Nuclear Med Specialist

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Location:
Bedford, TX US
Job ID:
96696
Department:
Radiology-Nuclear
Area of Interest:
Allied Health
Job Type:
Full Time
Qualifications:
Overview:
Texas Health HEB

Qualifications/Duties:
Hours/Shift:  Mon-Fri 7:30a-2:30p; after hours call on a rotational basis

Education required:  
Graduate of an AMA approved Radiologic Technologic Program with experience in Nuclear Medicine and/or Graduate of AMA approved Nuclear Medicine Technology Program.

Experience required:
New Grads Welcome

License/Certification required:
Registered by ARRT and/or NMTCB and licensed by the state and CPR.

Skills required:
Excellent communication skills.  Ability to work with minimal supervision.  Ability to make independent decisions while maintaining tact, maturity and a positive attitude.  Initiative and judgment required in assuming responsibilities.  Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language.

Job Responsibilities/Duties:
Performs Nuclear Medicine procedures and processes images according to established protocols under the direction of a physician. Transports patients as necessary according to established protocols.
Incorporates the National Patient Safety Goals including but not limited to improving the accuracy of patient identification, improve the effectiveness of communication among caregivers and improve the effectiveness of the clinical alarm system.
Requires knowledge of human anatomy and nuclear medicine principles and techniques.  Requires ability to operate nuclear medicine equipment.  Requires knowledge of radioisotope safety principles and techniques. Requires knowledge of safe transportation methods.  Requires use of stretchers, wheel chairs and assisting ambulatory patients. Requires ability to communicate through listening, writing and verbal skills.  Must be able to take call.  Requires lifting or supporting patients, bending, reaching.

Method of validation:  Observation, Documentation, Multidisciplinary Feedback, Employee Files.
Adapts care measures to reflect age-specific and developmental considerations.
Individualizes care based upon age-specific needs for the listed age groups:
Neonates (1-30 days)
Infant (31 days-1 year)
Pediatrics (1 year – 12 years)
Adolescents - (13 - 18 years)
Adults - (19 – 70 years)
Geriatrics (70+ years)
Method of validation:  Observation, Documentation, Multidisciplinary Feedback

Delivery of quality cost effective health care to the patient.
Psychosocial care of the patient is adapted to meet the age-specific needs for body image, relationships, and communication styles.
-Addresses adults and geriatrics formally, unless given permission to call by first name.
-Involves parents in procedure and educational process.
Physiologic and developmental normals for patient's age group are identified.
Provides age-specific care that promotes quality care and strong knowledge base for procedure being done.
Quickly and appropriately intervenes for unstable patient.
Age-specific safety measures are incorporated into patient's care
-Ensures patient is stabilized on exam table
-Provides equipment specific to age/size
Provides a safe environment by removing any equipment used after completion of procedure.

Track patient exams in the RIS according to established protocol.

Add additional charges in the RIS and EMR related to the patient exam to ensure correct billing.

Requires knowledge and understanding of Windows, PACS , EMR and RIS system. Requires the ability to effectively operate a PC.

Method of validation:  Observation, Documentation, Multidisciplinary Feedback

Performs routine duties, securing necessary maintenance and repair of equipment and maintains adequate stock levels of supplies.
Maintaining a well organized work area.
Requires ability to communicate using listening, writing and verbal skills.
Method of validation:  Observation, Documentation, Multidisciplinary Feedback

Enables exams to be completed accurately and in a timely manner.
Ensures supplies necessary for production are readily available.  Ensures that equipment is operational.
Provides a well-organized area for the production of quality work.


Entity Information:
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford is a 296-bed, acute-care facility serving Northeast Tarrant County since 1973. With more than 550 physicians on its medical staff, hospital services include outpatient surgery, women’s services, a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a dedicated oncology unit and cardiac rehabilitation. Texas Health HEB recently received a dual accreditation as a Cycle IV Chest Pain Center and Heart Failure Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers, is certified as a Primary Stroke Center and a designated "Baby Friendly" facility by WHO and UNICEF. Our location brings the best of suburban living, offering you the benefits of convenience and solid career opportunities.
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