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Duke University Job Description

RADIATION THERAPIST

Job Code: 0551
FLSA: N
Job Level: 59
Revised Date: 06/13/2004
Job Family: JF 10

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Occupational Summary

Perform technical tasks associated with the localization of tumors and the administration of radiation therapy to patients; make work assignments; review work of lower level employees.

Work Performed

Perform technical tasks associated with the localization of tumors; operate x-ray, cobalt, cesium and linear acceleration machines, to deliver prescribed dosage of ionizing radiation to patients undergoing therapy; observe and report changes in patient's condition to radiation therapist; record treatment administered on patient's charts. Prepare examination room; explain procedures and assist patients in preparing for examination or treatment; review set-up of equipment, patient positioning, and dosage calculations for accuracy prior to radiation treatments. Assist radiation therapists in planning treatments involving the use of dosimetry procedures and isodosing curves.

Monitor adherence to radiation safety factors on the unit. Maintain equipment in safe and satisfactory working condition; report defects or deficiencies for adjustment and repair.

Assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures to improve patient care.

Maintain work area in clean and orderly condition; stock and replenish supplies as required.

Make work assignments; review work of lower level employees; assist in training new personnel.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

 

Required Qualifications at this Level

Education/Training:

Work requires satisfactory completion of a 24 month course in radiologic technology and a 12 month course in radiation therapy technology and American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) registry or registry eligibility in radiation therapy technology.

 

Experience:

None required beyond education/training noted above.

OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE.

 

Skills:

N/A

 

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.


Essential Physical Job Functions

Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.