Nuclear Med Technologist - Atrium Health University - PRN
Job ID: 827961
Charlotte, NC, United States
Date Posted: Dec 29, 2020
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.
- 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.
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.