This job is responsible for handling radioactive materials and operating radionuclide measuring and imaging devices for the purpose of obtaining diagnostic information concerning various bodily functions and structures.
Work is conducted under strict safety standards and in accordance with department protocols and regulatory/license requirements.
Operates and maintains quality control for all imaging equipment and radioactivity assaying devices in the Nuclear Medicine Department; calibrates cameras and equipment in accordance with internal protocols; verifies proper operation of equipment prior to use; checks radiation-monitoring devices and advises appropriate parties if problems are identified.
Prepares radio-pharmaceuticals for patient use, administers radio-pharmaceuticals to patients and performs nuclear medicine procedures; uses appropriate camera in accordance with internal protocols; ensures that sufficient supplies are on hand to perform procedures; follows safeguards and protocols to ensure quality of results.
Operates nuclear medicine computers to enhance the diagnostic value of information obtained from nuclear medicine procedures; follows internal protocols when processing computer studies to achieve high quality films by choice of filters, slice selection, display parameters, image intensity and labeling techniques.
Maintains records and logs as required by department protocols and licensure requirements; logs patient dose administered, progress notes and other pertinent data.
Disposes of and stores radioactive materials as required by law; stores radioactive materials/waste in appropriately labeled and shielded containers; removes radioactive and waste materials from exam rooms to proper storage or disposal location; surveys waste leaving the “hot” lab for radiation levels in excess of established standards.
Schedules patients for nuclear medicine examinations, questions patients and/or reviews patient charts for facts of patient history which are pertinent to interpretation of nuclear medicine examinations by the radiologist.
Recognizes that continuing education is vital to maintaining and advancing the profession; keeps nuclear medicine skills current, demonstrating evidence of continuing education to include department meetings, individualized learning opportunities and related classes.
Performs related duties as required.
Education/Work Experience Requirements:
Graduation from an accredited Nuclear Medicine Technologist program, and one year of recent related work experience in the field of nuclear medicine.
certification as a Radiologic Technologist.
Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) or American Registry of Radiological Technologist (ARRT) (N).
Current BLS Certification
Demonstrates a commitment to service, hospital values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.
Adheres to and exhibits Catholic Health Initiatives core values:
Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us.
Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness.
Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community.
: Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.
Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times.
Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines.
Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members.
Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, visitors, staff and the broader health care community.
Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers. CB\
Licensed/Registered Medical Professionals (Non-Nursing)
WA-Tacoma-St Joseph Medical Center
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period
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