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Nuclear Medicine Technologist - part time

General Summary: The Nuclear Medicine Technologist is responsible for reviewing the Physician Order, reason for exam, preparing the patient, preparing and administering the radiopharmaceutical, positioning, and performing NM imaging of patients. The NM Technologist works closely with NM leadership and the Radiologist to produce the most diagnostic images possible in accordance with the department protocols. The NM Technologist operates a variety of Hot Lab equipment, as well diagnostic NM imaging equipment, to obtain images of the anatomy of interest for interpretation by Radiologists, with attention to As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) concepts.
This position has part time with schedule as 8 hours every Friday, with weekday and weekend call rotation hours and must respond to call within one hours time.
Functions:
Receives patients and explains procedures prior to and throughout the exam. Observes patient condition for additional pertinent information relative to the ordered test, such as, coherence, ability to comply with exam specifications, pregnancy, physical contraindications, physical status, etc. Consults with staff professionals to obtain appropriate information concerning the patient's physical condition, preliminary diagnosis, and care/intervention necessary to perform specified diagnostic procedures. Calculates radionuclide activity to be administered in accordance with protocols for ordered procedures. Prepares appropriate dosage and volume of radiopharmaceuticals. Performs quality control procedures to ensure pharmaceutical quality of agents before administering to patients. Maintains sterility and integrity of prepared radiopharmaceutical compounds. Prepares imaging devices for studies in accordance with protocols for ordered exam. Other duties as assigned. Rotates through on-call/standby schedule, as assigned.
Requirements:
Required Education, Experience and Certification/Licensure
Completion of an accredited Nuclear Medicine Technologist program, or Associate in Applied Science degree and registered as a Nuclear Medicine Technologists by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) or the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Maintain Continuing Education credits (24 CEU in two period) and other requirements to maintain NMTCB or ARRT certification. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification One year NM experience preferred.
Required Skills and Abilities
Must have good working knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy Must be proficient in venipuncture Must be proficient in quality control procedures and operation Hot Lab and NM imaging equipment. Must maintain an emphasis on reduction in patient radiation dose (ALARA - As Low As Reasonably Achievable). Must be very conscientious and detail oriented person with excellent communication skills and demonstrate excellent customer service skills to deal effectively with patients, and various levels of hospital personnel, outside customers, and community groups.
Employees of St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea enjoy?
Competitive compensation
Full benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Life Insurance and Disability
Retirement savings plan with employer contribution
Opportunity for growth and advancement throughout SJMHS and Trinity Health
Visit www.stjoeshealth.org/careers to learn more about the benefits, culture and career development opportunities available to you at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.
This document is intended to describe the generalized duties and responsibilities, the specialized job functions, and the essential requirements of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive statement of all supplemental duties, responsibilities, or non-essential requirements or reflect any accommodations made under the American's with Disability Act, the Michigan Handicapper's Act, or SJMHS's Return to Work Program.


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