Nuclear Medicine Technologist - Per Diem - Palm Bay Hospital

Health First Palm Bay, FL

About the Job

Description:

POSITION SUMMARY\:

To be fully engaged in providing No Harm / Quality, Customer Experience, and Stewardship by\: Being committed to the Health First I CARE Values\: Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence; Being engaged and contributing to a positive and productive work environment; Producing quality images; Following all HF, hospital and departmental protocols in a professional, memorable and timely manner; Mentoring the technical development of co-workers and students within a team concept.'

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES\:

  • Maintain a safe environment for patients/customers, team members and yourself.

  • Ensure the correct procedure is performed on the correct patient by verifying two forms of patient identification on “Every Patient / Every Time”.

  • Perform “time out” process prior to starting any invasive procedure.

  • Adhere to ALARA principles of radiation safety.

  • Knowledge regarding location of emergency equipment/supplies and how to use such equipment/supplies.

  • Familiar with the Health First Emergency Kardex and responsibilities in relation to specified emergent codes.

  • Responsible for hurricane preparedness and your duties as a Health First associate.

  • Follow Infection Control policies and procedures; practice aseptic and sterile techniques.

  • Effectively document and communicate pertinent and required information.

  • Report malfunctioning equipment to the appropriate department, fellow associate and management in a timely manner.

  • Accurately complete all required documentation/forms – written/electronic (ex\: patient history, pregnancy, IV contrast, procedural consent, MAR, safety portal, medication reconciliation, PACS.

  • Review exam orders from medical charts and/or prescriptions prior to performing an exam.

  • Obtain pertinent patient history from the requisition, the patient, the medical chart or other sources.

  • Perform procedure protocols, produce images consistent with image quality standards and follow all Federal, State and Regional healthcare regulations and adhere to Joint Commission/ACR standards.

  • Properly position patients and uses appropriate technique. 

  • Assure that exam rooms are clean, neat, stocked and disinfected; and that equipment is clean, disinfected and ready for the next patient encounter.
  • Follow proper image retrieval and file processes.
  • Participate in quality initiatives and offer suggestions for departmental improvements including departmental protocols, policies, and procedures.
  • Accept additional responsibilities to assist with reaching departmental goals/initiatives.
  • Attend staff meetings/in-services as required.
  • Reads and signs off on all staff meeting minutes as required.
  • Properly identifies, prepares and/or administers medications that are within the technologists scope of practice as prescribed by a licensed independent practitioner.
  • Perform radiation safety tasks within required time limits and in accordance with BRC guidelines.
  • Completes computer processing for the Nuclear Medicine diagnostic imaging procedures Performs therapeutic nuclear medicine procedures Prepares radiopharmaceuticals from cold kits.
  • Prepares and administers the correct radiopharmaceutical to the correct patient by the correct route in the correct dosage.
Qualification:

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED\:

  • Graduate of a JRCNMT Nuclear Medicine Program.
  • Possess current license as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist in the State of Florida.
  • Registered or registry eligible by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).
  • Prior Nuclear Medicine experience preferred.
  • Must hold current AHA BLS Healthcare Provider Completion Card prior to start date and maintain.
  • Computer-related skills deemed pertinent for optimal technical performance.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to report to department within 30 minutes when on call.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS\:

  • Able to walk, bend, stoop, reach, and lift throughout their shift.

  • Able to move, lift, or position patients as required.

  • Able to push wheelchairs, stretchers, and beds.

  • Dependable and flexible in relation to covering required shifts.