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Appalachian Regional Healthcare

Appalachian Regional Healthcare

Whitesburg, KY, USA
Posted on Saturday, December 30, 2023

Nuclear Tech

Job Locations US-KY-Whitesburg
Requisition ID
2023-30253
# of Openings
1
Category
Allied Health
Community
WHITESBURG APPALACHIAN REGIONAL HSP
Posted Date
5 months ago(12/29/2023 9:45 AM)
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Department
Radiology-Nuclear Medicine
Shift
Day Shift

Overview

Performs nuclear medicine imaging studies in accordance with physician orders and departmental guidelines. Prepares and transports patients as necessary. Prepares imaging equipment, room, and images, as need for interpretation. Verifies and completes studies in RIS and PACS. Maintains Quality Control on Equipment as Instructed.

Special Instructions

Nuclear Medicine Technologist Registered, Day shift M-F No call, ARRT Certification. MAJOR ACTIVITIES: Prepares stock solutions of radioactive materials and calculates doses to be administered by the Radiologist. Positions the patient for radiation imaging procedures. Subjects patients to radiation as prescribed by Radiologist. Measures glandular activity, traces radioactive doses, and calculates the amount of radiation. Executes blood volume, red cell survival, and fat absorption studies, following standard laboratory techniques. Completes images of the drugs as they pass through or locate in different parts of a patient's body. Detects existence of pathological conditions by viewing images on a screen or on films. Administers small quantities of radioactive drugs to patients and the body specimens taken from patient such as blood and urine, and measures for drug and/or hormone content. Insures that radiation safety procedures are carefully followed in the handling and storage of radioactive materials used. Performs other related duties within the scope of the job classification. Nuclear Medical Technologist Page 2 D. EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE Bachelors or Associate degree in a physical and biological science or licensed Registered Nurse or Radiologic Technologist. AND Completion of a one year program certified by the Committee on Allied Health Education Accreditation or four years clinical experience in Nuclear Medicine AND Successful completion of the Nuclear Medical Technology Certification Examination OR High school graduate with six years clinical experience in nuclear medicine technology under the supervision of a physician who is licensed in the practice of nuclear medicine, isotopic pathology or nuclear radiology AND Successful completion of the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Examination (AART). E. POSITION PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must possess the physical ability needed to exert 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally; and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently; and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for light work.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare radioactive isotopes for administration to patients. • Fill hypodermic syringe with specified amount of isotope and tagging component • Observe strict precautions in handling isotopes to safeguard against overexposure to radiation. • Follow recommended guidelines of the nuclear regulatory commission (NRC) A.L.A.R.A. program.
  • Operate gamma camera and related computers. • Keep records of tests conducted, test results, use, and disposition of isotopes. • Follows the hospital exposure control plans/bloodborne and airborne pathogens. • Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.
  • Promotes effective working relations and works effectively as part of a department/unit team inter- and intradepartmentally to facilitate the department's/unit's ability to meet its goals and objectives. • Attends all required safety training programs and can describe his/her responsibilities related to general safety, department/service safety, and specific job-related hazards.
  • Must be available for on call assignments, as needed.

Qualifications

  • Associate's Degree Graduate of an approved nuclear medicine program that meets requirements for Certification as established by State Guidelines Required
  • 1-3 years Preferred
  • Current CPR Certification Basic Computer Skills ALARA guidelines Must be able to meet hospital on-call requirements.
  • Must be certified by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (N.M.T.C.B.), or be ARRT Registered or be certified with the State. State license required. Required

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