Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
popopo

Radiation oncology

Recommended Posts

Any PA's work in radiation oncology?

 

If so, what does this position entail and do you enjoy it?

 

The reason I ask is because I may have a potential job opportunity. Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Disclaimer: I never worked as a PA in Rad/Onc but....

 

I was a MA in Rad/Onc before PA school. How it worked was the Physicists and Docs figured out the best plan/method, the dosimetrists calculated dosing and duration and the Therapists gave the XRT/Tomo txs. The Docs followed up on the Pts occasionally but the RNs and MAs really took care of the side effects and visits unless a pt had severe rxn and needed the Doc. I have a feeling that a PA would be given the F/U duties unless the Docs allow you to target (draw on a photoshop type program the borders of the tumor) I don't see anywhere else they can use us. It may be a scut job but I'm not sure.

 

Sent from my S5 Active...Like you care...

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the input Joelseff!  

 

I was wondering if any PAs had been apart of the contouring/planning... just googling around I've seen some things that allude to the fact that this may be allowed. I guess if it's the docs scope of practice, technically the PA can do it as well if trained?  I can certainly see how it could be a scut work though with the "weekly sees" and f/ups... but may allow for some good autonomy managing the unique side effects, etc.. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would definitely ask specifics before taking the job. Nothing like being stuck as a scut monkey to make you hate life.

 

Sent from my S5 Active...Like you care...

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to the Physician Assistant Forum! This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn More