Advises and consults with physicians in such applications as use of ionizing radiation in therapy, treatment planning with externally delivered radiation as well as use of internally implanted radioactive sources; knowledge of x-ray equipment, calibration, and dosimetry; performs quality assurance and oversees radiation safety requirements for the facility.
Measures and calculates radiation dose and develops optimum arrangement of radiation fields and exposures to treat patient. Selects beam energy, optimum multiple beam arrangement, beam modifying devices, and other factors based on physician's prescription and guidance. May simulate treatment procedure and assist in treatment delivery.
Provide radiation therapy to patients as prescribed by a radiation oncologist according to established practices and standards. Duties may include reviewing prescription and diagnosis; acting as liaison with physician and supportive care personnel; responsible for quality assurance of equipment and delivery of radiation for therapeutic purposes, radiation protection, proper execution of patient's treatment plan, simulation, and setup; maintains acurate records, reports, and files. May assist in dosimetry procedures and tumor localization.
Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments and diagnostic testing, maintaining medical records, billing, and obtaining referrals from insurance companies. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering injections and medications as directed by physician. Provides assistance to the therapists as needed.