\u2022 Administer radiation therapy accurately as prescribed and planned by the physician.
\u2022 Demonstrate effective written communication skills; Maintain accurate and detailed treatment chart documentation.
\u2022 Check prescription, diagnosis, chart, and patient identification.
\u2022 Display professional conduct essential to the well-being of the radiation oncology patient.
\u2022 Demonstrate effective verbal communication skills in the clinical setting.
\u2022 Explain procedure to patient, means of communication during treatment, and procedure to follow if emergency arises during treatment.
\u2022 Reinforce Radiation Oncologist's advice to patient regarding reactions to treatment and their care.
\u2022 Observe the clinical progress of the radiation oncology patient, use clinical decision-making skills to recognize and report any signs of complications, unusual reactions, and events to the nursing staff and/or Radiation Oncologist. Report any falls or injuries to the proper personnel immediately according to hospital policy and file reports accordingly.
\u2022 Utilize treatment accessories to accurately reproduce the radiation treatment.
\u2022 Safely and effectively operate a variety of computerized simulation and treatment machines. Observe radiation safety measures for patient and personnel. Observe patient during treatment using both audible and visual methods.
\u2022 Prepare room and equipment for patient according to prescription regarding immobilization devices, field size, treatment distance, bolus, lead protection devices, etc.
\u2022 Perform machine safety checks and/or warm up procedures; know safe limits of equipment operations, and report abnormalities or inconsistencies to the proper authority. Be able to perform all necessary machine and treatment QA.
\u2022 Construct immobilization devices and employ custom blocking techniques that are conducive to the prescribed radiation therapy.
\u2022 Utilize sophisticated imaging equipment and treatment planning systems for precise tumor localization.
\u2022 Maintain the electronic treatment record including, but not limited to, side effects, incidents, SSDs, patient issues, change in treatment set ups, etc. Communicate missed appointments to proper personnel.
\u2022 Train, mentor, and directly supervise radiation therapy students.
\u2022 Maintain daily treatment schedule.
\u2022 Incorporate department and hospital policies and procedures into care provided.
\u2022 Adhere to the Radiation Therapist Code of Ethics..
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