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DATE ADDED: Sat 22/09/2018

Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Portland, USA
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COMPANY: CARDIAC IMAGING SPECIALISTS

Job Description

 

Cardiac Imaging Specialists is a mobile nuclear imaging company which services doctors in southern California. Our clinical team is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care in nuclear cardiac imaging and is looking for new healthcare professionals to join our team as soon as possible. **PLEASE NOTE: Although this posting is for nuc techs in Phoenix, the job is in southern California. We are willing to assist with moving costs and work with you regarding start date, etc.**

What we do:

Nuclear Medicine Technologist, under the supervision of a cardiologist, provides health care services to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. As an NMT, you will be expected to perform perfusion imaging, technical and patient care, and required quality control in a mobile environment. Additional duties include explaining procedures to patients and monitoring their responses to tests, equipment maintenance and detailed patient record keeping. Other essential skills and functions include:

 

1. Handling issues that arise at customer sites

2. Prepare patient records and filing according to state and other regulatory agencies guidelines, including patient medical records, billing records, and customer schedules.

3. May be responsible for camera and fleet management by working with the CIS staff in coordinating scheduled maintenance and repairs of cameras.

4. Responsible for Radiation Safety including but not limited to maintaining of records, disposal and removal of radioactive materials and waste, and assisting the RSO as needed as it relates to audits and maintenance of licensing.

5. Performs daily quality control checks and calibrations on camera and completes required DOT & daily survey documentation.

6. Performs perfusion rest and stress cardiac studies, including processing images for physician review.

7. Follows radiation safety policy guidelines for handling of radioactive pharmaceuticals, including but not limited to conducting daily surveys, follows company procedure for the handling of spills and/or personnel contamination and appropriate removal, storage and disposal of decay.

8. Drives company van and follows Radiation Safety and Department of Transportation regulations for purpose of transporting equipment, medical supplies, radioactive material and staff to doctor's offices.

9. Complies with established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety and environmental standards.

10. Place IV and heplock for procedures. IV proficiency is a huge plus!

11. Daily pushing/pulling of medical equipment up to 800 lbs.

 

A typical day will include daily check out of isotopes delivered by the pharmacy at our Yorba Linda office, proper QC equipment such as daily floods and survey meters, and proper DOT documentation for transporting radioactive materials. You will be working with a CCT (certified cardiographic technologist) or paramedic in which you will be loading, unloading, & transporting a gamma camera and driving to one of our doctor's offices in southern California. After cases are finished, you and your paramedic/CCT will be responsible for breaking down, loading, and transporting the gamma camera back to our Yorba Linda office where you will finish checking out your equipment, finishing documents for radiation safety, and uploading images on a server for a physician to review.

 

Eligibility:

1. Have 1 (one) year experience in mobile cardiac nuclear imaging, or 1 (one) year experience in nuclear imaging is preferred. Entry level positions are available for new graduates in nuclear medicine and will be considered on a case by case basis.

2. Demonstrate current competency and skills by documentation of Certification, Associates or Bachelor degree in Nuclear Medicine. Active NMTCB or ARRT (N) license and if applicable a state license.

3. Must have current certification demonstrating successful completion of an American Heart Association BLS/CPR course.

 

Initial Certification:

*The applicant will be placed on a probationary period of 3 months. Then employment status and full benefits will be given. Benefits include full dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as a generous contribution from Employer for medical insurance.*

1. Pass a field evaluation with a clinical preceptor. The individual's skills will be evaluated while performing procedures under direct supervision.

2. Attend a radiation safety class and pass a radiation safety exam approved by the RSO.

3. If necessary, additional certification will be required in order to establish certification by a nationally recognized accreditation body if not already accredited.

 

Additional technical skills:

1. The use of computer software such as Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint

2. Ability to perform basic office tasks such as typing, faxing and writing memos

3. Ability to maintain accurate patient records and basic data entry

4. Able to become a dedicated professional with excellent communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills that builds consensus and promotes teamwork.

5. Physical capabilities to carry heavy equipment and able to stand for extended periods of time

6. Capability to drive long distances in excess of one (1) hour.

 

On a routine basis, the employee must be able to stand for long periods of time; including: walking, stooping, turning and lifting up to 60lbs. Required to push/pull up to 800lbs of medical equipment in and out of a van, in and out of multiple medical facilities, tight quarters and elevators. The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

COMPENSATION: VERY COMPETITIVE. 

CIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce.

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Role: Nuclear Medicine Technologist
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Location: Portland,

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