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Munson Medical Center Nuclear Medicine Technologist in Cadillac, Michigan

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Completion of an AMA approved course in Radiologic Technology, in a college based school of Radiologic Technology with additional training specializing in Nuclear Medicine.

Registered as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist with the American Registry of Radiologic and Nuclear Technologists and in good standing

Previous experience as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist preferred, but not required.

Maintains BCLS certification with annual renewal.

ORGANIZATION

Receives functional supervision from the Coordinator for Nuclear Medicine and reports to the Radiology Sr Coordinator of Operations or the Director of Radiolgy.

AGE OF PATIENTS SERVED

Cares for patients in the age category(s) checked below:

Neonatal (birth-1 mo) Young adult (18 yr-25 yrs) Infant (1 mo-1 yr) Adult (26 yrs-54 yrs) Early childhood (1 yr-5 yrs) Sr. Adult (55 yrs-64 yrs) Late childhood (6 yrs-12 yrs) Geriatric (65 yrs & above) Adolescence (13 yrs-17 yrs) X All ages (birth & above) No direct clinical contact with patients

SPECIFIC DUTIES

  • Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of Munson Healthcare

  • Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare.

  • Promotes personal and patient safety.

  • Has basic understanding of Relationship-Based Care (RBC) principles, meets expectations outlined in Commitment To My Co-workers, and supports RBC unit action plans.

  • Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times

  1. Responsible for preparation and administration of radiopharmaceuticals to patients under the direction of a radiologist, holding and turning patients, assisting in sterile procedures, and other related duties as required

  2. Is responsible for the care of those patients assigned to him/her form the time the patient arrives until they leave. Must be courteous, tactful and discrete in handling patients, with quality care and patient safety of the first concern.

  3. Transfers and properly positions patients for examinations in order to obtain desired Nuclear Medicine specifications. Provides immobilization as required and protection in accordance with prescribed safety standards.

  4. Selects and operates equipment, selecting proper technical factors on an individual patient basis.

  5. Processes and loads images to PAC.

  6. Is responsible for producing acceptable quality Nuclear Medicine scans as determined by the Radiologist.

  7. Is responsible for the care of the nuclear medicine room assigned and if unassigned, to those duties and responsibilities relating to his/her reassignment.

  8. Secures and returns supplies. Maintains stock room.

  9. Reports Nuclear Medicine equipment failure to service engineer using proper forms and maintaining appropriate records.

  10. Responsible for equipment calibration and radioisotope assay operation.

  11. Adheres to prescribed standards for Radiation Safety.

  12. Maintains adequate records of radioisotope receipts use, storage, and disposal in accordance with state and federal guidelines.

  13. May assist in the use of a variety of equipment or procedure not routinely taught.

  14. Performs a variety of related clerical tasks as necessary.

  15. Performs on call duty, and holidays as assigned.

  16. Takes advantage of opportunities for continuing education as provided by the department or seminars available for the various specialties

  17. Handles equipment in a responsible, professional manner.

  18. Must be exacting in recording the required patient information on department forms and Nuclear Medicine films.

  19. Must be able to act quickly and decisively in emergency situations and deviate from routine procedures when specific patient conditions require. Must be able to diplomatically handle stressful situations and use tact and judgment in dealings with patients and others.

  20. Makes judgments regarding priority of own work when high volume situations arise, still maintaining the overall priorities established by the Manager of Technical Staff.

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