Community Health Systems NUCLEAR MEDICINE - NUCLEAR MEDICINE TECH - PRN in Springfield, Oregon
Hourly Base Rate: $30.44 - $47.63
Hours Per Week: Varied
Date Posted: 1/12/2017
Under the supervision of the Diagnostic Imaging Director or designee and lead Nuclear Med Tech, Radiation Safety officer, operates gamma camera, computers and related equipment to produce images and measure concentrations of radioactive isotopes in specified body areas and body products to obtain information for use by physicians. Prepares radioactive isotopes for administration to patients. Maintains required quality control monitoring and documentation, conducting tests on equipment and checking radiation level of work area and disposition of isotopes or disposable products. Performs other duties and functions as assigned or needed. Assists in monitoring patients during EKG and echo cardiac stress tests.
EDUCATIONAL / LICENSING:
Current certification in Nuclear Medicine, AART in Nuclear Medicine required. Current State of Oregon license required. BLS & ACLS required.
At least two years Nuclear Medicine experience in a hospital setting preferred. Ability to work in another modality preferred but not required. Must have a working knowledge of radiopharmaceuticals and chemicals in their application to Nuclear Medicine with a working knowledge of radioactive material safety, storage, handling and documentation. Must be able to work without supervision and must be organized and motivated; a self-starter. Excellent interpersonal skills, communication and patient care skills required.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Prepares radioactive isotopes and performs Nuclear Medicine procedures. Competent in administration of cardiac stress pharmaceuticals. Must be able to interpret EKG's. Use, operation and maintenance of related equipment. Moves and transfers patient or equipment. Monitors, administers and manages IV's and radiopharmaceuticals. Quality control and quality assurance. Patient and staff teaching/training. Communicates clearly: verbal, written and on the phone. Organize, prioritize at a fast pace. Participates in conferences, in-service and meetings. Process images and proper use of PACS. Patient assessment, plan and evaluate for exams. Documentation, recordkeeping, computer use, billing and data completion. Participates in the patient care team as needed. Ability to work collaboratively with lead nuclear med tech, department director and physicians. Must be able to promote safe patient and staff environment. Ability to hold other accountable in safe practices, adhering to state and federal regulations.
Job: Nuclear Medicine
Organization: McKenzie Physician Service
Requisition ID: 1677905