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Nuclear Medicine Technician

UNC Health Care
United States, North Carolina, Rocky Mount
Jun 13, 2024
Job Description

Description

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Summary:
The Nuclear Medicine Tech produces nuclear medicine images and performs related procedures under the clinical direction of a Radiologist, while taking responsibility for image quality, patient care, safety, sterile technique and providing education for staff and students. The Tech will also participate in other necessary activities in support of departmental operations.

Responsibilities:
1. Administration & Record of Radiopharmaceutical: Identifies each patient, confirms date of birth, hospital number and identification. Achieves venous access and administers radiopharmaceutical. Records route of administration, dose and technologist's initials.
2. Describes exam to patient, obtains informed consent, completes necessary paperwork for study input of patient information into radiology management system for record keeping and charge generation.
3. Evaluates requisition, chart, and lab results. Performs patient assessment. Identifies patient. Confirms females of childbearing age are not pregnant. Arranges for pregnancy testing upon orders from the Nuclear Medicine physician.
4. May performs advanced duties such as found in Positron Emission Technology (PET) imaging and/or lead technologist role
5. Radiopharmaceutical Handling ? receipt of radiopharmaceuticals, proper documentation and proper disposal. Follows guidelines set up by Radiation Safety Office and NRC
6. Radiopharmaceutical selection, dosage and quality control review, assuring each dose to be administered is correct for the ordered procedure, correct activity, acceptable quality control, and properly recorded in the dose records
7. Set up acquisition and performs according to protocol, maintains patient comfort, care, and safety. Analyzes images and evaluates for correctness. Processes films and submits to physician for approval.
8. Uses RIS, CIS, SMS and PACS to generate proper documentation.. Completes all RIS orders with the appropriate and accurate charges added. Uses transport tracking system to arrange transportation of inpatients to and from NM department.
NASH

Other information:
1. Associate's Degree from an accredited school or program of nuclear medicine.
2. Current registration with American Registry of Nuclear Medicine Technologists or certification by Nuclear Medicine Certification Board
3. One year in an acute care setting is preferred.

STATEMENT: New Graduates who are registry-eligible may will be considered, and if hired must pass the registry within 6 months of hire.


Job Details

Legal Employer: Nash Hospitals

Entity: Nash UNC Health Care

Organization Unit: NGH Radioisotope Diagnostic

Work Type: Per Diem

Standard Hours Per Week: 8.00

Work Schedule: Variable

Location of Job: NASH HC

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: Not Applicable

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