Registry (PRN) Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Emory


Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Provides quality care to the patients receiving diagnostic and interventional radiology procedures.
  • Communicates patient needs and responses through appropriate verbal and written correspondence.
  • Ensures documentation is complete and accurate regarding all aspects of patient care.
  • Responsible for proper operation of imaging and specialty equipment as well as keeps abreast of uses of medical devices.
  • Takes precautions to minimize patient and staff exposure to radiation.
  • Assumes responsibility and provides direct care for all procedures performed in this area.
  • Ensures that patients have been prepared for procedures.
  • Provides quality care to patients during procedures.
  • Explains procedures to patients to reduce their anxiety and obtain patient cooperation.
  • Assists with patient/family education.
  • Keeps patient and families abreast of patient's progress.
  • Assumes responsibility and provides direct quality care for patients receiving Nuclear Medicine and PET exams.
  • Responsible for radiologic care and assists with clinical care of patient.
  • Performs efficiently in emergency situations.
  • Sets up imaging rooms to include equipment and supplies.
  • Prepares, measures and administers radiopharmaceuticals in diagnostic procedures.
  • Responsible for acquiring, processing and photographing optimum exams for diagnostic interpretation.
  • May support or assist in research and related activities.
  • Demonstrates an adequate knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
  • Provides more complex technical care necessary to meet identified patient needs.
  • Assists with performing and planning multiple diagnostic procedures in appropriate time sequence.
  • Acts as a resource for students and junior techs.
  • Responsible for completing all aspects of patient care documentation following the established charting procedure.
  • Enters procedures in Radiology Information System to ensure billing of exams/procedure.
  • Prepares billing sheet and submits per guidelines.
  • Prepares and maintains records and reports including the receipt, dispensing and disposal of radioactive materials.
  • Participates in performance improvement data collection.
  • Effectively communicates with patients, family and other health care team members.
  • Communicates and works well with staff and promotes team approach. Provides clinical guidance to radiologic students and ancillary staff.
  • May serve as preceptor for new staff and students.
  • Operates all diagnostic equipment, including Scintillation Cameras, PET Scanners, Uptake Probes, Well Counters, Dose Calibrators and GM Meters.
  • Requires knowledge of procedural supplies and location of supplies.
  • Prepares stock solutions of radiopharmaceutical materials.
  • Ensures that procedure rooms are stocked.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited school of Nuclear Medicine Technology, be registered in Nuclear medicine with the ARRT or the Nuclear medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).
  • CPR certification required.
  • Must have a minimum of two (2) years experience.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification in accordance with the American Heart Association required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.


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