Nuclear Med Technologist I

CHI Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
Published
June 2, 2021
Location
Houston, TX
Category
Job Type

Description

Overview:

Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center

Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center is an 881-bed quaternary care academic medical center that is a joint venture between Baylor College of Medicine and CHI St. Luke's Health. Located in the Texas Medical Center, the hospital is the home of the Texas Heart Institute, a cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD. The hospital was the first facility in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award five consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke's also has three community emergency centers offering adult and pediatric care for the Greater Houston area.

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U. S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Position Summary

Demonstrate the ability to provide quality patient care and perform procedures on patients ranging from pediatric to geriatric; demonstrate knowledge of the field of certification via competency compliance; perform nuclear medicine procedures as defined by department protocol, comply with regulatory requirements, Provide patient assessment, patient preparation, and work with other healthcare providers to provide accurate and timely diagnostic and therapeutic data; demonstrate continuous self-improvement, make effective contributions to the department and adhere to departmental policies and procedures; and be accountable for all applicable documentation relative to procedure performance and patient family education.


Responsibilities

Position Responsibilities:

  • Interact with patients, guests and other hospital personnel in a friendly, responsive manner to insure that quality patient care is provided; provide accurate patient/family education concerning testing.
  • Perform imaging procedures as outlined in the nuclear medicine procedure manual. Examples of these procedures include the performance of planar, planar whole body, gated planar, SPECT, SPECT-CT, gated SPECT, and mobile studies
  • Perform computer acquisition and processing necessary for the display, analysis and interpretation of the patient's condition
  • Participate in clinical education programs for the nuclear medicine personnel including training of nuclear medicine technologists, students, and house staff; as well as contributory involvement in staff in-services.
  • Order, prepare, receive, dispense and perform required regulatory and quality control procedures on radiopharmaceuticals; administer intravenous and oral radiopharmaceuticals under the guidelines established by the Chief of Service; and report immediately any irregularity or problem to the radiation safety officer and medical director
  • Perform quality control on all instrumentation in the nuclear medicine department, review data collected and report problems immediately to the supervisor or radiation safety officer
  • Perform dosage administration which includes intradermal, subcutaneous, peri-areolar, intramuscular, intravenous and oral and IV setup as outlined in hospital policy
  • Adherence to the rotational position methodology with a focus on punctuality.
  • Set up and perform EKG during pharmaceutical stress, exercise testing and emergency situations
  • Participate in on-call activities
  • Complete all computer and paperwork associated with the nuclear medicine procedure in an accurate and timely manner
  • Provide documentation, including electronic forms, that is accurate, legible and complete.
  • Assist with clerical duties during call and after hours to insure that all studies are completed and reported; assist with scheduling of in and out patients
  • Adhere to all policies and regulations regarding the safe handling, dispensing, monitoring and disposing of radioactive material
  • Keep current in all aspects of hospital required training
  • Maintain a safe and clean work area
  • Comply with all regulatory requirements at state and federal level.


Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

Education and Licensure:

  • Associate's Degree preferred
  • NMTCB or Registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists - ARRT (N) ; must maintain current
  • Certified by State of Texas - MRT
  • CPR/BLS certification

Minimum Experience:

  • One (1) year experience

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