Radiology Technologist - Nuclear Med Tech-17000187
Care Site Description
Saint Joseph Hospital is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization.
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- Denver (estab.1873)
- Largest acute care provider in Denver area
- 2,397 associates, 1,332 medical staff, 108 residents
- 371 beds
- New $623 million, 360-bed, 826,000-square-foot replacement facility (December 2014)
Services & Expertise
- Breast Care Center
- Cardiovascular Services
- Center for Women and Infants
- Comprehensive Cancer Center
- Emergency Services
- Medical Imaging
- Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
- Surgical Care
- Weight Loss Surgery Center
Kudos: Saint Joseph Hospital offers excellence across the continuum of care for patients.
Nuclear Medicine Technologists demonstrate an understanding of human anatomy and physiology, chemistry, nuclear physics, mathematics, and pharmacology. In accordance with state and federal regulations and under guidelines specified by a Radiologist, prepares, measures, and administers radiopharmaceuticals in diagnostic and therapeutic studies and obtains diagnostic imaging studies by performing the following duties.
- Ability to access, manage and update patient medical records through Hospital Electronic Medical Record Information System.
- Accurately access patient medical records
- Input physician's orders appropriately to patient's records
- Review documentation for ongoing patient care
- Communicate patient record with ancillary hospital services
- Maintains patient confidentiality as outlined by privacy and HIPAA guidelines
- Practices core competencies according to the ARRT Standards of Ethics.
- Educates, interviews, screens, and explains imaging and safety procedures to patients regarding the biological effects of radiation prior to beginning any imaging procedure to reduce anxiety and obtain patient cooperation.
- Positions patient on imaging table and utilizes immobilization devices as warranted for safety or to obtain optimum views of specified areas of the body as requested by a Physician and following protocols developed by a Radiologist.
- Prepares stock solutions of radiopharmaceutical materials, calculates doses, and administers doses (intravenously or orally), under direction of Physician.
- Daily, weekly and monthly QC of cameras and calibrates equipment.
- Monitors patient during procedures either through direct contact, by the use of two-way voice communication or through control room window and/or closed circuit TV screen.
- Practices universal safety precautions, radiation protection techniques to minimize exposure to patient, self and staff.
- Performs and provides evidence of ongoing quality assurance activities and collaborates and participates in quality review with others to evaluate the quality of care, performance and patient satisfaction.
- HCAPPS Survey
- Radiologist/Physician Orders
- Fiscally responsible for supply ordering according to established par and budget levels and the posting of correct procedure charges.
- Participates in and ensures continuing education activities as supported and value-added to the current position are continually completed to maintain competency and quality of patient care.
- Performs diagnostic studies on patients as prescribed by Physician and protocols developed by a Radiologist, using scanners or scintillation cameras to detect radiation emitted and to produce images
- Measures radioactivity, using Geiger counters, scalers, and scintillation detectors.
- Administers therapeutic doses of radiopharmaceuticals under direction of Physician.
- Maintains all required documentation in regards to radiation doses, safety, quality control, and licensure.
- Follows radiation safety techniques in use and disposal of radioactive materials and incoming materials.
- Practices universal safety precautions, radiation protection techniques to minimize exposure to patient, self, and staff.
- Participates in facility Quality Improvement/IOP Program
- Follows policies and procedures for infection control and facility safety in accordance with regulatory guidelines.
- Follows all applicable hospital policies and procedures as required.
- Demonstrates behaviors consistent with organizational mission and goals.
- Follows Patients Rights Policy at all times.
- Complete position specific competencies annually.
- Other duties as assigned by the Director or other members of management.
The information above is for summary purposes, and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
- Associate's Degree or equivalent from two-year College or Technical School; or one year minimum related experience and/or training
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
: Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, CO
: CO-Denver/Boulder/Surrounding Areas-Denver
Department: SJD-Nuclear Medicine
: Per Diem/PRN
: Variable Shift
: Jan 18, 2017, 8:08:37 AM