Supervisor Nuclear Medicine
TITLE: Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Supervisor
DEPARTMENT: Nuclear Medicine FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt
REPORTS TO: Diagnostic Imaging Manager
Steward Health Care is committed to providing the highest quality care with Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and
We dedicate ourselves to:
· Delivering affordable health care to all in the communities we serve,
· Being responsible partners in the communities we serve and
· Serving as advocates for the poor and underserved in the communities we serve.
Core Values: Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence, Stewardship
Job Summary: Leads and coordinates activities of the Nuclear Medicine Department. Leads the preparing, administering and
measuring of radioactive isotopes for use in therapeutic, diagnostic and tracer studies. Performs and assists with nuclear medicine
studies. Ensures compliance with patient care quality standards as it relates to the care provided to all age groups of patients ranging
from newborn to elderly. Maintains performance improvement activities within the department and participates in CQI activities.
Ensures competency of Nuclear Medicine personnel. Assists Imaging Services Manager in formulating the budget. Maintains
efficient and effective department operation while requiring compliance with all TJC, federal, state and local regulatory laws,
standards and protocols. Ensures Nuclear Medicine Department is inspection ready at all times.
· Assigns Nuclear Medicine Technologists to prepare radiopharmaceuticals, perform procedures and conduct laboratory tests.
· Monitors departmental activities to ensure accuracy and efficiency of procedures.
· Administers radiopharmaceuticals under the direct supervision of a Radiologist.
· Provides care appropriate to condition and age of the patient, including pediatric, geriatric and the general population.
· Able to assess patient pain interfering with imaging procedure - makes appropriate physician contact for intervention.
· Interacts professionally with patient/family. Consults other departments, as appropriate, to collaborate in patient care and
performance improvement activities.
· Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health
· Communicates appropriately and clearly to physicians, staff and administration.
· Establishes and maintains standards of performance.
· Develops protocols for new and revised procedures.
· Trains staff in overall operation of department and use of equipment.
· Develops, implements, revises and supervises radiation safety policies and procedures to ensure the safety of personnel and
regulatory requirements for handling and disposing of radioactive materials.
· Ensures conditions of RAM Licensure are followed.
· Oversees amendments and renewals of RAM License.
· Coordinates and conducts quarterly RSC meetings.
· Records and edits RSC minutes for RSO for review.
· Maintains the dosimeter badge program for Diagnostic Imaging.
· Communicates with FX Masse on ensuring proper compliance and regulations.
· Coordinates and provides staff education on radiation safety.
· Attends and participates on hospital committees, as appropriate.
· Ensures radioactive materials are stored properly.
· Ensures preventative maintenance of Nuclear Medicine Equipment. (Non-Essential)
· Cooperates in planning programs, safety and preparedness for disaster and fire.
· Promotes effective intradepartmental and interdepartmental relationships. (Non-Essential)
· Carries on continuous analysis, evaluation and audit of Nuclear Medicine Department.
· Assists in interviewing and screening potential employees.
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 and understanding of general anatomy, physiology and medical terminology.
• Possesses a high level of knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy.
• Proficiency with equipment manufacturer's hardware and software.
· AS degree required; BS preferred in Radiologic Sciences.
· Graduation from approved school of Radiology Sciences.
· Licensed in Nuclear Medicine issued by MA Radiation Control Program.
· Certified by the State of Massachusetts to practice and administer radiation.
· Current BCLS certification.
· Some background in Nuclear Medicine administration
· (5) years of experience as Supervisor, Assistant Director, or other leadership position in a Nuclear Medicine department.
· Current membership and active participation in the Society of Nuclear Medicine professional organization.
· ARRT registered certification in Nuclear Medicine with RT(N) designation and/or current NMTCB registered certification in Nuclear Medicine Technology with CNMT designation
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;