Dignity Health Nuclear Medicine Technologist in FOLSOM, California
Dignity Health Mercy Hospital of Folsom is the community hospital serving the Sierra foothills communities of Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Granite Bay, Cameron Park, Shingle Springs and Rescue. With 106 licensed acute-care beds, and a physician staff of nearly 500, our accredited, non-profit hospital has been providing exceptional care for more than 35 years. Mercy Hospital of Folsom provides surgical services including minimally-invasive general, urological and gynecological surgeries. Additionally, Mercy Hospital of Folsom provides comprehensive and award-winning orthopedic services, which include surgery, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and specialty orthopedic care. In 2016, Mercy Hospital of Folsom was one of 12 Dignity Health hospitals recognized by the The Joint Commission as a Top Performer for Key Quality Measures.
To qualify for this position, experience required includes the following knowledge and abilities: Knowledge of: anatomy and physiology (to include cross sectional when required); medical terminology relating to nuclear medicine; principles of operation and care of nuclear medicine equipment; currently accepted diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine procedures; radiation safety requirements and practices for the operator, patient and public; film processing systems; mechanical and electrical safety practices and requirements in the patient examination environment. Ability to: perform general and specialized nuclear medicine procedures, which meet the department's standard of quality; recognize and respond to allergic reactions and other life-threatening patient conditions which might arise during the examination process; effectively and empathetically deal with agitated, ill and uncomfortable patients; act courteously and with tact in dealing with patients, visitors and the public; maintain patient confidentiality; remain calm and reassure distressed patients; develop and maintain a cooperative working relationship with physicians and hospital personnel; work effectively under stress and adjust priorities as circumstances require; organize work assignments, maintaining accurate and complete records; maintain a high degree of accuracy regarding all details; work independently on-call covering all normal clerical and technical functions; assist co-workers and maintain constructive interpersonal relationships; participate in continuing nuclear medicine. Candidates must have a current California NMT and BLS from the American Heart Association.
The incumbent demonstrates competency for neonate, pediatric, adult and geriatric patients. Performs diagnostic procedures in the field of nuclear medicine as assigned by a physician and administrative tasks.
The incumbent shall demonstrate behaviors consistent with the core (Mercy) values in support with Mercy Hospital of Folsom and the Mission and Philosophy of Dignity Health.
Knowledge of: -Anatomy and physiology (to include cross sectional when required) -Medical terminology relating to nuclear medicine -Principles of operation and care of nuclear medicine equipment -Currently accepted diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine procedures -Radiation safety requirements and practices for the operator, patient and public -Film processing systems -Mechanical and electrical safety practices and requirements in the patient examination environment Ability to: -Perform general and specialized nuclear medicine procedures, which meet the department's standard of quality -Recognize and respond to allergic reactions and other life-threatening patient conditions which might arise during the examination process -Effectively and empathetically deal with agitated, ill and uncomfortable patients -Act courteously and with tact in dealing with patients, visitors and the public -Maintain patient confidentiality -Claim and reassure distressed patients -Develop and maintain a cooperative working relationship with physicians and hospital personnel -Work effectively under stress and adjust priorities as circumstances require -Organize work assignments, maintaining accurate and complete records -Maintain a high degree of accuracy regarding all details -Work independently on-call covering all normal clerical and technical functions -Assist co-workers and maintain constructive interpersonal relationships -Participate in continuing nuclear medicine
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Job ID 2017-43857
Employment Type Per Diem
Department Nuclear Medicine
Hours / Pay Period 8
Facility Mercy Hospital Folsom
Standard Hours Varied days including weekends, Holidays and Call rotations.