Nuclear Medicine Tech I - FT Varies

Imaging 76500 - Nuclear Medicine Full-Time Varies 8 Hour 9:30


Description

A Nuclear Medicine Technologist I is under general direction to perform technical procedures, providing pertinent anatomical and functional data for interpretation by a radiologist.

Core Competencies

  • Uses ALARA and safety principle at all times.
  • Displays flexibility, team spirit, compassion, respect, politeness and accountability when dealing with customers.
  • Provides healthcare services in own job category to all age groups.
  • Demonstrates competence in interpersonal relationships to all age groups.
  • Completes all assigned procedures in a timely manner and uses time between procedures to department advantage assisting others, clerical duties, stocking, transporting, etc
  • Utilizes Hospital Information System (HIS), Radiology Information System (RIS) and PACS.
  • Answers telephone inquiries of a technical nature from physicians or hospital personnel in other area of the hospital while maintaining good phone etiquette
  • Maintains a safe working environment: Keeps work area clean and free of hazards. Alerts appropriate resource of faulty or broken equipment. Observes all safety guidelines. Recognizes and reports unsafe acts
  • Maintains appropriate quantities of medical stock for the department.
  • Assumes responsibility and accountability for own professional growth and practice including maintaining current licensure and completing educational requirements.
  • Understands his/her role in maintaining medication security to authorized personnel only.
  • Adheres to infection control guidelines: uses good handwashing technique, adheres to isolation policy, cleaning equipment between patients.
  • Assists student technologists who may rotate through the department.
  • Transports and moves patients using appropriate body mechanics and safety precautions. Demonstrates knowledge and practice of safe patient handling devices.
  • Follows Universal Protocol by using two patient identifiers prior to working with patient.
  • Provides patient and family with information/instructions regarding procedure, evaluating barriers to understanding.
  • Evaluates patient’s medical history and clinical data.
  • Completes the necessary paperwork and notes discrepancies according to departmental procedure.
  • Determines need for translation services or communication aides and arranges for the appropriate resources to meet these needs.

Department Specific Competencies

  • Performs and documents radiation safety measures as outlined in the department policy and procedure manual in accordance with the JCAHO, State Department of Health, Title 17, NRC, and other agencies.
  • Prepares, calculates and administers radionuclides.
  • Administers radioiodine for thyroid therapy and ablation in the presence of a radiologist.
  • Starts venous lines (IVs) and draws blood for diagnostic procedures.
  • Assists in the extensive computer acquisition/analysis involving nuclear cardiology and general imaging.
  • Assists in equipment evaluation recommendations and arranges for repair, preventative maintenance, quality assurance and control of radiation equipment in the department.
  • Maintains controlled substances records and other records/logs as needed.
  • Assists radiologists during procedures as required.
  • Assumes on-call status and call back as assigned, responding within 30 minutes of receiving call.
  • Prints schedule and call for orders when assigned. Call for a valid order when required.
  • Utilizes LEAN methodology to improve work flow processes for increased quality of patient care and improved outcomes.

Education

DegreeProgram
AssociatesBiological Science
Additional Information
Completion of a formal and approved nuclear medicine technology training program. Two years Allied Health Associates Degree.

Experience

Number of Years ExperienceType of Experience
0
Additional Information
Clinical knowledge and experience in computer operations.

License / Certification Requirements

ARRT or NMTCB certificate.
CNMT License.
BCLS or ACLS Certification