The Per Diem Nuclear Medicine Technologist performs a wide spectrum of both diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine procedures that require the safe and effective utilization of radioactive materials in patients of all ages.
Assist radiologist with special examinations.
Capable of calibration and assay of equipment and material in a manner to avoid unnecessary delays in the completion of procedures.
Cleans and disinfects equipment between patients.
Demonstrate competency in the operation of imaging equipment for all procedures performed in the section (modality).
Demonstrate competency with the use of RIS and PACS.
Employ professional judgment and discretion while performing all imaging procedures.
Enters appropriate documentation in EMR system for patient issues and/or billing information.
Maintains adequate records of radioisotope receipt, usage, storage and disposal in accordance with State and Federal regulations. Maintain other records as directed.
Maintains the department in a contamination free and orderly state, including restocking supplies to avoid unnecessary delays.
Perform imaging exams according to department protocol and follows up as needed to clarify questions.
Performs daily duties in accordance with State and Federal regulations.
Performs on call duties in timely manner for emergent patient procedures and radiation surveys of radiation accident victims and the radiation decontamination team.
Performs QA as required in imaging equipment to meet departmental, ACR, JCAHO or DEP standards.
Performs QA on all exams before sending images to PACS.
Prepare and administer radio-pharmaceuticals to patients, performing all Q.C. measures to allow optimal safety and imaging of the patient.
Provides a compassionate and supportive environment with prompt and consistent service.
Adheres to patient rights: provides for the confidential treatment of all communications and records.
Demonstrates professionalism with families, visitors, physicians, co-workers and supervisors.
Supports teamwork by cooperative problem solving through participation in meetings, projects, etc.
Under the supervision of physician is responsible for entering measurements in the reporting system, print reports, and file and fax as required to referring physicians.
Understands and institutes clinical policies and procedures.
Graduate of an accredited Nuclear Medicine Technology program
Knowledge of gross and sectional anatomy. Knowledge of physiology, pathology and path physiology.
Must hold a valid State of New Jersey License and be registered by the A.R.R.T. of N.M.T.C.B., or Registry eligible
Maintain required BLS Heart Saver / Health Care provider course completion status
Successful completion of radiation safety, survey and decontamination orientation/training
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