Kaiser Permanente Nuclear Medicine Tech in San Diego, California
Under direct supervision, performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures utilizing radiopharmaceuticals. Prepares pharmaceuticals for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Applies principle of radiation protection. Calibrates radiation detection equipment. Exercises professional judgment in performance of service. Provides patient care.
Essential Functions: - Demonstrates competence in the operation of complex nuclear medicine equipment, both mobile & stationary in various patient care settings - Selects correct technical factors relative to the requirements of the study - Selects other equipment settings/parameters appropriately - Processes electronic images properly, utilizing automated equipment - Selects, prepares, & assays the correct radiopharmaceutical for the required exam - Routinely selects & operates quality control monitoring equipment appropriately to produce accurate results - Administers radiopharmaceuticals safely & properly - Administers the correct isotope; measures and administers correct dose; verifies the identity of the patient before administration - Adheres to infection control techniques relative to radiopharmaceutical administration - Performs venipuncture in accordance w/ established department procedure - Demonstrates an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional & chronological maturation process in delivery of services to patients of the age group served - Adjusts dosage & technical factors relative to the requirements of the study & the physical maturation of the patient - Modifies patient positioning techniques relative to the patient's physical & cognitive abilities - Always takes special care in handling, positioning and/or restraining infants & geriatric patients to avoid injury or excessive radiation exposure - Never leaves infant, pediatric or disoriented geriatric patient unattended - Exercises Good Clinical Judgment - Consults w/ the radiologist or nuclear medicine physician for purposes of clarifying orders - Selects alternate or additional view appropriately relative to the patient's condition - Does not attempt to perform an exam in any case in which it cannot be performed safely and/or properly - Documents clinical activities in a timely, comprehensive, & accurate manner - Completes & initials the standard consultation form & the Radiology Processing Record accurately & immediately following each procedure. - Documents required statistics relative to the use of radiopharmaceuticals (e.g. dosage, dose administered, disposal records, etc.) - Assigns work to staff appropriately so that exams are performed in a timely manner - Provides timely feedback to management regarding operational problems & personnel issues - Communicates effectively w/ other departments to promote positive interdepartmental relationships - Observes all organizational, regional, medical service area & Diagnostic Imaging Department policies & procedures - Observes Regional Radiation Safety Standards & Department Safety Policies - Functions independently w/in the defined scope of position - Meets productivity norms achieved by peers w/in the department or the Region - Maintains equipment, supplies & work area in accordance w/ department guidelines - Keeps equipment & work area clean at all times - Routinely handles equipment w/ care to avoid damage - Reports equipment malfunctions to supervisory staff promptly - Orders, receives, handles, & stores radiopharmaceuticals appropriately & in accordance w/ Regional Radiation Safety policies - Assume other activities & responsibilities from time to time as directed.
Qualifications: Basic Qualifications: - Two (2) years of experience as a Nuclear Medicine technologist in a major medical center, preferred - SPECT imaging experience - Certified Technologist, Nuclear Medicine - Registered with ARRT (NM) or NMTCB -BLS (BLS-C) (must be obtained during the probationary period) - Knowledge of Marconi, GE, and Siemens equipment, preferred
Notes: - This position will be required to rotate every other weekend to support the service area. - Standby requirements are also required of this position. - Scheduled work hours per week will be 20-32.
COMPANY Kaiser PermanenteTITLE Nuclear Medicine TechLOCATION San Diego, CAREQNUMBER 607449
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.