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Position Details

Department: PCH-MAIN | Nuclear Medicine
Category: Radiology/Imaging Svcs
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 674811
Date Posted: 5/18/2022
Employee Type: PRN

Position Summary

This position performs Nuclear Medicine, PET and SPECT examinations to provide data for diagnosis of diseases in addition to performing therapeutic treatments in accordance with all applicable standards, regulations, and licensing requirements. Under the direction of the department lead and manager, must be proficient in examinations, patient care, chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer technology and apply these skills in daily job performance. Also coordinates and participates in various research ventures.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Nuclear Medicine/PET/SPECT Technologist
    • Performs a full spectrum of Nuc Med, PET, and SPECT functional dynamic studies for acquired and congenital diseases in the pediatric population. Prepares, handles, and administers radioactive isotopes for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Competency in accessing and maintaining central lines as well as collection and handling blood products. Training in radiation safety, operation of equipment. Ability to work both independently and in a team environment and coordinate with other services and patient care teams. Attention to detail and strong organizational skills required.
  2. Documenting of Examinations
    • Concise and appropriate documentation of dose administered, site of administration, all pertinent prior preparation and post care. Correct billing of charges and exams. Expertise in scheduling and performing appropriate scans based on patient diagnosis.
  3. Quality Metrics
    • Works together with other members of the nuclear medicine/PET team to obtain ACR certification. Performs daily/monthly QA on all cameras and instrumentation. Monitors and properly disposes of all radioactive waste to meet state and federal guidelines.
    • Maintains professional and technical competency.
  4. Personal growth
    • Constantly pursues knowledge and self-improvement by remaining apprised of current literature, practices, and new developments in the field. Attends staff meetings; participates in and contributes to PCH educational offerings and off-site conferences/seminars; and completes self-directed learning via professional journals, texts, and appropriate online resources.
  5. Programmatic Development
    • Recommends and implements approved imaging sequencing protocols, policies, and guidelines; employs policies and procedures, regulatory guidelines, and professional standards to validate current practice requirements and support of overall organizational values and mission. Serves as a mentor and/or preceptor to peers, students, trainees, and observers.
  6. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
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Education
1. Successful completion of a NMTCB or ARRT approved nuclear medicine program Required
Do you meet this requirement?
Experience
1. One year pediatric imaging experience Preferred
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Certifications/Licenses/Registries
1. Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency MRTBE CNMT license Required
2. Current ARRT registration in Nuclear Medicine or NMTCB license Required
3. Current BLS certification from the American Heart Association Required
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Special Skills
1. Must have strong organizational skills and attention to detail Required
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Frequently
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Frequently
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Frequently
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching Frequently
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Standing Frequently
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Frequently
10. Physical Requirement - Talking Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Walking Frequently
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Frequently
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Frequently
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Constantly
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Frequently
18. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance Frequently
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme noise levels Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid Applicable
24. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles Applicable
25. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure Applicable
26. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Radiation exposure Applicable
27. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals Applicable
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