Nuclear Medicine Specialist

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Location:
Fort Worth, TX US
Job ID:
96807
Department:
Radiology Nuclear
Area of Interest:
Allied Health
Job Type:
Full Time
Qualifications:
Overview:
Texas Health Southwest

Qualifications/Duties:
Basic Qualifications / Requirements:

• Graduate of an accredited school for Nuclear Medicine
• Graduate from an accredited ARRT program
• Six months in Nuclear Medicine
• ARRT(Nuclear Med) or CMRT, TMB(MRT)
• CPR

• Perform basic Nuclear Medicine exams and cardiac studies.  Venipuncture skills required. Good customer service, interpersonal and communication skills required.

Hours: M-F, 9:30A-6:00P  

Duties of the position will be as follows, but not limited to:

PATIENT CARE
1. Uses multidisciplinary, team oriented actions
2. Assesses and recognizes the patient’s emotional, physical, developmental, cognitive and psychosocial conditions
3. Prepares room for examination (i.e. suction, oxygen, supplies)
4. Checks physician orders and exam requisitions
5. Greets and acknowledges patient, using two forms of ID
6. Obtain patient history and ensure female patients age 12-50 complete pregnancy question form
7. Appropriately handles patients with IVs, oxygen, chest tubes or other devices
8. Demonstrates knowledge of emergency drugs and equipment
9. Uses proper body mechanics when assisting patient
10. Processes patient information, displays proper phone etiquette and transports patients as needed
11. Safely administers contrast media and other medication in accordance with medication administration guidelines

IMAGING PROCEDURES, QUALITY AND PROCESSING
1. Explains procedures to patient or guardian / family member if applicable prior to exam to
2. Position patient to correct anatomical area of interest
3. Performs Nuclear Medicine procedures including age related criteria and developmental considerations
4. Adjusts techniques, isotopes and protocol parameters appropriately for age related and body habitus factors to
5. Assists radiologist with complex and invasive procedures using aseptic technique
6. Maintain attention to details and quality control
7. Processes and manipulates images
8. Analyzes image quality and technique adjustments and has the ability to verbalize trouble shooting techniques
9. Provides after hours call support for radiology
10. Prints laser images from modality or copies films

EQUIPMENT OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
1. Adjusts technical factors
2. Operates, cares for and maintains all equipment
3. Applies knowledge of physics and accessories
4. Troubleshoots and properly documents equipment malfunction
5. Maintain equipment and room to sanitary standards
6.  Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of quality control and regulatory standards and performs QC testing
7. Properly handles all radioactive material
8. Stays current on all license requirement by state and national licensing agencies.  Coordinates the Radiation Safety meetings.


Entity Information:
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth is a 222-bed full-service facility that includes surgical and imaging services, a 24-hour emergency department, orthopedics and sports therapy, adult critical care, and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit. Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth, which has been serving Tarrant County residents since 1987, has 1,100 employees, 120 volunteers, and more than 600 physicians on its medical staff. The hospital is a Pathway to Excellence® designated hospital by American Nurses Credentialing Center, a designated United Health Premium Surgical Spine specialty center and has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition from the AARC. We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.
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