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University of New Mexico Hospital: Nuclear Medicine Technologist Ii - Per Diem

Company: University of New Mexico Hospital
Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Job Description:

Position Summary: Perform multidisciplinary tasks using evolving radiologic instrumentation, radiopharmaceuticals techniques and procedures. Provide patient centered care with empathetic and instructional patient care and monitoring. Apply detailed attention to procedural accuracy, dosage, calibration, and administration of patient services. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups. Accountability: RADIOLOGY PROCEDURES Use published procedures, techniques and radiopharmaceutical administration guidelines to produce images and lab results RADIOPHARMACEUTICALS Prepare radiopharmaceuticals for injection, ingestion, and inhalation; measure radioactivity dosage, maintain records; maintain safe procedures for handling, administration, storage and disposal of materialsPATIENT CARE Verify patient identification, pregnancy status, breast-feeding status, and order for procedure; maintain proper patientcommunication throughout procedure QUALITY Use proper procedures to ensure quality results from imaging equipment, radiation detection equipment, detection and counting devicesRADIATION SAFETY Maintain compliance with regulations and procedures for radioactive contamination monitoring and decontamination, disposal of radioactive waste; provide instruction on radiation hazards and principles of radiation safetyIMAGING Operate gamma cameras with sealed sources of radioactive material for transmission imaging with single photon emission tomography or positron emission tomography and transmission imaging when performed as part of SPECT/CT or PET/CT including diagnostic CTCONTRAST MEDIA Prepare and administer contrast media/agentsRECORDS Complete department and hospital records for billing and procedure monitoring; participate in quality assurance programs; maintain daily radiopharmaceutical records and patient log book; complete regular monitoring surveyMAINTENANCE Perform or assist with preventive maintenance, quality assurance, and minor equipment repair; calibrate cameras, dosecalibrators; measure radionuclidesPATIENT SAFETY 1 Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocolsPATIENT SAFETY 2 Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processesPATIENT SAFETY 3 Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue riskPATIENT SAFETY 4 Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely mannerPATIENT SAFETY 5 Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may 'not seem right'Education Requirements: Comm on Allied Health and Accred (AMA), accred pgm Nuc MedLicensure/Certification Requirements: American Registry of Radiologic Technologist Certificate Nuclear (ARRT-N) or National Certification Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) (CNMT) American Registry of Radiologic Technologist Certificate (ARRT-(R) and/or (CT))Nuclear Medicine Technologist in State of NM or Fusion Imaging License in State of NMIntermediate Life Support (ILS) Certification or obtain within 6 months of date of positionCPR Certification for Healthcare/BLS Providers or for Professional Rescuers or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of positionExperience Requirements Preferred: Bilingual English/SpanishPhysical Demands Requirements: Medium Work: Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.Licensure/Certification Requirements Preferred: American Registry of Radiologic Technologist CT CertificationProfessional licensure as appropriate to the clinical objectives of the unit: American Registry of Radiologic Technologist CT CertificationTesting Requirements: Obtain UNMH IV verification within 3 months of date of positionTuberculin Skin Test required annuallyWorking Conditions Requirements: Med Haz: Mod exposure to chemicals, dangerous equipment and/or materials requiring basic safety precautions

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