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Nuclear Medicine Technologist - Casual

at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Are you interested in working for an organization passionate about love and excellence? ChristianaCareis a nonprofit health system with a mission of service. We believe that the key to providing truly excellent health care is to partner with our patients and their families, building a system of care that is effective, affordable and valuable to everyone who is touched by it. ChristianaCare, is looking for a Casual Nuclear Medicine Technologist who will utilize our core values of Love & Excellence to provide the highest level of care to our patients. PRIMARY FUNCTION: To perform diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine procedures and PET/CT procedures in adherence to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and State of Delaware Regulations and to assist physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine procedures. Maintains compliance with local, state, and federal regulations as specified in NRC and state licenses. Complies with JCAHO regulations. Performs Nuclear Medicine and/or PET/CT procedures and quality control as defined by department protocols. Demonstrates complete knowledge and proficiency in the use of all contrast media injectors. Completes all technical assigned imaging and non-imaging procedures in the designated scheduled times. Performs IV, IM, subcutaneous, and intradermal injections. Performs accurate dose calculations. Completes transmission of optimum quality images to PACS system, able to digitize films, and know how to use a CD burner, if available. Rotates on the on-call schedule covering off hours, weekends, and holidays. Rotates with weekend and holiday coverage for Christiana and Wilmington Hospitals. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Associates Degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology. One year experience preferred. KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge, skills, and abilities relating to neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient care. Knowledge, skills, and abilities related to nuclear medicine and PET/CT procedures, techniques, radiation safety, quality control, and performance improvement practices, stress test monitoring, and EKG's. Knowledge of and ability to abide by departmental standards, procedures, protocols, policies and guidelines. Knowledge of and ability to use nuclear medicine and PET/CT cameras, computers, and laboratory equipment. Ability to abide by local, state, and federal regulations. Ability to assess patient needs to determine which type of radiopharmaceutical to use and which procedure to follow, including additional images. Ability to utilize fundamental computer techniques on nuclear medicine and PET/CT equipment and Christiana Care Health Services Clinical Care System. Ability to prepare, verify, and administer all radiopharmaceuticals in a safe and effective manner. Ability to follow universal precautions. Ability to physically respond appropriately to crisis situations including CPR. Ability to assess a situation and call for assistance, if necessary. Ability to assess own knowledge and developmental needs as technology changes. Ability to reason, prioritize, and respond to STAT orders or fluctuations in patient schedule. Ability to maintain confidential information. Ability to exercise judgment, tact, and diplomacy. Ability to instruct and teach nuclear medicine and PET/CT procedures. Ability to act independently within established procedures and protocols. Ability to constructively manage stress that might create a negative impact on performance. Ability to participate in the mandatory on-call schedule, weekend and holiday schedule. Skill in verbal and written communication with patients, families, co-workers, management, physicians, nursing, and other ancillary staff. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Current certification from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)(N) or Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB). ARRT (CT) certification for a PET/CT technologist and obtained within 3 years of hire for a Nuclear Medicine technologist at Christiana Hospital. Licensed by State of Delaware Authority on Radiation Protection and/or State of Maryland. BLS certification. Christiana Care offers: Full Medical, Dental, Vision and other insurance benefits 403 (b) with an employer match Generous Paid Time Off EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
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Job Posting: 1219255

Posted On: Dec 03, 2023

Updated On: Jan 02, 2024

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