Job Title: : NUCLEAR MEDICINE TECHNOLOGIST
Job Code : 13485
Shift : 8 Hour Day Shift
Employment Status : Full-Time
Average Hours per Week : 40
Category : Radiology
Uses an interdepartmental approach to perform tasks in an effort to provide customer centric care. Performs Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine and Nuclear Cardiology procedures according to established protocols or physicians' special instructions. Transports patients as needed. Ensures accuracy of images and records on PACS. Areas of skill: All radioisotope studies as assigned. Communicates effectively with staff, physicians, patients and their families. Provides for the physical and psychological needs of pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients during the procedure. Maintains accurate patient and department records. Follows all medical center and department policies.
Key Responsibilities/Essential Functions:
Other duties may be assigned. Regular and reliable attendance is an essential function of the job.
Delivers the ideal patient experience through a customer centric approach.
Participates and maintains a culture of excellence characterized by positive relationships with peers, nursing, and physicians, along with a willingness of all to strive for their best.
Diligently maintains compliance with The Joint Commissionand all other regulatory compliance requirements by keeping recommendations for improvement or other deficiencies at a minimal, acceptable level.
Performs nuclear procedures accurately and efficiently in an effort to meet established turn-around times.
Demonstrates competency in procedures and equipment operation.
Provides age-appropriate patient care before, during and after exam.
Assist with staff training and in-services as requested.
Maintains accurate records.
Performs clerical duties as assigned.
Participates with performance improvement activities and problem solving.
Coordinates work flow.
Administers oral and IV radioisotopes according to procedure.
Performs department surveys and quality control on equipment and reports variances for service.
Performs quality control on radioisotopes and receives, stores and disposes of radioisotopes according to regulations.
Promotes good customer relations (patient, physician, guests, etc.)
Assists with cost containment efforts.
Maintains licensure as required by the State and Medical Center
Handles radiopharmaceuticals in safe manner consistent with State and Federal regulations
Assures that materials contaminated with radio nuclides are handled and disposed of in a safe and appropriate manner.
Participates with radiology department staff with patient transportation to and from radiology department
Provides call back service in a courteous and professional manner and will be available with in 30 minutes.
Anticipates patient/family needs and assists with exceeding customer expectations in meeting needs.
Maintains awareness of comfort and safety needs of patient.
Assists with State, JCAHO and any other regulatory/accrediting agencies to insure departmental compliance.
Communicates effectively with staff, physicians, patients and management.
Associates degree (A.A.) from a two-year college in radiology and graduation from accredited Nuclear Medicine programs or equivalent. Nuclear Cardiology experience helpful.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Must be registered ARRT (N) and/or NMTCB or eligible with certification required within one year.
Via Christi is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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