Nuc Med Tech (Cardiac & General) - Nuclear Medicine * Shift varies - Resource
Requisition #: req542
FTE status: 0
Under the direct supervision of the Radiology Operations Manager the responsibility of a Nuclear Medicine Technologist is to perform various technical procedures requiring independent judgment in the use of radioactive materials in the diagnosis and treatment of illness and conditions in patients. The technologist will review the patient’s medical history to understand the patient’s illness and pending diagnostic or treatment procedure; instruct the patient before, during, and following the procedure; evaluate the satisfactory preparation of the patient before beginning a procedure; and recognize emergency patient conditions and initiate lifesaving first aid when appropriate.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
- Completion of a formal approved Nuclear Medicine Technology program with a minimum of an Associates degree.
- Registered or registry eligible for ARRT (N), NMTCB or CAMRT.
- Current BLS certification - Basic life support.
- Cardiovascular Services: ACLS certified within 6 months or employment.
- Complete required continuing education hours to maintain certification.
- Meets scope of practice and performance standards as identified by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.
- Prepares and administers radioactive materials.
- Will use the principle of As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) to minimize radiation dose.
- Provides safe and effective patient care while performing duties of Nuclear Medicine Technologist
- Adheres to policies and procedures set down by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Metro Health Hospital, and the Nuclear Medicine Department.
- Utilize and effectively use all Radiology equipment and software in the performance of daily responsibilities.
- Demonstrate the appropriate knowledge of all protocols and procedures
- Participate in the department quality initiatives of the department.
- Maintain certifications, registrations, and education requirements of the hospital and accrediting body.
- Display consistent proficiency in using AIDET when communicating with patients, visitors, physicians, peers, managers, volunteers, internal and external customers.
- Adheres to ALARA concept in place at Metro Health Hospital, keeping radiation exposure to self, and others as low as reasonably achievable.
- Follows NRC rules and regulations for ordering, receipt, handling, and disposal of radioactive materials (RAM), according to hospital license.
- Performs other duties and tasks, which may be assigned or delegated.