Simulates and treats patients according to the physician's prescription.
EDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited Radiation Therapy Technology Program. Associate's or Bachelor's degree, or Certificate in Radiation Therapy Technology.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: Registered and certified by theAmerican Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) as an RTT. CurrentNew MexicoState license.
SKILLS: Ability to operate a linear accelerator, computerized record and verify system, portal imager, CT/simulator, HDR and ultrasound. Excellent computer skills and trouble shooting ability.
EXPERIENCE: Prior experience as a radiation therapist or a new graduate.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
- Bloodborne pathogens - B
Exposure to radiation, chemotherapy drugs, Hepatitis B, contagious diseases, infected wounds and needle puncture inherent in an acute care setting.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to move quickly, bending, stretching, lifting patients of all weights with assistance, pulling or pushing wheelchairs and stretchers. Manual dexterity, good vision, hearing and speech. Ability to lift heavy objects above the head or below knee level.