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State of Washington Classified Job Specification

RADIATION THERAPY TECHNOLOGIST

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RADIATION THERAPY TECHNOLOGIST
302E
Category: Health Care

Class Series Concept

Provide radiation therapy to patients utilizing a variety of radiation therapy equipment.

Definition

Provide basic and routine radiation therapy to patients.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under general supervision, deliver basic and routine radiation therapy such as 4-field pelvis, anterior and post lung, whole brain, 3-field head and neck, breast tangents, and external electron beam.

Typical Work

Deliver a planned course of basic and routine radiation therapy such as 4-field pelvis, anterior and post lung, whole brain, 3-field head and neck, breast tangents, and external electron beam utilizing radiation therapy equipment;

Observe patient's condition; recognize the need for emotional and psychological support to patients; refer patients to departmental staff and other health-care professionals as necessary; reinforce radiation oncologists' recommendations regarding general activities, diet, prevention, and treatment of reactions to radiation therapy;

Maintain detailed and accurate daily records of technical, legal and statistical components of treatment;

Assist radiation oncologists in tumor localization, simulation and dosimetry procedures using CT scanners, simulators, computers and/or other equipment;

Check patient prescription and treatment records for errors;

Participate in training radiation therapy technologists, other assigned staff and a variety of students;

May perform daily quality assurance tests on radiation therapy equipment;

Perform related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

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.

Desirable Qualifications

Registry eligible, and registered within one year of employment, in Radiation Therapy Technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or equivalent organization

Equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

New Class: 1-12-73
Revise Class/Title: 7-22-8
Revise MQ: 12-7-90
Revise Class/MQ: 11-9-2001
Revised new class code: (formerly 6445) effective July 1, 2007

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