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Nuclear Medicine Technologist PRN

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Fort Walton Beach, FL, United States

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Description

SHIFT: PRN

SCHEDULE: PRN/Per Diem

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center is a 257-bed top-performing quality hospital with over 200 of the most highly respected and qualified physicians in the area. It is the only acute care hospital in the TriCounty area that offers open heart surgery, an Advanced Primary Stroke Center accredited by the Joint Commission and an Accredited Chest Pain Center. An affiliate of the UAB Cancer Community Network, Fort Walton offers a Cancer Care Center that is accredited by the Commission on Cancer. Fort Walton Beach Medical Center also provides advanced care for critically ill patients, including cardiovascular and trauma injury care, and emergency services, including a main ERPediatric ER and Destin ER. Fort Walton Beach Medical Center is in partnership with Twin Cities Hospital, located in Niceville. We are also the parent company of the Rehabilitation Institute, both located in Destin.


POSITION SUMMARY:

Under general supervision, performs a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine, PET, and CT procedures to include, administering radio-pharmaceuticals, operating department equipment, developing and organizing radiographic film or digital data for presentation to the radiologist.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Operates PET/CT and Nuclear Medicine equipment to make images of designated portions of body.  Assists in equipment calibration and radioisotope assay operation. Adjusts equipment and patient to correct positions for each examination. Instructs and explains procedures to patients. Selects proper technical factors, on an individual patient basis.
  2. Ensures that all exams are entered appropriately, makes edits as required, moves exam to taken status and verifies for the radiologist to read with all required documents.
  3. Closely observes patients, performs first aid, as necessary, confers with physician when requested exams appear at odds with the patient’s condition, and generally, maintains an acute awareness of any patient under his/her control.
  4. Ensures that all exams are entered appropriately, makes edits as required, moves exam to taken status and verifies for the radiologist to read with all required documents.
  5. Maintains adequate records of radioisotope receipts, use, storage, and disposal in accordance with state and federal guidelines.
  6. Receives verbal orders for examinations from a responsible practitioner in keeping with their state license.
  7. Demonstrates Customer principles and behaviors appropriately.
  8. Keeps current regarding developments in trends and techniques of diagnostic nuclear medicine and PET/CT by completing TipTV, reading technical journals, participating in in-service education programs, attending conferences, etc.
  9. Assists physicians in performance of examinations by preparation and administration of radiopharmaceuticals to patients under the direction of a licensed physician, holding and turning patients, assisting in sterile procedures.
  10. Practices sterile techniques and prevents cross contamination. Maintains orderliness and cleanliness, including provision for the contamination free condition of rooms, equipment and personnel.
  11. Reviews the patient’s chart to obtain pertinent clinical history, correlative test results, and laboratory data and documents this information for the Radiologist.
  12. Adheres to prescribed standards of Radiation Safety; participates in the Quality Improvement and safety programs.
  13. Ensures appropriate recording of hours worked, adhering to hospital policy.
  14. Actively seeks ways to control costs without compromising patient safety, qualify of care or the services delivered.
  15. Demonstrates knowledge of the occurrence reporting system.  Uses system to report potential patient safety issues.
  16. Follows established guidelines for reporting a significant medical error or unanticipated outcome in the patient’s care, which results in patient harm.
  17. Attends in-service presentations and completes all mandatory education requirements on or before the due date.
  18. Uses Performance Improvement Plan to improve patient safety.
  19. Regular, punctual and dependable attendance.
  20. Works and adjusts schedule as needed, including on call coverage to meet the needs of the department.
  21. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications


EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED:
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
 
LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:
Registered in Nuclear Medicine by ARRT or NMTCB
PET registry preferred
State of Florida license required
BCLS–AHA Healthcare Provider certification required upon hire
 
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED OR PREFERRED: 
At least one year of full time experience in clinical PET/CT and Nuclear Medicine imaging including didactic experience equivalent to the curriculum recommended by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists
Associate degree or equivalent in Radiology Technology or Nuclear Medicine

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Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
Facility: Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
Job ID: 01307-8080
Category: Imaging
Contract: PRN/Per Diem
Shift: PRN
Job Class: PRN

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