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Nuclear Medicine Technologist (Per Diem Tacoma)

Location: Tacoma, WA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 788739 Date posted: 04/15/2019
Provide quality patient imaging specific to Nuclear Medicine in accordance with physicians orders. Ensure patient safety and provide high quality testing. Prepare Nuclear Medicine rooms for patient procedures, develop films, maintain supply levels and ensure equipment is maintained and meets manufacture specifications. Operate equipment according to prescribed safety standards. Exercise professional, ethical judgment in performance of diagnostic services. Adhere to appropriate sterile techniques.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Performs quality images through the use of clinical protocols and positions patients to best demonstrate anatomic area of interest, respecting patient's comfort and ability. Demonstrates the knowledge to perform Nuclear Medicine procedures through the use of appropriate equipment. Develops films in accordance with proper radiographic techniques. Evaluates images for technical quality, assuring proper identification is recorded. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide Nuclear Medicine services to all age groups served, to include: geriatrics, adults, adolescents, and pediatrics. Provides patient education on all procedures according to age specific needs. Facilitates patient's cooperation and alleviates anxiety. Addresses all patients' concerns. Verifies appropriate procedure to be performed by checking physician's orders by checking outpatient prescriptions. Contacts physicians if there are any discrepancies. Ensures all appropriate documentation is completed prior

  • Ensures patient information is accurately inputted into departmental computer system. Arrives, selects current account and completes patients for the appropriate Nuclear Medicine procedure, as directed in IDX-Rad.

  • Provides timely, responsive, expert services to customers in a positive friendly manner, to include patient, physicians, and other fellow employees. Informs consumers and those accompanying them when delays exist and how they are being addressed. Promotes 'patient focused care' throughout daily activities. Provides quality patient care to include preparation, scheduling, teaching and injection of radionuclides for all types of patient procedures as needed. Maintains strict patient and employee confidentiality, as appropriate.

  • No deviation from written procedures in policy and procedure manual on radiation safety rules. Performs all necessary equipment checks prior to use, thereby protecting patient and staff safety. Ensures patient and regulatory standards are adhered to and suggests ways to improve patient outcomes when indicated. Completes quality assurance and quality control activities as appropriate. Establishes patient's identification. Ensures no repeat studies due to failure to check armband and/or properly identified patient. Observes patient during procedures and reports any unusual occurrences or changes in patient's condition to appropriate personnel. Ascertains allergy status on patients, for patients receiving medications. Demonstrates educated and rapid response to contrast reactions as outlined in policy and procedure manual. Assists in performing first aid as necessary, including code 199 procedures and locating equipment on crash carts. Maintains safe radiation levels at all times to mini

  • Observes patient during procedures and reports any unusual occurrences or changes in patient's condition to appropriate personnel. Arrives at the start of the assigned shift ready to begin work; take lunches and breaks at appropriate times, and leaves work at the end of the assigned shift. Maintains neat, clean and well stock Nuclear Medicine room with no exceptions. Identifies staff training issues and participates in policy and procedures development as appropriate. Communicates concerns, as appropriate, to lead technologists and management. Works as an effective team member with other colleagues to efficiently perform radiological procedures. Performs other duties as required. Rotates shifts and assignments as required. Takes stand-by call as assigned and responds to call back per Call Policy. Adheres to Cooperative-wide Personal Protection Equipment, Universal Precautions, Related Medical Waste, Infection Control, Safety, and other OSHA Policies and Procedures. Completes quality

  • Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum one (1) year of direct experience in nuclear medicine.

  • Minimum one (1) year of in a hospital setting.

  • Education

  • High School Diploma/GED.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • Registration with the NMTCB or ARRT certification by date of hire/transfer.

  • Additional Requirements:

  • Knowledge and expertise in performing required procedures.

  • Communication, interpersonal, customer service and problem solving skills.

  • Knowledge of radiation safety, safety precautions and infection control practices.

  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to providing consistent excellent customer service.

  • Works and communicates effectively with all populations, including infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatric.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • N/A
  • Primary Location: Washington,Tacoma,Tacoma Specialty Center 209 Martin Luther King Jr. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Per Diem Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Temporary Employee Group/Union Affiliation: UFCW ProTech Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department: Radiology 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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