Covenant Health

Job Title
Nuclear Med Tech-Reg
ID
3484142
Facility
Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge
Department Name
NUCLEAR MEDICINE

Overview

Methodist

 

Nuclear Med Tech - Registered

PRN/OCC

 

With more than 30 specialties from Cardiology and Neurosurgery to Orthopedics and Vascular care, Methodist Medical Center was one of the first hospitals in East Tennessee to offer cutting-edge treatments and technologies that benefit people with life-threatening aneurysms, severely damaged knee, hip and shoulder joints, sudden heart failure, and non-healing wounds.

  • 301 licensed beds
  • 25 ICU beds
  • 8 step-down beds
  • 38 emergency suites
  • 2 cath labs
  • 1 electrophysiology lab
  • 8 LDRP suites
  • 205 active and courtesy physicians
  • 1,192 employees

 

JOB OBJECTIVES:

Perform a variety of technical procedures involving the utilization of radionuclides for the diagnosis and treatment of disease in humans.

 

Recruiter: Kathleen Rice || kkarnes@covhlth.com || 865-374-5391

Responsibilities

  • Properly utilizes aseptic technique and radiation safety when eluting the radioactive generator.
  • Performs quality control and calibrations on dose calibrator and maintains records.
  • Compounds radiopharmaceuticals according to the number of studies to be performed daily.
  • Maintains a log for each radiopharmaceutical prepared.
  • Maintains records of all doses dispensed and disposed of.
  • Explains procedures to patients and answers their questions.
  • Maintains clean and orderly work area.
  • Takes advantage of continuing educational programs and course work.
  • Responds appropriately in emergency situations.
  • NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Other duties as assigned.
  • HEALTH/SAFETY/COMPETENCE: Cannot pose a direct threat to health or safety of self or others. Must provide safe, efficient, competent care to customer or patient population assigned.  Must demonstrate competency of the unit specific functions described in the performance continuum, skill lists and/or standards. 

Qualifications

EDUCATION/KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:

A high school diploma or its equivalent is required.  Must be a graduate of an accredited nuclear medicine technology school.  Must know the total nuclear medicine diagnostic imaging and therapeutic processes.  Must have a working knowledge of the entire radiology department. 

 

For staff involved in the care of age-specific groups, knowledge of the bio-psychosocial needs of adult, geriatric and pediatric patients is essential.  Special knowledge is required in growth and development needs of pediatric/geriatric patients where applicable. 

 

EXPERIENCE:

Six months’ experience as a staff nuclear medicine technologist is preferred.

 

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS:

Must hold current registration as a nuclear medicine technologist with the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMCTB) or with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

 

Must be currently certified (or scheduled for certification or recertification training according to department guidelines) in the life support program(s) specific to unit(s) worked (CPR, ACLS, NALS).

Must hold a current BLS certificate.

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