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Nuclear Medicine Technologist Senior

Location: Honolulu, HI Job Number: 714935 Date posted: 07/10/2018
Description: Under direct and indirect supervision, assists nuclear medicine physician in performance and evaluation of clinical procedures in the Nuclear Medicine service area.

Essential Functions:
  • Performs Nuclear Medicine procedures & radiopharmaceutical therapy. Positions patients & provides immobilization means & patient counseling as required. Selects protocols that result in optimum imaging for each individual patient. Reviews orders w/ peers & consults w/ attending Radiologists & Registered Nurses as needed. Schedules patient studies as required. Ensures correct study is scheduled & interacts w/ appropriate reception, department or hospital staff to effect proper & timely arrangements. Maintains daily records of exams performed.
  • Follows all National Patient Safety Goals. Receives & double identifies patients using appropriate criteria prior to performing the study ordered. Ensures accruacy of information & data entry, while maintaining patient privacy & 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 w/ safety regulations. Confirms integrity of radiopharmaceutical. Prepares kit products & performs blood/radiopharmeceutical compounding in accordance w/ accepted techniques & official st& ards. Records utilization of all radioactive materials appropriately. Calculates & 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 & administration of dosage. Assists physician in supplying proper radiation safety instructions to patient, patient's family & hospital staff. Assists physician & /or Radiation Safety Officer in conducting radiation surveys of designated areas.
  • Performs data processing & data analysis. Uses necessary data manipulations to achieve desired end product of imaging procedure. Following physician approved protocols. Prepares images for Radiologist interpretation, & transmitts images to the Diagnostic Imaging PACS system.
  • Maintains working knowledge of all department equipment & devices. Reports equipment malfunctions appropriately.
  • Assumes responsibilities for the needs of patient during procedure. Provides service-oriented communication w/ patient. Explaining procedure. Answering questions. Emphasizes a personalized, individualized, compassionate patient care atmosphere at all times. Dismisses patients for transport & /or assists w/ patient transport at end of procedure.
  • Provides instructions on appropriate safety measures to patients, family members, & hospital staff as required. ensures appropriate safety precautions are followed. Applies appropriate measures (ALARA Principles) for minimizing radiation exposure. Captures & records radiopharmaceutical dose delivered during the procedure.
  • Functions as part of resuscitation team during Code Blue & /or Rapid Response Team situations.
  • Maintains all materials needed & linen supply on daily basis. Maintains general order & cleanliness of room assigned.
  • Accepts responsibilities of direct supervision of student technologists during their clinical assignments. Rotates & shares on call responsibilites for Nuclear Medicine.
  • Orients & trains (mentors) new personnel regarding subsection operations as needed.
  • Pursues ongoing continuing education.
  • Attends departmental meetings & /or inservice presentations as needed or required. Reads & initials minutes of such meetings when excused absence precludes attendance.
  • Manages bio-hazardous & radioactive waste. Disposes waste as required & maintains appropriate documentation.
  • Complies w/ radiation protection policies of institution, local, state & 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 & stores contaminated material in accordance w/ regulations. Maintains appropriate documentation of these actions. Consults w/ Radiation Safety Officer as needed.

  • Basic Qualifications:
  • One (1) year (2,080 hours) of 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.
  • Two (2) years (4,160 hours) of nuclear medicine technology experience.
  • Experience in radiopharmaceutical management; quality control of instruments; operating imaging equipment (planar and SPECT) and non-imaging equipment and radionuclide therapy administration.
  • Associate's degree in nuclear medicine technology; or two (2) years of directly related experience.
    License, Certification, Registration
  • Valid Hawaii Nuclear Medicine Technologist license (must meet education requirement(s) for Hawaii State licensure).
  • Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) or Registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist (RT)(N) with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
  • Current BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification.

    Additional Requirements:
  • N/A.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum three (3) years of Nuclear Medicine Technologist experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in nuclear medicine technology.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of SPECT and nuclear cardiology imaging.
    Primary Location: Hawaii,Honolulu,Hospital/Medical Offices 3288 Moanalua Rd. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: ILWU - Local 142 Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Imaging / Radiology Department: Nuclear Medicine-O/P Other Travel: No
    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.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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