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To perform and/or assist with all imaging functions and procedures in the Department of Nuclear Medicine, following departmental guidelines and manual, as well as rules and regulations of the Hospital Center and appropriate outside agencies.
- Performs imaging and non-imaging Nuclear Medicine procedures.
- Applies the necessary technical judgment to obtain studies of an acceptable diagnostic quality according to written protocols and the patients’ needs.
- Assists, prepares and positions patients as required to perform radiological procedures.
- Provides patient education relevant to specific imaging procedures by informing the patient of the nature of the procedure, the area to be imaged and any specific instructions the patient may need
- Ensures all radiographic images are appropriately labeled as specified by the department SOP
- Monitors and assays shipments of radioactive materials.
- Checks in unit doses and distributes to appropriate locations.
- Prepares radiopharmaceuticals stock and measures patient doses thereof, following and performing all quality control guidelines and procedures.
- Calibrates all instruments daily, and imaging processing as needed.
- Ensures that all studies performed are completed in IDX (Radiology Information System) in a timely fashion
- Ensures Radiology room and equipment cleanliness, at the start and at the end of the shift, to include removal of soiled or dirty linen.
- Maintains supplies and accessories in imaging room necessary to safely perform duties, as required.
- Accurately records all required patient tracking information into IDX (Radiology Information System).
- Performs comprehensive computer processing and data manipulation.
- Maintains required records of utilization and disposal of radioactive materials, monitoring, surveys, etc.
- Administers radiopharmaceutical to patients orally or intravenously under supervision of director or designee.
- Performs radiation surveys of department to ensure safety and performs decontamination procedures when necessary.
- Schedules exams into IDX (Radiology Information System) as required
- Informs supervisor or appropriate personnel of needed repairs to equipment or unsafe conditions
- Assists physician directly as required.
- Prevents the spread of infection to self, patients, visitors, and other employees by adhering to infection control policies and protocol.
Associates Degree with completion of Nuclear Medicine training school.
Minimum 1 year of full time experience as a Nuclear Medicine Tech. Experience in S.P.E.C.T. is necessary.
ARRT(N) and/or CNMT from an accredited organization