Lahey Health Nuclear Medicine Technologist - 40 hours, Day shift in Burlington, Massachusetts
Welcome to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the hospital provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. It is a national leader in a number of health care areas, including stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others. Lahey also helps to advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders.
About the Job
Under supervision of the Operations Manager and Team Leader, the Nuclear Medicine Technologist is responsible for the safe use of ionizing and nonionizing radiation and molecular imaging for diagnostic, therapeutic, and research purposes. This includes all documentation, regulatory compliance, patient care, and customer service skills required to complete molecular imaging procedures.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:
1) Verify patient identification per hospital policy.
2) Review of procedure order and assigned imaging protocol.
3) Review and documentation of patient’s pregnancy and lactation status.
4) Evaluation of patient’s medical history.
5) Verify that pre-procedure preparation has been completed properly per protocol.
6) Screening for study contraindications and interfering conditions with review by a nuclear medicine physician if needed.
7) Follow infection control guidelines for the care of patients.
8) Explain the procedure to the patient and/or legal guardian. Use an interpreter if needed. Allow time for the patient to ask questions about the procedure.
9) Insert and monitor peripheral IV catheter for procedure.
10) Assures and monitors patient comfort during procedures.
11) Administers radiopharmaceuticals per procedure protocol.
12) Utilizes appropriate technique (acquisition protocol, patient positioning, and image processing) to ensure quality diagnostic images and/or quantitative results.
13) Performs image quality control to assess for image artifacts prior to patient release. Repeats images if necessary. Consult with nuclear medicine physician if necessary.
14) Administer oral and IV CT contrast as required. Understands the administration and side effects of CT contrast media agents. Assesses patient for contrast allergy and verifies allergy preparation and any existing contraindications prior to the administration of CT contrast. Monitors patient for side effects following contrast administration.
15) Recognizes and responds to patient emergencies and adverse events.
16) Provides assistance to patients to complete procedures as needed.
17) Coordinates with department staff to maintain an efficient and effective flow of patients in the department. Effectively communicates with patients throughout their procedure.
18) Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.
19) Documents all required procedure information in the dose manager, the electronic medical record (EMR) and PACS.
20) Has an understanding of computer systems and image processing. Responsible for the reconstruction and processing of patient images.
21) Collaborate with Authorized Users to perform therapeutic procedures.
22) Perform therapeutic treatments following the facility Quality Management Program (QMP).
23) Follows infection control guidelines for the cleaning of equipment.
1) Uses ALARA techniques to minimize radiation exposure to patients, the general public, other healthcare professionals and oneself.
2) Wears dosimetry badges as required.
3) Perform required department radiation surveys and wipe testing.
4) Follow state regulations for the receipt, storage, disposal, and usage of all radioactive materials.
5) Use radiation protection shielding to reduce radiation exposure.
6) Follows radiation safety procedures as documented in the facility Radiation Safety Manual.
1) Perform and document equipment quality control according to the quality control schedule to ensure the proper function of department instruments and imaging systems.
2) Communicate equipment issues with service vendors and/or IT team to troubleshoot department equipment and computer systems.
3) Report equipment issues to department management.
Certifications and License:
1) Active ARRT(N) or NMTCB(CNMT) certification required.
2) Nuclear Medicine MA DPH Radiation Control Program licensure required.
3) ARRT Computed Tomography certification preferred.
4) NMTCB(PET) certification, if needed.
5) Maintain compliance with continuing education requirements for certification(s) and state licensure.
6) American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification.
Graduate of an accredited Nuclear Medicine Technology program
Licensure, Certification, Registration:
Licensed in Nuclear Medicine Technology by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health Radiation Control Program
ARRT(N) or NMTCB(CNMT) certification required
ARRT(CT) certification preferred
AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:
Experience with PACS, dose management software and electronic medical records.
Knowledge of standard business PC software applications such as but not limited to MS Office.
Ability to provide exceptional customer service while interacting with patients, colleagues, and clinical personnel.
Ability to interact and provide effective communications to patients, colleagues and customers in day to day interactions.
Ability to adapt to and work effectively in a hospital environment.
New graduates with clinical rotation experience as part of an accredited nuclear medicine technologist training program or nuclear medicine technologists with clinical work experience.
40 hours, Day shift
Beth Israel Lahey Health is d edicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve. Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health. Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network is a unified joint contracting and population health management organization, jointly governed by participating physicians and hospitals.
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