Nuc Med Tech I-PD

Summary:
Under general supervision of Lead Technologist of Nuclear Medicine but according to established policies and procedures performs a variety of technical tasks designed to facilitate the use of in-vivo Nuclear Medicine procedures by physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of illness and injuries. Calculates correct dosage of radiopharmaceuticals and administers to the patient. Performs imaging scans using gamma cameras and scanners

 

Responsibilities:
Explains the nature of each test procedure to patient in order to allay fears and anxieties. Assists patient into assuming the correct anatomical position for display of body areas to be studied.



Calculates and administers to correct dosages of radiopharmaceuticals and administers by intravenous or intra-muscular injection ingestion or inhalation of radioactive gases in order to produce the desired concentration of isotopes in the specific body area.



Operates gamma cameras and scanners in order to produce desired images and measure concentrations of radioactive isotopes in specific body areas. Adjusts controls according to knowledge of standard procedures in order to ensure that examination results are desired quality.



Calibrates and conducts quality control checks on all equipment used within the department.



Performs administrative and clerical tasks with Nuclear Medicine such as preparing patient charts scheduling tests recording data or radiopharmaceuticals and calibration tests and completing patient records.



Participates in Nuclear Medicine training program by demonstrating and observing clinical techniques to students.



Maintains order and cleanliness of examination and laboratories.

 

Other information:
BASIC KNOWLEDGE:

Completion of accredited training program in Nuclear Medicine Technology is required.



Current and valid license from the Department of Health to practice in the State of Rhode Island.



Registry by at least one of the following bodies:

- American Registry of Radiologic Technologists � Nuclear Medicine.

- Nuclear Medicine Technologists� Certification Board.



The interpersonal skills necessary to interface effectively with patients in order to allay their fears and anxieties departmental staff physicians and others.



The analytical ability to calculate and prepare readiopharmaceutical isotopes according to the standard procedure required by the test given.



The ability to operate all modern Nuclear Medicine equipment within the department.



Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care patients with consideration of aging processes human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.



EXPERIENCE:

One to three months progressively more responsible job related experience is required.



WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Regularly exposed to radioactive materials but there is little chance of injury when established safety procedures are followed.



Works in Nuclear Medicine Department where there is little discomfort due to noise and dust but some discomfort due to heat from testing equipment.



Work requires considerable amounts of walking and standing.



The physical ability to lift and/or position patients.



SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: None

 

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Location: Rhode Island Hospital USA:RI:Providence

 

Work Type: Per Diem

 

Shift: 4

 

Union: UNAP