Nuclear Med PET Tech, PD

UC DAVIS HEALTH SYSTEM - Sacramento, CA (30+ days ago)4.1


Performs a full range of Nuclear Medicine Imaging, dual imaging modality procedures (PET/CT, SPECT/CT) and in vitro procedures; implementing extensive experience and attention to detail to help ascertain the diagnosis and/or treatment of patients as an integral part of the Nuclear Medicine Health Care Team.

REQUIRED
  • Possession of a valid technical certificate for California State Certified Technologist, Nuclear Medicine is required.
  • Licensure by NMTCB and/or ARRT.
  • Knowledge and ability to operate Nuclear Medicine and auxiliary equipment for assigned modalities to provide quality images.
  • Knowledge and ability to work safely in an area with ionizing radiation and/or high magnetic field.
  • Knowledge and experience with SPECT, SPECT/CT, PET/CT and computers.
  • Extensive experience with a full range of Nuclear Medicine Technology; including Nuclear cardiology and in vitro procedures.
  • Physical ability to perform all functions of a technologist including moving and manipulating equipment; moving, manipulating and transferring patients weighing up to 400 pounds on/to/from exam table, with assistance as needed ; performing patient exams.
  • Ability to adapt to new programs and equipment upgrades as the Nuclear Medicine field advances.
  • Ability to remain flexible with scheduling changes throughout day to accommodate patient care needs and handle a high patient volume in a high pressure department with constantly changing priorities.
  • Knowledge of human anatomy, medical terminology, physiology, radiobiology, physics, chemistry, math, statistics, and nursing techniques related to Nuclear Medicine Technology.
  • Ability to use basic nursing skills and CPR.
  • Skill to communicate clearly and effectively on the telephone, in person and written document.
  • Skill to organize workload by priority to produce a sufficient volume of work in a timely manner.
  • Ability to react quickly and knowledgeably in emergency situations.
  • Must be a self-starter requiring minimal direction from supervisor or physicians. Ability to display common sense and good judgment in following rules, protocols, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge and ability to use computer terminal. Ability to input and retrieve data and to observe applicable Radiology Information System (RIS) and Information Services (IS) access codes, security and privacy.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
  • Must be able to work variable hours, alternate shifts, and occasional overtime to provided coverage as needed for sick leave, staffing shortages, etc. Must be able to rotate on-call for evening , weekend, and holiday coverage per departmental staffing guidelines.
  • THIS POSITION MAY BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, DRUG SCREEN, LIVE SCAN FINGERPRINTING, MEDICAL EVALUATION CLEARANCE, AND FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY ASSESSMENT