Nuclear Medicine Technologist - PRN

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Location:
Fort Worth, TX US
Job ID:
100786
Area of Interest:
Allied Health
Job Type:
PRN
Facility:
Texas Health Southwest


Qualifications/Duties:
Hours/Shift - PRN (variable hours) with some on call and weekends

Education Required:
Graduate of an accredited school of radiologic technology or nuclear medicine
Associate's Degree preferred

Experience Required:
2 years in nuclear medicine preferred

Skills Required:
Good communication, computer, venipuncture skills

Licenses and Certifications Required:
ARRT or CNMT - American Registry of Radiologic Technologists required upon hire or Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist
CMRT - Nuclear Medicine Technologist by ether the TDH or TMB required upon hire
BCLS - Basic Cardiac Life Support upon hire

Job Duties/Essential Functions:
Imaging Procedures, Quality and Processing
1. Explains procedures to patient or guardian / family member if applicable prior to exam
2. Positions patient to correct anatomical area of interest
3. Performs complex procedures including age related criteria and developmental considerations
4. Adjusts technique parameters appropriately for age related factors
5. Assists radiologist with complex and invasive procedures using aseptic technique
6. Maintains attention to details
7. Processes and manipulates images, analyzes image quality, troubleshoots, makes technique adjustments or repeat procedures as needed 8. Utilizes proper downtime procedures for PACS and HIS / RIS
9. Correctly sends and transfers images to PACS
10. Prints laser images from modality or PACS
11. Coordinates with Centralized Scheduling and other modalities

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 using time-out procedures
5. Greets and acknowledges patient, using two forms of ID
6. Obtains patient history
7. Handles patients with IVs, oxygen, chest tubes or other devices, and monitor patient during imaging
8. Demonstrates knowledge of emergency drugs and equipment
9. Uses proper body mechanics when assisting patient
10. Administers contrast media and other medications in accordance with medication administration guidelines
11. Processes patient information, displays proper phone etiquette and transports patients as needed
12. Communicates respectfully with co-workers and other departments

Equipment Operation and Maintenance
1. Adjusts technical factors
2. Operates, cares for and maintains equipment
3. Applies knowledge of physics and accessories
4. Troubleshoots and properly documents equipment malfunction
5. Maintains equipment and room to sanitary standards between patients (injectors, table tops, floors)
6. Stocks supplies daily
7. Exchanges and maintenance of film badges within designated time frames
8. Demonstrates the knowledge and understanding of quality control and regulatory standards
9. Productive during periods of decreased work flow

Professional Accountability and Partnership
1. Maintains and enhances technical skills and technology advancement
2. Attends departmental continuing education, meetings, and checks email in a timely manner
3. Identifies, troubleshoots and initiates quality improvement
4. Manages time and re-prioritizes as necessary
5. Performs any assignment deemed necessary by supervisor


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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