Nuclear Medicine Technologist AdventHealth Wesley Chapel
Location Address: 2600 Bruce B. Downs Blvd Wesley Chapel, Florida 33544
Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth Wesley Chapel
From state- of- the- art equipment to the most intricate building details, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel was designed from the ground up to maximize healing, patient care and wellness
Recognized as leader in patient satisfaction and was named Top 100 Hospital in Modern Healthcare Magazine by IBM Watson Health
50,000 sq ft community Health & Wellness Center
Comprehensive women’s health center named Inspiration Place that incorporates female physician specialists, women’s imaging, pelvic floor and female physical therapy and a boutique spa.
Consistently named a Top Workplace in Tampa Bay by the Tampa Bay Times
Opened an offsite 24 bed, 24/7 emergency room in Central Pasco to better serve the emergency health needs of residents in west and central Pasco
PRN (PRNs are usually either Monday or Fridays plus vacation or call outs); expectation is to cover call 1-2 days during the week and 1 weekend a month; call during the week is 4:30pm until 6am and weekend call is 24 hour)
You Will Be Responsible For:
Assists the Medical Director with the Application of Nuclear Medicine Techniques
Operates the Nuclear Medicine gamma camera, counters, computers, probes, scanners and other related equipment.
Reviews with nursing personnel the preparation and procedure to be performed on patients.
Prepares and administers radiopharmaceuticals to patients using sterile technique. This includes therapeutic doses.
Performs such procedures as organ imaging, both static and dynamic, physiological tracer (function) studies and radio assay studies.
Prepares exam room for patients and insures that needed supplies are at hand for each procedure.
Explains to the patient/family member the procedure and answers any questions relative to the procedure.
Monitors the patient in the scan room during the procedure.
Reviews image with Radiologist upon completion of the procedure.
Assists in the development of new techniques and procedures.
Assists the health physicist when needed.
Performs Quality Control
Performs daily quality control on the Nuclear Medicine equipment.
Performs equipment calibration and minor repairs as needed.
Maintains equipment in a clean and orderly fashion.
Reports all equipment failure or problems to the Nuclear Medicine Supervisor
Performs Quality Assurance
Performs all Quality Assurance activities as recommended by the Hospital and JCAHO.
Helps to maintain the policy and procedure manual
Completes history and physical form on each patient
Documents the radiopharmaceutical and amount given to each patient.
Provides radiation protection to the patient or any other persons in accordance with prescribed safety standards
Participates in decontamination of radionuclide spillage, should one occur
Observes and insures safe practices for all patients, visitors and personnel.
Completes the Hospital incident report for any problems that occur with patients or procedures performed on patients.
Attends staff meetings, patient care meetings as requested in order to keep abreast of all Hospital and departmental changes
Age Specific Standards
Provides Nuclear Medicine procedures to all patients, regardless of age, race or sex.
Patient population includes patients of all ages from infants through the geriatric population
Demonstrates ability to interpret age specific data, plan and implement Nuclear Medicine procedures based on interpretation of findings
Follows Radiation Protection Guidelines
Wears TLD badge daily.
Provides radiation protection to the patient or any other persons in accordance with prescribed safety standards.
Reviews quarterly radiation exposure reports.
Performs Additional Duties as Assigned and Required
What You Will Need:
High School graduate or equivalent upon hire
Completion of an AMA approved school of Radiologic Technology or Nuclear Medicine Technology
Current Florida State license in Nuclear Medicine or Radiologic Technology upon hire
Current certification with ARRT or NMTCB upon hire
Basic Life Support Certification upon hire
One hour of Hip & Knee replacement education within 6 months of hire date, then annually
Performs Nuclear Medicine procedures. Performs a variety of technical procedures involving the administration of radionuclides for the in vitro/in vivo diagnosis and treatment of disease in humans.
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