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Nuclear Medicine Technologist-PRN

Opelousas General Health System
Opelousas, LA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description
Performs all diagnostic / fluoroscopic examinations, Nuclear Medicine, and other diagnostic radiographic procedures as directed by the Radiologist, Manager of Medical Imaging or the Senior Supervising Technologist. Recognizes the purpose of employment is to prioritize the patient at “number one (1)” and put forth utmost quality as a Staff Technologist.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Aids in scheduling Nuclear Medicine and other radiographic procedures if necessary.
• Responsible for performing all Nuclear Medicine and other radiology procedures.
• Assists in transporting patients when necessary.
• Responsible for all Nuclear Medicine exams along with Nuclear Medicine Supervisor.
• Presents in-service according to schedule and provides documentation of the same to the Director of Medical Imaging.
• Responsible for calling service for maintenance of Nuclear Medicine and other equipment as necessary.
• Responsible for the cleanliness of Nuclear Medicine and other assigned x-ray equipment.
• Places patient at ease and explains to him / her what will be occurring and then performs initial evaluation of patient. Establishes patient I.D. and history with patient records. Builds rapport with patient so that he/she can feel staff concern. Should obtain accurate patient history while attempting to relieve patient anxiety.
• Demonstrates respect for patient modesty. Ensures that patients are properly dressed. Explains to patients that all metal snaps and jewelry are to removed for a quality exam to be performed. Sees that patients are properly clothed and covered for exam.
• Positions each patient in a manner, which prevents unnecessary pain and discomfort. Each patient should be comfortable with his or her dignity preserved. Should be mindful of the patient’s condition and attitude.
• Ensures the quality of patient imaging by making the proper technical settings on the Nuclear Medicine or Radiographic Equipment used. Should always provide the Radiologist with quality diagnostic information, placing name, date, ordering physician, time, markers, and technologist’s initials on film, along with “Opelousas General Health System, Opelousas, Louisiana”.
• Observes all radiology and radiation safety procedures benefiting both the patient and the technologist. Informs each patient that safety procedures have been established to protect him/her. Observes all Radiology safety policy and procedures.
• Completes allow work tasks with great consideration for time and quality of patient care. Should set personal goals to achieve maximum productivity with the utmost quality in patient care.
• Assists others in there work tasks if needed, not seeing this as someone else’s duty exclusively. Volunteers assistance in other areas of the Department if needed and makes the Department more productive while improving the quality of care given.
• Shows care in maintaining equipment that she / we works with so that quality examinations can be reproduced on a consistent basis. Reports any malfunctions to the Manager of Medical Imaging or the Senior Supervising Technologist, while removing this equipment from use, if necessary.
• Assists in keeping entire Department clean, not seeing this as someone else’s duty exclusively. Assists all staff members in keeping Department clean and observe all infection control policies and procedures.
• Exercises care in preparing set-up procedure trays and materials used in examinations. Used techniques and materials as approved by the Medical Director.
• Insures that all employee / patient related incidents are reported to the Manager of Medical Imaging or the Senior Supervising Technologist.
• Ensures the reporting of potential safety hazards to assure patient and employee safety.
• Ensures the reporting of all allergic reactions to the Radiologist on duty immediately. Ensures that all patient IV problems are reported to the patient’s charge nurse / radiology nurse / nursing supervisor.
• Able to perform and carry out other reasonable requests or duties which may be assigned from time to time.
• Supervise and evaluate LSU-E students.
• Pursues appropriate continuing education and obtains required education credits as mandated by credentialing organizations and OGHS to include CPR Certification.
• Actively participates in the collection of data on an as needed basis.
•Responsible for maintaining knowledge of and observing universal precautions within the standards practice of care.
•The incumbent of this position is required to demonstrate competencies in all age categories:
•Familiar with, utilizes, follows and refers to the Policy and Procedure Manual and Procedure Protocol of all modalities, as well as following the OGHS Employee Handbook of Personnel Policies.
• The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements which may be inherent in the position.


Minimum Qualifications

• Graduate of an accredited school of Radiologic Technology- Required

• Louisiana State Radiologic Technology (LSRT-NMT) - Required

• American Registry of Radiologic Technologists ( ARRT)-R - Required

• American Registry of Radiologic Technologists ( ARRT)- N - Preferred

• CPR (BLS)- Required

• Experience in PET/CT

Opelousas General Health System

Address

Opelousas, LA
70570 USA

Industry

Healthcare

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