Operates high energy X-ray and other radiation and electron generating and monitoring equipment to administer radiation treatment for medical purposes in conjunction with Radiation Oncologists or other specialist Medical Practitioners. Registration or licensing is required.
Skill Level 1
Caveats No caveats
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations
2391-13 Radiation Therapist
Group: 2512 Medical Imaging Professionals
operate X-ray and other radiation producing and imaging equipment for diagnostic, monitoring and treatment purposes under the direction of Radiologists and other Medical Practitioners.
receiving referrals from Medical Practitioners to perform medical imaging and radiation treatment of patients
determining the appropriate equipment to use, such as X-ray equipment, radiation scanners, fluoroscopes, ultrasound equipment, nuclear instrumentation, angiography equipment and computed tomography (CT) equipment, and selecting the appropriate equipment settings to provide the diagnostic information requested by Medical Practitioners
calculating details of procedures such as length and intensity of exposure to radiation, size and strength of dosage of isotopes, and settings of recording equipment
explaining procedures to patients and answering patients' inquiries about processes
ensuring patients' welfare during procedures
positioning patients, screens and equipment preparatory to procedures
viewing the screen and deciding if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes, and selecting images to show Medical Practitioners
conveying findings of procedures to Medical Practitioners
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Registration or licensing may be required.