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Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Part time

Company: St. Lukes
Location: Quakertown
Posted on: July 27, 2022

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.Performs diagnostic and therapeutic Nuclear Medicine studies on patients based on departmental procedures. Orders, measures and administers radiopharmaceuticals. Schedules house patient studies. Adheres to all state and federal regulations dealing with the functions of the Nuclear Medicine Department. The intent of this job description is to provide a summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this position and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Performance of Nuclear Medicine procedures in compliance with St. Luke's established protocols and state and federal regulations governing activities in Nuclear Medicine. Educates patients regarding Nuclear Medicine procedures.Performance of Quality Control on all equipment.Demonstrates proficiency in venipuncture with radioactive liquids.Scheduling of patients and ordering of radionuclides.Gives direction and assists in clean up of accidents or spills involving radioactive materials.Maintenance of Hot Lab and waste disposal areas in accordance with regulations.Demonstrates competency in the knowledge of the RIS modules appropriate to their job responsibilities.Receives radionuclides.Maintains responsibility for own professional development through active participation in inservices and/or continuing education programs.Knowledgeable regarding patient condition, history and appropriate background and information pertinent to proposed examination.Accountable for quality of digital images sent to PACS. Verify correct patient is selected from worklist, ensures accuracy of Medical Record information prior to being sent to PACS.Maintain competence in the use of the Patient Tracking System.Responsible for the success of the department to achieve Press Ganey goal of 90%. Every patient should receive patient education and your personalized business card. Apology cards should be sent or given to all patients when we do not meet their expectations. You will be required to submit a list of these patients to your manager at evaluation time.Maintains confidentiality of all materials handled within the Network/Entity as well as the proper release of information. Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding issues of employee, patient and environmental safety and follows appropriate reporting requirements.Demonstrates/models the Network's Service Excellence Standards of Performance in interactions with all customers (internal and external). Demonstrates Performance Improvement in the following areas as appropriate: Clinical Care/Outcomes, Customer/Service Improvement, Operational System/Process, and Safety.Demonstrates financial responsibility and accountability through the effective and efficient use of resources in daily procedures, processes and practices.Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding attendance and dress code. Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth and development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated.PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:Sitting for up to 1 hour at a time per day, standing for up to 1 hour at a time per day, walking for up to 7 hours per day (up to 50 minutes at a time). Frequent fingering, handling and grasping with hands. Frequent use of upper extremities for lifting objects up to 50 pounds, occasionally up to 75 pounds. Frequent holding of objects of up to 10 pounds. Frequent pushing against objects which weigh up to 100 pounds (objects are usually on wheels) and frequent pulling of objects which weigh up to 350 pounds. Frequent stooping/bending and reaching above the shoulder level and occasional crouching. Feeling as it relates to palpating of patient's veins. Hearing both high and low frequencies, and volumes ranging from very soft to that of normal conversation. Seeing as it relates to general vision, near vision, color vision and depth perception.QUALIFICATIONS:EDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited school of Nuclear Medicine Technology and certified by the ARRT and/or NMTCB. Must pass registry within 1 year of hire date. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Mandatory competency of clinical experience and didactic training under the supervision of an accredited school of Nuclear Medicine Technology. Current CPR certification required.Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: St. Lukes, Bethlehem , Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Part time, Healthcare , Quakertown, Pennsylvania

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