Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY

A career entry technologist who performs both vitro and invitro routine tasks under close supervision.

II. ACCOUNTABILITY

Reports to the Chief Nuclear Medicine Technologist & Director, Imaging Services (All staff and supervisory technologists are accountable to the Radiologist for medical direction.)

III. QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Graduate from an approved school of Nuclear Medicine Technology.
  2. Massachusetts RT License

IV. PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

  1. TEAM WORK
  1. Is supportive of others and provides help and assistance when possible.
  2. Regularly attends and participates in team and/or department meetings and work activities.
  3. Keeps others informed.
  4. Regularly offers and requests constructive feedback and coaching.
  5. Establishes and maintains effective working relations.
  6. Rotates weekend and shift change duty as required. Assumes an appropriate share of on-call duty for emergency examinations. Adjusts schedule as necessary in view of fluctuation in workload
  7. Performs other related duties as assigned or directed and demonstrates flexibility in response to reassignments.
  8. Reports to work on time and returns promptly from breaks. Provides proper advance notification for vacation absence or tardiness.
  9. Observes hospital policies regarding smoking, telephone use, web mail and Internet usage, and other rules governing conduct in the workplace.
  10. Limits personal phone calls to urgent and emergency situations. Limits communication and activity during regularly scheduled shifts to business related

SERVICE EXCELLENCE (both internal and external)

  1. Welcomes patients and customers in a warm, friendly manner.
  1. Actively listens and constructively responds to questions and concerns in a timely manner.
  2. Ensures the dignity of patient /customer is maintained at all times.
  3. Maintains patient confidentiality (HIPPA Guidelines) at all times.
  4. Abides by and upholds Hospital Service Excellence Standards.
  5. Respects the diversity of the patient/customer population (i.e., ages and culture).
  6. Utilizes appropriate measures to prevent the transmission of infectious disease. Washes hands appropriately.
  7. Demonstrates knowledge of Growth and Development in patient interactions.
  8. Complete annual Mandatory Safety Fair via NetLearning.

V. RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Dose calculation & administration:
  1. Monitor incoming packages of radionuclides. Departmental survey and swab monitoring, etc.
  2. Calibrates dose calibrator insuring ± 5% accuracy, prepares appropriate dosages, and performs quality control procedures.
  3. Calculates amount and volume of activity and administers the dose of radiopharmaceuticals to patients.

  1. Imaging Procedures:
  1. Maintains and calibrates all equipment and records same, sets-up imaging devices, receives and explains procedure to patients, assess the patient’s needs and condition, e.g., pregnancy, etc.
  2. Performs dynamic and static procedures, may consult with other staff professionals and checks the quality of scans.
  3. Schedules patients for examinations, assists in maintaining inventory and maintains work areas in clean and orderly condition

  1. Instrumentation:
  1. Operates imaging equipment and related accessories, performs quality control procedures on all instruments, records status and results of instrument checks.
  2. Performs minor routine preventative maintenance on instrumentation. Also acquires computer-generated data and checks calibrates survey and monitoring devices against standards.
  3. Demonstrates safe and effective use of equipment.

  1. Non-imaging Procedures
  1. Operates all laboratory equipment, prepares solution and materials and serial dilution as required, performs venipuncture, counts specimen while maintaining quality control program. Also judges acceptability and decides on repetition

  1. Radiation Protection:
  1. Checks radionuclide shipments for contamination and performs tasks associated with receiving, processing, distributing and storing materials. Also disposes of radioactivity and maintains records.
  2. Using instrumentation, monitors personnel work areas. Reports excessive radiation to the Chief Technologist. ALARA – must be fully practiced

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