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Nuclear Med Tech

Company: Crystal Run Healthcare LLP
Location: Middletown
Posted on: May 16, 2023

Job Description:

The Nuclear Medicine Technologist is responsible for the ordering, preparation and administration of radiopharmaceutical materials to patients. The Nuclear Medicine Technologist operates gamma equipment or thyroid uptake and probe for the visualization for both the structure and function of major organ systems within the body. The Nuclear Medicine Technologist utilizes knowledge of radiation physics and safety in the preparation, measurement and administration of isotopes.Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs a broad range of diagnostic imaging procedures including SPECT.
  • Prepares image data for interpretation including proper documentation and labeling, image data processing and formatting, data calculations and SPECT reconstruction.
  • Practices within Federal and State guideline.
  • Orders, receives, documents, stores and returns radiopharmaceuticals in accordance with NY DOH.
  • Prepares, documents, dispenses and administers radiopharmaceuticals in accordance with NY DOH.
  • Transfers and retrieves image data to PACS and Dynamics.
  • Performs radioactive waste collection/disposal
  • Performs a daily visual check of facilities and equipment for safety and functionality.
  • Prepares and maintains imaging rooms and equipment for safety and readiness.
  • Follows Radiation Safety ALARA concept and its relationship to work procedures and work conditions.
  • Performs and documents daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly quality control procedures on equipment. Reports deviations to appropriate personnel.
  • Troubleshoots minor equipment problems. Reports errors to BioMed.
  • Properly verifies the patient's identity by means of two forms of identification.
  • Properly reviews diagnostic orders in patient's chart for testing.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in starting intravenous catheter line and injecting isotopes. Removes IVs.
  • Screens female patients 55 years old or younger for pregnancy. Screens for breastfeeding.
  • Ensures correct and appropriate patient information throughout patient encounter.
  • Assists in the orientation of new personnel.
  • Arranges and coordinates patient appointments and/or procedures to ensure that the division maintains effective and efficient workflow.
  • Performs other tasks as required for the effective and efficient functioning of the Practice when directed to do so by Supervisory and Managerial personnel.
  • Appropriately positions patient per protocol based on procedure order.Qualifications
    • Must be licensed by NYS DOH (L.N.M.T.)
    • Graduate of an accredited program in Nuclear Medicine Technology and board certified or board
    • Certified or Registered NMT- American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (RT, N) OR NuclearMedicine Technology Certification Board (CNMT)
      • Additional specific technical certifications, for example (NCT or PET), a plus.
      • Minimum Basic Life Support Certification.
      • Must be IV certified or eligiblePhysical Requirements - Work is generally active. Must be able to stand and / or sit for long periods. - Must be able to assist patients on / off stretchers, tables and wheelchairs as needed.
        • Handles multiple conflicting priorities and interruptions to routine.
        • May be exposed to hazardous materials including radiationSuccess Criteria
          • Accountability- Takes responsibility for outcomes of personal actions, decisions, and behaviors. Provides consistent, timely, high quality work. Completes work by established time lines and routinely uses time effectively. Meets annual mandatory education and employee health requirements in the time frame prescribed. Is punctual, observes prescribed work hours and meal periods and has an acceptable overall attendance record. Adheres to safety guidelines and reports environmental issues to Facilities.
          • Adaptability- Accepts and effectively adapts to changes in position, department and organization. Responds to change positively with a genuine desire to support the organization and accepting work assignment adjustments as needed.
          • Communication- Communicates clearly and effectively both orally and written. Demonstrates active listening and respect for other's ideas, problems, and suggestions. Responds in a prompt and friendly manner to requests and inquiries. Respects confidentiality and is HIPAA compliant in all aspects of communication regarding patients, employees and the organization. Utilizes C.L.E.A.R. and H.E.A.R.T.
          • Computer Literacy- Uses computers and software relevant to position effectively and efficiently in the working environment.
          • Customer/Patient Focus- Knows the customer (internal and external) business needs and acts accordingly. Provides consistent, quality service to all patients and customers.
          • Job Knowledge/Technical Skill- Effectively performs essential job functions on a consistent basis. Demonstrates the practical and technical skills and knowledge required for the job. Demonstrates initiative consistent with job expectations to improve performance.
          • Professionalism- Takes pride in presenting a professional image and behavior. Maintains professional appearance by adhering to dress code and wearing identification badge. Acts in accordance with the Core Values.
          • Teamwork/Cooperation- Creates a positive work environment and influences the behavior of other employees by their supportive and positive approach to daily activities within the work environment. Assists coworkers in response to fluctuations in workloads. Maintains positive work relationships by being courteous and respectful. Builds trust and works with integrity. Accepts criticism, is open to new ideas, and handles conflict constructively and diplomatically.

Keywords: Crystal Run Healthcare LLP, Middletown , Nuclear Med Tech, Other , Middletown, Connecticut

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