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Steward Health Care System Nuclear Medicine Technologist in Ayer, Massachusetts

At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.

We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.

In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:

Compassion

Accountability

Respect

Excellence

Stewardship

If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Job Summary: Prepares, measures and administers radiopharmaceuticals for use in diagnostic and therapeutic studies. Performs and assists with nuclear medicine studies. Is responsible for patient safety protocols. Maintains all federal, state, local and regulatory agency requirements. Participates in CQI activities.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepares stock solutions of radiopharmaceuticals and materials; calculates and administers doses under the direct supervision of a Radiologist.

  • Follows the five medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.

  • Calibrates equipment.

  • Performs diagnostic exams on patients as prescribed by physician.

  • Uses scanners or scintillation cameras for detection of radiation emitted to produce image of organ on photographic film.

  • Measures radioactivity using Geiger counters, scalers and scintillation detectors.

  • Follows radiation safety techniques and policies in the use and disposal of radioactive materials.

  • Provides care appropriate to condition and age of the patient, including pediatric, geriatric and general population.

  • Instructs and prepares patient for exams.

  • Able to assess patient pain interfering with imaging procedure - makes appropriate physician contact for intervention.

  • Responsible for the care and safety of patients undergoing exams.

  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.

  • Practices medical and surgical aseptic procedures.

  • Takes calls according to monthly schedule, after regular department hours.

  • Compiles and maintains quality assurance information.

  • Interacts professionally with patient/family.

  • Meets dress code standards; appearance is neat and clean.

  • Completes annual educational requirements.

  • Maintains regulatory requirements.

  • Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work within designated time.

  • Consistently completes and maintains assigned duties; maintains PAR levels.

  • Wears identification while on duty; uses computerized punch time system correctly.

  • Attends annual review and department in-services, as scheduled.

  • Attends at least staff meetings; reads and returns all monthly staff meeting minutes.

  • Maintains hospital requirements, policies and standards of confidentiality.

  • Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.

  • Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.

  • Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the facility, as well as the focus statement of the department.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.

    BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS - It is our responsibility to treat all of our customers (patients, families, physicians, co-workers, and outside contacts) with courtesy, dignity, respect and professionalism. The following is an assessment of your performance relative to each of these expectations.

  • Welcome and/or greet customers in a professional, polite and respectful way. Assists customers with finding their way. Makes eye contact; introduces self and explains purpose, when appropriate.

  • Assists people with finding proper resources for problem resolution.

  • Listens carefully; does not interrupt; gives people full attention.

  • Respects privacy and dignity. Respects individual and cultural differences

  • Uses a professional and respectful tone. Does not make disparaging remarks about others.

  • Respects other people’s time and priorities.

  • Discusses confidential or sensitive information about customers, employees, or hospital business only with those having a valid need to know, and does so privately, never in public places.

  • Responds in a timely manner to requests for help. Responds to customers’ needs and provides prompt service. Provides a time frame for providing services and explains any delays. If unable to provide service, finds someone who can assist.

  • Adapts easily when plans or situations change. Supportive of and appropriately responsive to change.

  • Invites questions and comments

  • Communicates with clarity and professionalism both orally and in writing.

  • Keeps people informed while resolving issues or getting answers to questions.

  • Takes responsibility for improving processes and systems; looks for new and better ways of doing things

  • Participates openly, honestly shares opinions, and looks for new and better ways of doing things. Demonstrates a willingness to accept assignments in a positive manner

  • Maintains positive working relationships with co-workers and all customers. Works as a member of the team; performs duties in a way that makes it easier for others to perform theirs.

  • Avoids personal conversations with co-workers when providing patient care or other customer service. Demonstrates a professional attitude toward co-workers and customers.

  • Makes no inappropriate or negative comment about patients, co-workers, physicians, and any aspect of Nashoba Valley Medical Center while in the presence or within hearing of an internal or external customer. Does not initiate conflict and takes measures to ensure that conflict does not occur.

  • Demonstrates pride in Nashoba Valley Medical Center by keeping areas clean and safe. Limits eating, drinking and to designated areas and only during approved times.

  • Complies with organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.

  • Demonstrates ongoing responsibility and commitment to the job through attendance and punctuality in relation to stated work hours.

  • Accepts responsibility for the outcome of decisions. Learns from criticism, is open to new ideas and makes appropriate changes.

  • Follows professional telephone guidelines.

    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

    Knowledge of medical terminology helpful. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing required.

    EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE /TECHNICAL/OTHER:

  • AS degree required; BS preferred.

  • Graduation from approved school of Radiology Sciences with certification in nuclear medicine. Licensed in Nuclear Medicine.

    Physical Requirements: Must be able to perform the following: prolonged standing and walking; lifting of supplies up to ­­­_pounds; pushing/pulling; grasping; reaching; squatting; kneeling; repetitive procedures;

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