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Nuclear Medicine Technologist *Per Diem* in Portland, Oregon

Description

Nuclear Medicine Technologist - Providence Portland Medical Center - 0.01 FTE, Variable

We are seeking a Nuclear Medicine Technologist - Nuclear Medicine that will perform Nuclear Medicine examinations for diagnostic and therapeutic (site specific) purposes under the direction of a physician. Prepares patient, prepares and administers prescribed dose of radioactive pharmaceuticals and non-radioactive pharmaceuticals, performs calculations and manipulates data according to established parameters. Ensures proper preparation and/or ordering of radioactive material, calibrates equipment, assures appropriate quality control, monitors patients and performs other duties as assigned.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • IMAGING SKILLS: Provide quality images with accuracy and efficiency, using optimal skills and knowledge of all equipment:

  • Always provides high quality images after performing Nuclear Medicine procedures, demonstrating technical proficiency in producing diagnostic scans and the ability to recognize anatomical structures that are visualized

  • Demonstrate competence in all areas of Nuclear Medicine: Positioning, physiology, procedure preparation, technical factors and operation of equipment per designated protocol

  • Order, receive, administer and disposes of radioactive materials properly and according to State and Federal requirements

  • Present images and related pertinent patient information to physician for diagnosis

  • Assist physicians with procedures as required

  • Troubleshoot equipment and informs lead/manager of need for outside repair

  • Perform and maintains prescribed quality control testing according to State and Federal requirements and immediately reports any results outside acceptable limits to lead/manager

  • Function as part of the rotational 'on-call' staff providing timely, high quality Nuclear Medicine services after normal working hours, as required

  • DOCUMENTATION: Gather complete documentation of all pertinent information to provide accurate and timely service to all customers:

  • Routinely prepares examinations for interpretation to include: Correct identification and processing of images, adequate clinical history, proper charging and data entry functions, and appropriate previous images for comparison.

  • Review patients charts and orders to ensure correct examination

  • Label images completely with demographic, position and other needed documentation

  • Complete all pertinent documentation including charge sheets, history forms, worksheets and any other necessary paperwork

  • PATIENT CARE: Provide for patient care and safety using professional judgment in accordance with policies and procedures:

  • Identify patient by checking patients full name and medical record number according to department procedure

  • Thoroughly explains the procedure about to be performed in order to facilitate cooperation and alleviate patient anxiety

  • Show concern for patient comfort while obtaining the desired images as ordered by a physician

  • Provide respect for patient modesty by proper transportation of patients on and off imaging tables and sees that patients are properly clothed and covered during the examination

  • Maintain awareness of patient status and takes appropriate actions to meet their needs

  • Communicate and uses knowledge of related anatomy and physiology to ensure appropriate and effective care to neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients

  • Always provides for safe operations by adhering to appropriate radiation protection guidelines

  • Technologist performs point of care testing

  • PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR/INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: Practice professional communications, appearance, conduct, punctuality, attendance and attitude that reinforces physician, patient and coworker respect and confidence:

  • Maintain appropriate certification and professional expertise through continuing education

  • Maintain Professional Portfolio as required by HR Policy

  • Assume responsibility for mandatory in-service education on an annual basis

  • Assist in the department orientation program with new hire technologists and regularly assumes responsibility for student clinical education as needed

  • Demonstrate a willingness and ability to assist others, assists in clerical and transportation duties when necessary

  • Always use time to the best advantage of the department

  • Use professional judgment and presents a professional image of competency to patients and staff

  • Maintain a professional appearance in accordance with written policies and procedures

  • Stock examination rooms with supplies

  • Notify appropriate personnel for reordering needs. Hotlab and procedure area is maintained as required by The Joint Commission (TJC) standards

  • Manage stressful situations in a manner that promotes positive outcomes

  • Communicate pertinent clinical information to patients and/or family member only with the direct instruction from a physician (e.g. radiologist)

  • Regularly attends required meetings

  • Actively participates to accomplish positive goals and objectives of the department

  • Respond and demonstrates flexibility to changes in the work schedule as determined by the staffing and patient load

Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Current American Registry of Radiologic Technology in Nuclear medicine (ARRT)(N) - OR- Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) certification

  • New graduates must be board eligible and obtain permanent certification within three (3) months of hire

  • Current OBMI as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist

  • New graduates must have OBMI temporary license upon hire and obtain permanent license within three (3) months

  • Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

  • Computer skills and knowledge of keyboard functionality

  • Completion of pledge to Image Gently/Image Wisely within one month of hire

  • Expert knowledge of anatomy and physiology, imaging principles and practices, as well as the ability to obtain high-quality images

  • Adherence to appropriate professional credentialing practice standards

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Two (2) years of Clinical experience as Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Our best-in-class benefits are uniquely designed to support you and your family in staying well, growing professionally and achieving financial security. We take care of you, so you can focus on delivering our Mission of caring for everyone, especially the most vulnerable in our communities.

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

About the Team

Providence has been serving the Pacific Northwest since 1856 when Mother Joseph of the Sacred Heart and four other Sisters of Providence arrived in Vancouver, Washington Territory. As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence is located in areas ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland.

Our award-winning and comprehensive medical centers are known for outstanding programs in cancer, cardiology, neurosciences, orthopedics, women's services, emergency and trauma care, pediatrics and neonatal intensive care. Our not-for-profit network also provides a full spectrum of care with leading-edge diagnostics and treatment, outpatient health centers, physician groups and clinics, numerous outreach programs, and hospice and home care.

We are committed to the principle that every workforce member has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment.

We are committed to cultural diversity and equal employment for all individuals. It is our policy to recruit, hire, promote, compensate, transfer, train, retain, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin (including certain language use restrictions), ancestry, disability (mental and physical including HIV and AIDS), medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, age, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, and military and veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status. We will also provide reasonable accommodation to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified caregiver or applicant for employment, unless the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the operation of our business.

We are a community where all people, regardless of differences, are welcome, secure, and valued. We value respect, appreciation, collaboration, diversity, and a shared commitment to serving our communities. We expect that all workforce members in our community will act in ways which reflect a commitment to and accountability for, racial and social justice and equality in the workplace. As such, we will maintain a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on any applicable legally protected status. We also expect that all workforce members will maintain a positive workplace free from any unacceptable conduct which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.

Requsition ID: 118510
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Diagnostic Imaging
Job Function: Clinical Care
Job Schedule: Per-Diem
Job Shift: Day
Career Track: Clinical Professional
Department: 5001 PPMC NUCLEAR MED
Address: OR Portland 4805 NE Glisan St

Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.