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Nuclear Medicine Technologist -NMT23-01711

Company: Evergreen Technologies LLC
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Position: Nuclear Medicine Technologist
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Job Description:
In this highly technical allied imaging professional position, you'll collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to provide the very best imaging services, which include ultrasound, CT scan, PET scan, interventional radiology, digital mammography, and nuclear medicine. The primary purpose of this position is to provide for and perform diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine procedures and related techniques for the interpretation by or at the request of a license practitioner.
Experience Qualifications and Certification:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of Radiologic Technology or Nuclear Medicine (required)
  • CNMT Certification upon hire (required) or ART
  • 2 years Radiology experience (required) Major Duties:
    • Work closely with the nuclear medicine physician(s) to optimize patient care and obtain the highest quality images.
    • Prepare, assay, and administer radiopharmaceutical doses by injection, inhalation or ingestion as prescribed.
    • Be proficient in introducing intravenous catheters in patients for administration of radiopharmaceuticals and/or medications.
    • Test blood glucose levels in patients and assist with vital sign monitoring. Respond properly to results that are outside normal range. Follow appropriate steps for critical results notification.
    • Be knowledgeable of possible side effects attributable to radiopharmaceuticals and/or other non-radioactive medications to be administered. Take immediate action to remedy any noted effects.
    • Receive patients, explain procedures, answer questions relating to the procedure, position patient for all necessary views and tend to their comfort for the duration of the procedure. Use closed-loop communication for both the outpatient and inpatient setting.
    • Obtain pertinent clinical data from the patient, electronic chart, requisition, and interviewing the patient and/or family.
    • Appropriately move and position wheelchair and bed bound patients safely using ergonomic methods of patient transfer, and utilizing lift assistance, as needed.
    • Be vigilant in-patient safety. Maintain patient safety at all times and notify the Supervisory Nuclear Medicine Technologist concerning any safety issues to be corrected.
    • Work closely with Nuclear Cardiac Stress Lab staff to maximize patient care throughput and efficiency. Collaborate with stress lab personnel regarding injections, scheduling and care of patients undergoing myocardial perfusion imaging procedures.
    • Operate nuclear medicine equipment such as gamma cameras, hybrid scanners, well counters, GM survey meters, thyroid uptake system, and dose calibrators for various patient procedures.
    • Administrative functions may include participating in procuring supplies and equipment; documenting laboratory operations; participating in radiation safety protocols and taking an active role in radiation reduction programs; participating in departmental inspections conducted by various licensing, regulatory, and accrediting agencies; participating in departmental quality assurance or quality improvement projects; and participating in scheduling patient procedures.
    • Understand and be able to perform exposure rate calculations.
    • Perform a full range of nuclear medicine diagnostic imaging, non-imaging, in-vitro and therapeutic procedures, including highly specialized computer assisted studies such as gated, tomographic, quantitative procedures. Perform anatomic/hybrid imaging procedures (example: SPECT/CT), as well as bone densitometry/DXA in accordance with ISCD guidelines.
    • Keep up to date with new imaging and therapeutic agents, procedures and methods. Assist in the development of procedure protocols or use in the clinical department(s).
    • Analyse images for quality. Recommend techniques or additional images, when necessary. Participate in quality assurance activity, such as precision assessment.
    • Be knowledgeable in physiology, as well as anatomy. This includes skills needed for hybrid imaging.
    • Correctly administer radioactive pharmaceuticals to patients. Utilize necessary quality management methods of patient identification, such as the use of two unique identifiers and using active rather than passive identification. Follow National Patient Safety Guidelines put forth by the Joint Commission.

Keywords: Evergreen Technologies LLC, Fort Worth , Nuclear Medicine Technologist -NMT23-01711, Healthcare , Fort Worth, Texas

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