The images you provide will help our medical staff determine patient situations and provide appropriate care. Your work as a nuclear medicine technologist will involve your expert knowledge and judgment in regard to radionuclide administration, imaging technique and patient treatment. Together with the entire imaging services department, you will strive to make life better for others.
Performs nuclear medicine procedures according to physician's orders, utilizing knowledge and judgment in regard to radionuclide administration, imaging technique, and patient treatment.
Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center is the South Metro area’s full-service medical center, with the friendly feel of a community hospital and the skill and services of a much larger medical center. Among our specialties: stroke, chest pain, minimally invasive and robotic surgery, cancer care and orthopedic and total joint surgery. Plus, a birth center and breast health center.
IMAGING: Provides quality images with accuracy and efficiency, using optimal
skills and knowledge of all equipment.
Administers radionuclides according to department policies and training.
Positions patient for diagnostic imaging according to department procedures, training, and machine requirements.
Operates imaging equipment, determines and sets exposure factors, sets technique utilizing all relevant factors to ensure accurate and quality images with minimal and acceptable repeat rates.
Uses computer image processing to select and optimize images.
Develops and presents films and related patient information to the nuclear medicine / ultrasound physician for diagnosis.
Assists with patient transport by moving patients using standard procedures.
DOCUMENTATION: Gathers complete documentation of all pertinent information to provide accurate and timely service to customers.
Identifies patient by checking patient's I.D., full name and medical record number according to department procedure.
Reviews patient chart and orders to insure correct examination.
Labels images completely with demographic, position and other needed documentation.
Logs activities, gathers charging information and charges exams as required.
Follows department and hospital procedures and policies.
Performs quality control and quality assurance, records results and reports variance from normal equipment function.
PERSONAL & PATIENT CARE AND SAFETY: Quality patient care appropriate to age of neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients is provided using professional judgment in accordance with written standards so there is no injury to self or others.
Protects patients and others in the area by using proper machine settings and radiation safety standards.
Practices universal and blood and body fluid precautions and sterile practices according to procedures.
Communicates and uses knowledge of related anatomy and physiology to insure appropriate and effective care to neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.
Maintains awareness of patient status and takes appropriate actions to meet their needs.
Starts IV’s using proper technique and administers medications under the direction of the LIP.
PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR: Practices professional communications, appearance, conduct, punctuality, attendance and attitude that leads to physician, patient and co-worker respect and confidence.
Informs patient and/or family of all needed information concerning the exam performed.
Uses professional judgment and presents a professional image of competency to customer and staff.
Maintains professional appearance, punctuality, flexibility, confidentiality and guest relations.
Handles stressful situations in ways that promote positive outcomes.
Takes personal initiative to maintain current in education (journals, books, in-services, seminars, etc.) and certification.
Participates in presenting professional information to colleagues.
Graduate of approved Nuclear Medicine Technology program or Radiologic Technology
program with Nuclear Medicine Specialty is required.
One-year experience in Nuclear Medicine preferred.
Keyboard skills and ability to navigate electronic systems applicable to job functions.
LEGACY’S VALUES IN ACTION:
Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy’s Values in Action.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled
Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist (CNMT) or registration in Nuclear Medicine (ARRT-N) required. Current state license in Nuclear Medicine required for all employees who perform this job in the state of Oregon. Current Radiologic Technologist Certification required for all employees who perform this job in the state of Washington. AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers.