Covenant Health

Job Title
Nuclear Medicine Tech
ID
2022-51933
Facility
Cumberland Medical Center
Department Name
NUCLEAR MEDICINE

Overview

 

CMC logoNuclear Medicine Tech, Nuclear Medicine

PRN/OCC, 48 Hours Per Pay Period, Shifts Vary

 

Covenant Health is the region's top performing healthcare network. Each of our more than 10,000 employees, physicians, and volunteers are unified by one covenant: to put our patients first every day, to strive for excellence in everything we do, and to make Covenant Health the first and best choice in our region

 

Cumberland Medical Center is a 189-bed hospital in Crossville, Tennessee, with more than 650 employees and 175 active physicians. It offers a full range of specialty services, including cardiology, gastroenterology, surgery, orthopedics, maternity services, cancer care, and advanced wound care.

 

    • Emergency Department: 24 emergency beds       
    • Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 12 ICU beds
    • Labor & Delivery: 12 LDRP suites
    • Med/Surg: 37 beds
    • Surgery: 9 operating room surgery suites
    • Telemetry   37 beds  

Fully accredited by the Joint Commission, Cumberland Medical Center is an acute care hospital offering all private patient rooms as well as specialized services not usually found in the rural medical system.

 

For seriously ill patients, advanced medical and surgical care is provided at CMC including telemetry monitored beds and an intensive care unit. Additionally, Cumberland Medical Center offers an outpatient imaging center, same day surgery unit, cardiac and pulmonary rehab programs, a sleep disorder center, breast center, cancer center, and hyperbaric medicine and wound center.

 

"Cumberland Medical Center offers a unique, family-oriented healthcare setting in a rural environment. We strive to deliver exceptional care to our patients, their loved ones, and each other. We look forward to welcoming team-focused people to grow their careers with us!"

-Chief Nursing Officer, Cumberland Medical Center 

Group Photo, Nurses & Doctors

 

Position Summary:

 

Performs physician defined routine and specialized diagnostic imaging procedures.  Provides support assistance/activities as needed.

 

Recruiter: Whitney Mocsari || wmocsari@covhlth.com || 865-374-5384

Responsibilities

  • Performs routine diagnostic imaging procedures through technical expertise of equipment and procedure protocol. Technically proficient in the operation and quality control aspects of scanning and image recording equipment specific to the assigned work area. Evaluates equipment performance, initiates corrective action when necessary, and maintains records for the quality control program of gamma camera imaging systems in accordance with federal and state regulations and institutional polices. Collaborates patient’s clinical history with procedure, ensuring information is documented and available for use by a licensed independent practitioner. Completes and verifies accurate informed consents.
  • Performs procedures or examinations under the order of a licensed medical practitioner for diagnostic interpretation or therapeutic intervention.
  • Maintains established radiation safety standards that involves practicing techniques that will minimize radiation exposure to the patient, health care personnel, and general public, through consistently using protective devices, shields, dose reduction, and monitors consistent with ALARA principles and establishing protocols for managing spills and unplanned releases of radiation. Knowledgeable and proficient in the safe handling, security, and storage of radiopharmaceuticals. This includes, but is not limited to, the procurement, identification, dose calculation, and administration of radiopharmaceuticals. It also includes all associated documentation and disposal as appropriate. Proficient in the documentation and record keeping as regulated and required by the State, Joint Commission, ACR and NRC to include the handling and administration of radioisotopes.
  • Proficient in the utilization of appropriate techniques, radiopharmaceuticals, and adjunctive medications as part of a standard protocol to ensure quality diagnostic images and/or laboratory results. Obtains biological samples to perform testing as required for the optimization of patient care and quality of diagnostic procedures. Proficient in oral administration of radioisotopes. Performs venipuncture, starts and maintains intravenous access as prescribed by a licensed dependent practitioner. Ensures correct drug, procedure and supply charging, stock maintenance and vendor ordering procedure.  Practices aseptic technique and applies universal precautions at all times. Applies appropriate infection prevention techniques and processes.
  • Educate, train, orient and assist new staff members. Provide education for student technologists. Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Assists licensed independent practitioner with interventional procedure, including time outs according to policy. Proficient in patient assessment, monitoring and sterile technique as required. . Assumes responsibility for patient needs before, during and post procedures; proactively assists patients, families, licensed independent practitioners and visitors as needed.
  • Stays current in Basic Life Support (BLS) and performs BLS as needed.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications

Minimum Education:           

None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.

 

Minimum Experience:         

Must have successfully completed an educational program that is accredited by a mechanism acceptable to the NMTCB or ARRT registry eligible candidates must have the following documentation:

    • Documentation of training /competency checklist 
    • Authorization to inject radiopharmaceuticals notice signed by an authorized user

           

Licensure Requirement:      

One of the following must be met successfully

    • Path 1:  American Registry of Radiologic Technologists within 1 year ARRT (N) required or path 2.
    • Path 2:  Nuclear Medicine Technology certification board certified (NMTCB) within 1 year CNMT require State licensure in accordance with Tennessee guidelines

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