Nuclear Medicine Technologist - Imaging
Employment Type: Full-Time
Share Requisition # HRC0570266B
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The Nuclear Medicine Technologist II is an intermediate level that performs Nuclear Medicine studies from basic to somewhat complex protocols and therapies. Transports medications from the delivery area to an authorized imaging or prep area. Always demonstrates medication and radiation safety and security. Exercises cultural competency in providing patient education. Responsible for maintaining a safe environment and identifying and reporting any safety concerns.
What's this role all about?
* Consistently rotates into clinical and/or cardiac sections of the department and performs Nuclear Medicine/therapy, Positron Emission Tomography (PET), and Computed Tomography (CT) exams on gamma, hybrid, and portable scanners utilizing approved procedures and protocols per standards of practice for efficiency, organization, precision and accuracy based upon the department's accrediting agency and/or department guidelines for exam protocols. Under the supervision of the Authorized User, performs radionuclide therapy.
* Per the Nuclear Medicine technologist's scope of practice and in accordance with institutional and departmental policies and procedures, receives and transcribes verbal orders from licensed independent practitioners.
* Reviews all Nuclear Medicine/therapy, PET and CT images and monitors for accuracy and prepares/sends images to designated viewing systems. Performs section specific imaging QC using established technical factors and image identification.
* Maintains room supply inventory to meet procedure requirements. Maintains crash cart as needed.
* May assist physicians performing procedures and ensures all supplies and/or devices are prepared and available in accordance with sterile technique and infection control policies and practices. Adheres to all sterilization protocols.
* Adheres to radiation and medication management delivery, storage, security, and disposal guidelines. Follows and understands Nuclear Medicine safety policies, guidelines and protocols.
* Performs venipuncture. Prepares and administers radiopharmaceuticals/medications to include imaging and adjunctive medications and follows hospital guidelines in the handling of radioactive/non-radioactive medications to comply with all medication and radiation safety requirements.
* Inputs accurate and timely documentation in all applicable electronic medical records systems, workbooks and or logs. Responsible for begin and/or end of shift duties as applicable to shift assignment.
* Operates, calibrates and maintains imaging equipment and accessory instruments used in exams. Recognizes and reports defective equipment immediately and marks equipment as 'out of service'. Participates in obtaining service for down equipment.
* Maintains the section workflow without jeopardizing patient care, and may provide backup leadership as the technologist in charge in the absence of the Team Leader.
* Serves as a preceptor for peers, students and other staff members.
* Prepares and/or presents educational material to staff, such as case reviews, in-services, safety, and Joint Commission related topics.
* Participates in performance improvement activities and other department/organizational committees, such as The Joint Commission, safety audits, turn around time (TAT) projects, and customer service. Expected to assist in maintaining records associated with IAC accreditation.
* Provides patient and family education, specific to age and demographic population as appropriate.
* Assoc. Degree/College Diploma Graduate of JRCERT accredited radiological program
Licenses & Certifications:
* Nuclear Medicine Certification (CNMT) from The Nuclear Medicine Technologist Certification Board, or an R.T. (ARRT, (N) from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
* California Nuclear Medicine Technologist
* CT certification from the NMTCB or ARRT
* Basic Life Support certification
What else are we looking for?
2 years preferred, but will consider new grads.
* Push and pull up to 50 lbs
* Working Title: Nuclear Medicine Technologist - Imaging
* Department: Nuclear Med
* Business Entity: Service Lines & Ops
* City: Los Angeles
* Job Category: Family & Function, Service Lines & Ops
* Job Specialty: UNASSIGNED
* Position Type: Full-time
* Shift Length: 8 hour shift
* Shift Type: Day
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