Nuclear Med/PET/CT Technologist - Sharp Memorial Hospital - Variable Shift - PT (8 hour shifts)
- Sharp Memorial Hospital
Shift Start Time:Variable
Shift End Time:Variable
Additional Shift Information:
Weekend Requirements:As Needed
Hourly Pay Range (Minimum - Midpoint - Maximum):$49.377 - $63.712 - $78.048
The stated pay scale reflects the range that Sharp reasonably expects to pay for this position. The actual pay rate and pay grade for this position will be dependent on a variety of factors, including an applicant’s years of experience, unique skills and abilities, education, alignment with similar internal candidates, marketplace factors, other requirements for the position, and employer business practices.
What You Will Do
The Nuclear Medicine (NM) and Dual Mode Single-photon Emission Computerized Tomography (SPECT) and Dual Mode Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Technologist is responsible for performing routine to complex diagnostic and therapeutic procedures under the direction/supervision of the Radiation Safety Officer and Physician Authorized Users. Assist physicians with performing and viewing of NM and PET/CT procedures by preparing and positioning patients for scanning, prepares and administers radiopharmaceuticals, and operates nuclear medicine instruments, nuclear medicine imaging equipment to include SPECT, SPECT/CT and PET/CT imaging equipment. Is responsible for using radiation safety practices and performing the required quality control procedures on all nuclear medicine equipment. Procedures performed include preparation, administration, documentation and quality control of radiopharmaceuticals with strict adherence to the principles of radiation safety, the conditions of the Radioactive Materials License and all California State and Federal regulatory requirements. Assist staff with providing care to patients who have been administered radiopharmaceuticals and the safe and appropriate disposal of radioactive waste.
- Satisfactory completion of formal training program in an AMA approved school for Nuclear Medicine technology that meets the requirements for the State of California and/or Federal mandated certification or equivalent.
- California Nuclear Medicine Technologist (NMT) - Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board -REQUIRED
- AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) - American Heart Association -REQUIRED
- Certified Nuclear Medicine Technology (N)(ARRT) - ARRT OR NMTCB Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist (CNMT) - Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board -REQUIRED
- Certified Computed Tomography (CT)(ARRT) - ARRT OR Certified Computed Tomography Technology NMTCB(CT) - Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board -REQUIRED
- 2 Years Experience in radiology.
Other Qualification Requirements
- Certified Computed Tomography (CT)(ARRT) or Certified Computed Tomography Technology NMTCB(CT) is required within 90 days of hire date.
- Customer Service
Provide patients, families and colleagues with excellent customer service skills.
DOCUMENTATION, TRACKING, AND BILLING
Accurately and timely completes required documentation in the RIS (Radiology Information System).
Demonstrate competency in utilization of computer applications including RIS, PACS, voice recognition, teleradiology, and their downtime procedures as necessary.
- Patient Education
Provides information and education of the procedure to the patient and family.
Provide the patient with instruction and reassurance during the procedure.
- Quality of Care
QUALITY OF CARE - MANAGING PATIENT HEALTH INFORMATION - Demonstrates commitment to providing safe, efficient quality care.
Ensure employee/patient confidentiality is protected and restricted to private area(s) and appropriate person(s).
Consistently participates and document the Universal Protocol (patient verification, side/site marking and time-out) as appropriate.
Assists Radiologist with procedure(s) and exam preparation demonstrating competency with sterile technique, hand hygiene and infection prevention.
Provide care to patients as needed based upon their nurse's assessment of their condition.
- Quality of Exams
QUALITY IMAGING PROCEDURES - Perform high quality NM and Dual Mode SPECT and PET procedures and patient care in compliance with department policies, procedures and guidelines.
Perform all NM, SPECT CT and PET CT procedures and safety operate equipment associated with the procedures.
Understand NM and CT protocols, parameter selection criteria and how to optimize scan parameters based upon the patient and/or procedure.
- Radiation Safety
RADIATION SAFETY AND REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS - Follow all radiation safety, State and Federal regulatory requirements and conditions of the Radioactive Material License (RAML).
Adhere to all regulatory requirements for the safe practice of NM stated in the RAML and California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 17, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 10 section 20 and 10 CFR 35.
Use radioactive isotopes in accordance with policy and procedure, protocol within scope of practice.
Provide for the security and monitoring of radioactive material, waste and decaying procedures.
- Staff Training and Professional Development
Assists in the training and orientation of new employees, cross training of existing employees and student technologists. Assist with completing new employee orientation and training checklists.
Provides feedback of student's progress to Clinical Instructor through competencies and evaluations.
Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability or any other protected class.
#FJCalifornia Nuclear Medicine Technologist (NMT) - Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board; Other; AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) - American Heart Association; Certified Computed Tomography Technology NMTCB(CT) - Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board; Certified Nuclear Medicine Technology (N)(ARRT) - ARRT; NMTCB Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist (CNMT) - Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board; Certified Computed Tomography (CT)(ARRT) - ARRT
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