Nuclear Medicine Technologist - Per Diem / Day

Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 169968-1A
Date Posted: Sep 22, 2021
Category: Clinical Professional

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Job Description

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Welcome to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the hospital provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. It is a national leader in a number of health care areas, including stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others. Lahey also helps to advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders.

About the Job

Under supervision of the Process Manager/Team Leader administers radioactive materials and performs all diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as required. Responsible for all required documentation, regulatory compliance, patient assessment and care while in the department, customer service, cleaning and preparing exam rooms.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

 

Thorough evaluation to assure that; any pre-study preparation has been completed, contraindications, recognizing and responding to medical emergencies, providing assistance to get through exam as needed. Exercises judgment to assess and respond to patients’ needs before, during and after procedures

Documents all pertinent information as required by 105 CMR.120. Documents all pertinent information regarding the patient’s exam.

Utilization of techniques and education that will minimize radiation exposure to patients, the general public, other healthcare professionals and oneself consistent with the ALARA concept

Utilization of appropriate technique (acquisition parameters, patient positioning and landmarks) to ensure quality diagnostic images and / or quantitative results

Performs quality control on images to assess for and determine if repeat imaging is necessary due to image artifacts. Knowledge of image artifact types as well as normal variants.

Administers adjunctive pharmaceuticals including oral and IV contrast as required. Understands characteristics and effects of contrast media agents. Assess patient for any existing contraindications prior to administration.

Knowledge of drugs/medication effects, blood glucose levels and diet and there effects on biodistribution of radiopharmaceuticals and image quality. Identifies contraindications and consults with physician before proceeding. 

Coordinates and maintains efficient and effective flow of patients while in the department and. keeps patient informed throughout the procedure.

To collaborate with an authorized user and a member of the health physics department to apply and manage a therapeutic procedure

Responsible for proficiency in the procurement, preparation, quality control, dose calculations, identification, documentation, administration, storage, disposal and safe handling of radiopharmaceuticals. Wears dosimetry badges as required.

Has a basic understanding of computer systems. Responsible for providing quantitative analysis as well as computer-reconstructed images. Understands archiving, PAC’s system utilization and other hospital wide computer systems

Evaluation and maintenance of quality control to ensure proper functionality and reliability of instruments, imaging systems, and processes.

Participates in research projects as required

Develops and implements plan to obtain Computed Tomography certification according to Lahey clinic and state requirements

Participates in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.

Obtains CT (Computed Tomography) Waiver to perform CT for attenuation correction within 8 months of employment. Maintains qualification for waiver as necessary. When waiver has been obtained and is in effect, performs CT for attenuation correction as assigned.

Obtain and maintain CT certification from ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists) within a time frame established by department management. When achieved, performs diagnostic CT as assigned

Obtain and maintain PET Certification from NMTCB (Nuclear medicine technology Certification board) within a time frame established by management.

Incorporates Lahey Clinic Guiding Principles and Mission Statement into daily activities.

Complies with all Lahey Clinic Policies.

Complies with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Clinic.

Maintains courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.

Demonstrates an understanding of job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment..

Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to our Customer service standards.

Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.

 

Performs other duties in support of the organization as required or directed.

 

 

Minimum Qualifications:

 

 

Education:  Graduate of an Accredited Nuclear Medicine Technology Program

 

Licensure, Certification, Registration: Licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Department of Public Health: Radiation Control Program, ARRT (N) or CNMT certification required. 

 

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:  Excellent interpersonal skills. Working knowledge of computers. Excellent Oral and Written Communication skills.

 

Experience:  in the field typically acquired through clinical rotations as part of an accredited program.

Shift

Per Diem / Day

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is dedicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve.  Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health.  Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network is a unified joint contracting and population health management organization, jointly governed by participating physicians and hospitals.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.