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Nuclear Medicine Tech (PRN)

2021-03-16
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  • Cedar Park Regional Medical Center Cedar Park Regional Medical Center

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  • Part Time

Job Description

We are seeking an experienced Nuclear Medicine Technologist to join our team! This is a PRN position working a rotating call coverage and covering as needed for high volumes and vacation relief Under the direction of a Board Certified Radiologist, the Nuclear MedicineTechnologist provides quality patient care essential to performing a variety of diagnostic radiographic procedures, in compliance with Radiation Safety Procedures and ALARA principles.

Located minutes from downtown Austin, Cedar Park Regional Medical Center is a level IV Designated Trauma Center with more than 600 healthcare professionals working together to provide inpatient, outpatient, surgical and emergency care for Cedar Park and the greater Austin region.

 

Position Overview

 

We are seeking an experienced Nuclear Medicine  Technologist to join our team! This is a prn  position working a rotating call and coverage for vacation time and high volume .

 

Under the direction of a Board Certified Radiologist, the RAD Technologist provides quality patient care essential to performing a variety of diagnostic radiographic procedures, in compliance with Radiation Safety Procedures and ALARA principles.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Performs procedures according to departmental protocol as established by Radiologist(s); understands procedure preparation for general radiology
  • Introduces self to patient and patient’s family (if appropriate), communicates with the patient and explains the procedure(s)
  • Interviews the patient to obtain patient’s medical history or important information regarding the nature of the exam being performed, documenting that information appropriately
  • Presents examination education to the patient prior to the exam and gives post procedure instructions pertinent to the exam performed
  • Demonstrates the ability to utilize the Carestream CR and Carestream PACS
  • Critiques images prior to submitting for interpretation, monitors film quality while maintaining film repeat rate of 5 percent or less
  • Utilizes appropriate film markers (ie: Mitchell Markers, scout film, time, portable stickers, etc.)
  • Utilizes shielding /collimation to minimize patient radiation exposure in compliance with Radiation Safety Procedures and ALARA principles, while monitoring own radiation exposure
  • Cleans radiographic equipment as required
  • Transports mobile x-ray equipment to ER, patient’s rooms and surgery
  • Transports patients in a safe manner utilizing proper body mechanics and lifting techniques and requests assistance as needed
  • Demonstrates ability to take patient vital signs when appropriate
  • Understands policies and procedures relative to patient restraints
  • Demonstrates ability to properly administer oxygen as appropriate
  • Demonstrates ability to perform venipuncture, maintaining annual competency (if applicable)
  • Checks BUN/Creatinine values per departmental protocol
  • Recognizes patient conditions requiring immediate action and initiates life support measures as appropriate
  • Effectively identify and respond to a contrast reaction, demonstrating familiarity with drug box, location of crash carts, intubation equipment and procedure for calling a “code”
  • Performs procedures and assists in establishing a technique that incorporates the patient’s correct state of growth and development for the neonate, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric population
  • Initiates applicable Risk Identification Reports and reports incomplete and incorrect examinations to ensure proper patient charges and continuity of patient care
  • Assists with orientation of new employees and students
  • Schedules inpatient examinations to facilitate outpatient scheduled examinations
  • Demonstrates ability to organize patient care and set priorities by providing critical care first and by implementing the physician’s orders
  • Establishes and maintains a good rapport and professional relationship with fellow employees, other departments and the Medical Staff
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

 

  • Associate’s Degree of Applied Science in Radiology required
  • Current Texas Medical Board (TMB) General Medical Radiologic Technologist (MRT) required upon hire
  • American Registry of Radiological Technologists (ARRT) certification in Radiography (R) required within 12 months of hire
  • American Heart Association (AHA) approved course in Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required upon hire
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of radiology experience in an acute care hospital setting required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of technical, diagnostic, and emergency procedures related to Diagnostic Radiology 
  • Ability to be on-call during after-hours, weekends and holidays

 

What we offer

 

  • Competitive Pay + Shift Differentials
  • Medical, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance
  • Matching 401(k)
  • Generous Paid Time-Off (PTO)
  • Extended Illness Bank (EIB)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • RN Loan Repayment Program
  • Clinical Ladder Program
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Opportunities for career advancement
  • Rewards and recognition programs
  • Additional perks and discounts
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