocols and infection control measures.
- Stay up to date with advancements in radiation therapy technology, techniques, and research through ongoing education and professional development.
Preferred Qualifications & Skills
- Bachelor's degree or associate degree in radiation therapy or a related field.
- Certification in radiation therapy from an accredited program.
- Valid state licensure or certification as a radiation therapist (requirements may vary by state).
- Strong knowledge of radiation therapy principles, techniques, and safety protocols.
- Experience operating radiation therapy equipment, including linear accelerators.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to provide patient education and support.
- Ability to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team.
- Attention to detail and the ability to maintain accurate treatment records.
- Knowledge of medical terminology and patient care standards.
- Familiarity with relevant computer software and electronic medical records (EMR) systems.
- The employee must handle all other duties as assigned