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Job ID: 193015
Work Type: PT 20+ HOURS
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: Day
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.
Radiology Pet is looking for a PT Nuclear Med Tech!!!
The nuclear medicine/PET technologist will be responsible for the following: acquisition and processing of all nuclear medicine and PET/CT exams, perform quality control on all nuclear medicine related equipment both imaging and non-imaging and receive all incoming RAM packages. These packages will be documented and handled appropriately per regulation. The NMT will prepare and administer the appropriate radiopharmaceuticals following the departments procedure manual and record the necessary data. Prior to administration, the patient will be identified by at least their full name and date of birth. Imaging procedures will be performed as outlined in the procedure manual. The technologist will explain and answer any questions the patient may have prior to beginning the procedure. Patient care will be delivered while always ensuring patient safety practices and guidelines are met. The NMT will perform all tasks following the ALARA concept to insure that levels of radiation exposure do not exceed those defined under ALARA and Federal/State agencies.
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 full name and date of birth. Record all data into the computer system following NRC, State and TJC when dealing with all radioactive material used in nuclear medicine imaging procedures. Explains and answers questions to patients having nuclear medicine procedures done in nuclear medicine. Verifies all necessary patient records are present in nuclear medicine. Performs dynamic, static and/or SPECT, SPECT/CT or PET/CT imaging procedures on patient in accordance to procedure manual, and processes study to be reviewed by nuclear medicine physician staff. Observes patients for changes and can initiate CPR as necessary. Verifies images 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 Penn Chart to ensure that patient information is correct. Instructs students of nuclear medicine when indicated. Maintains neat and clean work area and replaces supplies and/or equipment, prior to each examination. Operates imaging equipment and related computer systems along with support equipment. Performs 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 NRC/State standards. Reports to first line supervisor any problems with imaging or survey equipment, 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. Disposes of radioactivity and contamination in accordance with RSO and NRC/State regulations, recording all radioactive waste storage and disposals properly. Has knowledge of and uses appropriate instrumentation r ther 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. Must be able to operate all nuclear medicine equipment such as gamma camera, computers, SPECT/CT and PET/CT systems and radiopharmacy equipment. Must be able to deal with emergency supplies and routine patient care supplies
Basic Cardiac Life Support (Required)
ARRT (N) or NMTCB (Required)
Education or Equivalent Experience:
Experience in nuclear medicine studies preferred
H.S. Diploma/GED (Required)
Certification and/or registry in Nuclear Medicine Completion of an AMA approved Nuclear Medicine program
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