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Radiation OncologyTherapist - Hamad Medical Corporation

Keywords / Skills : Radiotherapy, Radiation Oncology Therapist

4 - 8 years
Posted: 2018-09-12

Health Care
Other Health Care/ Hospitals
Bachelor's Degree
Posted On
12th Sep 2018
Job Description

1. Demonstrates knowledge and application of the HMC mission, vision and values

2. Accurately interprets a physician request for initiation of radiation therapy and determines

the optimal technique, patient position, immobilization and reference points according to

the request.

3. Performs radiation therapy localization and verification and procedures images for the

radiation therapy planning and verification using the CT scanner, treatment simulator and

computerized planning systems.

4. Prepares three-dimensional CT data for treatment planning, to include contouring of

relevant anatomical structures, and selection and identification of appropriate reference


5. Performs calculations, procedures and/or evaluates simple and complex dose

distributions/treatment plans in collaboration with the Radiation Oncologist/ Medical Physicist.
6. Manufacturers and checks immobilization devices, cerrobend blocks, electron cutouts, and

other treatment accessories for radiotherapy.

7. Performs other mould room procedures as required.

8. Evaluates patient treatment data for accuracy, to include interpretation of treatment plans,

Lantis data and treatment documentation before executing delivery of radiation


9. Identifies any inconsistencies in the planning or delivery process, takes corrective action or

seeks advice prior to executing treatment delivery.

10. Delivers safe and accurate high energy radiation treatment to patients using highly

specialized and complex radiotherapy equipment. Routinely assesses the reproducibility andaccuracy of a set-up, takes corrective action and/or seeks advice when required.

11. Acquires and optimizes portal images for assessment of accuracy of field position during

radiation therapy. Where required, evaluates images, takes corrective action and/or seeks

advice prior to initiating treatment

tient Care

1. Provides patient education regarding radiation therapy, its side effects and management

2. Routinely assesses the patient prior to treatment delivery. Assesses the severity of

treatment induced side effects. Interprets blood counts according to physician prescribed


3. Recognizes the signs and symptoms of developing complications during treatment and

knows when to withhold treatment until patient is reviewed by a Radiation Oncologist.

nagement Quality Assurance

1. Manages the day-to-day operation of the area of work to which assigned and organization

of the working day when acting as team leader.

2. Performs routine QA checks on linear accelerators, simulator and CT scanner prior to clinicaluse.

3. Routinely audits treatment charts (weekly) to eliminate dosage errors, arithmetical errors oerrors of intention. Identifies any inconsistencies in treatment delivery, takes corrective

action and/or seeks advice prior to continuing treatment.

4. Is responsible for radiation safety in area of work when the machine is in clinical use.

5. Coordinates care pathways for difficult/specialized procedures e.g. radiotherapy under

anesthesia for pediatric patients.

6. Participates in the development of standards of patient care and treatment delivery.
Communication/Team Work/Other Duties

1. Participates in Multi-disciplinary meetings to discuss the treatment options for individual


2. Liaises with Medical, Nursing and other staff when necessary for the well being of the


3. Liaises with Physics and Technical staff to ensure routine and non-routine maintenance of

machinery and computer systems can be carried out when necessary.

4. Participates in agreed rotation in all sections of radiotherapy department to gain.

5. Proficiency and experience in all areas and fulfill the services requirements.

6. Performs all duties according to the Departmental Protocols in place, and to report any

deviation from said protocols to Chief Radiation Therapist and the prescribing Radiation


7. Observes HMC Health and Safety regulations,

8. Local Rules and Professional Codes of Practice.

9. Complies with HMC policies and procedures; including but not limited to informed consent,

patient confidentiality, infection control, moving and handling, radiation safety and quality


10. Performs other duties as requested consistent with qualifications, grade and experience.

About Company

United for Manpower Solutions is a licensed staffing firm, strategically based in Doha, Qatar. We have two categories of clients: Professionals (job seekers) and Corporations (employers). We connect job seekers with employers and vice versa through permanent placement and temporary position for various organizations across all industry sectors.
Since 2007, we have successfully matched qualified professionals with large or small corporations;
Professionals count on us to connect them to employers that will provide an opportunity for advancement and professional development.
Corporations count on us to place the right individuals to fit their needs and deliver exemplary results.
We are committed to upholding the standards of excellence and professionalism in a legal, ethical, cost-effective and timely manner by consistently maintaining our Core Values while achieving valuable results.

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