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Nuclear Med Radiographer-Radnor

Job ID: 211167
Category: Radiology/Imaging
Work Type: FT
Location: Radnor, PA, United States
Work Schedule: M-F

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Description

Penn 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.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Penn Medicine is looking for a FT Nuclear Med Radiologist

Department: Community Radiology

Schedule: M-F

Location: 145 King of Prusia R.

Summary:

  • The nuclear medicine radiographer will be responsible for the following: acquisition and processing of all nuclear medicine 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 department's 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Dose Calculations and Administration/Radio pharmacy.
  •  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.
  •  Follow 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. 
  • 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 positioning, instrumentation and time to complete testing to the patient.
  •  Performs dynamic, static and/or SPECT, SPECT/CT imaging procedures on patient in accordance to procedure manual, processes study to be reviewed by nuclear medicine physician staff. 
  • 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 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 and rotation Instrumentation. 
  • 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 NRC/State standards.
  •  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
  • 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.
  • Radiation Safety Receives and checks all incoming radionuclide shipments for contamination according to NRC/State regulations. 
  • 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 or other devices, monitors to ensure 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 Machines, 
  • Tools and Equipment. Must be able to operate all nuclear medicine equipment such as gamma camera, computers, SPECT/CT and PET/CT systems and radio pharmacy equipment. Must be able to deal with emergency supplies and routine patient care supplies.

Credentials:

  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (Required)
  • ARRT or NMT or NMTCB or RT (Required)

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • H.S. Diploma/GED (Required)
  • Education Specialization:
  • Other (Required)
  • Education Specialization: Completion of an accredited Nuclear medicine program

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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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.

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