Nuclear Medical Technologist PD Harbor City, CA
Performs clinical imaging procedures/examinations using scanners and scintillation cameras including SPECT, whole body , bone densitometry, portable camera studies, 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 judgement and expertise.
- Demonstrating professional maturity in all interactions with patients and staff.
- Identifies the impact of cultural diversity and lifestyle choices on patient condition and makes accommodations for such differences.
- Observes legislative regulatory requirements relative to radiation safety (as defined in California Code of Regulations, Title 22 and Title 17 and the Kaiser Permanente Regional Radiation Safety Manual).
- Demonstrates an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional, and chronological maturation process in the delivery of services to patients of the age group served.
- Documents clinical activities in a timely, comprehensive and accurate manner.
- May provide functional direction to assigned staff.
- Observes all applicable Regional, Medical center, and department policies and procedures.
- Maintains equipment, supplies, and work area in accordance with department guidelines.
- 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, whole body, bone densitometry, portable camera studies, 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.
- Recognizes details/circumstances critical for a quality scan from which an accurate diagnosis can be made.
- Performs diagnostic studies on patients as prescribed by a physician, using scanners or scintillation cameras to detect radiation emitted and to produce images of organ/area of interest on photographic film.
- Measures radioactivity using Geiger counters, scalers, 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 films/worksheet presentations.
- Archives and logs all required studies for future reference/use on floppies or magnetic tapes.
- Monitors wipe tests and documents all shipments of radiopharmaceuticals to and from Nuclear Medicine Department Observing 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.
- This job description is not all encompassing.
Internal Posting Period is 12/15/2016 to 12/21/2016
Pay Grade 26
- Graduation from an accredited nuclear medicine educational program approved by the American Medical Association and American College of Nuclear Physicians.
License, Certification, Registration
- Certification as a Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist (CNMT) by the state of California.
- BLS approved.
- Registration in Nuclear MedicineTechnology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).
- 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 and mathematics related to Nuclear Medicine.
- Ability to perform independently, using initiative and judgment to assist the radiologist in formulating a diagnosis.
- Two (2) years clinical experience as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist in an acute care medical center.
Primary Location: California,Harbor City,South Bay Medical Center 25825 Vermont Ave.
Scheduled Hours (1-40): 0
Working Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Job Type: Standard
Employee Status: Regular
Employee Group: United Healthcare Workers - West
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Job: Imaging / Radiology
Public Department Name: Nuclear Medicine
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.
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