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1-3 years of experience
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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
1/5/2018
Job Category:
Health Care Provider
Industry:
Health Care & Medicine
Nuclear Med/Pet Technologist
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Job Description

Qualifications

 Minimum Education
Associate's Degree

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Graduate of approved program in Nuclear Medicine.

Minimum Work Experience
1 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 1 year of clinical Nuclear Medicine experience in a hospital environment.


Required Skills/Knowledge

Understands and performs all aspects of Nuclear Medicine and PET studies.



Required Licenses and Certifications

Registered Radiography Technologist (ARRT)
Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist (CNMT)
Specific Requirements and Preferences
A.R.R.T. (N) or C.N.M.T certification.


Functional Accountabilities

Quality Control
  1. Maintain required NRC records.
  2. Identify each image with proper and permanent patient data.
  3. Perform all required calibration, wipe tests and other QC tests.
  4. Follow correct procedures regarding warm-up, use and shut-down of equipment.
  5. Check paperwork, PACS and patient charges for accuracy prior to submission and complete RIS assignments immediately following exam.
  6. Maintain cleanliness of exam rooms and equipment; ensure room is prepared & stocked prior to start of exam and at change of shift.
  7. Ensure section is in compliance with all pertinent NRC, DOH, and JCAHO rules, regulations, and standards.
Patient Care
  1. Greet patients respectfully, introduce self to patient and treat all patients/families in a kind, courteous and professional manner; explain exam to patients/parents; communicate with patient throughout the exam and release patient/parent with appropriate follow-up info.
  2. Make every attempt to meet scheduled appointment time and accommodate stat or add-on requests.
  3. May be asked to travel to a CH-affiliated site, be cooperative and willing to assist, when asked.
  4. Ensure proper and safe handling of isotope for preparation of injection to patient; ensure safety standards are followed for staff involved with PET/CT patients.
  5. Work in conjunction with CT Technologists.
  6. Share on call responsibilities with all Nuclear Medicine Technologists, equally.
Clinical Safety
  1. Adhere to all OSHA regulations.
  2. Ensure Time Outs are conducted prior to injection of Isotope.
  3. Inquire about menstrual status and possibility of pregnancy for female adolescents and teens.
  4. Immediately report equipment malfunctions to engineer and complete appropriate paperwork.
  5. Act as coordinator for all equipment repair and calibration.
  6. Practice personal radiation safety.
Adminstrative
  1. Coordinate daily workflow to ensure all patients are serviced in a timely and quality-oriented fashion; prioritize daily patient flow and ensure timely throughput of patients; coordinate lunch schedules for staff and associated coverage.
  2. Provide daily room/area assignments to technologists.
  3. Review future schedule to ensure Isotopes are ordered in timely manner.
  4. Maintain and report all equipment outages via email to manager and change of shift personnel.
  5. Train technologists on new protocols and procedures as needed.
  6. Communicate effectively (orally and written) when handing off information to incoming shift leader or personnel; conduct daily huddles with staff assigned to shift; immediately report personnel issues to manager and or radiology on-call administrator to ensure a professional and safe environment
Professional Development
  1. Maintain A.R.R.T. (N), N.M. C. T. or C.N.M.T. certification.
  2. Biennially update CPR certification.
  3. Complete mandatory annual reviews.
  4. Attend seminars and in-services.
  5. Provide leadership to the modality with regard to patient care, customer service and new technology.
  6. Maintain Point of Care Testing certification for glucose testing.

Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)

Organizational Commitment/Identification
  1. Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
  2. Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
  3. Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
  4. Maintain confidentiality at all times
Customer Service
  1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Teamwork/Communication
  1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  3. Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
  1. Contribute to a positive work environment
  2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
  1. Use resources efficiently
  2. Search for less costly ways of doing things
Safety
  1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance
 

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.