Nuclear Medicine Tech PRN
Perform all job functions of the Nuclear Medicine Technologist. Must be able to be on an on-call status and respond within thirty (30) minutes of notification. Competent to perform more than one imaging modality (Cat Scan, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, Radiology, MRI) preferred.
The Nuclear Medicine Tech conducts organ or body scans with radioactive isotopes in order to provide diagnostic aid to physicians. The position's tasks and responsibilities include:
- Prepares radioactive isotopes for administration to patients in accordance with physicians' orders.
- Positions patients and adjusts immobilization devices.
- Explains procedures to patients and addresses concerns.
- Administers and records isotope dosage.
- Performs diagnostic studies on patients using scanners or scintillation cameras to detect radiation emitted and to produce image of organ on photographic film.
- Administers therapeutic doses of radiopharmaceuticals under direction of physician.
- Maintains and calibrates equipment.
- Monitors, records and communicates as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems.
- Utilizes knowledge of age specific needs of patient in performance of duties and responsibilities.
- Assists with transporting patients.
- Orients and mentors new staff members.
- Follows radiation safety techniques in use and disposal of radioactive materials.
- Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
- Excellent communication and customer service skills.
- Ability to work with minimal supervision.
- Ability to make independent decisions while maintaining tact, maturity and a positive attitude. Initiative and judgment required in assuming responsibilities.
Performs Diagnostic Radiographic, C-Arm, Fluoroscopy, Portable, and Surgery Procedures. Must be able to be on an on-call status and respond within thirty (30) minutes of notification. Competent to perform more than one imaging modality (Cat Scan, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, Radiology, MRI) preferred.
Alliance is a $71 million hospital being built near Interstate-35W and North Tarrant Parkway. The three-story hospital will be added to the west side of a free-standing emergency department HCA opened at the site in late 2011. The hospital initially was planned for four stories, but instead it will enlarge a second floor dedicated to women's services, he said. The structure will be able to support six stories.
In addition to women's services, the acute-care hospital will offer surgical services, imaging, endoscopy, women's services, a medical/surgical unit, intensive care unit and a neonatal intensive care unit. The plan is to open in early 2015 with 50 beds, growing to approximately 250 within the next 3 years.Qualifications: Education/Skills
- Associate Degree
- Technical or vocational training
Licenses, Registrations and/or Certifications
- Prefer at least 1 year of NM experience
- ARRT(N) and/or CNMTB, MRT, and BLS required.