Nuclear Med Technologist, Olympia, WA
Position Summary: The Nuclear Medicine Tech performs Nuclear Medicine studies under the supervision of the Chief Technologist, Director of Imaging Services, RSO, and Medical Director of Imaging for our patients in designated time frame. Follows policies and procedures of Capital Medical Center to provide patient care activities and related non-professional services in caring for personal needs and comfort of patients and families. Recognizes and reports patient needs to create a safe and comfortable patient care environment.
- Ability to meet minimum hospital hiring standards
- Graduate of an approved Radiology Technologist program
- American Registry of Radiologic Technologist Certification (ARRT) (N) or CMNT
- Advanced certification in Nuclear Medicine (NMTCB) required as of December 31, 2015.
- WA State Radiologic Technologist Certification or Nuclear Medicine
- 1 year of Nuclear Medicine experience
- AHA Healthcare BLS
Essential Job Functions*:
- Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Nuclear Medicine Department in compliance with Hospital/Departmental policy as well as Washington State and Federal guidelines.
- Ensures that the correct radiopharmaceutical is used for the requested procedure, avoiding mis-administrations.
- Demonstrates competency in pre-procedural patient assessment, i.e. screening questionnaires, consents (when indicated), and exam verification. Checks armbands for correct identity of the patient. Maintains QC checks before procedures are started. Flood scan documentation is at 100% to satisfy physicist, state and federal guidelines.
- Demonstrates complete working knowledge of all Nuclear Medicine equipment within the department and performs all Nuclear Medicine procedures according to established department protocols.
- Performs daily and weekly monitoring surveys as required. Verifies Radionuclide invoices.
- Maintains records as established by the State of Washington and the NRC. Performs daily and weekly monitoring as required.
- Recognizes emergency situations, initiates code procedures, administer first aid/CPR when appropriate
- Proficient in the use of the Medi-Tech System. Proficient in the use of the PACS.
Essential Physical, Mental and/or Environmental Working Conditions:
- Must be able to meet the physical/mental demands of position with or without accommodation. See checklist (page 2) for specific physical, mental and environmental working conditions.
- Must be able to utilize good judgment, demonstrate patience, and maintain a professional demeanor at all times.
- Must be able to work in a busy and stressful environment.
On-call as needed.