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Nuclear Med Tech

Company: Methodist Hospital
Location: Arcadia
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARYMinimum of one year in acute hospital base experience. Under the supervision of the Nuclear Medicine Physician, prepares, calibrates, logs, and administers radioactive isotopes to patients undergoing a variety of nuclear medicine procedures. Operates Gamma Camera imaging equipment, computers, and other isotope sensitive equipment to obtain a visual representation or measurement or isotope concentration in specific body areas/organs. Applies good interpersonal and communication processes utilizing verbal and non-verbal skills.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND CORE RESPONSIBILITIESAttends continuing education as required to maintain State license. Attends in-service classes as assigned.Complies with all departmental and hospital policies and procedures. Documents unusual situations.Demonstrates requested anatomy through selection and administration of isotopes, proper positioning and effective use of equipment.Documents unusual conditions and/or limitations, records time examination completed, and technologist identification.Effectively uses the Information Systems programs.Lifts and transfers patients.Maintains compliance with State and Federal regulations relating to the use of radioactive materials.Maintains confidentiality of patient care and medical record information.Maintains nuclear medicine logs as needed.Monitors supply usage, orders replacements as needed.Performs other tasks as assignedPerforms safety inspection of equipment prior to initial use. Reports unsafe acts or conditions to department management. Complies with all safety and infection control policies.Possess the skills and knowledge needed to access the condition of the pediatric, adolescent, and geriatric patient(s). Provides educational information to family members as required.Responsible for understanding and participating in the organization-wide Quality Improvement Program through orientation, education, departmental and interdepartmental quality control, quality improvement, and quality planning activities.Reviews Nuclear Medicine requisition, verifies examination, obtains patient history and checks for special instructions. Greets patients, verifies their identity, and explains procedure utilizing Aidet for Patient Satisfaction.JOB REQUIREMENTSEducation Minimum (Required) Graduate of an approved school of Nuclear Medicine Technology with National Certification from NMTCB or ARRT.Preferred (Not required)Work Experience Minimum (Required) Minimum of one year experience in an acute care setting required.Preferred (Not required)Licenses and Certifications Minimum (Required)ARRT or NMTCB certification in Nuclear Medicine required.Current California Certified Nuclear Medicine TechnologistMust successfully complete and maintain BLS certificationPreferred (Not required)Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities (SKA's)At USC Arcadia Hospital every team member of our 348-bed hospital strives to provide an exceptional patient experience while exemplifying our shared values of iRAISE - Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Innovation, Safety and Excellence. We achieve this through compassionate care, creating lifelong relationships by changing the way health and healthcare are delivered in our community.At USC Arcadia Hospital, you'll enjoy an excellent compensation and benefits package (Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement Savings Plan with match, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Account, Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Free On-Site Parking, Child Care, Employee Referral Bonus Program, etc.), including professional development programs, and much more.Living and Working in the San Gabriel Valley:The City of Arcadia is located in the beautiful San Gabriel Valley, which is one of the best places to live and work in California and is just 15 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. The region offers a multitude of diverse entertainment, shopping and exceptional restaurant options. The San Gabriel Valley is less than an hour away from sunny Southern California beaches, and less than two hours away from local mountain resorts like Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead.Locally, Arcadia is a wonderful, thriving community featuring the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Gardens as well as the Santa Anita Park racetrack, and is located next to the City of Pasadena, which hosts the New Year's Day Rose Parade and Rose Bowl game annually. The region boasts excellent public and private schools and universities close by, including Cal Tech, USC, UCLA, Cal State Northridge, Cal Poly Pomona, Azusa Pacific University and the Claremont Colleges. Arcadia was recently named "Best Place to Raise Your Kids" by Bloomberg Businessweek magazine and is the perfect place to call home.Pay TransparencyThe hourly rate range for this position is $52.00- $76.00. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California Arcadia Hospital considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, State, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

Keywords: Methodist Hospital, Arcadia , Nuclear Med Tech, Other , Arcadia, California

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