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Nuclear Med Technologist Atrium Health Union PRN

Monroe, NC, United States
Job ID: 101725
Job Family: Radiology Services
Status: Part Time
Shift: Variable
Detailed Shift and Schedule: This is a PRN position to help cover as needed. The shifts will vary; however, the coverage would be needed during first shift.
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 11081005639381-Nuclear Medicine

Overview

Interested in being considered? Please apply, and a Talent acquisition team member will contact you regarding the next steps via email or phone. Feel free to share this opportunity with others that may be interested as well and visit our careers page: https://careers.atriumhealth.org/search/radiology-services/jobs 

Atrium Health Union is a 182-bed hospital in Monroe, NC, providing comprehensive emergency services and specialty medical care. The campus offers a variety of medical services, including a day surgery center, cancer treatment center, long-term care facility, behavioral health center, specialty care clinics, a community wellness and outreach program, a women and children’s center, interventional heart program and physician practices. For more than 15 years this hospital has been serving the Monroe area, and we have worked to add new services and more specialized physicians and programs to meet the growing health care needs of our community. 

Interested in learning more about the benefits of joining our facilities? Check out this video:  Atrium Health Radiology – Live Meaningfully - YouTube 

 

Job Summary

Operates radiopharmaceutical, computers, and scintillation detection equipment on a technical level not requiring constant supervision. Performs Nuclear medicine examinations under the direction of the Radiologist. Functions as Supervisor of a designated area at the direction of the Systems Supervisor and Manager. Operates nuclear medicine equipment to obtain diagnostic images or measurements of the radiopharmaceuticals distribution in the specified body areas and body products.



Essential Functions

  • Prepares, administers and documents diagnostic doses of radiopharmaceuticals.
  • Adheres to department radiation safety practices.
  • Obtains medications, radiopharmaceuticals, or contrast materials as directed for administration by a licensed practitioner, authorized/certified technologist, or registered nurse.
  • Obtains brief patient history and records all pertinent information on finished exams (i.e., dose information patient data, dates, views, etc.).
  • Verifies the patient by checking identification armband and prepares patient for the procedure.
  • Explains the procedure to the patient and parents/family member of the patients.
  • Performs organ concentration and excretion measurements to provide diagnostic information of patient illness.
  • Maintains an on-going self-study program to ensure competence and knowledge in new techniques or radiopharmaceuticals.

 

Physical Requirements
Requires strenuous physical effort while assisting patients from wheelchairs and stretchers. Handling equipment and monitoring supplies. Oral and written communication skills are required to interact with patients and hospital staff. Able to frequently stretch, bend, twist, squat or kneel in operating all radiographic equipment. Vision and hearing for distances of up to 20 feet is necessary. Will be required to carry weights up to 25 pounds. May be exposed to various physical conditions throughout the workday such as walking on hard surfaces, climbing stairs, and being near moving equipment. Able to adapt to changes in temperature and humidity. 50% of the work time is standing. 50% of the work time is operating computers, monitors, survey meters and other radiopharmaceutical preparations. All procedures or other job-related tasks involve an inherent potential for mucous -2- membrane or skin contact with blood, body fluids/tissues, or a potential for spills or splashes. Use of appropriate protective measures is required.



Education, Experience and Certifications

Successful completion of formal Nuclear Medicine Technology Program in an AMA Approved facility required. Registered by either the ARRT (N) or NMTCB, or, if candidate is a New Graduate, must be registry eligible and must be registered within 1 year of hire date. One year of direct patient care work experience preferred.