UnityPoint Health

Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Requisition ID
2021-103011
Category
Medical Imaging and Radiology - Non-Nursing
Location
US-IA-Waterloo
Address
1825 Logan Ave
Affiliate
2520 UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital
City
Waterloo
Department
Nuclear Medicine- Logan
State
IA
FTE
0.30
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Part-time; 3 days every two weeks, First Shift
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Part Time No Benefits

Overview

UnityPoint Health- Allen Waterloo

Part-time; 3 days every two weeks, First Shift

 

A Nuclear Medicine Technologist is responsible for performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures on patients of all ages exercising professional judgment in performance of service, and providing patient care.

Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work.

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Responsibilities

  • Performs quality in vivo diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine procedures.
  • Procedures performed correctly and in agreement with radiologist and medical staff.
  • Misadministration of radio-pharmaceuticals and drugs do not occur.
  • All images are properly identified with patient I.D., side markers, and tech initials. Patients and others are not subjected to unneeded amounts of radiation.  No accidents occur to patients, personnel or equipment as a result of regulation or policy violations.  Patient injuries are reported immediately per hospital policy.
  • Maintains radiographic quality. Positioning of patient and equipment and technique manipulation are accurate.  Errors are rare, tasks are completed promptly.
  • Correctly documents required information in the computerized information system (RIS). Exams are completed in a timely fashion. Exams performed are recorded.  Records are complete, accurate, and up-to-date; no filing errors are made.  Displays team attitude in assisting secretarial staff.
  • Assists radiologists and/or physicians in specific procedures, patient care, and other duties as required. Assists radiologists and/or physicians in the administration of contrast media and other medications as required.  Willingly and cheerfully assists others as needed; misadministration of drugs and contrasts do not occur.
  • Applies knowledge of operation and use of diagnostic x-ray machines, processors, and other required equipment and maintains safety. Tests conducted using equipment is done correctly and produce accurate results; optimum processing is maintained at all times; malfunctions are reported immediately.
  • Performs appropriate quantity of work. Consistently productive and volunteers to take on additional work when finished with assigned tasks.  Rotates shifts, weekends, and holidays as required by the department.
  • Applies knowledge and application of nursing procedures pertinent to patient care while in radiology. Correct nursing procedures are used as appropriate.
  • Directs patient flow as to specific room and time. Patients are not delayed unnecessarily for radiology services and do not wait longer than 15 minutes without explanation of delays.
  • Maintains communications with Nursing Services concerning patient condition and radiographic procedural changes. Nursing Services aware of radiology department procedures and current status of patient conditions are reported immediately.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.
  • Transports patients when necessary. Patients are not unnecessarily delayed for scheduled tests.  Displays team attitude in assisting transportation staff.
  • Instructs, guides, directs, assists, supervises, and evaluates students in specific clinical and didactic aspects of their education in a caring manner. Information presented is accurate and organized; students understand designated procedures; associate relates well to students and responds to students' needs for information and assistance.
  • Cleans departmental equipment and instruments. Equipment is clean, orderly, and ready for use; all safety/health regulations and procedures are met.     
  • Assumes responsibility for portions of quality improvement program, quality control, radiation protection and safety standards. Records are up-to-date and accurate. Records are up-to-date and accurate. Performs quality control functions. Practices radiation protection measures for personnel and patients. No accidents occur to patients, personnel or equipment as a result of regulation violations. Patient injuries are reported immediately per hospital policy.
  • Demonstrates required skills for performing I.V. injections utilizing various methods. Evidence of completion of an I.V. class. No complications relating to I.V. injections.

Qualifications

Graduate of accredited Nuclear Medicine Program or equivalent, or approved by the Iowa Department of Public Health.

Current license/permit to practice Nuclear Medicine in the state of Iowa.

Nuclear Medicine certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, and/or Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board, or approved by the Iowa Department of Public Health.

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