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Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Company: FEDERAL STAFFING RESOURCES
Location: Portsmouth
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Job Description:

General opening in Portsmouth, Virginia. This and other nuclear medicine technologist jobs brought to you by AlliedHealthJobCafe.com Nuclear Medicine Technologist job in Portsmouth, Virginia. The job is a civilian position within the extensive military medical system. Civilian and military personnel work together in hospitals and clinics providing a full range of services to the active duty military service members, military retirees, and their families.Our employees are our best assets! Come join our team of healthcare professionals where you are valued.Monday-Friday primary work scheduleMultiple shifts: full-time, part-time, and/or coverage shifts PTOPaid holidaysCompetitive CompensationBenefit Package (health, dental, and vision plans) Nuclear Medicine Technologist Job Overview:

Calibrate equipment and perform diagnostic studies on patients as prescribed by physician, using nuclear medicine scanners and/or scintillation cameras to detect radiation emitted and to produce image of organ on photographic film/digital display.Arrive, depart, and log completed patients in the command's hospital information system (CHCS), and in the scanner log books. Send appropriate image series to the radiologist/nuclear medicine physician for reading via the PACS according to department protocol. Measure radioactivity, using Geiger counters, scalers, scintillation or similar type detectors. Follow command requirements and radiation safety protocols in the use and disposal of radioactive materials. Perform unscheduled procedures as requested by the requesting physician within one hour.Receive patients and explain procedures (including the use of radioactive material), providing humane and appropriate care and communication to alleviate fear of the examination. Correctly position the patient for the examination and make technical adjustments necessary for the required examination. Determine if any special patient preparation is required.Stock and maintain an adequate level of supplies required for various interventional examinations. Adhere to radiation safety policies and procedures in accordance with the command's Naval Radioactive Materials Permit (NRMP) and Nuclear Medicine Division standard operating procedures (SOP). Document all procedures and maintain records in accordance with the Nuclear Medicine SOP.Assist in coordinatingschedules, daily logs, and data submission for monthly reports.Perform limited administrative duties associated with the maintenance of records for a teaching hospital-based radiation safety program. Follow the directions of the command's Radiation Safety Officer or his designated representative. Perform system calibrations and quality control tasks according to the manufacturer and command instructions daily. Recognize artifacts and equipment errors and notify designated Government personnel of outlying values. Nuclear Medicine Technologist Job Qualifications:
  • BLS
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Graduate from an academic program that includes major study, or at least 24 semester hours, in scientific subjects such as radiation biology, anatomy, physiology, nuclear medicine physics, radiation physics, nuclear instrumentation, medical technology, nuclear medicine, radio-nuclide chemistry, radio-pharmacology or statistics.
  • Certification: Certified in nuclear medicine technology by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) or American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT), or national certification by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologist (CAMRT). Experience as a registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist of at least 12 continuous months within the preceding 24 months, to include experience with digital imaging and electronic Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS). Position contingent on contract award with a Fall start date. Incumbents HIGHLY encourage to contact us! Come join our team of healthcare professionals!

Keywords: FEDERAL STAFFING RESOURCES, Portsmouth , Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Healthcare , Portsmouth, Virginia

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