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Nuclear Medical Technologist - Lutheran Hospital, CCHS Employees Only Job


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HR Use Only: Nuclear Medical Technologist - Lutheran Hospital
Hospital: Lutheran Hospital
Department: Radiology Nuclear Medicine
Job Code: D26009
Pay Grade: 13
Schedule: PRN
Shift: Variable
Hours: Variable
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Summary: Responsible for preparing and administering radiopharmaceuticals to patients of all ages and performs all nuclear medicine studies using imaging and ancillary equipment. Performs camera and radiopharmacy quality control. Ensures radiation safety standards and practices and maintains records. Job Responsibilities: Performs elution of 99mTc generators and prepares radiopharmaceuticals, ensures compliance with regulations and recommendations by state/federal regulatory and accreditation agencies. Performs hot lab responsibilities which may include: elutions of generator according to prescribed procedure and manufacturer specifications using aseptic technique. Performs elute quality control using aseptic technique. Performs radiopharmaceuticals kit preparations and quality control according to departmental procedure and manufacturer specifications using aseptic techniques. Labels and records required documentation according to department procedures. Administers radiopharmaceuticals in compliance with state/federal regulations and accreditation agencies. Ascertains correct patient, study and radiopharmaceuticals by checking patient ID, requisitions and radiopharmaceuticals label prior to radiopharmaceutical administration. Performs proper recording of pharmaceuticals. Administers radiopharmaceuticals according to department protocol using aseptic technique. Educates patient regarding procedures, equipment and exam to ensure understanding and cooperation. Ensures patients' safety during and after exam. May assist with scheduling patients as needed. Performs VNA punctures as necessary and maintains competencies. Performs quality control and quality assurance procedures. Performs daily, weekly, quarterly and annual procedures on the following instrumentation: dose calibrators, scintillation well counter and thyroid probe, scintillation cameras. Identifies, documents and reports sub-optimum results to supervisor. Adheres to Department of Health, TJC, and department regulations governing performance of above procedures. Maintains required record keeping and documentation for all diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Knowledgeable in acquiring, archiving, transmitting,and printing images via PACS. When applicable, knowledgeable in after hours transmission of images and appropriate paperwork. Immediately reports any malfunctions to help desk and PACS Administrator. Knowledgeable in billing in RIS. Performs nuclear imaging/counting procedures according to department protocols and computer acquisition and analysis. Other duties as assigned.

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Nuclear Medicine or graduate of a two year accredited school in an Allied Health program or certification from CAHEA approved Nuclear Medicine Technologist training program.

Experience: Minimum one year experience as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist is preferred.

Licensure/Certification/Registration: Must be certified by the A.R.R.T. (N) and/ or N.M.T.C.B. Must have a valid state Department of Health Radiologic License for Nuclear Medicine if required by state of practice. CPR certification.

Physical Requirements: Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time. Must be able to lift or assist with lifting patients of varying weight and manipulate equipment daily. Requires exposure to radioactive material.

Category: Allied Health

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