Job Description

Job Title: Nuclear Cardiology Technologist
Job ID: 688281
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours: Monday - Friday, some weekends & call
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC McKeesport
Department: Nuclear Medicine
Location: 1500 Fifth Avenue, Mckeesport PA 15132

Description

Grow with UPMC Imaging Services! Our new career ladder was created to help you grow professionally with opportunities to progress from both a technical and managerial standpoint!

Purpose:

Performs imaging procedures at a technical level not requiring constant supervision. Competently performs a variety of technical procedures that require independent judgment, ingenuity and initiative to apply prescribed ionizing radiation for diagnostic purposes.

This position will require some travel between UPMC McKeesport and UPMC East campuses.

Responsibilities:
  • Calculates, measures and records patient dose according to departmental policy and Radiation Safety Guidelines.
  • Competently performs nuclear cardiology exam at a high level of proficiency producing technically optimal results.
  • Demonstrates a strong ability to interact with both patients and co-workers, while displaying a high level of caring, listening, dignity and respect. 
  • Able to work as team member within the department and all other departments to expedite patient care efficiently.
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate instructions to patients in a clear and concise manner and explain procedures to help allay the patient's fears and solicit their cooperation.
  • Ensures all exams within his/her area of responsibility are properly coded and tracked through RIS system, all exams are properly networked for archiving and interpretation, and all charges are adequately entered for the exams performed.
  • Identifies all patients properly by using two patient identifiers and utilizes universal protocol when performing procedures. 
  • Reviews patient history and assesses physician orders, applying specific departmental protocols for optimal results in the acquisition of data. 
  • Documents patient history in electronic record as required.
  • Maintains appropriate records of the receipt, use and disposal of radiopharmaceuticals.
  • Performs all quality control checks on imaging and non-imaging equipment to ensure proper performance and functioning.

Qualifications

Graduate of an accredited Nuclear Medicine Technology Program required

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • ARRT(N) or CNMT registry or registry eligible  
  • Must obtain registry within 12 months of hire 
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Older Adult Protective Services Act

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $21.44 to $33.48

Union Position: No

At UPMC, our shared goal is to create a cohesive, positive, experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. If you too are driven by these values, you may be a great fit at UPMC!

QUALITY & SAFETY
DIGNITY & RESPECT
CARING & LISTENING
RESPONSIBILITY & INTEGRITY
EXCELLENCE & INNOVATION

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