Nuclear Medicine and CT Technologist – Imaging – Kissimmee - PRN at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 9/7/2019

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Nuclear Medicine and CT Technologist – Imaging – Kissimmee – PRN

AdventHealth Kissimmee seeks to hire a Nuclear Medicine and CT Technologist who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.

Facility Profile:

AdventHealth Kissimmee is a 163-bed community-focused hospital, conveniently located near Walt Disney World. The team here is dedicated to bringing mission-focused, faith-based care to residents and visitors of Osceola and Orange Counties. At the heart of our latest expansion is a new, three-story tower featuring 80 expansive, private patient rooms and a host of modern amenities and technologies. Because we believe family support is an essential part of health and healing, we’ve included large, beautifully decorated family waiting areas with the comforts of home. Plus, each patient room includes ample space for visiting loved ones to relax, work and sleep.

Work Hours/Shifts:

Days and Hours Variable

Job Summary:

Under general supervision, performs a variety of technical procedures in the utilization of radionuclides for Nuclear Medicine (NM) studies and ionizing radiation for CT studies for the diagnosis and treatment of disease in humans. Performs a variety of responsibilities that require independent judgment, ingenuity and initiative. Delivers quality care to patients ranging from pediatric to geriatric. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

Knowledge, Skills, Education, & Experience Required:

  • Knowledge of human physiology
  • Knowledge of Scinitgraphic equipment, Acquisition Computers, and processing stations
  • Knowledge of Hot Lab Equipment
  • Knowledge of NM and CT procedures
  • Knowledge of NM and CT scanners
  • Knowledge of CT safety including radiation protection
  • Ability to learn and master new tasks related to image quality and radiation safety
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work with people of diverse backgrounds
  • General computer and PACS skills (Preferred)
  • Basic IV competency (Preferred)
  • General physics and anatomy knowledge (Preferred)
  • Knowledge of PET procedures (Preferred)
  • Associate’s degree or higher in health-science-related field (Preferred)
  • PET-CT experience (Preferred)

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:

  • Current valid Florida state license as:
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist and Computed Tomography, OR
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist and General Radiographer
  • Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist (CNMT) through the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB), OR ARRT - N through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
  • ARRT – CT through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

Job Responsibilities:

Demonstrates through behavior AdventHealth’s Core Values of Keep Me Safe, Love Me, Make it Easy, and Own it as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program.
  • Utilizes two patient identifiers to confirm patient/exam accuracy before continuing with patient examination. Reviews and ensures physician requests meets clinically valid exam indicator requirements. Properly screens patients for any contrast allergies. Prepares appropriate radionuclide and/or contrast for procedure, explains procedure to patient and aseptically administers radionuclide and/or contrast using standard precautions and appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). [Exam Supervision and Administration]
  • Ensures equipment has met all quality control requirements and, working with a minimum of supervision, performs patient examination utilizing age-specific care techniques (see competencies) in a safe and responsible manner. Evaluates image quality to ensure good technical and diagnostic detail. [Image Quality and Documentation]
  • Presents completed exam and any patient historical data to radiologist/cardiologist for review. Assists with image manipulation or additional imaging as requested. Assists patient with dressing, answering any questions the patient may have regarding their exam and expectations of results, and releases patient with directions to exit the hospital if needed. [Personal Productivity and Accountability]
  • Performs a wide range of Nuclear Medicine and CT procedures demonstrating proficiency with camera acquisition, scanners, injectors and computer processing in assigned area. Learns and adapts to new technology and helps develop the knowledge and competency of coworkers and students. [Clinical Competence]
  • Maintains room in ready status by keeping room neat, supplies well stocked and equipment prepared for next patient. Initiates and documents work order requests for any equipment that is not functioning properly. Properly screens patients of childbearing age and operates all imaging equipment in a safe manner minimizing radiation exposure to patients, families and co-workers. Practices infection control standards and utilizes approved personal protective equipment (PPE) and disinfectant agents. Maintains properly stocked, organized and clean room. Performs QA on CT scanners. [Safety and the Environment of Care]
  • Plans and manages time in order to accurately perform and enter into the Nuclear Medicine Information System and Cerner System all required quality control, patient radionuclide and/or contrast administration data and exam charges by the end of each work day. Cancels and updates orders as changes are incurred. Always confirms proper examination/patient assignment on PACS images before releasing images for interpretation. Immediately follows up to correct any erroneous accession numbers in the PACS system, utilizing PACS support staff to accommodate corrections. For “after hours” exams, transmits additional medias as required by Radiologist for interpretation (required paperwork is in PACS). Always notifies Radiology Facilitator (RF) when transmitting “after hours” exams. [Data Processing]
  • Consistently attends department meetings and promotes positive dialogue with respect to meeting or exceeding department objectives. Seeks to understand all agenda items and provides feedback when requested. [Department Meeting Attendance]
  • Maintains a knowledge and understanding of the Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for the department. Actively participates in department patient satisfaction initiatives. Utilizes patient service recovery when appropriate. [Performance Improvement]
  • May perform waived and/or non-waived Point of Care Testing. If performing non-waived Point of Care Testing, as defined in AHCA rule 59A-7.034, must have approved competency and documented proof (copy of either diploma or transcript, at the highest level of academic achievement) at the time of AdventHealth non-waived Point of Care training.
  • Performs other duties assigned or directed to ensure smooth operation of department.
If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Nuclear Medicine and CT Technologist opportunity with AdventHealth Kissimmee and apply online today.

Job Keywords:

Nuclear Medicine and CT Technologist, Imaging, Kissimmee, On Call

Position Location:  Kissimmee
Job:  Imaging
Organization:  AdventHealth Central Florida
Primary Location:  US-FL-Kissimmee
Schedule:  Per Diem
Shift:  On Call
Job Level:  Staff / Associate
Education Level:  Technical Certification
Travel:  No
Job Posting:  May 2, 2019, 9:51:17 AM

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