Radiation Therapist

Radiation Therapist
Decatur, GA

JOB SUMMARY:               

The Radiation Therapist performs radiotherapy procedures according to departmental and hospital policy and procedures.


Provides patient care, treatment, and services within the scope of their license, certification, registration, and/or assessed competencies.  Practice will be in accordance with laws and regulations and will adhere to established policies, procedures and practice guidelines.



  1. Provides therapeutic radiation and related services to patients
  2. Accurately simulates and administers prescribed dosage to patients as required as a staff radiation therapist. 
  3. Accurately positions patient and applies appropriate auxiliary devices for immobilization.
  4. Records treatments accurately.
  5. Makes changes / adjustments to ports as required by physicians.
  6. Performs portal verification as required by physicians via manual or electronic methods.
  7. Reports patient progress and observes patients for side effects or complications and reports same appropriately to nurse and / or physician including, but not limited to, weekly chart rounds.
  8. Utilizes record and verify computers.
  9. Reports and documents incidents within the Radiation Oncology department immediately through the proper channels, using proper forms as specified by departmental and/or hospital procedure.
  10. Ensures necessary clinical information is included in patient radiotherapy chart.
  11. Ensures that simulation and portal films are properly labeled.
  12. Ensures prescription information is complete before administration of radiotherapy.
  13. Completes documentation of radiotherapy treatments both in patient record and daily logbook or other methods.
  14. Participates in continuous quality improvement teams and activities.
  15. Participates in supporting the organization’s vision, mission and values and adheres to DeKalb Medical Standards of Behavior.
  16. Performs other duties as assigned to meet the goals and objectives of DeKalb Medical.



Minimum Education, Experience and Licensure Required:

  • ARRT license required
  • Two (2) years experience as a staff radiation therapist in a large, progressive Radiation Oncology department preferred.
  • Graduate of a JRCERT approved school Registered through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in Radiation Therapy.
  • Certification in current cardiopulmonary resuscitation.


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Exceptional technical skills, clinical knowledge, discretion, judgment, and ability to function independently.
  • Knowledge of use and care of therapeutic radiation equipment.
  • Attention to detail, good judgment, precision, accuracy, and professionalism.
  • Ability to work harmoniously with patients and staff.
  • Capable to meet task orientated duties in any of the clinical assignments to include: Linear accelerators, simulator, and mold room.
  • Demonstrates a keen awareness of clinical situations and utilizes appropriate judgment.
  • Performs skills and competencies as defined in orientation checklist and annual departmental competency checklist if applicable.
  • Demonstrates and maintains competencies specific to patient population served.



  • Reports to: Lead Therapist, Manager, Director of Radiation Oncology
  • Positions Supervised: None

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