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Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Company: Carle Health
Location: Urbana
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

















Position Summary:




The Nuclear Medicine Technologist performs diagnostic studies and assists with therapeutic administrations utilizing radiopharmaceuticals and imaging equipment in accordance with Carle policies and procedures and IEMA Department of Nuclear Safety regulations.









Qualifications:




EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
College Diploma Related Field or Certificate Radiologic Technology

CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) Radiography License Illinois and Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) Nuclear Medicine certification or American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Nuclear Medicine Technologist Registry and Basic Life Support (BLS). ARRT Nuc Med must be obtained within 1 year of competency NMTCB Nuc Med must be obtained within 1 year of competency

OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Positive attitude and demonstrated willingness to assess and improve work environment. Ability to perform multiple tasks while coordinating patient flow and a variety of technical procedures requiring independent judgment and initiative.










Essential Functions:




  • Performs diagnostic studies and radiopharmaceutical therapeutic administration by utilizing Nuc Med and/or PED/CT equipment by acquiring and processing patient exams in accordance with accreting bodies and/or manufacturer guidelines and as outlined in department protocols. Reviews cases with the radiologist when appropriate. Reviews labs and patient history to perform correct exam. Administers IV radiopharmaceuticals by means of existing IV line or by performing veni-puncture and placing IV line. Screens the patient for possibility of pregnancy and performs pregnancy testing if applicable.
  • Responsible to review radiology orders for completeness and accuracy. Reviews patient history and supporting clinical data for medical necessity. Takes steps to acquire additional information if needed from the patient, ordering provider and/or Radiologist.
  • Demonstrates acceptable imaging quality standards by critiquing positioning, technical factors and alignment. Reviews patient data for accuracy, quality and completeness.
  • Transfers and verifies image data in PACS and provides necessary medical history and information for Radiologist interpretation. Utilizes the web servers and email systems to send exams for preliminary readings after hours.
  • Responsible for maintaining imaging equipment and workplace environment including maintaining supply inventories and orderliness of work area. Recognizes malfunctions and service needs and reports service needs in a timely manner.
  • Ensures patient, visitor and environmental safety. Reports safety events immediately including those that are a near miss.
  • Assists in instruction of students and new staff as necessary. May perform duties of Nuc Med Lead or Imaging Coordinator in his/her absence.
  • Meets productivity levels as established by department benchmarking. Assists other areas during downtimes so to maintain productivity.
  • May be required to perform duties of other modalities within the department to which licensers are held by the technologist/sonographer.
  • Complies with other job descriptions of cross-trained modalities also performed within the department.
  • Required secondary registries are not required for cross trained modalities at HRHC unless otherwise required by specific compliance, licensure, or accrediting bodies.
    • Performs diagnostic studies by utilizing Nuc Med and/or PET/CT equipment by acquiring and processing patient studies and assists in radiopharmaceutical therapeutic administration as outlined in exam protocols listed in Nuclear Medicine procedure manual. Reviews studies with the radiologist when appropriate. Administers IV radiopharmaceuticals by means of existing IV line or by performing veni-puncture and placing IV line.
    • Responsible to review radiology orders for completeness and accuracy. Reviews patient history and supporting clinical data for medical necessity. Takes steps to acquire additional information if needed from the patient, ordering provider and/or Radiologist.
    • Demonstrates acceptable imaging quality standards by critiquing positioning, technical factors and alignment. Reviews patient data for accuracy, quality and completeness.
    • Transfers and verifies images data in PACS and provides necessary medical history and information for Radiologist interpretation. Utilizes the RIS for proper scheduling, billing and coding procedures.
    • Responsible for maintaining imaging equipment and workplace environment including maintaining supply inventories and orderliness of work area. Recognizes malfunctions and service needs and reports service needs in a timely manner.









      We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Carle Health participates in E-Verify and may provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. - For more information: human.resources@carle.com.



      Effective September 20, 2021, the COVID 19 vaccine is required for all new Carle Health team members. Requests for medical or religious exemption will be permitted.























Keywords: Carle Health, Champaign , Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Healthcare , Urbana, Illinois

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