Providence Health & Services Nuclear Medicine Technologist *On Call Variable* in Tarzana, California
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Providence is calling a Nuclear Medicine Technologist (Per Diem/ Variable Shift) at Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center in Tarzana, CA.
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We are seeking a Nuclear Medicine Technologist who will be under the indirect supervision of the attending physicians, performs 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:
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 completes 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 workqueues.
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.
Coursework/Training; Successfully completed a program in radiological technology.
6 months Nuclear medicine experience in an acute care setting.
Current LA City Fire Card within 30 days of hire.
- 1 year Nuclear medicine experience in acute care setting.
About the hospital you will serve.
Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center is a 245-bed not-for-profit medical center that serves the San Fernando Valley, offering high quality specialty services, including: heart and vascular care, orthopedics, oncology and senior services. Recognizing the special health care needs of women and children, our Women’s Pavilion & Resource Center provides women’s health and maternity care in once central location. The hospital specializes in pediatrics and has one of the largest neonatal intensive care units in the San Fernando Valley. Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana has a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology with a personal touch. Providence Health & Services cares about the people and the lives that we touch each and every day. We are continually driven by the caring tradition of our heritage – the foundation of our Mission and core-values – to embrace respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship. With a rich past reaching back more than 65 years in Southern California, and 150 years in total, Providence Health & Services today celebrates unprecedented growth, recognition for top quality health care, a vibrant employee culture where new ideas are encouraged and a drive to help the underprivileged - all with an eye toward the future.
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Schedule: On Call
Job Category: Radiology Technologist
Req ID: 325248