Hackensack Meridian Health

Nuclear Medical Technologist (Per Diem)

Job ID
2022-110080
Department
Diagnostic Cardiology-Green St
Site
JFK Medical Center
Job Location
US-NJ-Iselin
Position Type
Per Diem
Standard Hours Per Week
1
Shift
Day
Shift Hours
Varies
Weekend Work
Weekends as Needed
On Call Work
No On-Call Required
Holiday Work
No Holidays Required

Overview

How have you impacted someone’s life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our healthcare teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career all within New Jersey’s premier healthcare system.

Responsibilities

A day in the life of an Nuclear Medical Technologist at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:

  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of all imaging protocols, proper patient positioning and follows radiation safety regulations at all times.
  • Maintains accurate and precise records and demonstrates a strong understanding of the technical aspect of the job.
  • Calculates, measures, and administer radiopharmaceuticals adhering to safety standards (ALARA) that minimize radiation exposure to workers and patients. Demonstrates independence and self-direction in job performance, keeping the needs of the patients, customer and department foremost.
  • Ensures that all criteria are met such as: bloodwork, safety check list, ALARA, medication administration prior to and during testing. The technologist must review charts and other documents to confirm physician orders for accuracy and appropriateness prior to proceeding with procedures.
  • Introduces themselves, explains procedure to patient to decrease anxiety and increase patient coooperation in a confident and personable manner and allows time for any questions the patient may have.
  • Communicates with physician offices, patient nursing units and ordering physicians to facilitate scheduling and/or completion of exams in a professional manner consistent with the organizational values. Knowledge of Cyraphone for proper communication.
  • Assumes leadership responsibility in absence of supervisor but contacts a Team Leader/Administrator for their advice when unusual problems or circumstances occur.
  • Utilizes and documents in the appropriate system , entering all fields and completing exam, correct physicians name and patient account. Verify exams in PACS after completing proper documentation as per PACS protocol.
  • Complies with hospital, local, state and federal regulatory and accrediting standards as well as department specific protocols and policies.
  • Participtes in the evaluation of individual studies to improve patient outcomes and operational efficiencies. Participates in continuing education and completes required E-Learning as assigned and maintains necessary Continuing Education Units (CEU's).
  • Checks inventory and replenishes supplies as needed. Performs duties as assigned by department manager and/or director such as collecting data for process improvement. Participates in the orientation and training of new employees and students.
  • Other duties and/or projects as assigned.
  • Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies and standards of behavior.

Qualifications

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  1. Graduate of an A.M.A. approved school of Nuclear Medicine Technology.
  2. Preferably 1-2 years experience. An exceptional new graduate from a highly regarded A.M.A. approved program may be considered.
  3. Performance of all diagnostic nuclear cardiac procedures as described in the departmental standards.

Licenses and Certifications Required:

  1. Nuclear Medical Technologist License - N.M.T.
  2. Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification - (N)
  3. American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Certification - ARRT
  4. AHA Basic Health Care Life Support HCP Certification - BLS

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