Job ID: 164463
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Date Posted: Dec 14, 2022
Work Schedule: Days
DescriptionPenn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.
Penn Medicine is Seeking a Full time Nuclear Med Radiographer for the Day Shift at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Summary of Responsibilities:
· Dose Calculations and Administration/Radiopharmacy
· Prepare appropriate radiopharmaceuticals for use following procedure manual and record necessary data in computer for dose calculations
· Receive, open, log and check in all incoming packages and enter into the computer system
· Calculate, dispense and administer radiopharmaceuticals to patients undergoing procedures in Nuclear Medicine. Verify patient identity by at least name and date of birth. Record all data into computer system.
· Follow NRC, State and TJC when dealing with all radioactive material used in Nuclear Medicine.
· Imaging Procedures
· Executes research scanning procedures performed at HUP.
· Explains and answers questions to patients having procedures done in Nuclear Medicine
· Visually checks to see that patient and all necessary patient records are present in Nuclear Medicine
· Places the patient on the imaging table and explains the necessary, positioning, instrumentation, and time to complete testing to the patient.
· Performs dynamic or static Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT imaging procedures on patient in accordance to procedure manual, develops and processes study to be reviewed by Nuclear Medicine staff or Fellows.
· Observes patients for changes and can initiate CPR as necessary
· Checks quality of images and checks QC on instruments to ensure that quality images are obtained.
· Communicates with physician as to patient’s studies and communicates results to designated hospital personnel where indicated
· Enters patient data into RIS to ensure that patient information is correct.
· Instructs students of radiology or nuclear medicine where indicated
· Maintains neat and clean work area and replaces supplies and/or equipment, prior to each examination and rotation.
· Performs complex Positron Emission Tomography examinations, attenuation scans, and reconstructions utilizing a dedicated PET/CT scanner in coordination with an on site cyclotron and isotope supplier
· Operates imaging equipment and related computer systems along with support equipment
· Perform QC procedures on equipment and can troubleshoot minor problems prior to reporting them to first line supervisor
· Records and maintains standard imaging logs and records to conform to TJC and State and NRC regulations
· Checks operation and calibration of survey equipment and monitoring devices against known standards
· Reports to first line supervisor any problems with imaging or survey equipment
· Process acquired data to generate necessary reconstructed images.
· Non-Imaging Procedures
· Operates all laboratory auxiliary equipment for routine laboratory procedures
· Performs venipuncture, separates and labels blood components
· Prepares samples for counting and stores waste by-products in safe area.
· Does QC procedures on all laboratory equipment
· Disposes of radioactivity and contamination in accordance with RSO and State and NRC regulations, recording all radioactive waste storage and disposals properly
· Has knowledge of and uses appropriate instrumentation or other devices, monitors to insure that levels of radiation do not exceed those defined under the ALARA concept, and Federal/State agencies.
· Provides a safe environment for patient studies to ensure that patient exposure is in line with ALARA concept
· Basic Cardiac Life Support (Required)
· ARRT(N) or NMTCB (Required) at time of hire
Education or Equivalent Experience:
· High School Diploma/GED required
· Completion of an accredited Nuclear Medicine Program
· Certification and/or registry in Nuclear Medicine Completion of an AMA approved Nuclear Medicine program
· Experience in nuclear medicine experience preferred
We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.