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Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Req #:  138887
Facility:  Dreyer Medical Clinic
Department:  Diagnostic Imaging
City:  Aurora
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Registry
Posting FTE:  0

Established by physicians in 1922, Dreyer Medical Clinic is an affiliate of Advocate Health Care.  With more than 170 physicians representing nearly 30 different medical specialties, Dreyer offers a full range of ancillary services within its facilities and the support of over 60 allied health professionals.  Dreyer has 13 convenient sites located in Aurora, Batavia, Hinckley, North Aurora, Oswego, Yorkville, Plainfield and St. Charles.

NUCLEAR MED TECH

SHIFT: REGISTRY REQUIREMENT: As Needed

Requirements:- Must be a graduate from an accredited AMA School of Nuclear Medicine
Knowledge of HIS/RIS systems and PACS
IEMA accreditation in Medical Radiation Technology
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists registered (ARRT) and certified in nuclear medicine (NM)
or
Certified by Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (CNMT)
CPR certified Ability to work
day shift-  Mon – Fri as needed

 Must be able to make independent professional decisions pertaining to high quality patient care
Must have a high degree of technical skills
Must be able to function with minimal assistance in performing job activities
Must be conscientious in practicing high quality patient care
Ability to lift and/or move patients. Heavy lifting: lifting 50 to 100 pounds occasionally and/or 25 to 50 pounds frequently and/or 10 to 20 pounds constantly.
Ability to work in a fast paced environment with established time constraints.
May be exposed to hazardous materials and life-threatening disease.
Radiation exposure.
Must be able to deal with extremely ill patients.

This position can recognize needs and behaviors of the following age groups: pediatric (newborn, toddler, school age), adolescent, adult, older adult. Evidence of this can be shown by recognizing levels of development and modifying approach and exhibiting communication skills necessary to interpret age specific responses.


.The practice of Nuclear Medicine Technology encompasses multidisciplinary skills. The responsibilities of the nuclear medicine technologist include an empathic and instructional approach to patient care, the preparation, calibration and administration of radiopharmaceuticals (under the direction of an authorized user), the performance of quality control procedures and the operation of imaging, laboratory and computer instrumentation. The scope of performance in Nuclear Medicine Technology includes, but is not limited to the following areas and responsibilities: patient care, quality control, diagnostic procedure, radiopharmaceuticals, radionuclide therapy and radiation safety.

Accountabilities:
Determination of appropriate image scan technique and position for patient using immobilization and support devices.
Operation of more advanced and sophisticated nuclear medicine equipment.
Adherence to all accepted safety standards and practices to ensure patient safety and quality patient care.
Coordination of quality control areas (checking N.M. images to ensure optimal quality, disseminating exams to N.M. Technologist, etc.).
Provision of instruction and orientation to new technologists to effectively participate in the assessment of their performance reviews.
Participation in problem-solving issues addressing patients, department operations, quality assurance procedures, interdepartmental relationships and employee morale.
Presenting and maintaining a professional standard.

About Advocate Health Care

 

Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.


Nearest Major Market: Aurora
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago