As a nuclear technologist under general supervision, will perform diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear cardiology procedures and care for patients following established policies and protocols. While maintaining patient confidentiality, will exhibit a high degree of courtesy, tact, and poise when interacting with patients, families and healthcare professionals.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (will include but not limited to):
- Administer radiopharmaceuticals by performing venous injections of nuclear radioactive isotopes.
- Preparation and hook up for stress testing.
- Perform treadmill stress test; administer stress pharmaceuticals, monitor patients.
- Maintain quality control on all nuclear medicine instrumentation and completion of appropriate documentation.
- Safely handle radioactive materials and associated documentation.
- Maintain proper inventory receipts and dispose of radioactive materials.
- Order radiopharmaceuticals for patient procedures and quality control
- Work with medical staff to evaluate test methods and coordinate patient scheduling
- Obtain relevant information from patient clinical record. Record information on patient charts.
- Maintain accreditation standards for department.
- Write technical reports. Deliver test results to cardiologist for interpretation and forward test results to referring physician.
- Maintain department records, reports, and files as directed.
- Perform quality assurance procedures on the equipment daily, as required.
- Ensure compliance with radioactive materials licensure requirements.
- Attend required meetings and participate in committees, as requested.
- Participate in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations and state and national licenses.
- Knowledge of GE Ventri, Digirad and PET cameras.
- California Department of Health Services Certified Technologist, Nuclear Medicine
- NMTCB national license registered by NMTCB or ARRT certified
- Completion of venipuncture class
- Current BCLS certification
These are the qualifications that are necessary for someone to be considered for the position.
- Preferred 1 years’ experience in Nuclear Medicine.
- AS in Nuclear Medicine required
- Completion of EKG course or one year of on-the-job-training.
- Knowledge of the factors contributing to quality patient care, and the ability to influence these factors in a positive way.
- Knowledge of healthcare policies for all clinical practices and applicable laws and regulations governing proper clinical practice; ability to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations.
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills
- Strong organizational and planning skills
- Proficiency in MS Office and patient management software
- Bilingual preferred
Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, medical preparations and other conditions common to a clinic environment.
Requires full range of body motion including manual and finger dexterity and hand-eye coordination. Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Requires working under stressful conditions or working irregular hours. Requires some exposure to communicable diseases or body fluids.
Sacramento Heart and Vascular is an Equal Opportunity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.