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Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Company: Banner Health
Location: Sun City
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Job Description:

Primary City/State:Sun City West, ArizonaDepartment Name: Nuclear Medicine-HospWork Shift: DayJob Category:Clinical CareInnovation and highly trained staff. Our Medical Imaging team members play a critical role in ensuring the best care for our patients. Join a nationally recognized leader that values excellence and begin making a difference in people's lives.--The Nuclear Medicine Technologist will join a department with a strong sense of team, which is collectively flexible and accommodating to ensure patients are cared for while ensuring a healthy work/life balance. Currently serves a primarily geriatric patient population, with no pediatrics. Minimal therapeutic procedures, primarily performing conventional nuclear medicine studies on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. SPECT/CT capable facility. Great opportunity to gain valuable experience in a hospital setting while working with patients of different acuity levels.--NMTCB or ARRT(NM), BLS, Degree from an Accredited Health Science Program, hospital experience strongly preferredTuesday through Friday 12:00 pm-5:00 pm, Saturday 7:00am-3:30pm with a minimum of 1 to 2 nights of weekday call per week, 1 weekend of call per month (Friday evening, Saturday evening and 24hr Sunday call) and 2 holidays of call per year. Schedule is flexible depending on census and volume.Enjoy an 18%-night shift differential and a flat rate $3/hour weekend shift differential.Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center excels in providing extraordinary health care to residents of the northwest Valley of metro Phoenix and is recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of Phoenix's Best Hospitals. With 390 licensed beds, the hospital provides a wide range of services, including acute medical and surgical services as well as intensive care, emergency and urgent care, inpatient/outpatient surgery, cardiac catheterization, neurology, orthopedics, oncology, urology, pulmonary, obstetrics and gynecology, extended care, outpatient diagnostic services, acute and outpatient rehabilitation and adult behavioral services.POSITION SUMMARYThis position performs prescribed procedures as directed by following department/facility policies, procedures and protocols. This position ensures optimal care/treatment to patient population.CORE FUNCTIONS1. Performs nuclear medicine procedures by following and verifying referring providers' orders. Uses independent judgment and applies learned methodologies according to established policy and procedures.2. Educates patients/families regarding procedure and/or treatment to be performed. Demonstrates professional behavior/conduct in all interactions; fosters teamwork, efficient use of resources and quality patient outcomes.3. Produces high quality images and prepares/presents them with other pertinent patient information for timely interpretation. Prepares and maintains accurate documentation.4. Demonstrates competence in performing prescribed invasive/interventional procedures if applicable in accordance with established policies. Demonstrates competence in the administration of radiopharmaceuticals and other approved medications.5. Performs and evaluates equipment quality control measurements. Demonstrates the ability to trouble shoot and notifies appropriate personnel to maintain equipment performance. Maintains a safe environment for patients, personnel, and visitors. Adheres to safety policies. Ensures the safe receipt, administration, storage, and disposal of radioactive materials utilizing ALARA principles.6. Accountable for the ethical, legal, and professional responsibilities related to radiology practice. This includes maintaining confidentiality of all work information.7. Assures the efficient operation of workflow of the department. Monitors and maintains an adequate inventory of supplies and material to ensure non-interruption of services.8. Independently performs prescribed procedures in accordance with department/facility policies, procedures and protocols to patients. Internal customers: All levels of medical imaging and nursing management and staff, medical staff, and all other members of the interdisciplinary health care team. External Customers: regulatory and health agencies, patients and family members.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSCertificate or diploma from an approved/accredited Radiologic/Nuclear Medicine Technology program.Requires national certification from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Nuclear Board and/or Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board or equivalent and licensure by the state regulatory agency if applicable. Advance certification by accrediting body in specialty required within 18 months of hire if applicable. BLS certification required.This position requires clinical knowledge typically achieved with 2 years of experience. Must demonstrate effective communication skills, human relations skills, analyze data and solve problems.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSAdditional related education and/or experience preferred.

Keywords: Banner Health, Sun City , Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Healthcare , Sun City, Arizona

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