Nuclear Med Tech PRN in Ocala, FL at Florida Hospital Ocala

Date Posted: 8/2/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Per Diem
  • Location:
    Ocala, FL
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
    8/2/2018
  • Job ID:
    18009211
  • Job Function
    Radiology/Imaging
  • Travel
    No
  • Shift
    1 - Day
  • AHS Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    Florida Hospital Ocala

Job Description


Description
Work Hours/Shift
PRN, Shift
Florida Hospital Ocala
Florida Hospital Ocala opened its doors in 1898 as Marion General Hospital and has been in continuous operation since then. Then in 1928, the hospital was renamed to Munroe Memorial Hospital. Adventist Health System acquired Munroe Regional Medical and renamed it Florida Hospital Ocala in 2018. Florida Hospital - Ocala is situated in the heart of the city, minutes away from a vibrant, growing downtown area.  Ocala is situated in the heart of Marion County, Florida and is surrounded by the beautiful rolling pastures that have come to be known as the horse capital of the world.  The city boasts a genuine appreciation for the arts, a growing economy that’s attracting national businesses and a school system that includes nine schools with magnet designations. Florida Hospital Ocala is a 425-bed acute-care and offers a variety of services including, 24/7 Emergency Care, Diagnostic Testing, Inpatient and Outpatient Surgery, Women’s Services, and Inpatient and Outpatient Therapy. We were named Marion County’s most preferred hospital for overall quality and image and best doctors and nurses for 13 consecutive years (National Research Corporation, 2015/2016). Nationally we were voted for “America’s Best 50 Hospitals Award” nine years in a row.
GENERAL SUMMARY:
Performs work in one or more divisions or areas of the clinical laboratory to obtain data for use in diagnosis and treatment of disease.

You will be responsible for:

1.    Operates the Nuclear Medicine gamma camera, counters, computers, probes, scanners and other related equipment.

2.    Reviews with nursing personnel the preparation and procedure to be performed on patients.

3.    Prepares and administers radiopharmaceuticals to patients using sterile technique. This includes therapeutic doses.

4.    Performs such procedures as organ imaging, both static and dynamic, physiological tracer (function) studies and radio assay studies.

5.    Prepares exam room for patients and insures that needed supplies are at hand for each procedure.

6.    Explains to the patient/family member the procedure and answers any questions relative to the procedure.

7.    Monitors the patient in the scan room during the procedure.

8.    Reviews image with Radiologist upon completion of the procedure.

9.    Assists in the development of new techniques and procedures.

10. Assists the health physicist when needed.

 

B.   Performs Quality Control

1.    Performs daily quality control on the Nuclear Medicine equipment.

2.    Performs equipment calibration and minor repairs as needed.

3.    Maintains equipment in a clean and orderly fashion.

4.    Reports all equipment failure or problems to the Nuclear Medicine Supervisor.

C.  Performs Quality Assurance

1.    Performs all Quality Assurance activities as recommended by the Hospital and JCAHO.

2.    Helps to maintain the policy and procedure manual

3.    Completes history and physical form on each patient

4.    Documents the radiopharmaceutical and amount given to each patient.

5.    Provides radiation protection to the patient or any other persons in accordance with prescribed safety standards

6.    Participates in decontamination of radionuclide spillage, should one occur

7.    Observes and insures safe practices for all patients, visitors and personnel.

8.    Completes the Hospital incident report for any problems that occur with patients or procedures performed on patients.

9.    Attends staff meetings, patient care meetings as requested in order to keep abreast of all Hospital and departmental changes

D.  Age Specific Standards

1.    Provides Nuclear Medicine procedures to all patients, regardless of age, race or sex.

2.    Patient population includes patients of all ages from infants through the geriatric population

3.    Demonstrates ability to interpret age specific data, plan and implement Nuclear Medicine procedures based on interpretation of findings

E.   Follows Radiation Protection Guidelines

1.   Wears TLD badge daily.

2.   Provides radiation protection to the patient or any other persons in accordance with prescribed safety standards.

3.   Reviews quarterly radiation exposure reports.


Qualifications

 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

 


•         High School graduate or equivalent upon hire


•         Completion of an AMA approved School of Radiologic Technology or Nuclear Medicine Technology.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:

 


•         ARRT Radiologic Technology preferred


•         BS Radiologic Technology preferred

 

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:

 


•         Current Florida State license in Nuclear Medicine or Radiologic Technology upon hire


•         Current certification with ARRT or NMTCB upon hire


•         Basic Life Support Certification upon hire

One hour of Hip & Knee replacement education within 6 months of hire date, then annually

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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