Nuclear Medicine Technologist

  • Location:

    Unknown

  • Category:

    Nuclear Med Tech

  • ID:

    1134

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Start Date:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

    Bao Tran

Job Description

Under medical supervision, the Nuclear Med Tech performs all Nuclear Medicine and/or PET/CT procedures on patients of all ages utilizing various types of imaging equipment. Prepares diagnostic and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals for administration following current radiation safety guidelines and assist in the administration of therapeutic doses. The Nuclear Medicine Technologist follows State and Federal guidelines for the safe use, receipt, and disposal of radioactive materials used in Nuclear Medicine. This position schedules studies in EPIC computer system using good judgment in prioritizing scheduling and works with physicians in Nuclear Medicine to provide a safe and effective operation. The Nuclear Medicine Technologist may be responsible for specific areas of instruction in the training of Radiology students, House Staff and Residents in Nuclear Medicine procedures, protocols, equipment and safety issues. Participates in both clinical and research applications and research study development. On-Call responsibilities are sign up and is rotated between technologists - you must be willing to take your share of call. On-Call responsibilities mean that when you are On-Call, you will answer the phone from Stanford or other Physicians and be able to come in within an hour of being called in if needed, then perform the study. Essential Functions Assists in instructing the Residents and other technologists. Calibrate and draw up radiopharmaceutical materials for administration to patients. Cleans and organizes the section/unit on own initiative, maintains cleanliness and orderliness in assigned camera room. Evaluates recorded images for technical quality. Formulates radiopharmaceutical materials from pre-prepared kits. Calibrates instruments and review calibration data to detect trends indicating instrument malfunction. Monitors supplies and equipment to make necessary orders and helps develops new programs to comply with State and Federal Agencies. Performs a full range of nuclear medicine prescribed imaging techniques and measurements used in medical diagnosis and evaluation. Performs general work when able and helps schedules, work assignments, and staff technologists with section organization and development. Prepares and maintain records concerning radiopharmaceutical receiving, dispensing, and disposal activities Processes computerized image data to include function curves and reconstructed SPECT images and accurately transfer images to the Picture Archive Communication System (PACS) Serves as a team leader with staff. Sets goals to move section to be a more effective unit. Works with Lead Tech to have section/unit meet all ALARA (As Low As Reasonably achievable) Goals. Demonstrates complete knowledge of radiation accidents and is capable of responding to a major accident Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.

Qualifications

  • License/Certification:

    • BLS- Basic Life Support

    • NMT-RHN - California Nuclear Medicine Technologist License

    • And one of the following licenses:

    • ARRT-N - Certified as Nuclear Medicine Technologist by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists

    • NMTCB Certified as Nuclear Medicine Technologist by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board

  • Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

  • Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area

  • Knowledge of medical equipment, instruments, and related functionalities

  • Knowledge of Nuclear Medicine & PET-CT techniques, methods, and equipment

  • Knowledge of principles and procedures involved in the operation of radiologic equipment

  • Knowledge of safety principles and procedures related to PET, Nuclear Medicine and CT

  • Knowledge of Nuclear Medicine & PET-CT quality control and quality assurance

  • Knowledge of structural and organic anatomy including cross-sectional anatomy

  • Knowledge of positioning patients for imaging procedures

  • Knowledge of the principles of image processing and reconstruction

  • Ability to perform required sequences of exacting procedures with accuracy and necessary speed

  • Ability to accurately measure extremely small quantities of liquid samples

  • Ability to perform standard diagnostic procedures using radioactive isotopes and to prepare reports

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization

  • Ability to apply judgment and make informed decisions

  • Ability to demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills

  • Ability to work effectively as a team player

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with diverse groups, including individuals at all levels within and outside the organization and gain their cooperation

  • Strong oral and written communications skills

  • Excellent problem solving skills

  • Strong ability to handle multiple priorities, develop and deliver cost/time-effective solutions

  • Ability to work on multiple overlapping projects

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions