Nuclear Medicine Technologist Senior ($10,000 Incentive)
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Under direct and indirect supervision, assists nuclear medicine physician in performance and evaluation of clinical procedures in the Nuclear Medicine service area.
- Performs Nuclear Medicine procedures and radiopharmaceutical therapy. Positions patients and provides immobilization means and patient counseling as required. Selects protocols that result in optimum imaging for each individual patient. Reviews orders with peers and consults with attending Radiologists and Registered Nurses as needed. Schedules patient studies as required. Ensures correct study is scheduled and interacts with appropriate reception, department, or hospital staff to effect proper and timely arrangements. Maintains daily records of exams performed.
- Follows all National Patient Safety Goals. Receives and double identifies patients using appropriate criteria prior to performing the study ordered. Ensures accuracy of information and data entry, while maintaining patient privacy and confidentiality. Captures required documentation in Radiology Information System (RIS). Screens patients for contraindications.
- Performs appropriate receipt surveys of radioactive materials. Verifies orders are correct. Logs receipt information appropriately. Stores materials consistent with safety regulations. Confirms integrity of radiopharmaceutical. Prepares kit products and performs blood/radiopharmaceutical compounding in accordance with accepted techniques and official standards. Records utilization of all radioactive materials appropriately. Calculates and labels patient doses accordingly.
- Administers radiopharmaceutical dose by prescribed route (intravenously, orally or by inhalation). Prepares floor stock medications.
- Assists licensed physician in therapeutic application of radionuclides. Assures correct radiopharmaceutical is prepared in prescribed dosage. Obtains verification by licensed physician. Maintains radiation safety procedures during preparation and administration of dosage. Assists physician in supplying proper radiation safety instructions to patient, patients family, and hospital staff. Assists physician and/or Radiation Safety Officer in conducting radiation surveys of designated areas.
- Performs data processing and data analysis. Uses necessary data manipulations to achieve desired product of imaging procedure. Following physician approved protocols. Prepares images for Radiologist interpretation and transmits images to the Diagnostic Imaging PACS system.
- Maintains working knowledge of all department equipment and devices. Reports equipment malfunctions appropriately.
- Assumes responsibilities for the needs of patient during procedure. Provides service-oriented communication with patient. Explaining procedure. Answering questions. Emphasizes a personalized, individualized, compassionate patient care atmosphere at all times. Dismisses patients for transport and/or assists with patient transport at end of procedure.
- Provides instructions on appropriate safety measures to patients, family members, and hospital staff as required. ensures appropriate safety precautions are followed. Applies appropriate measures (ALARA Principles) for minimizing radiation exposure. Captures and records radiopharmaceutical dose delivered during the procedure.
- Functions as part of resuscitation team during Code Blue and/or Rapid Response Team situations. Maintains all materials needed and linen supply on daily basis. Maintains general order and cleanliness of room assigned.
- Accepts responsibilities of direct supervision of student technologists during their clinical assignments. Rotates and shares on call responsibilities for Nuclear Medicine. Orients and trains (mentors) new personnel regarding subsection operations as needed.
- Pursues ongoing continuing education.
- Attends departmental meetings and/or in-service presentations as needed or required. Reads and initials minutes of such meetings when excused absence precludes attendance.
- Manages bio-hazardous and radioactive waste. Disposes waste as required and maintains appropriate documentation.
- Complies with radiation protection policies of institution, local, state, and federal agencies. Uses personal monitoring devices appropriately. Uses proper shielding techniques to reduce radiation exposure. Performs surveys at regular intervals to determine radiation or contamination in work area. Performs decontamination procedures in appropriate manner. Identifies and stores contaminated material in accordance with regulations. Maintains appropriate documentation of these actions. Consults with Radiation Safety Officer as needed.
- Minimum one (1) year (2,080 hours) general radiology experience as a registered technologist, including experience or successful completion of training program (pre-hire, post-hire, or on-the-job) in area of specialty, if applicable.
- Minimum two (2) years (4,160 hours) nuclear medicine technology experience.
- Associates degree in a diagnostic imaging related field.
- Graduate of Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist program or two (2) years of directly related experience.
- Nuclear Medicine Technologist Certificate from Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board OR American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Certificate - Nuclear Medicine Technologist from American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
- Nuclear Medical Technologist Certification (Hawaii) required at hire
- Basic Life Support from American Heart Association
- Experience in radiopharmaceutical management and radionuclide therapy administration.
- Minimum three (3) years of Nuclear Medicine Technologist experience.
- Bachelors degree in nuclear medicine technology.
- Demonstrated knowledge of SPECT and nuclear cardiology imaging.
Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Submit Interest