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Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Job ID: 8420
Location: Vancouver, WA
Work Type: Per Diem - Relief
Shift: Variable
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 0.00
Benefit Eligibility: Select benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Nuclear Medicine Technologist for a Per Diem/Relief, Variable position.  Hourly compensation starts at $35.68, more depending on experience.

Summary:
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.

Detailed responsibilities:
* Applies ALARA principle to ensure appropriate radiation safety for self, staff and patient. Evaluates patient for pregnancy prior to exam as indicated.
* Demonstrates the ability to adapt exam to address problems of patient care as they arise making decisions to appropriately resolve problems.
* Integrates previous imaging studies, laboratory results, patient history and medical records to optimize exam.
* Maintain records of receipt, dispensing and disposal of radioactive materials. Maintain records of equipment quality control, radiation monitoring and surveys.
* 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.
* Organizes daily work schedule and performs related clerical duties as required.
* Perform most appropriate examination based on patient information through consultation with interpreting physician and/or ordering physician as necessary.
* Prepare, supply and equip exam room to meet the needs of requested examinations and to meet specific physician requirements for procedures.
* Prepares, calibrates and administers radiopharmaceuticals according to protocol.
* Provide patient education and instruction prior to and after examination. Provide training/education to staff and students as indicated.
* Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
Education
Education:
Essential:
* Technical Program

Education equivalent experience:
Essential:
* Graduate of accredited Nuclear Medicine Technology program or equivalent.

Credentials
Credentials:
Essential:
* Nuclear Medicine Technologist Certification
* Basic Life Support
* Radiology Technologist - Washington


Other information:
Experience/Training
-Minimum of one-year prior experience is preferred.
-Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth, development and life stages to meet each patient’s need.
-Demonstrated venipuncture competency.
-PACS/RIS knowledge is required.
-EMR knowledge preferred.

Other Skills/Requirements
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills
-Strong organizational and analytical skills
-Ability to manage multiple priorities, projects and display flexibility in a fast paced and changing work environment

Working Conditions
Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more. Work requires frequent exposure to toxic materials or hazardous waste. Ability to lift objects weighing up to 80 lbs. Job duties may require intense concentration or attention to detail (34-65% of work time). Work requires active physical exertion up to 33% of the time.

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

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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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