Job Description

Job Title: Nuclear Med Technologist
Job ID: 708126
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: As scheduled - 8 hrs/day
Shift:
Facility: UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport
Department: NUCLEAR MEDICINE
Location: 700 High Street, Williamsport PA 17701

Description

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. Position requires candidate to be on call after hours, weekends, and holidays. Primary location at Williamsport with travel to Divine Providence Hospital and Muncy Valley Hospital occasionally.

Responsibilities:

  • Calculates, measures and records patient dose according to departmental policy and Radiation Safety Guidelines.
  • Competently performs nuclear medicine 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 to ISITE 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. Working knowledge of SPECT/CT and PET/CT equipment.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
ARRT(N) or CNMT registry or registry eligible - must obtain registry within 12 months of hire. CPR or BLS required. Act 33, 34, 73 CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • American Registered Radiologic Technologists
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Nuclear Medical Technologist Certification

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

Salary Range: $28.33 to $43.91

Union Position: No

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