Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 171872-1A
Date Posted: Dec 29, 2021
Category: Clinical Professional
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 the supervision of the Operations Manager and Team Leader administers radioactive materials and performs all diagnostic and therapeutic Nuclear Medicine procedures. Technologists also rotate to the PET scan department to perform PET scan injections and scans. Responsible for all required documentation, regulatory compliance, patient assessment and care, customer service, cleaning and preparation of exam rooms while working in the departments
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.
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
Only pertains to PET Technologist: 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.
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: Minimal Computer skills 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.
Key Words: ARRT (N), CNMT, PET Technologist, Burlington, MA, Nuclear Medicine Technologist, NMT, NMTCB
40 Hour / Day
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.