The radiation therapist is licensed to administer radiation treatments to patients in accordance with the prescription and instructions of the radiation oncologist. The radiation therapist is an integral member of the health care team and collaborates with the radiation oncologist, radiation oncology nurse, medical dosimetrist and physicist to coordinate services, ensure quality patient care and provide continuity of care. During the treatment course, the therapist will contribute to the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the patient's plan of care. The practice of
the radiation therapist consists of, but is not all inclusive of, delivering prescribed care, observing patients for reactions, following radiation safety guidelines, assisting with dosimetry and tumor localization procedures, maintaining appropriate records, performing equipment checks and participating in patient teaching for the adult/geriatric population. The radiation therapist functions as the patient advocate throughout the course of therapy. A radiation therapist who is not officially licensed by the State of Illinois but has graduated from an approved radiation therapy school and awaiting licensure may perform all essential functions of the job description as described with the exception of not “turning the key” to deliver the radiation without direct supervision by a licensed
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