Nuclear Med Tech PRN at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 8/27/2021

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  • Job Schedule
    Per Diem
  • Location:
    Burleson, TX
  • Date Posted:
    8/27/2021
  • Job ID:
    21024499
  • Job Family
    Radiology/Imaging
  • Shift
    1 - Day

Job Description


Description
Nuclear Med Tech -  Texas Health Huguley- operated as joint venture between Texas Health Resources and AdventHealth
Location Address: 11801 South Fwy., Burleson, TX  76028
Top Reasons to Work At Texas Health Huguley, Burleson, TX
  • Our care for patients extend to the spiritual level by praying with patients and families and providing on call, 24 hours, 7 days a week Chaplains for spiritual support.
  • Award winning facility and departments including “Great Place to Work” by Becker’s Hospital Review and Gallup.
  • Work with the latest technology and top experts including “Daisy Award” recipients while on the way to Magnet status—2020.
  • Amazing medical benefits through Aetna plus an onsite full-service fitness center.
  • Growth opportunities designed for each employee.
  • Located about 10 minutes from downtown Fort Worth and near TCU in the award-winning school district, Burleson ISD which also provides a low-cost of living.  
 
Work Hours/Shift:
PRN, as needed
What You Will Need:
  • Two year Associate Degree.
  • Registered CNMT or RT or registry eligible. 
  • Must have State of Texas license for Nuclear Medicine.
Job Summary:
The Nuclear Medicine Technologist is responsible for performing all tasks related to the use of Radiopharmaceutical injections for diagnostic imaging.
Qualifications
You Will Be Responsible For:
  • Assists physicians and performs quality Radiographic procedures at a level of competence not requiring constant supervision of technical detail.  Work is stressful and heavy in nature.  Moves Mobile X-ray equipment throughout hospital, lifts, turns and stoops while moving patients.
  • Maintains radiation protection standards for patients, employees and self during exposures as outlined in the State of Texas Regulations for Control of Radiation.
  • Establishes appropriate technical factors, positions patients properly, collimates to area of interest, utilizes proper film size and labels radiographs correctly.
  • Utilizes lead-blockers, aprons, gloves and cones during exposures as evidenced by films and noted by supervisor.
  • Administers appropriate diagnostic contrast media as directed, i.e., intravenous, oral, rectal, etc.
  • Documents incidents, reactions and/or unusual occurrences at time of incident.
  • Identifies patient according to name band and verbally verifies name when possible.
  • Stocks X-ray rooms with required supply items as listed in rooms and monitored by supervisor.
  • Accepts responsibilities in darkroom, office, distribution and filing of X-ray reports as required by work demand.
  • Is active in process improvement for the Radiology Department.
  • The nuclear medicine technologist must perform numerous quality control procedures in accordance with standards set by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the State of Texas Office of Radiation Control.
  • Performs and evaluates daily quality control floods on all gamma cameras to ensure that they meet standards set by manufacturers and takes appropriate action when out-of -range results occur.
  • Has full knowledge of use of dos calibrator to assay prepared doses to ensure correct dosage to patients.
  • Uses safe practices when injections of Radioisotope is used.
  • Has responsibility of ordering appropriate radiopharmaceutical from the Nuclear Pharmacy.
  • Demonstrates ability to use decontamination procedures in case of "spill" in accordance to NRC guidelines.
  • Responsible for correct disposal of radioactive wastes in accordance with NRC guidelines.
  • Accurately monitors the work area for radioactive contamination and documents daily.
  • Performs daily QC on lab equipment and documents according to HRS standards.
  • Verifies QC on all doses prior to injection to ensure tagging efficiency.
  • Maintains dose dispersement records for administration of correct dose and dose disposal as required by HRS.
  • Regularly reviews the requisitions received during the shift to schedule properly and most efficiently during the shift.
  • Regularly reviews the status of arriving patients to utilize equipment and time to maximum.
  • Exhibits flexibility and willingness to make changes to improve quantity and quality of procedures as observed by director.
  • Accepts responsibility for supervising students as they rotate through assigned area.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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