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Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Company: Hackensack Meridian Health
Location: Hackensack
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Job Description:

OVERVIEW

How have you impacted someone s life today* At Hackensack Meridian Health our healthcare teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career all within New Jersey s premier healthcare system.



The Nuclear Medicine Technologist performs a variety of technical procedures that requires moderate independent judgment, ingenuity, and initiative in the utilization of radio nuclides for the diagnosis and therapy of disease in humans.



***This is an evening shift position.

RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Provides immobilization devices as required.

2. Selects and operates Nuclear Medicine equipment as directed.

3. Evaluates radio images using the PACS System to ensure that radio images contain proper identification and are of diagnostic value.

4. Provides radiation protection for self and the patient in accordance with prescribed safety.

5. Prepares and administers radiopharmaceuticals to the patient.

6. Performs radionuclide procedures on patients inclusive of organ imaging, function studies, and assisting the physician in the therapeutic use of radioisotopes under prescribed safety conditions.

7. Prepares radioactive tracer compounds for patient use.

8. Calibrates equipment and assays radio nuclides.

9. Receives and inspects radiopharmaceutical packages according to state and NRC guidelines.

10. Maintains adequate records of radioisotope receipt, use, storage, and disposal in accordance with state and federal regulations governing the accountability for radioactive materials; maintains other records as directed.

11. Maintains orderliness and cleanliness including provisions for contamination-free conditions of room, equipment, and personnel.

12. Follows all NRC, State JCAHO guideline/practices.

13. Evaluates images using PACS workstation to make certain that images contain proper identification and are of diagnostic value.

14. Rotate work assignments as needed such as Cardiology and PET/CT.

15. Performs required daily clerical duties, which include the use of EPIC, Teletracking System, Nuclear Medicine Information System, patient scheduling and computer processing associated with patient studies

16. Responsible for scheduled shifts including holidays and weekends.

17. Overtime as needed to provide continual quality patients care.

18. On call assignments as needed per Department of Radiology policy.

19. Greets in/out patients when they arrive for their exam utilizing A.I.D.E.T. standards.

20. Adheres to the policies of Employee ID, Standards of Behavior, Attendance, and Punctuality.

21. Identifies the needs of patient population served and modifies and delivers care that is specific to needs (i.e., age, culture, language, hearing and/or visually impaired, etc.). This process includes communication with the patient, parent, and/or primary caregiver(s) at their level (developmental/age, educational, literacy, etc.).

22. Adheres to the standards identified in the Medical Center's Organizational Competencies.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

1. Graduate of an approved School of Nuclear Medicine Technology.

2. Must be able to perform CPR.

3. ARRT Registry and/or CNMT Registry.

4. Maintains CEU Credits.



Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

1. 1 year of Nuclear Medicine experience.



Licenses and Certifications Required:

1. AHA Basic Health Care Life Support HCP Certification.

2. Nuclear Medical Technologist License.

Meridian Health is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action and will not discriminate in the recruitment or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, marital status, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, veteran status and any other category protected by federal or state law.

Keywords: Hackensack Meridian Health, Hackensack , Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Healthcare , Hackensack, New Jersey

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