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Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Cape Cod Healthcare


Location:
Hyannis, MA
Date:
01/22/2018
2018-01-222018-02-20
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Job Details

Cape Cod Healthcare

Department: Nuclear Medicine
Schedule: Per-diem
Shift: Day Shift
Hours: 8a-4p rot days, occ w/e, occ hol, occ call
Job Details:

Cape Cod Healthcare is the leading provider of healthcare services for residents and visitors of Cape Cod.  With more than 450 physicians, 4,700 employees, and 1,100 volunteers, Cape Cod Healthcare operates two-acute care hospitals, the Cape's leading provider of homecare and hospice services (VNA), a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility (JML Care Center), an assisted living facility (Heritage at Falmouth), the Cape's only local laboratory service (CCHC Laboratory Services) and numerous health programs.  We are currently seeking a dedicated Nuclear Medicine Tech to join our team at Cape Cod Hospital.

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures utilizing radio pharmaceuticals and equipment for the diagnosis of disease of designated anatomical areas as ordered/directed, according to established practices and procedures to assure delivery of quality services and care for patients.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.      Performs Nuclear Medicine radiographic studies; determines appropriate isotope required; obtains patient history and reviews patient condition.

 

- Schedules patients ensuring optimum, effective and efficient use of equipment and personnel.

- Identify, interview and screen patient ensuring quality patient care.

 

2.      Prepare, calculates, and administers isotope dosage accurately following established departmental procedures as prescribed by physician observing all health and safety precautions; accurately records dosage administered.  Observes patient during procedure and reports any unusual occurrences to appropriate personnel.

 

3.     Maintains adequate records of radioisotope received, used, stored, and disposed in accordance with State and Federal regulations governing the accountability for radioactive material.

 

4.     Record all required information to provide permanent records of significant functional and/or anatomic or pathologic data obtained, or any pertinent information that may be used for utilization review or State requests.

 

5.     Maintain, set-up and adjust equipment; perform periodic calibration of equipment.

- Select appropriate parameters to optimally visualize and obtain photographic record of diagnostic images.

- Ensures that preventive maintenance is performed according to established schedule.

- Instructs and demonstrates nuclear medicine equipment operation, filming, and other technical aspects for professional staff and students as is needed.

- Notifies appropriate personnel of equipment malfunctions and reports delays in service to supervisor

 

6.     Produces radiographic images using automatic developing equipment and ensures films are of acceptable diagnostic quality and completeness. 

        - Perform daily cleaning procedures and shuts down processor at completion of shift.

 

7.     Participates in activities which promote professional self-growth and development; meeting minimum requirements for continuing education as directed by the Massachusetts State Licensing Board. 

 

8.     Participates in the evaluation of new procedures by collecting and processing data relevant to nuclear medicine.

 

9.     Maintain harmonious and cooperative relations with fellow employees, medical staff, patients and guests.

 

10.  Perform other work related duties as assigned or requested.

 

Consistently provides service excellence to all patients, family members, visitors, volunteers and co-workers in a manner that reflects Cape Cod Hospital's commitment to CARES: compassion, accountability, respect, excellence and service.

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • High school graduate or equivalent; 
  • Graduate of Committee of Allied Health Education and Accreditation (AMA) Accredited Radiography Program, or equivalent; 
  • Registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or Certification by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board;
  • Valid Massachusetts State License.  
  • CPR required.

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Zip Code: 02601
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