Nuclear Medicine Technologist
Posted on Jan 23, 2019 by Greenview Regional Hospital
Long-established as an important part of Southern Kentucky, TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital is a Joint Commission-accredited, 211-bed hospital located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. TriStar Greenview offers services like an expanded Emergency Department, Cardiac Cath Lab, accredited Chest Pain Center, Advance Primary Stroke Center, and an Orthopaedics program featuring Blue Distinction® designation for hip and knee replacement.
TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital is currently looking for a Nuclear Medicine Technologist (PRN/As Needed).
The Nuclear Medicine Technologist performs a variety of technical procedures that require rational independent judgment, ingenuity, and initiative in performing scans with basic departmental functions and goals. Identifies cultural differences and incorporates into care. Utilizes translation services when indicated. Participates in performance improvement activities to assure continuous quality improvement. Provides care and coordinates participation that fosters the goals of the hospital's mission statement. Cares for Neonate/Infant (0-12 months) Pediatrics (1 - 17 years) Adults (18 - 79 years) Elderly (80 years).
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 to detect radiation emitted and to produce image.
- 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.
- Trains, orients and mentors staff members.
- Follows radiation safety techniques in use and disposal of radioactive materials.
- Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
- Provides a safe environment for patient, visitor and employees through identifying/correcting/reporting health and safety hazards.
- Graduate of an accredited program for Nuclear Medicine preferred.
- ARRT (R)(N) and/or (NMTCB) or registry eligible
- Current Kentucky Nuclear Medicine License
- Minimum of one year experience in Nuclear Medicine field is preferred
- New employees have up to 90 days from date of hire to obtain the American Heart Association BLS for healthcare provider.
- Customer service abilities including effective listening skills.
- Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment.
- Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50 lbs.
At its founding in 1968, Nashville-based HCA was one of the nation's first hospital companies. Today, we are the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, a company comprised of locally managed facilities that includes about 165 hospitals and 115 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England and employing approximately 204,000 people. Approximately four to five percent of all inpatient care delivered in the country today is provided by HCA facilities. Milton Johnson serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HCA.
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