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Nuclear Medicine Technologist - registry
at Advocate Health Care
Libertyville, IL

Nuclear Medicine Technologist - registry
at Advocate Health Care
Libertyville, IL

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Position Requirements:
Must be a graduate from an accredited AMA School of Nuclear Medicine

New grads accepted Knowledge of HIS system

Basic knowledge of RIS systems
IEMA accreditation in Medical Radiation Technology

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists registered (ARRT) and certified in nuclear medicine (NM)
or
Certified by Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (CNMT)

CPR certified within 30 days of date of hire
Ability to work rotating shifts any day of the week.

Must be able to make independent professional decisions pertaining to high quality patient care

Must have a high degree of technical skills

Must be able to function with minimal assistance in performing job activities

Must be conscientious in practicing high quality patient care

Ability to lift and/or move patients. Heavy lifting: lifting 50 to 100 pounds occasionally and/or 25 to 50 pounds frequently and/or 10 to 20 pounds constantly.

Ability to work in a fast~paced environment with established time constraints.

May be exposed to hazardous materials and life~threatening disease.

Radiation exposure.

Must be able to deal with extremely ill patients.

This position can recognize needs and behaviors of the following age groups: pediatric (newborn, toddler, school~age), adolescent, adult, older adult. Evidence of this can be shown by recognizing levels of development and modifying approach and exhibiting communication skills necessary to interpret age specific responses.

ADDENDUM : PET scan department rotations to be determined and scheduled by the Nuclear Medicine Supervisor.

If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.

Purpose:
The practice of Nuclear Medicine Technology encompasses multidiciplinary skills. The responsibilities of the nuclear medicine technologist include an empathic and instructional approach to patient care, the preparation, calibration and adminstration of radiopharmaceuticals (under the direction of an authorized user), the performance of quality controll procedures and the operation of imaging, laboratory and computer instrumentation. The scope of performance in Nuclear Medicine Technology includes, but is not limited to the following areas and responsibilities: patient care, quality controll, diagnostic procedure, radiopharmaceuticals, radionuclide therapy and radiation safety.

Accountabilities:
Determination of appropriate image scan technique and position for patient using immobilization and support devices.
Operation of more advanced and sophisticated nuclear medicine equipment.
Adherence to all accepted safety standards and practices to ensure patient safety and quality patient care.
Coordination of quality control areas (checking N.M. images to ensure optimal quality, disseminating exams to N.M. Technologist, etc.).
Provision of instruction and orientation to new technologists to effectively participate in the assessment of their performance reviews.
Participation in problem~solving issues addressing patients, department operations, quality assurance procedures, interdepartmental relationships and employee morale.
Presenting and maintaining a professional standard.

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