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Nuclear Med Technologist - Atrium Health Cleveland PRN

Shelby, NC, United States
Job ID: 117890
Job Family: Radiology Services
Status: Part Time
Shift: Variable
Detailed Shift and Schedule: PRN
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 11111004939381-Nuclear Medicine

Overview

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Atrium Health Cleveland in Shelby is a 241-bed hospital serving greater Cleveland County, NC, and the surrounding region. We were the first Level III trauma center in NC, offering advanced emergency care. We believe in serving the community outside our hospital walls, as evidenced by our commitment to health education, and through our contributions to organizations such as United Way and Relay for Life. 

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 constants supervision. Performs Nuclear Medicine examinations under the direction of a Radiologist.  Operates Nuclear Medicine equipment to obtain diagnostic images or measurements of the radiopharmaceuticals distribution in the specified body areas and body products.

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: 

Requires successful completion of a formal Nuclear Medicine Technology program in an AMA approved facility. 

 

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, and/or REGISTRATION: 

Registered and certified in Nuclear Medicine by either the ARRT (N) or the NMTCB. If a new graduate, must be registry eligible with registry completion within 1 year of hire date.  BCLS (CPR) certification.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  1. Administers diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals following instructions outlined in the departmental protocols under the supervision of an Authorized User.
  2. Adheres to departmental radiation safety practices.
  3. Obtains medications, radiopharmaceuticals, or contrast materials as directed for administration by a licensed practitioner, authorized/certified technologist, or registered nurse.
  4. Obtains brief patient history and records all pertinent information on finished exams (i.e., dose information, patient data, dates, views, etc.)
  5. Verifies the correct patient by checking the patient’s armband and validates proof of identity.
  6. Provides emergency on-call coverage after normal working hours (facility dependent).
  7. Explains the procedure to the patient and parents/family members of the patient.
  8. Performs organ concentration and excretion measurements to provide diagnostic information of patient illness.
  9. Maintains an on-going self-study program to ensure competence and knowledge in new techniques or radiopharmaceuticals.
  10. Provides instruction, education and consultation to health care personnel and patients to promote improved quality of patient care.

 

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate on a professional level with physicians, nurses and other ancillary professional staff 
  • Ability to maintain daily schedules
  • Clinical skills to enable recognition and to function accordingly in relation to priorities of patient needs
  • Performs effectively with frequent workload changes and competing demands
  • Basic computer skills

 


 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Clean work area          
  • Frequent exposure to infections, contagious diseases, to the risk of bloodborne diseases
  • Exposure to hazardous anesthetic agents, body fluids and wastes
  • Works with highly technical and sensitive equipment
  • Works with radioactive materials
  • Frequent exposure to radiation, flammable and explosive gas hazards
  • Exposure to a variety of electro-mechanical/power equipment
  • Exposure to moderate noise
  • Subject to injury from moving parts of equipment
  • Handles emergency or crisis situations

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

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to to to    
35% 65% 100% N/A Activity
    X   Standing
    X   Walking
  X     Sitting
  X     Bending
X       Reaching with arms
    X   Finger and hand dexterity
    X   Talking
    X   Hearing
    X   Seeing
        Lifting, carrying, pushing and or pulling:
    X  

20 lbs. maximum

  X    

50 lbs. maximum

      X

100 lbs. maximum