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Radiologic Technologist-Nuclear (Reg)

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King's Daughters Medical Center
Ashland, Kentucky, United States (on-site)
2 days ago

Description

JOB SUMMARY
Provides health care services applying radionuclides to assist in diagnosis or treatment. Performs Nuclear Medicine procedures, and related techniques producing images for interpretation by, or at the request of a licensed practitioner.
  • DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
    • Obtains ordering physician directive from the patient record, outpatient referral form or verbal order from requesting physician. In cases where more than 3OuCi of 1131 is used a prescription from a licensed user will be obtained and become a part of the patient's record. Verifies order and patient prior to examination, obtain patient’s clinical history, reads chart/outpatient referral slip and interviews and communicates exam information to patient or appropriate family member.
    • In agreement with state, federal and institutional policy, identifies, prepares, calculates/assays, documents and administers radiopharmaceuticals and medications as prescribed by a licensed practitioner. Understands the importance of the term ALARA and their role in achieving the lowest ALARA level possible as a nuclear medicine technologist. Recognizes life threatening conditions and initiates basic life support action when necessary.
    • Understands methods and is capable of performing venipuncture and observes universal precautions.
    • Positions patient and equipment to best demonstrate the anatomical area of interest, respecting patient ability and comfort.  Observes patient respiration rates and ECG tracings from a distance of six to ten feet. Detects minute changes in patient behavior indicating patient distress (i.e. seizure, aspiration, choking struggling, or coughing)
    • Evaluates images for technical quality, establishing that proper patient identification is recorded of each radiograph. 
    • Practices principles of radiation protection to minimize exposure to patient, self and others at all times.
    • Performs quality control testing on equipment and promptly reports malfunctioning equipment to the Supervisor or Radiology Administrative Director.  Contacts field engineer for equipment service as needed.
  • EDUCATION/LICENSE/CERTIFICATION/OTHER REQUIREMENTS
    • Minimum requirement:
      • Graduate of a committee of Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA) accredited Nuclear Medicine Program or equivalent; six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
      • Maintains certification by the American Registry of Radiology Technologists (ARRT), or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) or equivalent.
      • Maintains active Radiographer Operators Certificate (ROC) in the Commonwealth of Kentucky or other applicable states as needed.
      • Achieves and maintains American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS).
    • Preferred qualifications:
  • WORKING ENVIRONMENT
    • Constantly works near moving mechanical parts
    • Constantly exposed to blood and/or body fluids and infection. 
    • Occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals
    • Occasionally exposed to risk of radiation
    • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS
    • Occasionally required to maintain in a stationary position (standing or sitting).
    • Frequently required to walk and move about.
    • Frequently required to operate a computer and other equipment.
    • Frequently required to use fine motor skills to handle and operate instruments/devices.
    • Constantly required to lift and/or move items up to 10 pounds.
    • Frequently required to lift and/or move items up to 50 pounds.
    • Occasionally required to lift and/or move items up to 100 pounds.
    • Constantly required to communicate with patients and other care team requiring talking and hearing. 
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
    • Occasionally required to position self in order to meet patient needs.


Job Information

  • Job ID: 65811476
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Ashland, Kentucky, United States
  • Position Title: Radiologic Technologist-Nuclear (Reg)
  • Company Name For Job: King's Daughters Medical Center
  • Job Function: Nuclear Medicine
  • Sector: Academic Medical Group,Hospital
  • Job Type: Full Time

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