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Nuclear Medicine Technologist, PRN (IPMC)

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Company: Mountain States Health Alliance

Location: Kingsport, TN

Date Posted: May 7, 2014

Source: MiracleWorkers.com

Performs a variety of duties in preparing patients for nuclear medicine procedures, to furnish diagnostic information.  Operates scintillation detectors to produce images and measures concentration of radioisotopes in specified body areas on patients ages ranging from neonates to geriatrics. Scan the patients—making proper settings on gamma camera and manipulate computers to process the studies.  Reads or surveys the amount of radiation given off by certain radioactive material shipped to the department.  Assays the radioactivity of newly arrived radiopharmaceuticals.  Measures the radioactive dosage prescribed for patients and performs IV injections of Radiopharmaceuticals.  Follows all state and NRC regulations pertaining to the field of Nuclear Medicine.  Follows ALARA regulations.  Knows and performs Quality control on all equipment in accordance with Nuclear Medicine license. The Nuclear Medicine Tech will be of strong ethical character. They will adhere to the SNMT Clinical Performance Standards for NM Technologists, to include the administration and monitoring ...

Performs a variety of duties in preparing patients for nuclear medicine procedures, to furnish diagnostic information.  Operates scintillation detectors to produce images and measures concentration of radioisotopes in specified body areas on patients ages ranging from neonates to geriatrics. Scan the patients—making proper settings on gamma camera and manipulate computers to process the studies.  Reads or surveys the amount of radiation given off by certain radioactive material shipped to the department.  Assays the radioactivity of newly arrived radiopharmaceuticals.  Measures the radioactive dosage prescribed for patients and performs IV injections of Radiopharmaceuticals.  Follows all state and NRC regulations pertaining to the field of Nuclear Medicine.  Follows ALARA regulations.  Knows and performs Quality control on all equipment in accordance with Nuclear Medicine license. The Nuclear Medicine Tech will be of strong ethical character. They will adhere to the SNMT Clinical Performance Standards for NM Technologists, to include the administration and monitoring of adjunctive medication(s) used during an in-vitro, diagnostic imaging, or therapeutic procedure.  Adjunctive medications are defined as those medications used to evoke a specific physiological or biochemical response. MSHA expects that every team member will role model Patient-Centered Care behaviors and be guided by MSHA's Values and the Principles of Patient-Centered Care. It is vital that an individual in this position be capable of good communication skills. It is of the utmost importance that written communication is legible. MSHA expects all team members to support the VOS initiative by demonstrating awareness of the VOS system and effectively applying it to his/her work. Job duties of this position may require access to protected patient information (PHI). The team member will be accountable for appropriate use of the record and compliance with all confidentiality and security policy and procedures related to use, access, and disclosure of PHI. REPORTING RELATIONSHIP This position at Indian Path Medical Center reports to the Technical Imaging Manager.  This position supervises students.  (Clinical)  The Nuclear Medicine QC Technologist will be the team leader for this Technical Imaging Manager  work group. The Washington County facilities report to the Lead Technologist. This position at Sycamore Shoals reports to the Radiology Manager. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Must be ARRT registered in Radiology or Nuclear Medicine or certified by N.M.T.C.B. Two years experience as a registered/certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist is preferred.

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