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Job Title: Radiation Therapist

Sector: MEDICAL/NURSING/PHARMCEUTICAL/ HEALTH CARE

Location: SOUTH -SAN FERNANDO,POINTE A PIERRE

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Job Type: Permanent full-time

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JOB DESCRIPTION

RADIATION THERAPIST

JOB IDENTIFICATION

Job Title:                                 Radiation Therapist

Unit/ Section/ Department:   Oncology

Reports to:                              Clinical Department Manager/Senior Radiation Therapist

Direct reports:                        N/A

JOB PURPOSE

The Radiation Therapist is expected to carry out Radio-therapeutic procedures on the treatment unit in the department, undertake the appropriate care of patient and assessment of treatment progress and side effects making appropriate referral to the multi-disciplinary team. Pre-treatment working is a regular feature of this role, with imaging at CT to verifications on the treatment machine.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/ DUTIES

  1. To deliver, with a high level of skills and accuracy, radiotherapy treatments using external beam radiation and/or sealed sources.
  2. To assist other Radiation Therapists in the planning and marking up of patients’ treatments alongside clinicians and other team members.
  3. To be actively involved in the pre/ post planning processes, including CT Imaging for treatment planning, treatment course scheduling, and checks of programming of the treatment plans using computer systems.
  4. To actively undertake QA procedures within the department, including:
    • Responsibility for preparation of Radiotherapy treatment machine, for daily clinical use.
    • Treatment image review, including on-line corrections.
    • Fault Reporting.
  5. To ensure patients’ holistic needs are cared for, by involving other health care                                          professionals where necessary.
  6. To provide patients and care takers with verbal and written advice specific to their needs.
  7. To ensure that accurate statistics and records are maintained, in line with the policies of the department.
  8. To assist in the organization of the day-to-day running of the unit.
  9. To liaise with all other departments concerned with the patients’ management.
  10. To participate in further education in line with CPD and to provide support to the students on clinical placement in the department.
  11. To maintain good working relationships with the other members of staff, both internally and externally.
  12. To read and comply with the following documents: Local rules, Policies and procedures, the hospital Code of Practice and Local Health and Safety.

JOB SPECIFICATION                              

Education, Skills and Training:

  • BSc in Radiotherapy.
  • Registration with the Radiographers Board in Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Evidence of appropriate CPD activity where relevant.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years post-registration experience within Radiotherapy.
  • Range of treatment techniques.

Other:

  • To be prepared to vary working hours, as may be necessary to the demands of the department.

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