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NUCLEAR MEDICINE TECH II - ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY PAVILLION


Per Diem

 

Job Summary: 

Projects an image of professionalism in communication, appearance and conduct. Supports the Radiology mission. Participates in the continuous quality improvement process. Maintains a working knowledge of departmental standard operating procedures. This knowledge may include the use of specialized instrumentation, Quality Control requirements, and preventive maintenance. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Nuclear Medicine Technologist I: The Nuclear Medicine Technologist is a registered professional who possesses the required skills and judgement necessary to obtain quality nuclear medicine studies. The technologist I will work under the supervision of the Technical Supervisor and the Nuclear Medicine Radiologist to perform routine and advanced technical procedures. In the event of an absence of the Technical Supervisor, the technologist I will work under the guidance of a Nuclear Medicine Technologist III

 

Nuclear Medicine Technologist II: Includes all of the above and must also possess and demonstrate the required skills and judgment necessary to provide quality PET studies. The technologist II is also competent to perform all functions associated with CT Scanning, including contrast administration, prevention and recognition of contrast reactions, post processing and reconstruction of exam data.

 

Education, Training and Experience: 

Required: 

All technologists must be a graduate of an accredited nuclear medicine program and licensed by the State of California (CTNM) and hold advanced certification in Nuclear Medicine from the ARRT and/or NMTCB. Technologists performing PET studies must also hold advanced certification in Computed Tomography from the ARRT. American Heart Association BLS certification is also required.

Preferred: 

The Nuclear Medicine Technologist must have good interpersonal and communication skills, knowledge of proper body mechanics, safety measures, and infection control.

 

Skills or Other Qualifications: 

Required: 

All Nuclear Medicine Technologists must have good interpersonal and communication skills, knowledge of proper body mechanics, safety measures and infection control. The Nuclear Medicine Technologist I must have the ability and the willingness to follow instructions, exhibit clinical proficiency specific to age of population served and the necessary technical skills to perform routine and advanced nuclear medicine procedures with minimal supervision. The Nuclear Medicine Technologist II must meet all the requirements of technologist I, as well as meet required proficiency performing all routine CT studies, including but not limited exams of the skull, spine, chest, abdomen and pelvis. They must be certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in the specialty of Computed Tomography (CT) and be proficient in the performance of PET imaging studies and required isotope administration. TheNuclear Medcine Technologist III must meet all requirements of both technologist I and II, as well as possessing the skills and experience required to perform all job duties with minimal supervision and function as a lead technologist in the absence of the technical supervisor. Nuclear Medicine Technologist II: Includes all of the above and must also possess and demonstrate the required skills and judgment necessary to provide quality PET studies. The technologist II is also competent to perform all functions associated with CT Scanning, including contrast administration, prevention and recognition of contrast reactions, post processing and reconstruction of exam data. Nuclear Medicine Technologist III: Includes all of the above, as well as a minimum of 5 years continuous Nuclear Medicine experience. The technologist III works independently as a lead technologist, assists Technical Supervisor with the assessment, planning and implementation of the daily patient schedule and delivery of patient care. The technologist III assists in the handling of patient dilemmas and takes responsibility for daily operations in the absence of the Technical Supervisor. JOB SUMMARY The Technical Supervisor of Nuclear Medicine must meet all of the preceding technologist requirements, as well as possess the skills and experience necessary to be responsible for departmental operations. This includes but is not limited to, budgetary guidelines, evaluation of new equipment, conducting annual performance evaluations for all personnel, staff disciplinary actions, reviewing and updating department policies and procedures, management of the nuclear medicine student technologist program, quality assurance functions and equipment maintenance.

 

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