Sanford Health Nuclear Medicine Technologist - Nuclear Medicine in Fargo, North Dakota
Job Title: Nuclear Medicine Technologist | Nuclear Medicine | Fargo
State: North Dakota
Department : Rad Nuclear Medicine
Job Schedule: Full Time
Hours Per Shift: 8 hr
Responsible for administration of nuclear imaging procedures, calculation, diagnostic, therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals, and adjunctive medications using a variety of equipment and strictly adhering to relevant safety standards. Performs quality nuclear medicine imaging examinations through the application of advanced technical knowledge while maintaining strict attention to patient care in accordance with department policy and procedure. Carry out hot lab duties and perform a variety of nuclear medicine studies on inpatients and outpatients in all age groups from neonate to geriatric. Have an understanding of nuclear regulatory commission (NRC) rules and regulations, practice radiation safety, safely operate all cameras and equipment in the department, process and send data to required destinations via computer. Understands the theories and principles behind the equipment and tests performed in the nuclear medicine department. Prepares, measures, and administers radiopharmaceuticals and therapeutically dosages under the direction of a physician. Employs radiation-detecting equipment to perform patient imaging procedures; describes procedures to patients and answers questions. Implements radiation safety standards and quality assurance into daily work and monitors a patient's condition during the course of an imaging procedure. Collects patient information, analyzes data and provides quality images for a physician to diagnose a patient. Dependent on needs of facility and department may also be responsible and cross-trained in performing positron emission tomography computed tomography (PETCT) scans with thorough understanding of all processes related to PETCT. Has ability to perform nuclear medicine procedures after appropriate orientation to the department. Able to work with growth and development needs of unique client populations. Confirmation of thorough understanding of all processes related to PETCT. Demonstrate qualities of a team player. Professionalism and confidentiality will be adhered to at all times. Necessary to be open to change and technology advancements.
Administer radiopharmaceuticals or radiation intravenously to detect or treat diseases, using radioisotope equipment, under direction of a physician. Calculate, measure, and record radiation dosage or radiopharmaceuticals received, used, and disposed, using computer and following physician's prescription. Completes current work according to assigned priorities. Delivers written and oral communication, responds to questions and concerns, and produce specific outcomes and impact. Demonstrates open, friendly, accepting, and supportive behaviors with team members. Identifies common patient safety risks within the organization and how they can be avoided. Maintains current certifications in specialty and continues education when necessary. Participates in QA processes, performance analyses and safety checks on multiple instruments. Position radiation fields, radiation beams, and patient to allow for most effective treatment of patient's disease, using computer. Produce a computer-generated or film image for interpretation by a physician. Provides appropriate degrees of attention to both personal and professional priorities. Responsible for promoting a safe environment for patients, families, staff and visitors and works collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary health care team to provide the best outcomes for patients.
This is a full-time opportunity taking call weekdays, weekends, and holidays. Rotating with other staff.
Certification with the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) required. In addition for the state of North Dakota (ND), licensed with the North Dakota Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (NDMIRT) Board. Registered in positron emission tomography (PET) helpful. Basic Life Support (BLS) required within 60 days of employment, recertification as required. Obtains and subsequently maintains required department specific competencies and certifications. Completion of an approved School of Nuclear Medicine Technology is required.
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State: North Dakota
Job Function: Allied Health
Job Schedule: Full Time
Req Number: req30778