Radiation Therapist
Stanford Hospital & Clinics - Stanford, CA

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Under the administrative supervision of the Operations Manager, Director of Radiation Oncology Services and

the professional direction of a Radiation Oncologist, performs various radiotherapy treatments and

simulations at a technical level requiring minimal supervision of technical detail. May be assigned to provide

specific instruction to technology students and/or ancillary personnel. May be required to assist in the

development of new techniques for simulations and/or treatments and in the use of new equipment, and the

development of new devices.

Assists in patient Dosimetry procedures; assists physician in administering opaque media or other aids for

localization; assists in performing first aid as necessary. Practices universal skin precautions and sterile

techniques as required to prevent cross contamination.

Maintains accurate documentation of daily treatment, radiation dosage, portal and simulation images, set-up

instructions, digital field photos and patient skin marks.

Performs radiation therapy simulation and/or treatments by operating radiation therapy equipment as

prescribed. Ensures that the prescribed dose, patient positioning and machine settings are accurate.

Performs simulation procedures and acquire digital images as instructed by the radiation oncologist. Develops

films by automatic processing as required.

Positions and transfers patients for treatments; provides immobilization devices for set-up reproducibility;

provides additional accessories as noted in treatment chart (i.e. mouth guards, bolus, tongue blades, etc.)

Resolves patient treatment issues with Faculty and Residents. Reports radiation technology student issues to

clinical coordinator.

Schedules daily patient treatments to maximize equipment utilization. Explains procedures to patients.

Coordinates patient schedules with other ancillary procedures.

Selects and operates equipment as directed; selects technical factors as prescribed on an individual patient


Takes verification digital images on patients being treated as requested by the physicians. Provides protection

in accordance with prescribed safety standards.

Teaches radiation therapy residents and students and completes student evaluations. Instructs technology

students and ancillary personnel regarding department routine and procedure. Instructs and refers patients to

nurses for appropriate skin care, oral irrigation and diet. May be required to attend educational seminars or


Job Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Requirement met by License/Certification Requirement

License/Certification: BLS - Basic Life Support

License/Certification: Certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in Radiation Therapy


License/Certification: Certified by the State of California Department of Health Services in Therapeutic

Radiology (CRT)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with widely diverse groups, including individuals at all levels both within and outside the organization and gain their cooperation

Ability to follow written and oral instructions

Ability to provide appropriate care based on the needs of the specific individual, including age

Ability to work effectively as a team player

Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and congenital/acquired pathology as they relate to the use and

interpretation of ultrasound diagnostic procedures

Knowledge of medical equipment, instruments, and related functionalities

Knowledge of Medical Terminology

Knowledge of Radiation Dosimetry, including ion chambers, solid state detectors, electrometer circuits, water phantoms, radiation survey instruments, and therapy beam analyzers

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