Yale New Haven Health System

  • NUC MED TECH I

    Job Locations US-CT-New Haven
    Job ID
    67199
    Department
    NUCLEAR MEDICINE
    Category
    TECHNOLOGISTS & TECHNICIANS
    Position Type
    Casual/Per Diem Non-Benefits Eligible
    Work Schedule
    AS NEEDED
    Work Days
    FRIDAYS AND AS NEEDED- TO COVER VACATIONS AND SICK TIME ON-CALL WEEKENDS AND WEEKDAYS
    Work Hours
    WEEKDAYS- AS NEEDED BETWEEN 6:30 AM TO 7:00 PM ON-CALL SUNDAY (7AM-7AM) WEEKDAYS (5:30 PM - 7 AM)
    Work Shift
    ON-CALL,WEEKEND/HOLIDAY
    Requisition ID
    2018-20454
  • Overview

    To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

    Under the supervision of the Nuclear Medicine Manager and/or Assistant Chief Technologist, performs a wide
    variety of technical and professional duties utilizing complex imaging equipment to produce quality images as
    requested for subsequent interpretation by the nuclear physician. All duties are performed according to
    departmental and organizational policies and procedures. Promotes service excellence in all interactions as
    outlined in the Key Behaviors in the YNHH Core Success Factors.

    EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

    Responsibilities

    • 1. Performs high quality dynamic, static, and gated SPECT and PET imaging procedures utilizing appropriate
      age specific standards to obtain the desired diagnostic patient information for the referring physician.
      • 1.1 Performs the daily operation of a variety of SPECT and PET/CT cameras and computers in accordance with prescribed departmental procedures to produce images of high diagnostic quality as observed by the nuclear physician or supervisor.
    • 2. Performs various radiopharmacy duties including receipt, preparation, administration and storage of radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals to ensure safety and integrity of the agents used. Properly recording all duties according to departmental policy.
      • 2.1 Obtains radionuclides by eluting generator systems or from bulk shipments maintaining sterilen technique and shielding. All radioactive materials received are checked for leakage and activity according to departmental procedure as observed by supervisor or radiation safety officer.
    • 3. Performs Quality Control procedures according to departmental protocol to obtain the desired result or
      information needed.
      • 3.1 Technologist demonstrates knowledge of all departmental QC procedures for general and PET
        nuclear medicine.
    • 4. Performs quality control procedures to ensure optimal performance of gamma cameras, computers and
      other related auxiliary equipment (dose calibrators, well counters, etc.)
      • 4.1 Performs daily, weekly, and monthly quality control on all instrumentation including uniformity checks,
        linearity, center of rotation and other indicated tests according to departmental procedure to ensure all
        equipment is in proper working order as observed by supervisor or peers.
    • 5. Practices safe handling of radioactive materials according to departmental and federal regulations to
      ensure minimal radiation exposure to self and others.
      • 5.1 Follows ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) guidelines for radiation exposure including use of
        syringe shields and lead carrying cases as observed by supervisor and peers and as evidenced by
        monthly film badge reports.
    • 6. Performs job-related tasks in a timely manner as needed to ensure the goals of the department are met.
      • 6.1 Schedules patients for procedures in Imagecast and tracks assigned patients' arrival and completion status as observed by supervisor.
    • 7. Demonstrates commitment to coworkers, department and hospital through general standards of professional conduct to facilitate the efficient and smooth operation of the department.
      • 7.1 Employee recognizes and performs duties which need to be done such as offering assistance to others when own assignments are completed or checking with supervisor for an assignment as observed by supervisor.
    • 8. To enhance the patient experience in Diagnostic radiology all staff will be responsible to achieve patient satisfaction scores set by the department on the Test & Treatment section of our Press Ganey Survey.
      • 8.1 1. Staff will present themselves in a friendly and courteous manner; Staff will identify themselves and their role while encouraging a Patient and Family Center experience.
        1.2 Staff will fully explain procedure and ask if the patient has any additional questions about the procedure.
        1.3 Staff will address any comfort issues a patient may have prior to starting procedure.
        1.4 Staff will thank patient once procedure is completed and ask the patient if they have any additional questions.
        1.5 Staff must meet the above goals and fiscal year threshold value, which was last fiscal year actual for a 2 rating on review.
        2. Staff must meet the above goals and exceed fiscal year threshold value by +.2 for a 3 rating on review.
        3. Staff must meet the above goals and exceed fiscal year threshold value by +.4 for a 4 rating on review.

    Qualifications

    EDUCATION


    Graduation from an A.M.A. approved program in Nuclear Medicine. AS degree required, BS degree preferred.


    EXPERIENCE


    Demonstrated technical skills to meet entry level standards of routine Nuclear Medicine imaging ., NMTCB or
    ARRT (N) certification in Nuclear Medicine Technology required (may not be on any type of probation). CPR
    Certification perferred.


    LICENSURE


    ARRT (N) or NMTCB


    SPECIAL SKILLS


    Must have a basic knowledge of radiopharmaceuticals, nuclear medicine equipment and nuclear medicine
    imaging procedures. Above average knowledge of anatomy, computer/Pacs applications, and good organizational
    and communication/customer service skills.


    PHYSICAL DEMAND


    Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 pounds to assist with patient transfers.


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