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Providence Health & Services Nuclear Medicine Technologist in Mission Hills, California

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Providence is calling at Nuclear Medicine Technologist (Per diem/Variable Shift) to our Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, CA.

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We are seeking a Nuclear Medicine Technologist who will perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures utilizing radiopharmaceuticals in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. The Nuclear Medicine Technologists maps radiopharmaceuticals using a camera, measures radioactivity using Geiger counters, monitors wipe tests and dose calibrations, and administers radionuclide dosages. This position reports to the department Manager or Director of Imaging Services and is responsible for observing all radiation safety regulatory requirements.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Promote patient, physician, customer and employee satisfaction by personal example, treating all contacts with respect

  • Support and participates in activities that foster customer service

  • Communicate and follow the organizational chain of command for notification of patient care/service issues, when appropriate

  • Maintain required applicable licensure, certification and education

  • Attend and successfully complete general and department orientation, in-service programs and the annual key competencies and mandatory update requirements

  • Participate actively in department staff meetings

  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communications

  • Use of Standard Precautions in all patient contact as applicable

  • The provision of a safe environment for patients, visitors and co-workers.

  • Reporting and responding to facility emergencies such as fire, infant abduction, and disruption in utilities and hazardous materials spills.

  • Report all suspected abuse or neglect

  • Demonstrate skill in the use of equipment including its capabilities, limitations and appropriate/special applications

  • Ensure that the rights of all patients are respected and maintained by allowing for privacy, cultural diversity and dignity in the provision of care

  • Demonstrate a positive professional image, performs responsibilities in a professional manner, demonstrates flexibility in the provision of patient care/service and utilizes a collaborative approach with co-workers

  • Function as a team member, contributing to the smooth operations of the unit on a day to day basis, and for the patients/customer’s overall general welfare

  • Demonstrate willingness to perform tasks generally designated to be done by others, when the need arises

  • Demonstrate organizational skills including prioritization and time management

  • Identify problems, implement appropriate solutions and evaluate effectiveness

  • Utilize appropriate resources when indicated to resolve conflicts, solve problems and achieve goals

  • Identify and communicate opportunities to improve care or service.

  • Establish yearly goals that will enhance personal job performance

  • Seek and utilize new approaches to problem solving, reaching goals and/or new programs

  • Ensure human and material resources of the organization are used responsibly and in accordance with hospital policy

  • Identify cost saving strategies appropriate to the department

  • Demonstrate knowledge of age specific care for the neonate through the geriatric population, including but not limited to identifying the need for additional safety measures, or activities that place patients at risk Applicable for the populations: Infant, Pediatric, Adult, and Geriatric.

  • Under the indirect supervision of the attending physician, administers radiopharmaceuticals to patients intravenously using radioisotope equipment

  • Perform diagnostic and therapeutic imaging procedures using scanners and cameras.

  • Position radiation beams and patient to allow for effective treatment of patient’s diseases

  • Map radiopharmaceuticals using a camera to detect radiation emitted.

  • Produce computerized images of clinical area of interests on film and send to radiologist for interpretation

  • Calculate, document and record radiopharmaceutical dosage used, received and disposed of

  • Measure radioactivity using Geiger counters, scalers and scintillation detectors

  • Perform dosage calibration, wipe tests and radionuclide dosages.

  • Draw blood from patients, performs laboratory tests, and measure glandular activity, blood volume, and red cell survival

  • Calibrate radioisotopes, laboratory equipment, and cameras

  • Stock radiopharmaceuticals according to radiation safety guidelines.

  • Demonstrate willingness & ability to float to areas within their scope of practice as necessary

  • Additional Responsibilities when the care giver is a team leader::

  • Perform Imaging procedures in compliance with department protocols.Perform quality assurance/quality control systems or programs assigned

  • Assist in staff scheduling

  • Resolve patient care issues and concerns

  • Address patient scheduling issues

  • Serve as a preceptor, mentor and support to coworkers and students

  • Perform daily work queues

  • Report any accidents, complaints, or equipment malfunctions to Management Attend Lead meetings

  • Demonstrate high integrity, accountability, and tactfulness

  • Must be respectful and equitable in dealings

  • Display superior work ethics and professionalism

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Successfully completed a program in Radiological Technology.

  • CRT License

  • Current LA City Fire Card within 30 days of hire.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 2 years Experience of Nuclear medicine experience in an acute care setting

About the hospital you will serve.

Nationally recognized for clinical excellence and trauma care, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center is a 377-bed, level II trauma center in Mission Hills, California. We are the only Magnet®Designated Hospital in the San Fernando Valley. Providence Holy Cross also has been recognized this year by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the best places to work in Los Angeles. As our reputation for excellence grows, so does our facility. We have recently expanded our medical center with the addition of a new 138 bed patient care wing. This expansion has made Providence Holy Cross Medical Center one of the largest hospitals serving the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

https://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. 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.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Radiology Technologist

Location: California-Mission Hills

Req ID: 307797

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