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Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Company: Sutter Care at Home
Location: Roseville
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Job Description:

Competently performs routine and specialized nuclear medicine procedures to produce quality images to physicians and other health care providers for the diagnosis, treatment, monitoring and prevention of injury or disease. Works independently, exercising sound judgment, and developed clinical skills to execute safe and precise procedures to deliver accurate results in a timely manner. Gains confidence and cooperation from the patient, their family/support group, and other healthcare providers through competent patient assessment, attentive monitoring, and effective communication. Adheres to all local/state/federal regulations, codes, policies and procedures to ensure privacy and safety while delivering optimal patient care.May also be responsible for performing specific procedures and/or teaching duties.NUCLEAR MEDICINE SERVICESPerforms a variety of diagnostic nuclear medicine examinations.Operates complex stationary and mobile diagnostic equipment.Ensures that routine and priority tasks are completed within established departmental time frames.Prepares for and assists physicians in a variety of nuclear medicine diagnostic and/or guidance imaging during invasive procedures.Explains and educates the patient on the procedure, medications or contrast media, and associated biological effects in a clear and professional manner to alleviate fear and anxiety.Mentors and fosters a constructive teaching environment that helps students and new technologists build confidence in their skills, knowledge and abilities.CLERICALPerforms general clerical tasks, such as answering phones; updating patient appointments; retrieving, entering, revising patient electronic health records (EHR); or updating the laboratory information system (LIS) and radiology information systems (RIS).Prepares and completes accurate documentation related to patient, procedures (includes screening and written consent forms), and exam charges.Inventories and orders accessories and supplies periodically to maintain established stock levels.SAFETYImplements protection devices and safety standards to minimize radiation exposure (as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA)) to self, staff and patients.Maintains a clean, neat, and safe working environment, including cleaning and disinfecting equipment after each procedure.Inspects and calibrates equipment accordingly for proper operation and records the quality control (QC) results, reporting any malfunctions to the supervisor.COMPLIANCEMaintains strictest confidence of all patient protected health information (PHI) and protects all PHI from accidental, intentional, or inappropriate disclosure.Performs quality nuclear medicine examinations in compliance with department standards, policies, and procedures, as well as local, state and federal regulatory agencies to deliver the highest level of patient privacy and care.Prepares, administers, and documents medications and contrast media in accordance with state and federal regulations.Retains certification and completes mandated continuing education requirements to meet facility and regulatory agencies accreditation and licensure requirements.Qualifications: Education/including Licensure/ Certification/ Registration:Graduation from an accredited Nuclear Medicine Technology ProgramNuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB); Or, ARRT Registered Technologist, R.T.(N) in good standing is required.Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider certification through the American Heart Association required.CA State Licensure (CNMT) is required.Fluoroscopy license preferred within six months of hire.Knowledge:Complete understanding of Nuclear Medicine methodology, equipment and radiopharmaceuticals is necessary.Also, needs knowledge of radiation safety principles, hazardous materials management and infection control guidelines.Must be able to work in a rapidly changing and challenging environment and take appropriate actions in emergent situations.Experience:A minimum of 0-2 years basic clinical and practical experience as typically acquired in a similar environment.Skills and Knowledge:General knowledge of diagnostic nuclear medicine principles, procedures, views, and equipment, including some experience responding to traumas and various hospital emergencies.Capable of performing routine nuclear medicine examinations as well as a basic understanding of human anatomy, physiology, pathology, and medical terminology.Possess excellent written and verbal communications skills to explain sensitive information clearly and professionally to diverse audiences, including non-medical people.Well-developed time management and organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize assignments and work within standardized operating procedures and scientific methods to achieve objectives and meet deadlines.General knowledge of computer applications, such as Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and Outlook) and related information systems (Radiology (RIS), laboratory (LIS), electronic health records (EHR), EPIC, and picture archive and communication system (PACS).Ability toprioritize assignments and work within standardized policies, procedures, and scientific methods to achieve objectives and meet independently, as well as be part of the team, including accomplishing multiple tasks in an environment with interruptions.identify, evaluate and resolve standard problems by selecting appropriate solutions from established options.ensure the privacy of each patient's protected health information (PHI).build collaborate relationships with peers and other healthcare providers to achieve departmental and corporate objectives.

Keywords: Sutter Care at Home, Roseville , Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Healthcare , Roseville, California

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