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Performs quality diagnostic general and cardiac nuclear medicine and PET/CT procedures in accordance with standards set by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and/or Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB). This position works within the interdisciplinary team to provide safe and personalized care for patients.
- Performs high quality PET/CT scan procedures to support accurate diagnosis while maintaining high quality patient care.
- Performs IV injections for all nuclear medicine and PET/CT scan procedures.
- Performs high quality general nuclear medicine procedures to support accurate diagnosis.
- Performs high quality cardiac nuclear medicine procedures to support accurate diagnosis.
- Follows all radiation safety practices and protocols for all nuclear medicine and PET/CT procedures.
- Orders, prepares, administers, stores and disposes of radiopharmaceuticals according to established protocols and applicable regulations/standards for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.
- Post processes all nuclear medicine and PET/CT procedures to support accurate diagnosis.
- Uses hospital information systems proficiently including EMR, scheduling, RIS and PACS software applications.
- Performs as back-up to staff absences and vacancies, as necessary.
- Accountability: Accepts full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member; displays honesty and truthfulness; confronts problems quickly; displays a strong commitment to organizational success and inspires others to commit to goals; demonstrates a commitment to National Jewish Health.
- Attention to Detail: Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time. Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
- Peer Relationships: Interacts with others in a constructive, positive, and respectful manner, regardless of individual differences. Assists team members or co-workers in achieving personal goals and completing assignments.
- Patient Relations: Meeting patient and patient family needs; taking responsibility for a patient’s safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes; using appropriate interpersonal techniques to resolve difficult patient situations and regain patient confidence.
- Professional Development or Continuous Learning and Development: Actively identifying new areas for learning; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill to enhance their contribution to the organization.
- Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
- Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
- Be well groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly.
- Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date annually.
- Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the institution.
- Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures.
- Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.
- Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements.
Successful completion of an approved nuclear medicine program required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
A minimum two (2) years experience working full time in general and cardiac nuclear medicine required. A minimum of one (1) year experience in PET/CT required.
Special Training, Certification or Licensure
- Current R.T. (NM) with the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) and/or
- Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) required.
- Current CPR/BLS Healthcare Provider certification required.
- ARRT or NMTCB Certification in CT is preferred.
- If the ARRT certification was obtained prior to 2000 under special eligibility provision, graduation from an accredited program is not required.