Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized 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:
Performs all aspects of PET imaging and marketing for the PET Department to include greeting patient, explanation of PET procedure, set-up and injection of patient, scanning patient, processing images, and following acceptable radiation safety practices; meet with ordering physicians and use other platforms to increased patient volume for Steward PET.
- Monitor incoming packages of radionuclides. Departmental survey and swab monitoring, etc.
- Calibrates dose calibrator insuring +5% accuracy, prepares appropriate dosages, performs quality control procedures.
- Calculates amount and volume of activity and administers the dose of radiopharmaceuticals to patients.
- 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.
- Performs PET whole body, brain, and cardiac procedures, may consult with other staff professionals and checks the quality of scans.
- Schedules patients for examinations, assists in maintaining inventory and maintains work areas in clean and orderly condition.
- Operates imaging equipment and related accessories, performs quality control procedures on all instruments, records status and results of instrument checks.
- Performs minor routine preventative maintenance on instrumentation. Also acquires computer-generated data and checks calibrates survey and monitoring devices against standards.
- Operates all laboratory equipment, performs blood glucose level and completes quality control on glucose meter.
- Performs venipuncture and starts intravenous.
- Checks radionuclide shipments for contamination and performs tasks associated with receiving, processing, distributing and storing materials. Also disposes of radioactivity and maintains records.
- Using instrumentation, monitors personnel work areas. Reports excessive radiation to the Technical Director and/or Radiation Safety Officer (RSO).
- Must use principles of ALARA in all aspects of job.
- Utilizes appropriate measures to prevent the transmission of infectious disease. Washes hands appropriately. Clean and wipe down patient equipment after each use.
- Performs other duties as assigned or directed and demonstrates flexibility.
- Demonstrates knowledge of Growth and Development in patient interactions.
- Rotates weekend and shift change duty as required.
- Updates clinical knowledge and skills through formal and informal education and review of current literature.
- Licensed to practice as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
- A minimum of 3 years working as a nuclear medicine technologist. Preferred to have experience in PET imaging.
- Current certificate in ARRT (N) and/or NMTCB.
- Current certificate in PET and/or CT preferred.