Penn Highlands Healthcare

PHB Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Job Location US-PA-Brookville
Posted Date 3 months ago(7/16/2020 9:18 AM)
Job ID
2020-13880
# Positions
1
Hours/Pay
7.5
Department
Nuclear Medicine
Shift
Varied Day Shift
Type
Casual/PRN

Overview

We at Penn Highlands Brookville (PHB), in affiliation with Penn Highlands Healthcare, are very proud of our record in both cost effectiveness and innovation. As our 34 plus bed hospital evolves to meet today's ever- changing health care needs, the main focus remains on the patient and PHB's role in the community. The hospital has experienced enormous changes since its founding in 1919. Today, technological changes in health care are occurring at an even faster rate. While the hospital has kept pace with these rapid changes, its strength lies in the personalized healthcare given by the PHB family, which includes the physicians, employees, and board of directors.

 

To fulfill this mission and vision, we focus on bringing together talented healthcare professionals who believe that the best way to treat patients is to offer individualized medical care in an environment that is friendly, personalized, and close to home. In order to serve our patients in this manner, we are actively recruiting individuals who want to work in this type of environment. 

 

The Radiology Technologist supports the Radiology Department by performing diagnostic imaging procedures utilizing several modalities and following ALARA guidelines in protecting both patient and operator from excess radiation. Performs all types of conventional radiography, mobile radiography, surgical radiography, general fluoroscopic procedures and specialized fluoroscopic procedures as well as provide patient education.

Responsibilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Checks patient identification by reading wristband or having the patient repeat their name/birth date.

 
Checks physician orders to verify examination to be performed.

 

 
Obtains a pertinent history and informed consent as needed, explains procedure, and checks patient’s clothing, accessories etc. to remove objects that may interfere with results.
Checks if patient is possibly pregnant or if nursing a baby prior to administration of radiopharmaceutical, proper documentation maintained.
Transports and positions patients in a safe and timely manner always utilizing good patient care techniques.

 
Orders and maintains a sufficient amount of radiopharmaceutical and supplies so that procedure can be done when requested and remain within license limits.
Receives radioactive package, surveys with survey meter, performs wipe testing, documents and maintain results.

 
Performs imaging procedures by selecting imaging parameters, mixing radiopharmaceuticals, knowing proper radiopharmaceutical used for each exam, and waiting the appropriate time interval before imaging.
Capable of identification and labeling of radiopharmaceutical preparations.

 

 
Viewing images and using good judgment for diagnostic quality and completeness of exam.

 

 
Operates survey meter by checking and recording battery check and checking reference check source.

 
Performs and evaluates performance of probes and well counters and maintains records according to regulations.

 
Performs and evaluates performance of scintillation camera and maintains records.

 

 
Maintains appropriate records of patient doses, quality control procedures, patient reports, and other required records and evaluations.

 
Capable of using basic office equipment and machines.

 

 
Establishes appropriate priorities based on workload.

 

 
Participates in Quality Assurance Programs.

 

 

 
Demonstrates capability in basic duties of the Diagnostic Imaging Department such as receptionist, file clerk, and escort duties and performs when time allows and the need arises.
Cooperates with other healthcare team members to provide quality patient care.

 

 
Assists with orientation of new personnel.

 

 

 
Must be able to perform all the tasks listed above working alone on any shift on patients of all ages.

 

Qualifications

Education: Satisfactory completion of formal Nuclear Medicine/Radiological Technologist training from an approved AMA school required. Must be registered with NMTCB and/or ARRT, or obtain certification within one year of hire.

Required skills: Current CPR certification required or must obtain within 6 months of start date

Preferred Skills: Must be customer service oriented.

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