Twin Cities Hospital is a 65 bed general acute care facility that provides exceptional quality healthcare in a warm and inviting environment. Our facility has earned “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures” from the Joint Commission for the 5th consecutive year and we are pleased to provide our community outstanding services with our Joint Commission Certified Orthopedic Joint Replacement and Spine Surgery programs. Our employees are proud to work at our facility and to be part of an organization that places such importance on quality care. In addition, our healthy work environment fosters a culture of warmth and teamwork where everyone works together to achieve our mission and goals. Our employee engagement scores are consistently high and reflect our leader’s commitment to providing a healthy and engaging work environment.
Twin Cities Hospital is located in Niceville, Florida on the gorgeous Emerald Coast. The Emerald Coast is known world-wide for our sugar white sand beaches and emerald green water. Our community is a strong supporter of our local military with both Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Air Force Base located here in Okaloosa County. Our schools are consistently rated the best in the state with a strong emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine. Our local state and community colleges offer educational programs specifically designed to foster career growth or start and create new careers. And yes, Niceville really is a nice place to live and work!
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Under the direction of the Medical Director and the Lead Nuclear Medicine Tech, performs a variety of technical procedures that require independent judgment, ingenuity and initiative in the utilization of radioinuclides for the diagnosis and treatment of disease in humans. Assumes responsibility for designated areas of procedures and/or may be assigned duties as an instructor in areas of specific competence.
1. Selects and operates equipment, selecting proper technical factors on an individual patient basis, using film identification method correctly and consistently; develops film as required; and assists in equipment calibration and radioisotope assay operation.
2. Performs a variety of clerical tasks to include; pulling jackets, inputting/editing exams, and completion of requisition prior to setting films to be read.
3. Transfers and properly position patients for examinations in order to obtain desired imaging results according to the physician specifications. Provides immobilization as required and protection in accordance with prescribed safety standards.
4. Assists physicians in performance or examinations by preparation and administration of radiopharmaceuticals to patients under the direction of a licensed physician, holding and turning patients, assisting in sterile procedures.
5. Practices sterile techniques and prevents cross contamination. Maintains orderliness and cleanliness, including provision for the contamination free condition of rooms, equipment and personnel.
6. Demonstrates Customer Service principles and behaviors appropriately.
7. Maintains adequate records of radioisotope receipts, use, storage, and disposal in accordance with state and federal guidelines.
8. Receives verbal orders for examinations from a responsible practitioner in keeping with their state license.
9. Takes advantage of opportunities for continuing education as provided by the department or seminars available for the various specialties.
10. Adheres to prescribed standards of Radiation Safety; participates in the Quality Improvement and Safety Programs.
11. Ensures appropriate recording of hours worked, adhering to hospital policy.
12. Actively seeks ways to control costs without compromising patient safety, qualify of care or the services delivered.
13. Demonstrates knowledge of the occurrence reporting system. Uses system to report potential patient safety issues.
14. Follows established guidelines for reporting a significant medical error or unanticipated outcome in the patient’s care which results in patient harm.
15. Attends inservice presentations and completes all mandatory education requirements.
16. Uses Performance Improvement Plan to improve patient safety.
17. Regular, punctual and dependable attendance.
18. Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED:
Associate degree or equivalent in Radiology Technology
Must have been either "grandfathered" by the state of Florida or passed with a certificate from a Nuclear Medicine program accredited by the American Registry of Radiological Technologists, or American Society of Registered Technologists, and the American College of Radiologists
ARRT or CNMT Certification in Nuclear Medicine Required
State of Florida Certified Radiologic Technologist License with qualifications in Nuclear Medicine Required
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED OR PREFERRED:
Prefer at least one year of full time experience in clinical Nuclear Medicine imaging including didactic experience equivalent to the curriculum recommended by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of anatomy, positioning, and Nuclear Medicine Techniques
Knowledge of radio-pharmaceutical storage, radiation protection and related concepts
Knowledge of blood specimen testing techniques
Knowledge of medical terminology, ability to calculate accurate radiopharmaceutical doses and administers doses in a safe and aseptic manner
Ability to analyze scans, tests, methods and results
Ability to exercise discretion and good judgment with patients during Nuclear Medicine procedures. Ability to position patient and adjust equipment to produce desired scanning image
Reads and writes English, with the basic skills necessary to interpret physicians orders
Ability to lift in excess of 100 pounds with assistance of staff
Knowledge of department, hospital, and universal infection