EB90 - Radiation Therapy Technologist II
General Nature of Work:
Coordinates and supervises the administration and technical operation of a section of a radiation therapy department; develops and maintains teaching programs within the department; functions as a dosimetrist in performing radiation dosage calculations and angular measurements for patients receiving radiation therapy.
Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:
Examples of Work:
(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)
Supervises staff in the daily operation of the section.
Develops the budget and monitors expenditures; determines staffing needs for the section.
Coordinates the maintenance of proper procedures with physicians and physics personnel.
Coordinates the rotation of students in educational programs within the section.
Keeps abreast of new procedures and research projects to ensure that the most modern and accurate procedures are initiated and performed.
Reviews technical specifications and helps to determine the need for new equipment.
Participates in the formulation of departmental procedures.
Develops and directs continuing educational programs for staff.
Conducts inspections of all areas of the department.
Designs distribution plans for the delivery of radiation doses; produces contours and measurements of patients from areas to be treated; calculates tumor, skin and adjacent tissue doses.
Works closely with radiation oncologists and physicists in dosage calculations, measurements and the set up of computerizeddosimetry designs for 3-D treatment plans.
Reviews treatment charts to ensure calculations are correct; and determines all dose factors at the end of treatment; ensures dosimetry information and isodose plots are in patient records.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)
Knowledge of modern radiographic methods and techniques and of radiation safety procedures.
Knowledge of the mechanics of radiation equipment.
Knowledge of human anatomy as related to radiographic activities.
Skill in the repair of radiation equipment.
Ability to prepare clear, concise and comprehensive technical reports on departmental operations.
Ability to plan and supervise the activities of a technical staff.
State Minimum Training and Experience
State Necessary Special Requirements:
(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)
Graduation from an American Medical Association-approved program in radiation therapy technology and experience in radiation therapy; or graduation from an approved two-year course in radiology technology and experience in radiation therapy; or graduation from an approved registered nursing program and experience in radiation therapy.
MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
Registry eligible with the ARRT and graduation from an American Medical Association-approved program for radiation therapy technology and experience in radiation therapy; or graduation from an approved nursing program and experience in radiation therapy.
MUSC Physical Requirements:
This classification is not currently used at MUSC. Please contact the Department of Human Resources for more information.