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Nuclear Medicine Technologist PD - Nuclear Medicine

Benefits Eligibility (Employment Type):  Full-time benefits (32-40 hours per week)
Shift Type:  Variable
Shift Length:  Variable
Primary Location (City):  Vancouver
State:  WA

PeaceHealth is seeking a Nuclear Medicine Technologist PD - Nuclear Medicine for a per diem, Variable shift position. 

Req ID: 187369 

 

JOB 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.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  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.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:     

  • Graduate of accredited Nuclear Medicine Technology program or equivalent required.

 

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:            

  • 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.

 

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 venipucture competency.
  • PACS/RIS knowledge is required.  ImageCast/CareCast experience is preferred.

 

OTHER SKILLS:  

  • 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

 

 

SOUTHWEST - PHYSICAL/COGNTITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

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

 

There may be more than one opening on this posting.

 

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.

 

About Us

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, WA, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system employing approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 1,200 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities in Washington, Oregon, Alaska.  In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, the legacy of its founding Sisters continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 

 

Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!  We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment!

 

To learn more please visit: jobs.peacehealth.org.  Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

 

Location: Vancouver, Southwest Medical Center (150)
Job Category:  Allied, Ancillary & Clinical Support 
Shift:  Variable
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 0.000001
Work Type:  Per Diem/Relief
Hourly compensation starts at: $34.64, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Basic Life Support; Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist; Radiology Technologist - Washington

 

PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran, qualified individual with a disability, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

 

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.


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