Children's Hospital Of The King's Daughters Norfolk , VA 23510
Reports to designated department Supervisor/Manager/Director. Works with leadership and radiologists to provide, enhance and maintain high levels for image quality and patient safety.
Assures customer satisfaction (interdepartmental, community and patient/family) with services. Performs and/or assists with nuclear medicine examinations and procedures under the direction of a Radiologist or delegating practitioner to produce nuclear medicine exams which are used in medical diagnosis to locate injuries, foreign bodies, pathological conditions or lesions within the body. Provides services to support inpatient, ED and outpatient imaging.
Works in conjunction with the Sedation and Anesthesia departments to facilitate and ensure timely placement of add-on/urgent examinations. Assists and supports new hire orientation and training. Evaluates nuclear medicine images for technical quality.
Seeks guidance from management for unusual or unanticipated circumstances that require deviation from financial/operational policies and standards of practice. Performs other duties as assigned.
Experience, Education and Training Minimum: Registration or Certification as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT-N) or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) required with 6 - 12 months nuclear medicine experience preferred.
Knowledge of Nuclear Medicine principles and procedures as well as operation and maintenance of nuclear imaging equipment as normally acquired through completion of two years post high school training in an approved School of Nuclear Medicine Technology. Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate effectively with patient/families, nursing personnel and physicians. Analytical skills necessary to determine best method for providing required nuclear medicine studies for individual case following basic technical principles, to ensure clear undistorted images.
Knowledge and proficiency in venipuncture for injecting radioisotopes. CPR Training required and/or must be obtained within 90 days of hire.