- Overall in-charge for the smooth functioning of Radiotherapy Department
- Supervising the posting of Junior Doctors, Medical Physicists, RT Technologists and to ensure adequate manpower in the department
- In charge of scheduling of patients timing for radiotherapy treatment
- Coordinate with the management for fixing charges of patient treatment
- Preparing budget and supervision on the expenses in the department
- Patients treatment, radiotherapy planning and execution.
- Radiation oncologists confirm cancer-related diagnosis.
- Review the patient’s clinical record for recent laboratory and imaging results, and alert the radiation oncology staff to any abnormalities or other pertinent results (such as myelosuppression, paraneoplastic syndromes, oncologic emergencies, and tumor progression).
- Explain the treatment to the patient and his family.
- Review the treatment goals, and discuss the range of potential adverse effects as well as interventions to minimize them. Also, discuss possible long-term complications and treatment issues.
- After speaking with patients about their specific conditions, they then plan treatments, determining the correct amount of drugs and radiation to be used in a patient.
- Make sure the radiation oncology department has obtained informed consent.
- They determine the best therapy technique to prescribe for destroying cancer cells in a patient while keeping normal tissue around the cancerous area healthy.
- Radiation oncologists use three-dimensional images to understand exactly where tumors are located so that they can limit the risks of side effects from radiation therapy. Radiation oncologists apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology, oncologic pathology, radiation biology, radiation oncology techniques, treatment planning procedures, and dosimetry in the performance of their duties.
- Reassess patients during Radiation treatments and manage complications if any and further treatment plan.
In fulfilling this primary responsibility, radiation oncologists provide appropriate patient care; apply problem-solving and critical thinking skills in the administration of treatment protocols, tumor localization, and dosimetry; and maintain appropriate patient records.
- Radiation oncologists also evaluate and assess treatment delivery components, evaluate and assess the daily physiologic and psychologic responsiveness of the patient, and ensure quality care for patients undergoing radiation therapy.
- Explain to the patient that the full benefit of radiation treatments may not occur until several weeks or months after treatments begin. Instruct him to report long-term adverse effects.