North Oaks Health System   Hammond, LA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on June 21, 2024
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Status: PRN - As Needed

Shift: PRN Varies as needed

Exempt: No 

Performs Nuclear Medicine procedures in accordance with established professional and departmental standards and procedures. 

Other information:
EDUCATION AND STAFF DEVELOPMENT1. Trains new and current employees, students, and/or volunteers by discussion and demonstration.2. Has completed all mandatory classes in the past calendar year. Has completed all in-services relating to their position. Participates in continuing education activities.3. Participates in projects and assists in the development and implementation of procedures and policies.4. Confidentiality: Maintains confidentiality of patient, employee and hospital information. Financial Responsibility: Each person is individually accountable for his/her part in the overall financial well being of the Medical Center.5. Accountability:a. Attendanceb. Punctualityc. Complies with wearing of Hospital Identification badge as instructed.d. Appropriate use of breaks and mealtimese. Attends staff meetingsf. Organizational and Departmental Regulator Compliance (OSHA, JCAHO, HCFA, OIG, etc.…)g. Policies and Proceduresh. Competenciesi. Work area Cleanlinessj. Hospital and Department Dress Codek. Maintains Licensure Graduate of an accredited program in Nuclear Medicine.Current ARRT or NMTCB registration and state license required.Experience: One year Nuclear Medicine Technologist experience (Clinical rotation during nuclear training is acceptable). Completed BCLS certification.PHYSICAL DEMANDSStrength: Medium/OccasionallyPush: OccasionallyPull: OccasionallyCarry: OccasionallyLift: OccasionallyStand: OccasionallyWalk: FrequentlySit: Frequently

A. Expectations:1. Customer Satisfaction/Respect for the Individual. Ability to identify those who receive services and/or products within the work environment, including patients, families, visitors, other departments, and all others. Ability to anticipate and meet the needs and expectations of customers. Promotes the customer service standards of COURTESY, ATTITUDE, RESPECT AND ENTHUSIASM.2. Communication. Can professionally speak and listen to information. Can express self clearly when required. Ability to identify and use appropriate information routes. May include written and oral expression.3. Cooperation. Ability to get along with others in a courteous professional manner.4. Teamwork. Ability to work effectively with others to solve problems, implements group decisions and achieves group/organization goals.5. Functions productively, responsibly and exhibits adaptability with the team. Positively demonstrates VALUES of North Oaks Health System. Plans and prioritizes work while maintaining positive performance.6. Personal responsibility/Integrity/ Financial Responsibility: Each person is responsible for his or her actions, and individually accountable for satisfied patients/customers, confidentiality or patient and hospital information, quality outcomes, efficient operations, and the overall success of North Oaks Health System.7. Follows North Oaks Health System’s Compliance Program and Federal and State Regulatory guidelines.B. Modality Specific Duties:1. Demonstrate a complete working knowledge of all Nuclear Medicine equipment within the department.2. Performs all Nuclear Medicine procedures as assigned. Demonstrates anatomy under investigation through proper patient positioning and utilizes SNM guidelines to obtain properly positioned Nuclear Medicine images. Obtains patient history and clinical data for correlation with the images.3. Determine radiopharmaceutical to be utilized, consulting with physician when necessary. Prepare radiopharmaceuticals for use in patient studies. Prepare stock solutions of radiopharmaceuticals. Calculate patient dosage.4. Reviews physician orders, checking for special instructions from requesting physician, and consults with the radiologist as necessary. Pleasantly greets patients, confirming their identification and introducing yourself. Completely explains examination procedure to the patient and their family, if present.5. Performs visual preventive safety inspections on all equipment. Identifies problems and communicates to immediate supervisor.6. Start IV's, when necessary, as authorized by physician or your supervisor.7. Maintains necessary inventory of supplies for assigned room, rotating stock in an orderly fashion, and eliminating outdated items.8. Assists in the movement of patients, as necessary.9. Recognizes emergency situations, initiates code procedures and administers first aid or CPR as needed.10. Perform any other duties as directed by the supervisor, coordinator or director.