Dignity Health Nuclear Medicine Technologist in SACRAMENTO, California

Overview

Established in 1973,is a full-service community hospital committed to providing excellence in health care for residents living in Sacramento's southern suburbs, including Laguna, Elk Grove and Galt. For additional information about Methodist Hospital, please visit us at methodistsacramento.org. Methodist Hospital is part of Dignity Health- a 21-state network of 9,000 physicians, 59,000 employees and more than 400 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, home health and primary care clinics. In the Sacramento area, Dignity Health operates Mercy General Hospital, Mercy Hospital of Folsom, Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Methodist Hospital, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, Woodland Memorial Hospital and Mercy Medical Group (a service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation). Dignity Health is committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care services with special attention to the poor and underserved.

Responsibilities

Methodist Hospital , a member of Dignity Health, is currently looking for a Nuclear Medicine Technologist to add to their team. The Nuclear Medicine Technologist will perform in-vivo studies and therapeutic and diagnostic imaging procedures according to written or transcribed verbal orders of a physician within the scope of his/her certification at all Dignity Health Sacramento facilities according to established standards and practices. The Nuclear Medicine Technologist will demonstrate competency for neonate, pediatric, adult and geriatric patients. The ideal candidate must have the 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; and participate in continuing nuclear medicine.

Technologists can be required to participate in the departments call schedule to ensure coverage weeknights, weekends, and holidays.

Requirements:

  • Must have current California state certification in all categories of nuclear medicine technology (broad license).

  • Current certification in nuclear medicine technology by one or more of the following national certification boards: Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) or American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT-NM).

  • Must have the 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, and effectively and empathetically deal with agitated, ill and distressed patients.

  • Demonstrated 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, and preparation, use and hazards of radiopharmaceuticals.

The technologist shall demonstrate behaviors consistent with the core (Mercy) values in support with Methodist Hospital and the Mission and Philosophy of Dignity Health.

Qualifications

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 distressed patients. Demonstrated 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, and preparation, use and hazards of radiopharmaceuticals. 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 Current Certification as a Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist (NMTCB) or Registration as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist from American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT(NM)). Venipuncture Certification.

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Job ID 2018-60001

Employment Type Per Diem

Department Nuclear Medicine

Hours / Pay Period 8

Facility Methodist Hospital Sacramento

Shift Varied

Location SACRAMENTO

State/Province CA

Standard Hours Varied, to include call

Work Schedule 8 Hour