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Relief Nuclear Medicine Technologist
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Relief Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY

Performs procedures in Nuclear Medicine. Assures procedure quality and safety of patients and personnel. This includes imaging, therapies, and all paperwork for the NRC, TJC, State Department of Health and their combined committees.

JOB SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Orders doses needed for the day's work.
  • Schedules and coordinates patients with multiple exams.
  • Performs daily calibrations on all equipment.
  • Prepares equipment for daily use according to procedures.
  • Maintains NRC checks on equipment and personnel, daily and weekly, radiation surveys, floods, bar phantoms, dose calibrator. Records and maintains records.
  • Correlates scans requested for the patient with exam orders written by the physician.
  • Enters and edits exams.
  • Verifies new or changed exam and obtains new order and insurance verification following appropriate process.
  • Appropriately uses radiologic office technology to retrieve and transmit images and perform other workflow functions.
  • Prepares and positions patients for injection and images as directed in the Nuclear Medicine Department Procedure Manual.
  • Monitors all images to assure quality standards are adhered to.
  • Maintains records of all doses and procedures.
  • Assists radiologist with therapy consultations and administration of therapies.
  • Enters and edits exams.
  • Verifies new or changed exam and obtains new order and insurance verification following appropriate process.
  • Appropriately uses radiologic office technology to retrieve and transmit images and perform other workflow functions.
  • Ensures that the Radiologist receives images and associated paperwork on a timely basis.
  • Ensures that all charges are correct.
  • Performs all procedures and takes all necessary precautions required for admission and care of in-house therapy patients before, during and after their stay.
  • Maintains cleanliness of the work area and disposes of all radioactive waste in accordance with NRC, State Department of Health, Joint Commission and OSHA.
  • Coordinates patient exams with physicians, nurses and other departments.
  • Coordinates times with Cardiovascular Department and the Cardiologist for patients having Myocardial Stress Studies.
  • Precepts and evaluates Radiology Students rotating through the Nuclear Medicine Department.
  • Accepts responsibility for 'on call' coverage of the department.
  • Utilizes sterile technique and universal precautions.
  • Communicates with other health team members via the telephone system.
  • Accesses patient information via the computer system.
  • Calls for service as needed on malfunctioning equipment.
  • Prepares for and participates on all committees pertaining to the Nuclear Medicine Department.
  • Performs and maintains records of bioassays on all Nuclear Medicine personnel for the NRC and TJC.
  • Prepares and administers isotopes according to department policies, NRC regulations and protocols.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality.
  • Participates in peer review programs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Maintains room and equipment in a 'patient ready' state, room clean, ancillary supplies stocked.
  • Notifies lead of supplies that need to be ordered.
  • Utilizes department transportation system or volunteer office to bring patients to and from the department.
  • Transports patients to and from the department when a transporter is not available.
  • Orients newly employed technologists in the policy and procedures of the Nuclear Medicine Department.

Job Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION/TRAINING

  • High School Diploma
  • Technical/Professional Training/Degree in Nuclear Medicine, 1 year

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE (with minimum requirements indicated as appropriate)

  • 1 year in-training experience
  • Working knowledge of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine equipment and procedures for imaging, therapies and lab work
  • Working knowledge of computer operations
  • Knowledge of NRC requirements
  • Knowledge of department operations
  • Ability to maintain safety procedures for patients and self
  • Poise and good communication with patients
  • Self initiated and team oriented

CERTIFICATES AND/OR LICENSES

  • RT(N ) (ARRT) or CNMT (NMTCB)
  • Current BLS for Healthcare Providers from the American Heart Association or Military Training Network

Job Snapshot

Base Pay $23.48 - $35.21 /Hour
Employment Type Per Diem
Job Type Health Care
Education High School
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 4908
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Relief Nuclear Medicine Technologist


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