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Nuclear Medicine Tech - Temporary (Portland, Oregon)

Location: Portland, OR Additional Locations:

Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center 10180 SE Sunnyside, 10180 SE Sunnyside Rd., Clackamas,Oregon, 97015
Westside Hospital 2875 NE Stucki Ave., 2875 NE Stucki Ave., Hillsboro,Oregon, 97124
Job Number: 796437 Date posted: 05/15/2019
Description:

Provides diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine services in a hospital and/or clinical setting. Utilizes radiopharmaceuticals under the direction of an authorized user to perform complex nuclear medicine procedures assisting in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease or other physiologic conditions. To perform all duties in a manner which promotes team concepts and reflects the KPNW mission and philosophy.



Essential Responsibilities:

  • Performs nuclear medicine procedures independently and evaluates scanning techniques using knowledge, skills and abilities to ensure high quality consistent results are achieved. Acts as a team member and ensures age appropriate care is provided. Analyzes and processes data. Evaluates technical quality of work performed to identify cause of common problems and acts to correct them.

  • Follows principles of ALARA when handling radioactive materials. Receives and stores radioactive materials, maintains required records for receipt, utilization and disposal per radiation safety standards. Orders and administers radiopharmaceuticals per department policy and procedures. Maintains diagnostic and therapeutic dosing information as needed to comply with state regulations. Performs all quality control and assurance procedures on equipment as required by governing bodies.

  • Organizes and prioritizes workload according to urgency of services requested while maintaining safe efficient use of isotopes and equipment. Compliantly manages patient data through multiple computer programs. Actively participates in continuing education to maintain technical skills and knowledge.  Assists the manager and chief of department in developing and refining techniques to increase diagnostic and therapeutic usefulness of procedures. Consults with ordering physician or nuclear medicine physician as needed to provide information, answer questions, and clarify orders.  

  • Participates in the standby and on-call schedule to support the hospital and emergency department by performing emergent studies outside of normal department hours. Assists with patient transport and clerical functions as needed. Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

  • Basic Qualifications:

    Experience

  • N/A

  • Education

  • Bachelor's degree in applied science or related field OR an Associates degree and (2) years of experience in a directly related field.

  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • ARRT or CNMT Certification in Nuclear Medicine

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required within 30 days of hire/transfer

  • Board of Medical Imaging License in state where assigned

  • Food Handlers Card in state where assigned within 30 days of hire/transfer



  • Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrated written and verbal command of the English language

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills

  • Completion of a NMTCB or ARRT accredited program in Nuclear Medicine Technology or equivalent knowledge as required by federal/state regulations; working knowledge of principles of Nuclear Medicine and radiation safety

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member, applying technical knowledge



  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum three (3) years of experience with state-of-the-art imaging equipment

  • Experience with Siemens cameras/computers, and PACS

  • Experience with PET/CT

  • Experience with SPECT/CT

  • EPIC and RIS or other computerized scheduling system

  • Venipuncture, IV start and injection skills

  • CPR and code response

  • Knowledge of USP 797 and aseptic technique needed for compliance


  • Bachelor's degree in applied science
  • Primary Location: Oregon,Portland,South Interstate Medical Offices 3500 N. Interstat Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Temporary Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Imaging / Radiology Department: Nuclear Medicine Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time 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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