Nuclear Medicine/ PET Technologist
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This individual must be able to operate all routine Nuclear Medicine and Positron Emission Tomography equipment in a safe and proficient manner. They must abide by and enforce all JCAHO, federal, state and local regulatory laws, standards and protocols and policies and perform these responsibilities in an ethical manner consistent with the organization's values. This position requires initiative, the ability to make independent judgments and a positive attitude. The candidate must be able to, under the direction of a Nuclear Medicine physician, perform high quality radionuclide imaging and non-imaging studies, including the administration of radiopharmaceuticals, the operation of instruments, the application of various imaging techniques and the positioning of patients to present the maximum amount of diagnostic information. Must be able to handle multiple room assignments and all different types of exams on a daily basis. Must be able to communicate with physicians, patients, families, and ancillary hospital personnel. Will participate in performance improvement initiatives. Will assist with other activities as deemed necessary for the day-to-day operation of the department (i.e. clerical duties, inventory, stocking, light housekeeping duties, etc.). May participate in the training and orientation of other employees. Position may require cross training in additional modalities
- Performs full range of nuclear medicine dynamic and static imaging procedures on patients, including assisting patients in assuming the required anatomical body positions and adjusting the equipment to encompass the area to be studied.Sets up instruments (PET/CT, scintillation cameras, computer, etc.) for studies in accordance with prescribed procedures. Adjusts the controls on the equipment to produce the information of required diagnostic quality. Acquires data from patient studies on a computer for dynamic and static procedures. Processes images on data on computer following prescribed techniques. Performs and oversees more sophisticated technical procedures. Responsible for equipment/protocols set up in accordance within departmental, hospital and Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) guidelines. Performs quality control procedures on all instruments, recording the results in the appropriate log books.Calibrates instruments regularly according to prescribed protocol. May recommend at time the procurement and necessity for maintenance of equipment. Provides patient care with compassion. Takes call on evenings and weekends as listed on the call schedule, and returns to perform emergency patient exams when called
- Authenticates all physician orders prior to exam. Maintains accurate records of exams performed. Documents patient exam information in the Radiology Information System, indicating correct begin and end times for patient exams. Maintains records of receipt, use and disposal of radionuclide according to (Department of Environmental Quality) DEQ regulation. Checks operation of dose calibrator and radiation safety monitors against known standards. Performs quality control procedures on all instruments, recording the results in the appropriate log books. Responsible for maintaining accurate and up-to-date patient records. Facilitates procurement of necessary forms, consents and documentation to comply with hospital standards and obtains required signatures.Obtains required signatures, consents, and releases.
- Performs various tasks associated with the receipt, distribution, storage and disposal of radioactive material. Prepares solutions and materials when applicable and prepares serial dilutions as required.Calculates quantity of activity to be administered following prescribed procedures according to patient examination and or age and weight. Administers radiopharmaceuticals to patients by catheter or needle injection, inhalation or oral administration
- Pursues advancing medical education through personal study (i.e. journal article review, formal education, conferences, etc.).
- High School Diploma or equivalent GED is required
- Satisfactory completion of formal Radiologic Technology training in an AMA approved school is required
- Registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology in Nuclear Medicine, ARRT (N), OR Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist (CNMT) is required
- Registered by the Medical Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners (MRTBE) Nuclear Medicine is required
- American Heart Association Base Life Support Certification is required
- Certified CT Technologist (CNMT)(CT) and Registered by the Medical Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners (MRTBE) CT is preferred
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