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Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Company: DMS Health Technologies
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Job Title: Nuclear Medicine Technologist Department: Operations Reports To: Director of Operations FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Prepared: 2/2022 Summary The technologist operates diagnostic imaging equipment to produce images that assist physicians in the treatment and diagnosis of our patients Essential Duties and Responsibilities The technologist demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform imaging procedures that meet the quality expectations of the patient, referring physician, and radiologist. This is accomplished by: following the orders of the referring physician and protocols specified by Radiologist; administering medications such as FDG, radiopharmaceuticals as prescribed by the physician order; viewing images to ensure quality of pictures; transferring images to the customer for interpretation and verifying the images and patient information arrived correctly. The technologist demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. The individual demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span. He/she is able to identify and categorize each patient's age-specific grouping of needs, such as those for infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult or geriatric patients. The technologist complies with DMS policies, local, state and federal regulations and laws related to work duties and responsibilities. This includes conducting fire safety and medical emergency response drills, documenting preventative maintenance, performing safety assessments, preparing unit for transportation and maintaining the overall cleanliness of the unit. In addition to providing patient care, mobile nuclear medicine technologists may drive the mobile unit to customer locations. In these situations the technologist is responsible for the maintenance of the truck which includes; checking and maintaining the fire extinguishers, patient lift, smoke detectors and emergency lighting and scheduling and documenting preventive maintenance as necessary. Technologists inspect the truck before and after each trip and submit a report indicating truck conditions. Technologists maintain driver logs according to DOT regulations. The incumbent demonstrates commitment to customer satisfaction and quality as exhibited by internal and external customer feedback. This includes timely completion of mandatory education and current credentials. The incumbent is in complies with safety and quality procedures and initiatives by strictly following safety policies, rules and safe work methods, making suggestions to support continuous improvements in safety, promptly correcting or reporting safety hazards or unsafe conditions, promptly reporting injuries for timely diagnoses and medical treatment, and by participating in safety processes such as safety committee, safety inspections, etc. In an effort to promote professional growth to its employees and the organization, DMS may alter job duties, responsibilities and projects in the course of employment. Supervisory Responsibilities This job has no supervisory responsibilities. Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education and/or Experience Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Computer Skills The individual should have the ability to access job related internet websites, review on-line documentation and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations, Testing CNMT or ARRT, CPR certified; CDL (as dictated by the route and unit), mandatory education, TB Advanced certification in modality must be obtained with 18 months of hire. Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. This position may be required to travel up to 100% of the time. Reliable transportation is required. Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Employment Type: Full Time Salary: $35 - $45 Hourly Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: DMS Health Technologies, Des Moines , Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Healthcare , Des Moines, Iowa

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