Nuclear Medicine Technologist
Performs nuclear medicine procedures inclusive of organ imaging and function studies; assists physician in therapeutic use of radioisotopes. Administers isotope dosage accurately following established department procedures; accurately records dosage administered; observes patient during procedure and reports any unusual occurrences to appropriate personnel.
Ensures operation of imaging equipment by following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions, calling for repairs, maintaining equipment inventories, evaluating new equipment and techniques.
Transfers, positions, and instructs patients regarding the procedure in order to obtain and affect the desired imaging diagnostic results as specified by the physician.
Maintains production and quality of images by following established standards, guidelines, and/or procedures; developing images, observing results; making necessary adjustments.
Works as a member of the healthcare team including physicians, nurses and other health care professionals in diagnostic testing procedures.
Adheres to medical and surgical asepsis and standard precautions as required per procedure.
Practices radiation protection techniques, minimize radiation to patient and staff, following established safety protocols.
Maintains a safe and clean work environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.
Prepares room and equipment for patient.
Prepares the patient and explains the procedure; observes the patient’s status before, during and after procedure.
Identifies patient service requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand service requirements.
Gains patient cooperation by reducing anxieties; providing explanations of examinations and procedures, answering questions.
Maintains inventory control; checks equipment, supplies and accessories on a regular basis; performs routine daily equipment maintenance and cleaning.
Performs clerical duties and transports patients as required.
Uses all department systems, including order entry, scheduling, patient location, and transport, and radiology information system.
Assists with quality control/performance improvement measures as required..
Assists in the clinical education of students and peers.
Adheres to TMC organizational and department-specific safety, confidentiality, values, policies and standards.
Performs related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school.
EXPERIENCE: One (1) years of related Nuclear Medicine experience preferred, but not required.
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Arizona license (MRTBE) required and either American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT-N) or Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Boards (NMTCB).