State of Washington Classified Job Specification
RADIATION THERAPY DOSIMETRIST
Perform radiation therapy planning procedures and provide technical review of simulation and dose calculation. Oversee and review radiation therapy treatment.
Single class - no series. Under general direction, perform treatment planning for radiation therapy.
Develop individual plans for courses of radiation therapy; perform tumor localizations, dose calculations, and treatment simulations. Review treatment plans, consult with physicians and prepare treatment summary documents.
Oversee work assigned to radiation therapy technologists involved in treatment planning, train new employees, and assist with performance evaluations; Perform quality assurance of radiation therapy ensuring correct treatment delivery and documentation in the medical record;
Assist physicians and physicists in intracavitary and interstitial placement of radioactive sources; perform dose calculations and localizations of this therapy;
Participate in the training and orientation of radiation oncology physicians and radiation therapy technologists, and other assigned staff;
Prepare a variety of reports, such as medical and activity reports, charge documents, etc.;
Perform related duties as required.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
A Bachelor's Degree in the physical or biological sciences
Registered in Radiation Therapy Technology by the American Registry of Radiological Technologists or equivalent organization
Two years of experience in Radiation Therapy Technology
Completion of a one-year program in Medical Dosimetry recognized by the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
One year of on-the-job training in dosimetry under the supervision of a dosimetrist, medical physicist or radiation oncologist
Class Specification History
New Class: 7-22-85
Revise Class: 8-4-89
Revise MQ's: 11-9-2001
Revised new class code: (formerly 6449) effective July 1, 2007