UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

RADIATION THERAPY TECHNOLOGIST

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8445 (SEIU LOCAL 925 Medical/Laboratory Tech)

CLASS SERIES CONCEPT

Provide radiation therapy to patients utilizing a variety of radiation therapy equipment.

BASIC FUNCTION

Provide basic and routine radiation therapy to patients.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Under general supervision, deliver basic and routine radiation therapy such as 4-field pelvis, anterior and post lung, whole brain, 3-field head and neck, breast tangents, and external electron beam.

TYPICAL WORK

Deliver a planned course of basic and routine radiation therapy such as 4-field pelvis, anterior and post lung, whole brain, 3-field head and neck, breast tangents, and external electron beam utilizing radiation therapy equipment;

Observe patient's condition; recognize the need for emotional and psychological support to patients; refer patients to departmental staff and other health-care professionals as necessary; reinforce radiation oncologists' recommendations regarding general activities, diet, prevention, and treatment of reactions to radiation therapy;

Maintain detailed and accurate daily records of technical, legal and statistical components of treatment;

Assist radiation oncologists in tumor localization, simulation and dosimetry procedures using CT scanners, simulators, computers and/or other equipment;

Check patient prescription and treatment records for errors;

Participate in training radiation therapy technologists, other assigned staff and a variety of students;

May perform daily quality assurance tests on radiation therapy equipment;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS - Classified Non-Union

Registry eligible, and registered within one year of employment, in Radiation Therapy Technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or equivalent organization

OR

equivalent education/experience.

New Class: 1-12-73
Revise Class/Title: 7-22-85
Revise MQ: 12-7-90
Revise Class/MQ: 11-9-2001

CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05