Nuclear Medicine Technologist - PRN
Under the guidance of the Director of Radiology and a licensed physician, will perform patient care duties and technical nuclear medicine functions to ensure proper diagnosis of patients.
Education & Qualifications: Must have completed an approved Nuclear Medicine Program.
Required Licenses/Certifications: CMRT by the Texas Medical Board required. Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) and/or ARRT required. BLS required
Work Experience: 1-2 years previous experience preferred.
Physical Demands & Working Conditions:
Ability to stand/walk between 4 to 6 hours and sit between 2-4 hours. Requires the motion to lift and carry up to 1/3 of the time. Bend, reach, push, carry and pull 1/3 or more of the time. Continuous use of hands in gross and precise motor function. Lift up to 100 pounds up to 1/3 of the time. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, grasp, handle, or feel and to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, see, speak, and hear.
Special Requirements: Verbal and writing ability required to communicate effectively in informing employees of activities and policies. Numerical ability required. Ability to receive, comprehend, and carry out instructions; ability to work safely with equipment, supplies, and materials; ability to comply with attendance requirements; ability to comply with Human Resource policies.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Demonstrate the ability to perform specific competencies as listed on the competency validation checklist
- Prepare radioactive isotopes for administration to patients.
- Review patients' chart for physician orders for exams. Review requisition for pertinent history and diagnosis, prior to injection.
- Explain and prepare patients for nuclear medicine procedures. Assesses their condition to determine proper handling and special requirements.
- Observe strict precautions in handling isotopes to safeguard against overexposure to radiation
- Follow recommended guidelines of the nuclear regulatory commission (NRC) A.L.A.R.A. program.
- Administer radioactive isotopes to patients under the guidance of a licensed physician
- Operate gamma camera and related computers according to the established protocols and policies.
- Keep records of tests conducted, test results, use, and disposition of isotopes
- Maintains equipment in proper working conditions by performing daily QC, scheduling preventive maintenances. Reports malfunctions and necessary repairs to supervisory personnel.
- Demonstrate the ability to follow infection control policies
- Maintains supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies and placing orders.
- Attends all meetings and trainings as required
- Attends all mandatory education programs and can describe his/her responsibilities related to general safety and regulatory compliance.
- Attends all required department-specific education and training programs and can describe his/her responsibilities related to department safety and specific job‑related hazards.
- Demonstrates proper body mechanics in all functions.
- Wears proper identification while on duty.
- Performs other duties as assigned
USMD Hospital At Arlington LPArlington, TX
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