Radiation Therapists

Radiation Therapists

Provide radiation therapy to patients as prescribed by a radiologist 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.

Key Competencies * Attention to Detail * Concern for Others * Dependability * Cooperation * Integrity * Self Control * Adaptability/Flexibility * Stress Tolerance * Social Orientation * Initiative

Representative Tasks * Position patients for treatment with accuracy, according to prescription. * Follow principles of radiation protection for patient, self, and others. * Review prescription, diagnosis, patient chart, and identification.


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Job Family Healthcare Practitioners and Technical

Sample Job Titles Chief Radiation Therapist (Chief RT), Computed Tomography Simulation Therapist (CT Simulation Therapist), Dosimetrist, Lead Radiation Therapist, Medical Dosimetrist, Radiation Therapist, Radiation Therapy Technician, Radiation Therapy Technologist (RTT), Radiologic Therapist, Radiology Therapist, Registered Radiation Therapist, Senior Radiation Therapist, Staff Radiation Therapist.