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PRN Nuclear Medicine Technologist


Summary

Provides radiological care for the purpose of diagnostic and/or treatment of anatomic physiological disorders within the Nuclear Medicine section. PRN hours M-F.

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY: Provides radiological care for the purpose of diagnostic and/or treatment of anatomic physiological disorders within the Nuclear Medicine section.  Patient care includes care to patients in the following age groups: neonatal (birth to 30 days), pediatric (30 days through 12 years), adolescent (13 through 18 years), adult (19 through 64 years), and geriatric (65 years and above).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:

  • Performs all routine, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures involving Nuclear Medicine through proper patient positioning, technic selection, administration of radiopharmaceutical media, application and immobilization of radiation protection devices according to department policy and procedure.  This includes providing Nuclear Medicine services on call as scheduled.
  • Responsible for adhering to all radiation safety regulations as established by regulatory agencies. 
  • Prepares radiopharmaceuticals as per procedure.
  • Greets patients and confirms their identification.
  • Completely explains the procedure to patient and family as directed.
  • Performs preventive safety inspections for each room/equipment as assigned.  Calibrates equipment per standards.  Records quality control activities, reports equipment conditions to Quality Control/Materials Manager or appropriate personnel.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: The following duties are considered secondary to the primary duties listed above:

  • Receives requests, checking for special instruction from the requesting physicians; consults with radiologists as necessary.
  • Maintains necessary inventory supplies for assigned work station, rotating stock to eliminate outdated items.
  • Documents required information and patient history on the request and history sheet.  Documents other information as required.
  • Completes examination, consultation, and billing procedures as required.  Performs other paperwork as applicable.
  • Participates in the clinical education of Radiology students.
  • Participates in the on-call responsibilities for this position as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  •  High school diploma or equivalent (GED).
  • Registered and certified as a technologist by the American Registry of Registered Technologists (ARRT) or the Nuclear Med Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).
  • CPR certification

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • One (1) year of experience as a technologist.

COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS

Attention/Concentration:

  • The position requires the ability to attend to more than one aspect of a situation simultaneously.  It is highly likely that multiple task demands are going to be required of the individual at the same time.

New Learning and Memory:

  • The position requires that an individual be able to learn new tasks quickly and effectively.  Job requirements change frequently.  The ability to understand and carry out detailed, involved instructions in mandatory.

Problem Solving, Reasoning and Creative Thinking:

  • The position deals with issues or problems that often require thoughtful reasoning before arriving at approaches or solutions.  Some independent thought, planning or origination of options and solutions is necessary.  The individual must have the ability to apply principles of reasoning and problem solving to resolve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

TEMPERAMENTS:  The following are essential requirements of the position in relation to job-worker situations.  These items describe how a worker must adapt, adjust, conform or act:

Working within tolerances, set limits or standards: Ability to adapt to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances, or standards; to be precise, thorough, exacting, or meticulous in regard to material worked; or in activities such as numerical determinations, record preparation, or inspecting.

Performing under stressful conditions: Ability to perform under stress when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or in situations in which working speed and sustained attention are critical aspects of the job. Is subject to danger or risk, or to tension as a regular, consistent part of the job.

Variety and change: Ability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure involving significant differences in technologies, techniques, procedures, environmental factors, physical demands, or work situations.

Communication:  Ability to exchange information with others clearly and concisely; to present ideas, facts and technical information.

Planning and control: Ability to identify task requirements and monitor progress toward accomplishment.

Interpersonal relations: Ability to maintain relationships that facilitate task accomplishment; to cooperate and resolve conflicts; to recognize needs and be sensitive of others.

EQUIPMENT USAGE REQUIREMENTS

Equipment/Tools: Computer, Phone, Copier, Printer, Fax, Gamma Camera, Survey Meters, AVI Pump, Persistence Scope, Film Cassettes, Dose Calibrator, Office Supplies, Syringe, Forcepts, Screwdriver.

Software: Microsoft Office Products, DOX, UNIX, Camera-specific software

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Rarely 0-10%; Occasionally 11-35%; Frequently 36-70%; Continuously 71-100%

Body Position/Movement:

  • Sit: Occasionally
  • Stand: Frequently
  • Walk: Continuously
  • Bend: Occasionally
  • Push: Frequently
  • Pull: Frequently
  • Kneel/Squat: Occasionally
  • Reach: Occasionally
  • Twist: Rarely
  • Balance: Rarely
  • Climb: Rarely

Lifting: Degree of physical exertion is:

Moderate, exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Sensory Abilities specifically required:

  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Touch/Feeling

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT

WORKING CONDITIONS: Position involves exposure to the following harmful elements:

  • Bio hazardous Waste
  • Blood borne Pathogens
  • Chemicals
  • Moving/Rotating Machinery
  • Radioactive Agents

Disclaimer: This job description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.  It is intended to be a reflection of those principal job elements essential for recruitment and selection, for making fair job evaluations, and for establishing performance standards.  The percentages of time spent performing job duties are estimates, and should not be considered absolute.  The incumbent shall perform all other functions and/or be cross-trained as shall be determined at the sole discretion of management, who has the right to amend, modify, or terminate this job in part or in whole.  Incumbent must be able to perform all job functions safely.

Benefits At A Glance:

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH offers the following benefits to employees:

  • 100% Tuition Assistance at The Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Shift, Weekend and On-Call Differentials
  • Health, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Retirement Savings Account with Company Matching
  • Child Care Subsidies
  • Onsite Gym and Fitness Classes

Disclaimer

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

 

Search Firm Representatives please read carefully: PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH as a result of the referral or through other means.

CAMPUS Part Time Posted on 05/10/2022