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Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Company: Kaiser
Location: Ontario
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Job Description:

Under general supervision and as prescribed by a physician performs the full range of diagnostic imaging procedures, in vivo and in vitro therapeutic procedures utilizing radiopharmaceuticals that are used by physicians in the diagnosis and/or treatment of disease processes and pathological conditions. Following prescribed procedures and protocols, utilizes a variety of equipment to obtain maximum scan quality.--Essential Functions:- Coordinates patient exams/studies by retrieving and processing patient requisition; reviews request for pertinent information and obtains patient history; in collaboration with physician, ascertains the appropriateness of exams ordered and the best methods to facilitate desired results.- Performs clinical imaging procedures/examinations using scanners and scintillation cameras including SPECT, diagnostic studies on patients as prescribed by a physician, probe systems and ancillary computerized equipment; follows guidelines as detailed in protocols, occasionally utilizing alternative methods due to unusual/unique circumstances or new instrumentation/procedures based on best judgment and expertise.- Measures radioactivity using Geiger counters, Well counter and scintillation detectors; follows radiation safety techniques in the use and disposal of radioactive materials.- Performs in vitro laboratory tests using test tubes, water baths, ph meters, scintillation counting equipment, centrifuges, special calculators, computers, dose calibrators and other equipment.- Performs all required quality assurance/control procedures.- Uses proper patient-to-instrument positioning techniques.- Obtains and formats accurate, fully labeled and readable images/worksheet presentations; archives and logs all required studies for future reference/use on picture archiving and communication systems (PACS).- Receives, surveys, wipes, and monitors and documents all shipments of radiopharmaceuticals to and from Nuclear Medicine Department.- Observes all legislative and organizational regulations, prepares stock solutions of radiopharmaceutical materials, calculates doses and injects/administers dose under the direction of a physician; draws blood from patients, receives specimens and accurately records amounts of radioactive material administered to patients.- Performs radionuclide therapy procedures by strictly adhering to Department protocols and/or physician instructions.- Prepares radionuclide therapy doses and performs all required documentation.- Assists physicians in performing radionuclide therapy procedures.- Demonstrates an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological maturation process in delivery of services to patients of the age group served.- Identifies the impact of cultural diversity and lifestyle choices on patient condition and makes accommodations for such differences.- Utilizes proper Body Mechanics.- Documents clinical activities and required image information in a timely, comprehensive, and accurate manner.- Observes all organizational, regional, medical service area and Diagnostic Imaging Department policies and procedures.- Maintains standards of professional behavior established to enhance quality of service.- Demonstrates effective communication skills.- Demonstrates professional behavior in all interactions with patients and staff.- Maintains equipment, supplies and work area in accordance with department guidelines.- May perform other duties as required and assigned.Basic Qualifications:Experience --- N/A.Education--- N/A.License, Certification, Registration--- Possesses and maintains current certification as a Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist (CNMT) issued by the state of California Department of Public Health (CDPH).--- Registration in Nuclear Medicine Technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).--- American Heart Association approved BLS Provider Level.--Additional Requirements:--- Ability to demonstrate knowledge of and to utilize the principles, theories, practices and techniques of nuclear medicine imaging.--- Ability to demonstrate knowledge of human anatomy, medical terminology, physiology, radiobiology, physics, chemistry andmathematics related to Nuclear Medicine.--- Ability to scan independently, using initiative and judgment.--Preferred Qualifications:--- One (1) year of clinical experience as a CNMT. -- --Notes:--- This position requires rotating standby and will cover shifts at all SBC service area locations.Job Schedule: Job Category: Imaging & Radiology

Keywords: Kaiser, Ontario , Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Healthcare , Ontario, California

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