Radiation Oncology Victoria manages a diverse functioning team that comprises radiation oncologists, radiation therapists, radiation oncology medical physicists, radiation oncology nurses and administration staff.
Radiation Oncologists are specialist trained doctors who will oversee your radiotherapy treatments. These oncologists will work with you and the other members of the radiotherapy team and other medical and allied health care specialists to develop and prescribe a personalised radiotherapy cancer treatment plan.
Your Radiation Oncologist will also track your progress through weekly face to face review sessions.
Radiation Therapists are allied healthcare professionals who work with radiation oncologists to plan and deliver the daily radiation treatment under the doctor's prescription and supervision. These therapists are responsible for both the calculation and delivery of each patient's personal radiation dose.
Medical Physicists are specially trained hospital clinical scientists who work directly with the radiation therapists and radiation oncologists during treatment planning and delivery. They assist in ensuring complex treatments are properly tailored for each patient and they also develop and direct quality control programs for the radiotherapy equipment and procedures.
RADIATION ONCOLOGY NURSES
Radiation Oncology Nurses are registered nurses who work with every member of the treatment team to care for you and your family before, during and after treatment. They will explain the possible side-effects you may experience and help you to manage them.
These nurses are wonderful advocates for you and your family.
RECEPTION AND ADMINISTRATION STAFF
The reception and administration staff provide the kind voices that greet you on the phone and welcome you into the department each day. They are well practiced in patient advocacy and assisting you in the timely coordination of other medical and diagnostic appointments.
They have a wealth of information for matters pertaining to any requirements you may have including:
- Logistics of day-to-day transport
- Referrals and any hospital admissions that may be necessary and
- Questions about Medicare and your patient accounts.