Nuclear Medicine Technologist

  • Newburgh, IN
  • Deaconess Gateway Campus
  • Cardiology (Non-Invasive) - GW
  • Full Time - 64 - Day/Evening
  • Professional/Technical
  • Scheduled Weekday: Monday - Friday
  • Shift Start Time: 6:30 AM
  • Shift End Time: 4:00 AM
  • Weekend Shift Assignments: Rotating Weekends
  • Holiday Shift Assignments: Rotating Holidays
  • Position Eligible Incentives: None
  • Req #: 19430
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SUMMARY OF THE JOB
  • This individual will perform routine and specific specialized nuclear medicine procedures at a level not requiring constant supervision of technical detail under the direction of a radiologist. Administration of radiopharmaceuticals is required. Individuals will adhere to the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Scope of Practice and Performance Standards.
 
  ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Job Duties include the following, other duties may be assigned:
      • Performs nuclear medicine procedures.
      • Prepares and administers radiopharmaceuticals for diagnostic imaging and assists the radiologist in ordering and administering radionuclide therapy procedures.
      • Performs daily QC on radiopharmaceuticals, imaging equipment, well counter, uptake probe, dose calibrator, imaging cameras, and ensures proper documentation is maintained per NRC and State regulations.
      • Performs IV injections using safe sterile technique.
      • Responds to emergency call back when assigned.
      • Schedules patients as appropriate.
      • Maintains and ensures adequate supply of radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals.
      • Assists with orientation of new staff and students.
      • Keeps area supplied and clean.
      • Performs office responsibilities when required.
      • Participates in in-services.
      • Monitors vital signs as necessary.
      • Uses the Biodose software efficiently as well as EMR and PACS functions as necessary.
      • Maintains equipment to decrease downtime and overtime expense.
      • Participates in performance improvement and quality assurance initiatives.
      • Supervision includes technologists in orientation, radiology students and diagnostic student aides.
      • Other duties as assigned.
  • Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
 
  JOB REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and must clearly demonstrate each of the competencies listed above. The education/experience, certifications, skills, physical demands, and work environment described below further define requirements associated with this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

    • He or she must have a good understanding of Radiation Safety and how to protect themselves, others, and the patients and practice ALARA. Individual must be able to perform all tasks in the modality Core Competency. Individual must be competent to care for all patients of any age. Employee must maintain BLS CPR certification for healthcare providers. Must be flexible in work situations and schedule.
  • Education and Experience
    • The individual must be a graduate of a recognized NM Technology program and meet clinical experience, didactic course work and alternative eligibility as specified by the ARRT. If registered by the ARRT in Nuclear Medicine or NMTCB no experience is required.
  • Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
    • The individual must be licensed by the Indiana State Department of Health as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist. He or she will be certified by the ARRT as a CNMT or by the NMTCB and maintain annual renewal/registration with the certifying organization. If registry eligible, employee must be certified within 6 months of hire to avoid termination. Registry with NMTCB will be required within one year of hire. Revocation or inability to maintain licensure and/or registration may result in termination of the individual. Renewal of license is required 2 weeks prior to expiration date.
  • Language Skills
    • The individual will communicate with patients, families, visitors, physicians, nursing staff, other hospital staff members, and various other customers of all ages in emergent and non-emergent situations. The individual must be able to articulate, read, and write diagnosis and symptoms on pertinent patient exams. The individual must have an understanding of medical terminology. The individual will use accepted hospital communication processes such as read back and verify, asking clarifying questions, SBAR, and the language hotline to assure safe communications with customers.
  • Mathematical Skills
    • The individual must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Reasoning Ability
    • Considerable initiative and judgment is required in performing and supervising NM procedures in a safe and efficient work area. This position requires clear speech, attentiveness, and sound judgment.
  • Computer Skills
    • This individual will be required to have a general based knowledge of computers and windows based programs. As technology advances, so do the computer needs of this profession. The individual must be competent on a PC and the advanced software applications of the modality.
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