Nuclear Medicine, Technician, PRN

HCA El Paso , TX 79910

Posted 1 week ago

About Del Sol Medical Center

Since 1974, Del Sol Medical Center has provided quality healthcare to El Paso and the surrounding region. As a full-service, acute care hospital in East El Paso with a Level II Trauma designation in Emergency Services, we continue to expand our services to meet the growing needs of our tristate community, providing special expertise in Cardiology, Maternity & Child Services, a Level III NICU, a Center of Excellence designation for our Bariatric Clinic, a Level II Trauma Center, and a newly renovated 32-bed Rehabilitation Hospital.

The physicians, nurses and staff at our 350-bed hospital are committed to providing the highest quality care with compassion and integrity.

Benefits

We offer an excellent total compensation package, for various positions including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, Student Loan Assistance Program, employee stock purchase program. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Medical Director, performs a variety of technical procedures that require independent judgement, ingenuity and initiative in the utilization of radionuclides for the diagnosis and treatment of disease in humans. Assumes responsibility for designated areas of procedures and/or may be assigned duties as an instructor in areas of specific competence.

Recognized the purpose of employment is to prioritize the patient as number one, and to put forth the utmost quality as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist performs examinations on patients of various ages from pediatric to geriatric.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Selects and operates equipment, selecting proper technical factors on an individual patient basis, selects and loads proper film cassettes, using film identification method correctly and consistently; develops film as required; and assists in equipment calibration and radioisotope assay operation.

  • Performs a variety of clerical tasks to include; pulling jackets, inputting/editing exams, and completion of requisition prior to setting films to be read.

  • Transfers and properly position patients for examinations in order to obtain desired in-vivo imaging results according to the physician specifications.

  • Provides immobilization as required and protection in accordance with prescribed safety standards.

  • Assists physicians in performance or examinations by preparation and administration of radiopharmaceuticals to patients under the direction of a licensed physician, holding and turning patients, assisting in sterile procedures.

  • Practices sterile techniques and prevents cross contamination. Maintains orderliness and cleanliness, including provision for the contamination free condition of rooms, equipment and personnel.

  • Demonstrates Customer Service/Service Plus principles and behaviors appropriately.

  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED:

High School Graduate or equivalent, Associate degree or equivalent in Radiology Technology

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

Texas Department of Health NMT certification required. ARRT registered or registry eligible preferred. NMCT certification preferred. Current BCLS certification required.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

At least one year of full time experience in clinical Nuclear Medicine imaging including didactic experience required.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of anatomy, positioning, and Nuclear Medicine Techniques.

  • Knowledge of radio-pharmaceutical storage, radiation protection and related concepts;

  • Knowledge of blood specimen testing techniques.

  • Knowledge of medical terminology, ability to calculate accurate radiopharmaceutical doses and administers doses in a safe and aseptic manner.

  • Ability to analyze scans, tests, methods and results.

  • Ability to exercise discretion and good judgement with patients during Nuclear Medicine procedures. Ability to position patient and adjust equipment to produce desired scanning image.

  • Reads and writes basic English, with the basic skills necessary to interpret physicians orders.

  • Ability to lift in excess of 100 pounds with assistance of staff

  • Knowledge of department, hospital, and universal infection control policies.

  • Must have effective communication and listening skills.

  • Must attend all department and hospital-mandated classes such as infection control, safety, fire, etc. in a 12-month period.

  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.

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