Job Description

Location: St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Posted Date: 8/10/2021

I. Position Function:

Under the direction of a nuclear medicine physician, performs imaging utilizing diagnostic equipment.

Performs radio-pharmacy procedures, quality control procedures, and daily monitoring procedures under the nuclear medicine physician according to NRC guidelines.

II. Job Relationships:

Supervised and/or reportable to the Nuclear Medicine supervisor.

Must be able to collaborate and effectively communicate with physicians, other health care professionals, and patients.

III. Authority:

To decided if a test is correctly ordered, to provide the additional views for a quality study. Reportable top the NRC and JCAHO.

IV. A. Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

1.) "Provides superior customer service to internal and external clients, customers,

and patients as referenced in the Service Excellence Standards."

Injection of patients with radio-pharmaceuticals. Checking paperwork to insure the test is ordered correctly.

Radio-pharmacy - prepare kits and draw up doses, quality control according to NRC rules and regulations.

Quality Control of gamma cameras. Daily, weekly, spect Q>C> and assist in quality assurance studies.

Patient imaging - all studies, spect, cardiac, brain, portable and on-call emergency studies. Correct views done.

Correct films taken - labeled properly. Paperwork is in order for the physician to read.

Patient scheduling - to insure proper test is ordered with applicable diagnosis - in a timely fashion. GOOD PHONE SKILLS.

Proper techniques for moving patients. Patient care, bedpans, emesis basins.

Perform bone density studies.

Assist physician with patient therapy. Also 131I total body drinks. Quality Management Program.

Ordering and receiving shipments of radioactivity - packing generator.

Aware of NRC rules and regulations.

Clean-up at the end of the day, monitoring 2 books, patient room if necessary, radio-pharmacy books.

B. Responsibilities/Non-Essential Functions:

Ordering supplies - gloves, syringes, etc.

Clean work areas, laundry supplies.

Rotate shifts - (7:00 AM - 3:30 PM, 8:30 PM - 5:00 AM, etc.).

Take call.

Packing generator per DOT requirements.

V. Reporting Requirements:

Reports immediately to supervisor of any deviation of normal operations.

Reports immediately to supervisor of any unusual occurrences related to patients and machines during imaging.

Reports all incidents.

Reports all spills or misadministrations to supervisor.

VI. Accountability:

Shall be accountable for maintaining the confidentiality and security of all hospital-related, medical staff-related, and patient-related data and information.

Shall be accountable for abiding by all relevant hospital policies and procedures.

Shall be accountable correct calculations in radio-pharmacy and in calculating patient results.

Shall be accountable for proper patient identification by asking the patient's name and checking ID bracelet.

Shall be accountable for observing all policies and procedures of the department.

Shall be accountable for observing all NRC rules and regulations.

VII. Qualifications:

Minimum Education:

2 year degree

Minimum Experience:

Nuclear medicine school internship

Minimum skills/abilities:

Successful completion of Nuclear Medicine School internship.

Certification/Licensure:

Massachusetts State License

National Registry ARRT or CNMT

Training:

Nuclear medicine internship

Special Qualifications:

None


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 characteristic

Important COVID message

Please note, St. Elizabeth's 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 cancelled 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.

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