Job Description

Location: Norwood Hospital
Posted Date: 2/16/2022

At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized behavioral health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.

We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.

In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:

Compassion

Accountability

Respect

Excellence

Stewardship

If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.

POSITION SUMMARY

A working Director’s position with responsibility for mobile PET services, as well as supervisor responsibility for staff PET technologists, PET assistant technologists, and patient schedulers. The Technical Director in collaboration with the Medical Director coordinates the allocation of resources; acts as a clinical resource for staff; complete performance reviews; contribute technical expertise concerning quality improvement; monitor ALARA program.

II. ACCOUNTABILITY

Reports to the PET Consortium Operating Committee.

III. QUALIFICATIONS

    1. Licensed to practice as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
    2. A minimum of 10 years working as a nuclear medicine technologist, with at least 1 year working in PET, and with at least 5 years working in the capacity of a supervisor.
    3. Current certificate in ARRT (N) and/or NMTCB.
    4. IV. PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

      1. TEAM WORK
      1. Involves other departments in project planning and implementation.
      2. Supports others in the department and provides help and assistance when possible.
      3. Regularly attends and participates in team and/or departmental meetings and activities.
      4. Keeps others in the department informed of relevant information.
      5. Regularly offers and requests constructive feedback and coaching.
      6. Establishes and maintains effective working relations.

      1. SERVICE EXCELLENCE (both internal and external)
      1. Welcomes patients/customers/employees in a warm, friendly manner.
      2. Actively listens and constructively responds to questions and concerns in a timely manner.
      3. Ensures that the dignity of the patient/customer/employee is maintained at all times.
      4. Abides by and upholds the hospital’s service excellence standards.
    1. Respects the diversity of the patient/customer/employee population.
    2. Demonstrates safe and effective use of equipment.

    V. RESPONSIBILITIES

    1. Technical Director
    1. Prepares, maintains or amends policies and procedures developed in cooperation with the Medical Staff, Administration, Nursing Services and other clinical or support services to ensure quality of care and overall safety. Interprets policies and procedures to technical and support staff.
    2. Prepare the annual budget to include:
      1. Revenue Projections
      2. Departmental Expenses & Salaries
      3. Capital Equipment
      4. Evaluates new products and equipment and forwards recommendations for purchase based upon research.
      5. Oversees staff scheduling, work rotations, in-service education and the scheduling of staff meetings. Interviews and hires qualified candidates. Performs criteria-based evaluation of staff. Responsible for corrective action when necessary. Reports staffing needs and recommendations for change to Administration.
      6. Maintains and reports monthly volume statistics.
      7. Prepares and implements a Department specific Quality Assurance Plan to ensure compliance with acceptable standards of care. Assists the Medical Director with peer review activities as warranted. Reports Quality Assurance activities at least quarterly as liaison to the Quality Assurance Committee.
      8. Assist the Radiation Safety Officer in the implementation of Department specific Radiation Safety Programs and hospital-wide Radiation Safety. Ensure adherence to The Department of Public Health, Radiation Control Program ALARA Guidelines. Responds to Federal, State and local inspections in order to remain in compliance with acceptable standards.
      9. Works with consortium members to ensure that while service is available in accordance with appendix B of the consortium agreement as in effect from time to time.
      10. Prepares and maintains Department specific policies, procedures and protocols, and reports to include Radiation Safety, General Safety, Fire Safety, Infection Control, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Education and Personnel qualifications.
      11. Directs the acquisition, handling and delivery of PET isotopes.
        1. PET Technologist
        1. Dose-calculation and administration:
        1. Monitor incoming packages of radionuclide. Departmental survey and swab monitoring, etc.
        2. Calibrates dose calibrator insuring +5% accuracy, prepares appropriate dosages, performs quality control procedures.
        3. Calculates amount and volume of activity and administers the does of radiopharmaceuticals to patients.
        1. Imaging Procedures:
        1. Maintains and calibrates all equipment and records same, sets-up imaging devices, receives and explains procedure to patients, assess the patient’s needs and condition, e.g., pregnancy, etc.
        2. Performs PET whole body, brain, and cardiac procedures, may consult with other staff professionals and checks the quality of scans.
        3. Schedules patients for examinations, assists in maintaining inventory and maintain work areas in clean and orderly condition.
        1. Instrumentation:
        1. Operates imaging equipment and related accessories, performs quality control procedures on all instruments, records status and results of instrument checks.
        2. Performs minor routine preventative maintenance on instrumentation. Also acquires computer-generated data and checks calibrates survey and monitoring devices against standards.
        1. Non-imaging Procedures:
        1. Operates all laboratory equipment, performs blood glucose level and completes quality control on glucose meter.
        2. Performs venipuncture and starts intravenous.
        1. Radiation Protection:
        1. Checks radionuclide shipments for contamination and performs tasks associated with receiving, processing, distributing and storing materials. Also disposes of radioactivity and maintains records.
        2. Using instrumentation, monitors personnel work areas. Reports excessive radiation to the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO).
        3. Must use principles of ALARA in all aspects of job.
        1. Utilizes appropriate measures to prevent the transmission of infectious disease. Washes hands appropriately. Clean and wipe down patient equipment after each use.
        2. Performs duties as assigned or directed and demonstrate flexibility.
        3. Demonstrates knowledge of Growth and Development in patient interactions.
        4. Rotates weekend and shift change duty as required.
        5. Updates clinical knowledge and skills through formal and informal education and review of current literature.

      Additional Information

      Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristics.

      Please note, Nashoba Valley Medical Center is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously canceled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled and professional way.

      This position is subject to the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for Steward Health Care Workforce. Employees in this position will be required to provide adequate proof of vaccination for COVID-19 by an FDA-approved vaccine prior to starting work. Steward will consider requests for exemptions from this vaccine requirement on the basis of medical condition or sincerely held religious belief in accordance with applicable Federal laws.

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