Performs routine Nuclear Medicine imaging procedures consistent with established quality standards listed in the imaging section of the department’s policy and procedure manual; meets special needs of patients of all ages; maintains competencies in the evaluation and treatment of patients; assists Nuclear Medicine physician as required.
Essential Job Duties:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
- Maintains quality of work within established time frame and consistent with productivity standards of the department.
- Performs calibration and daily quality control tests of instrumentation and radiopharmaceuticals; reports test results as required.
- Consistently assesses patient condition and administers first aid as required by hospital and departmental policy.
- Assists physicians in case of adverse reactions or emergency.
- Monitors inventory and expiration dates of supplies on a daily basis. Reports problems and shortages consistently.
- Documents procedures and maintains record keeping system in compliance with departmental policies and all state and federal regulations.
- Prepares billing ticket to include patient demographic information and procedure codes with 100% accuracy.
- Instructs new technologists in Nuclear Medicine policy and procedure to complete their orientation within the designated time frame. Instructs less senior technologists in special nuclear medicine procedures and computer enhanced studies.
- Prepares routine radiopharmaceuticals following manufacturer’s guide for radiopharmaceutical compounding and use. Patient dose will be administered with no diagnostic or therapeutic misadministration.
- Operates patient information/radiology computer terminal according to established standards.
- Successful completion of a formal program in Nuclear Medicine Technology in an AMA approved educational institution.
- American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) or Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB)
- American Heart Association Health Care Provider BLS CPR certification.
Working Conditions, Equipment, Physical Demands:
There is a reasonable expectation that employees in this position will be exposed to blood-borne pathogens.
Physical Demands – Heavy
Heavy work. Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
The physical demands and work environment that have been described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The above job description is an overview of the functions and requirements for this position. This document is not intended to be an exhaustive list encompassing every duty and requirement of this position; your supervisor may assign other duties as deemed necessary.