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CommonSpirit Health Nuclear Medicine Technologist in Sacramento, California

Overview

Dignity Health Medical Foundation, established in 1993, is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation with care centers throughout California. Dignity Health Medical Foundation is an affiliate of Dignity Health – one of the largest health systems in the nation - with hospitals and care centers in California, Arizona and Nevada. Today, Dignity Health Medical Foundation works hand-in-hand with physicians and providers throughout California to provide comprehensive health care services to the many communities we serve. As Dignity Health Medical Foundation continues to grow and establish new premier care centers, we provide increasing support and investment in the latest technologies, finest physicians and state-of-the-art medical facilities. We strive to create purposeful work settings where staff can provide great care, while advancing in knowledge and experience through challenging work assignments and stimulating relationships. Our staff is well-trained and highly skilled, qualities that are vital to maintaining excellence in care and service.

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

Under the direction of management, prepares, measures and administers radioactive isotopes in therapeutic, diagnostic, and tracer studies according to written or transcribed verbal orders of a physician within the scope of his/her certification, as well as established standards and practices. The incumbent will demonstrate competency for adult and geriatric patients.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Performs all patient care, diagnostic, therapeutic, and quality control procedures as authorized by license under the direction of the Nuclear Medicine physicians.

  • Provides the department/hospital staff and physicians with leadership to ensure timely procedure staging and integration.

  • Communicates effectively with patients, visitors, physicians, department and hospital staff demonstrating a high level of customer service and professionalism.

  • Provides technical support for clerks, peers, physicians and supervisor. Recognizes potential problems and initiates resolutions relating to exams, processing, image quality and equipment uptime.

  • Verifies physician's orders, clinical indications, correct radiopharmaceutical, correct dose activity, time of administration, required consent forms.

  • Use of safe and efficient processes to ensure optimal diagnostic studies are performed while implementing radiation safety standards to minimize radiation exposure to patients, staff, as well as visitors.

  • Perform clerical duties as needed such as scheduling patient studies, compiling reports and answering phones.

  • Gains patients confidence by obtaining pertinent history, explaning testing procedures and safety precautions completely and answering any questions.

  • Reviews all work for accuracy and extracts pertinent data from the patients EMR; takes additional pertinent patient history.

  • Monitors the patients physical condition during the course of the procedure to include vital signs (pulse, respiration, manual blood pressure) as well as be able to perform a 12-lead EKG.

  • Provide optimal diagnostic patient imaging, data analysis, noting any incidental findings, and patient information with any patient comments that may indicate the need for additional images that might be useful to the interpreting physician.

  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited program of nuclear medicine by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT)

  • Current CNMT (Nuclear Medicine Technologist Certification Board) and/or ARRT-N (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists

  • Current California State Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist (with Venipuncture) by CDPH

  • Current American Heart Association BLS for Health Care Providers Certification

Special Skills:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of: anatomy and physiology (to include cross-sectional anatomy when required), pathology, medical terminology and pharmacology; radiation safety standards in alignment with ALARA principles in a patient examination environment; currently accepted diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine procedures; routine quality control and quality assurance; preparation, proper use, and disposal of radiopharmaceuticals. Effectively and empathetically deal with any agitated, ill and/or potentially uncomfortable patients by calming and reassuring them. Exhibit compassion and courtesy in dealing with patients, coworkers, visitors, and the general public while maintaining patient confidentiality at all times. Develop and maintain a cooperative working relationship with physicians as well as collegues Work effectively under stress and adjust priorities as circumstances require while maintaining a high degree of detailed accuracy and complete records. Must be able to work in fast changing and challenging situations as well as take appropriate actions in emergent situations. -Requires critical thinking skills, solution-oriented problem-solving, decisive judgment, and the ability to work independently with minimal to no supervision. Maintains mandated licensure as well as current continuing education requirements

Training:

  • Ability to perform general and specialized nuclear medicine procedures which meet the department's standard of quality, recognize and respond to any adverse reaction as well as life-threatening patient conditions which might arise during the examination process, Demonstrate proficiency in peripheral IV placement and venipiuncture.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One (1) year of experience as a nuclear medicine technologist preferred

  • Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) preferred

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Job ID 2020-147318

Employment Type Full Time

Department Nuclear Medicine

Hours / Pay Period 80

Facility Dignity Health Medical Foundation

Shift Day

Standard Hours Monday-Friday 0800-1800

Work Schedule 10 Hour

Location CA-Sacramento

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