Uses radioactive materials to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses or injuries; meets the qualifications to provide care for patients in the specific age range of their assigned clinical area. Participates in the training of new employees and students as necessary.
Calibrates and assays isotope doses; prepares radioisotopes and radiopharmaceuticals. Explains procedures and administers radiopharmaceuticals to patients; positions patients for procedures; provides protection to patients and personnel in accordance with prescribed safety standards. Calibrates equipment and performs camera and computer quality control; operates selected equipment to perform radionuclide imaging including scanning, organ blood flow studies, organ function studies and PET and CT studies; processes images. Performs semi-in-vitro studies in wet lab. Takes call and performs emergent studies when necessary. Utilizes radiology information system and electronic medical records system to maintain information required for accurate patient records. Maintains record of receipt, use, storage, and disposal of isotopes. Performs routine and emergency laboratory radiation surveys and wipe tests; surveys contaminated material; assists in containment and cleanup of radiation spills. Performs quality control tests of equipment; immediately notifies the Team Leader or designee of irregularities. Notifies the leadership or appropriate maintenance personnel of equipment malfunctions according to procedure. Shares responsibility for ordering supplies; orders isotopes as needed. Acts as a Nuclear Medicine liaison; provides support to physicians as requested; refers problems to appropriate leadership. Maintains a positive interpersonal relationship with patients, physicians, and employees. Performs processing and formatting of computer studies as requested by Team Leader. Performs scheduling of patients as requested by Team Leader. Performance of nuclear medicine exams and assisting with procedures and therapies require access and handling of non-controlled medications and radioactive pharmaceuticals. Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Graduate from Specialty Training Program- (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Certified Radiology Technologist - American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT); Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist - Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB); Certified CT Technician - American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
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