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Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Carle Foundation
Urbana

Job Description

The Nuclear Medicine Technologist performs diagnostic studies and assists with therapeutic administrations utilizing radiopharmaceuticals and imaging equipment in accordance with Carle policies and procedures and IEMA Department of Nuclear Safety regulations.

Qualifications:
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
College Diploma Related Field or Certificate Radiologic Technology

CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) Radiography License Illinois and Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) Nuclear Medicine certification or American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Nuclear Medicine Technologist Registry and Basic Life Support (BLS). ARRT Nuc Med must be obtained within 1 year of competency NMTCB Nuc Med must be obtained within 1 year of competency

OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Positive attitude and demonstrated willingness to assess and improve work environment. Ability to perform multiple tasks while coordinating patient flow and a variety of technical procedures requiring independent judgment and initiative.

Essential Functions:

Performs diagnostic studies by utilizing Nuc Med and/or PET/CT equipment by acquiring and processing patient studies and assists in radiopharmaceutical therapeutic administration as outlined in exam protocols listed in Nuclear Medicine procedure manual. Reviews studies with the radiologist when appropriate. Administers IV radiopharmaceuticals by means of existing IV line or by performing veni-puncture and placing IV line.
Responsible to review radiology orders for completeness and accuracy. Reviews patient history and supporting clinical data for medical necessity. Takes steps to acquire additional information if needed from the patient, ordering provider and/or Radiologist.
Demonstrates acceptable imaging quality standards by critiquing positioning, technical factors and alignment. Reviews patient data for accuracy, quality and completeness.
Transfers and verifies images data in PACS and provides necessary medical history and information for Radiologist interpretation. Utilizes the RIS for proper scheduling, billing and coding procedures.
Responsible for maintaining imaging equipment and workplace environment including maintaining supply inventories and orderliness of work area. Recognizes malfunctions and service needs and reports service needs in a timely manner.
Assists in instruction of students and new staff as necessary. May perform duties of Nuclear Medicine Imaging Coordinator in his/her absence.
Performs diagnostic studies by utilizing Nuc Med and/or PET/CT equipment by acquiring and processing patient studies and assists in radiopharmaceutical therapeutic administration as outlined in exam protocols listed in Nuclear Medicine procedure manual. Reviews studies with the radiologist when appropriate. Administers IV radiopharmaceuticals by means of existing IV line or by performing veni-puncture and placing IV line.
Responsible to review radiology orders for completeness and accuracy. Reviews patient history and supporting clinical data for medical necessity. Takes steps to acquire additional information if needed from the patient, ordering provider and/or Radiologist.
Demonstrates acceptable imaging quality standards by critiquing positioning, technical factors and alignment. Reviews patient data for accuracy, quality and completeness.
Transfers and verifies images data in PACS and provides necessary medical history and information for Radiologist interpretation. Utilizes the RIS for proper scheduling, billing and coding procedures.
Responsible for maintaining imaging equipment and workplace environment including maintaining supply inventories and orderliness of work area. Recognizes malfunctions and service needs and reports service needs in a timely manner.

Employment Type

PRN - As Needed

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