NUCLEAR MEDICINE TECHNOLOGIST (1st SHIFT) - DRH at Duke University

Posted in Other 7 days ago.

Location: Durham, North Carolina





Job Description:


Duke Regional Hospital has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Alamance counties and the surrounding communities for nearly 40 years. With more than 1,900 employees, its focus is on providing outstanding medical care with compassionate, personalized service in a comfortable community hospital setting. Duke Regional Hospital has 369 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services, and also offers care at the Duke Rehabilitation Institute and Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center. In fiscal year 2018, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,299 patients and had 165,953 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.



U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #10 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2018-19.


Job Overview


Coordinate and participate in a variety of technical tasks, tests and determinations involving the utilization of radioactive materials and measurement instrumentation.


Duties and Responsibilities


Coordinate and participate in a variety of technical procedures to include in vivo and in vitro studies; operate radiation detection and measurement instrumentation including stationary imaging devices, scintillation gamma and apparatus for in vitro counting.



Calibrate and draw up radiopharmaceutical materials for administration to patients; formulate radiopharmaceutical materials from pre-prepared kits. Calibrate instruments and review calibration data to detect trends indicating instrument malfunction. Calculate data to include results of patient studies and radioactive decay.



Evaluate recorded images for technical quality.



Process computerized image data to include function curves and reconstructed SPECT images.



Assume care for physical and psychological needs of patient of all ages during an examination, initiates life support measures for patient, if necessary.



Maintain inventory of supplies in assigned area; prepare and maintain records concerning radiopharmaceutical receiving, dispensing and disposal activities. Maintain records of order, including brachytherapy procedures, receipt and disposal of all radioactive material in the department.



Provide instruction and technical guidance to radiologic technology students or other advanced imaging techs; assist in training new employees.



Monitor Nuclear Medicine Department with portable survey meter for possible contamination.



Performs EKG prep, tracing



Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.



Assist in the development and evaluation of new procedures and techniques to meet the needs of specific protocols as required: consult with physician concerning the application of nuclear medicine procedures and techniques.



Administer thyroid therapy to patient that has undergone prior clinical and nuclear medicine diagnosis, insures decay of pharmaceutical and calculates for correct dosage in dose calibrator, observes patient dosage to insure proper treatment under direct supervision of radiologist.



Assist in quality assurance program relating to calibration and maintenance of equipment.



Assist with the education and training of new physicians (interns, residents, and fellows) as applicable. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.



**DUHS offers career growth and enrichment within Imaging services. There is a clinical ladder program with various steps and opportunities at each hospital within the health system.


Minimum Qualifications


Education:

Requires successful completion of an AMA approved Nuclear Medicine Technology training program.


Experience:

None required beyond above education/certification requirements.


Level I must obtain ARRT or NMCTB certification within 12 months of employment.


Level II Minimum of two years' experience as a Nuclear Medicine technologist.


Level III A minimum of four years' experience within specialty modality in which they are seeking promotion


Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification:

ARRT (N) certification and/or NMTCB certification within 12 months of employment.


BLS certification


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to use office related computer software


Possess knowledge of radiation protection and safety


General computer knowledge


IV placement and management skills

Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level

N/A



The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.


Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.



Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.


Essential Physical Job Functions

Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.




Job Code: 4102 NUCLEAR MEDICINE TECHNOLOGIST

Job Level: F2