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Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Job ID: 42570
Location: Bellingham, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, Washington is seeking a Nuclear Medicine Technologist for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Day position.  Hourly compensation starts at $41.57, more depending on experience. Plus, PeaceHealth offers outstanding benefits, including health/dental/vision, retirement and generous paid time off! 

Perform all routine and specialized nuclear medicine procedures by integrating medical knowledge and technical skills with effective patient interaction to provide quality patient care and accurate diagnostic information.

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.

Details about the position:

  1. Prepare, supply, and equip exam room to meet the needs of requested examinations and to meet specific physician requirements for procedures.
  2. Organizes daily work schedule and performs related clerical duties as required.
  3. Integrates previous imaging studies, laboratory results, patient history and medical records to optimize exam.
  4. Perform most appropriate examination based on patient information through consultation with interpreting physician and/or ordering physician as necessary.
  5. Provide patient education and instruction prior to and after examination. Provide training/education to staff and students as indicated.
  6. Demonstrates the ability to adapt exam to address problems of patient care as they arise making decisions to appropriately resolve problems.
  7. Applies ALARA principle to ensure appropriate radiation safety for self, staff and patient. Evaluates patient for pregnancy and/or breastfeeding prior to exam as indicated.
  8. Operates computer and nuclear medicine equipment for data acquisition, reconstruction and documentation of images and performs quality control measures for the purpose of ensuring optimal quality images.
  9. Prepares, calibrates, and administers radiopharmaceuticals according to protocol.
  10. Maintain records of receipt, dispensing and disposal of radioactive materials. Maintain records of equipment quality control, radiation monitoring and surveys.
  11. Performs other patient care activities, duties and responsibilities as assigned consistent with caregiver’s scope of practice, training, experience and license/certification/registration.
  12. Performs other duties as assigned.

What you bring:

  • Graduate of accredited Nuclear Medicine Technology program or equivalent required.
  • NM Certification by NMTCB and/or ARRT (NM) required.
  • Certification/Registration/Licensure as required by the State for trained modality.
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
  • Demonstrated venipucture competency.
  • PACS/RIS knowledge is required.

About the community:

Experience small-city flavor and join our dedicated team in beautiful Bellingham, Washington! Located 90 minutes north of Seattle and 30 minutes south of British Columbia, Canada, this idyllic city has been rated as one of America's most desirable communities by Money, Outside, Kiplinger, Forbes, and National Geographic magazines. Head to Mount Baker for a day in the snow. Tour the San Juan Islands by sea kayak or sailboat. Trek the North Cascades on foot. Stay in town to explore the shops and cafes of historic Fairhaven and Downtown and then catch a show at Mount Baker Theater – you can do it all in Bellingham!

For a complete description, or for questions, please contact Andrea, [email protected]

This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement. There may be more than one opening on this posting.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.  

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.  EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.

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