Nuclear Medicine Technologist

MD Anderson Houston , TX 77020

Posted 4 days ago

Mission Statement

The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

Summary

The primary purpose of the Nuclear Medicine Technologist position is to provide technical and specialized skills to maintain business operations in the Section of Clinical Nuclear Medicine in the interest of MDACC patients. Duties and responsibilities are conducted in a manner that effectively supports efficient patient services.

The technologist ensures the environment is safe for patients and peers. Practices and maintains radiation safety using ALARA concepts by appropriately shielding oneself, the patient and others while performing exams and/or protocols as prescribed by DI Faculty. Communicates and works with radiologists, physicists, clinicians, nursing staff, management and other patient care providers to ensure high quality diagnostic and/or therapeutic procedures are performed. The technologist provides training, education and mentoring to patients, families, students, technologists, visitors, observers, nursing and faculty members.

Key Functions

Technical Skills:

Responsible for provision of high quality exams while working in a team oriented highly productive and complex environment.

Performs studies/procedures as outlined in the Professional Development Model (PDM).

Responsible for quality assurance activities on technical equipment and working with appropriate parties to resolve image quality issues.

Communicates effectively with patient care team members to answer the associated clinical care questions.

Responsible for accurately entering data into the Radiology Information System, ClinicStation and other computer systems.

Ensures that patient studies are appropriately coded and charged.

Demonstrates flexibility through work schedules, lunch coverage, area coverage, etc.

Practices responsible use of communication tools (e.g. whiteboards, paging systems, telephones, email, FAX, internet, etc)

Demonstrates the ability to work effectively

Corrects problems as they arise and notifies supervisor/manager when assistance is required to do so.

Other duties as assigned.

Patient Care:

Functions within professional scope of practice

Ensures the patient is imaged in a safe environment, free of hazards.

Identifies patients using approved identifiers.

Provides full attention to the patient and the procedure.

Sets up patient studies utilizing approved protocols/procedures and brings questions forward before imaging patients.

Follows fall precautions and posts patient updates on the whiteboards or through other communication methods

Ensures appropriate supplies are available for the procedure.

Recognizes patient distress signs and is able to initiate and follow emergency procedures: nurse/physician, DIURT, CODE.

Utilizes sterile or aseptic technique where applicable

Insures proper administration techniques are utilized.

Follows the five rights of drug administration

Exhibits professional and courteous customer service at all times.

Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION

Required: Associate's degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology or completion of a formal training in Nuclear Medicine Technology.

Preferred: Bachelor's Degree or higher in the Arts or Sciences from a JRCNMT or JRCERT program or related field

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION

Required: All of the following:

Must be registry eligible in one of the following: Nuclear Medicine Technologist by American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) and licensed by the Texas Medical Board (TMB); OR Certified Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) and licensed by the Texas Medical Board (TMB) as a Certified Medical Radiologic Technologist (CMRT).

Preferred:

  • ARRT in CT certification

  • Additional certifications (NMTCB-NCT/ CNMT, PET; ARRT N/R/T/QM)

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

EXPERIENCE

Required: None

Preferred: 2 years of post-certification experience working in nuclear medicine

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 68,800

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 86,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 103,200

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Nuclear Medicine Technologist

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