UnityPoint Health

Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Requisition ID
2022-111228
Category
Medical Imaging and Radiology - Non-Nursing
Location
US-IL-Rock Island
Address
2701 17th St
Affiliate
6020 UnityPoint Health QC Trinity
City
Rock Island
Department
Nuclear Medicine- RI
State
IL
FTE
0.01
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Variable 1st shifts, on-call all shifts
Work Type (Portal Searching)
As Needed

Overview

$5,000 Sign-on Bonus

 

Under general supervision performs professional duties in the application of Nuclear Medicine services. Demonstrates proficiency in performing all Nuclear Medicine Exams, handling and administering radioactive pharmaceuticals, and other related patient care services.

 

UnityPoint Health - Trinity, in the Quad Cities, is a regional integrated health care delivery system including four full-service hospitals in Rock Island and Moline, Illinois and Bettendorf and Muscatine, Iowa with a total of 584 licensed inpatient beds. Trinity’s hospitals, clinics, home health care agency, mental health center, health sciences college and residency program employ more than 3,000 employees. Together, we are working toward physician-driven, patient-centered care to achieve our vision of delivering the best outcome for every patient, every time.

 

The Quad Cities is a connected, creative and prosperous bi-state community on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River. The region is made up of Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa - Moline, East Moline, and Rock island in Illinois - and other surrounding communities. The Quad Cities is a great place to live and work. It offers something for everyone including arts and culture, amazing festivals and events, innovative and superior schools and universities, and quality healthcare. The Quad Cities is a premier destination for young professionals and families and sits only hours away from Chicago, St. Louis, and Des Moines.

 

 

COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination Requirement: It is required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and Influenza. Exemption requests based on medical or religious reasons may be submitted, but must be approved for active employment. 

 

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. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org

Responsibilities

Job Performance

  • Demonstrates competency in preparing patients for procedures and the administration of radioactive materials.
  • Correctly performs all prescribed Nuclear Medicine procedures in an efficient manner
  • Is able to work independently and critique exams.
  • Utilizes good judgment to plan effectively and solve problems.
  • Is cognizant of radiation safety to self and others.
  • Demonstrates competency in the storage and transfer of exams.
  • Demonstrates annual competency in the handling, storage and transfer of radiopharmaceuticals.

Patient Care

  • Provides patient education and insures correct consent forms are signed.
  • Demonstrates competence in the administration of age appropriate care.
  • Obtains and records adequate patient history and interprets physician's orders correctly.
  • Correctly orders, tracks and charges exams in a timely fashion.

Quality Improvement

  • Assures that equipment is in proper working order and performs all necessary quality control testing.
  • Logs in technical information, completes reports and surveys, and complies with all regulatory agencies.
  • Documents appropriately in NMIS.
  • Completes Occurrence Reports as needed.
  • Participates in hospital wide Performance Improvement as needed

Basic UPH Performance Criteria        

  • Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.
  • Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.
  • Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.
  • Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.
  • Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.
  • Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.  Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.

Qualifications

Education: Graduate of JRCERT approved school for Nuclear Medicine and/or Radiologic Technology with equivalent training and experience as required by the licensing bodies.

 

Experience: 2 years required. Previous experience as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist is preferred.

 

License(s)/Certification(s):  The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists/Nuclear Medicine, or The Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board.  Holds a current license or conditional license from the State of Illinois Emergency Management Agency in Nuclear Medicine, and/or the Iowa Department of Public Health. CPR Certification required.

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:  Accountability,  Adaptability, Collaboration, Communication – written & verbal, Decision making, Flexibility,  Customer/patient focused, Interpersonal skills,   Independent Judgment & Decision Making, Managing, priorities/deadlines, Planning and organizing skills,   Problem-solving and analytical ability, Professionalism, Relationship management, Self-Development, Teamwork, Technical Aptitude – ability to learn new systems quickly.

 

Other: Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

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