JOB DESCRIPTION: Provides quality care to the patients receiving diagnostic and interventional radiology procedures. Communicates patient needs and responses through appropriate verbal and written correspondence. Ensures documentation is complete and accurate regarding all aspects of patient care. Responsible for proper operation of imaging and specialty equipment as well as keeps abreast of uses of medical devices. Takes precautions to minimize patient and staff exposure to radiation. Assumes responsibility and provides direct care for all procedures performed in this area. Ensures that patients have been prepared for procedures. Provides quality care to patients during procedures. Explains procedures to patients to reduce their anxiety and obtain patient cooperation. Assists with patient/family education. Keeps patient and families abreast of patient's progress. Assumes responsibility and provides direct quality care for patients receiving Nuclear Medicine and PET exams. Responsible for radiologic care and assists with clinical care of patient. Performs efficiently in emergency situations. Sets up imaging rooms to include equipment and supplies. Prepares, measures and administers radiopharmaceuticals in diagnostic procedures. Responsible for acquiring, processing and photographing optimum exams for diagnostic interpretation. May support or assist in research and related activities. Demonstrates an adequate knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Provides more complex technical care necessary to meet identified patient needs. Assists with performing and planning multiple diagnostic procedures in appropriate time sequence. Acts as a resource for students and junior techs. Responsible for completing all aspects of patient care documentation following the established charting procedure. Enters procedures in Radiology Information System to ensure billing of exams/procedure. Prepares billing sheet and submits per guidelines. Prepares and maintains records and reports including the receipt, dispensing and disposal of radioactive materials. Participates in performance improvement data collection. Effectively communicates with patients, family and other health care team members. Communicates and works well with staff and promotes team approach. Provides clinical guidance to radiologic students and ancillary staff. May serve as preceptor for new staff and students. Operates all diagnostic equipment, including Scintillation Cameras, PET Scanners, Uptake Probes, Well Counters, Dose Calibrators and GM Meters. Requires knowledge of procedural supplies and location of supplies. Prepares stock solutions of radiopharmaceutical materials. Ensures that procedure rooms are stocked.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must be a graduate of an accredited school of Nuclear Medicine Technology, be registered in Nuclear medicine with the ARRT or the Nuclear medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB). CPR certification required. Must have a minimum of two (2) years experience.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.