Nuclear Medicine Technologist (Nuc Med & PET) - Duke Raleigh Hospital - Monday-Friday - Full Time
Duke University Health System
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Internal Number: 214790
Duke Raleigh Hospital offers the latest in care and technology in a patient-friendly setting. It has been an important part of Duke Health since 1998 and has served Wake County for more than 35 years, employing more than 2,000 teammembers. The hospital provides 186 inpatient beds and a comprehensive array of services, including the Duke Raleigh Cancer Center, Duke Raleigh Orthopedic and Spine Center, cardiovascular services, neurosciences including the Duke Raleigh Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Center, advanced digestive care, disease management and prevention, wound healing, outpatient imaging, intensive and progressive care, pain clinic, same-day surgery, emergency department and community outreach and education programs.
U.S.News & World Report ranked Duke Raleigh Hospital as high performing in orthopaedics and five adult procedures/conditions: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, kidney failure, lung cancer surgery, and stroke.
**Call in Nuclear evenings, weekends, and holidays - rotating. Shift is Morning to Evening shift.
General Description of the Job Class
Coordinate and participate in a variety of technical tasks, tests and determinations involving the utilization of radioactive materials and measurement instrumentation.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
Coordinate and participate in a variety of technical procedures to include in vivo and in vitro studies; operate radiation detection and measurement instrumentation including stationary imaging devices, scintillation gamma and apparatus for in vitro counting.
Calibrate and draw up radiopharmaceutical materials for administration to patients; formulate radiopharmaceutical materials from pre-prepared kits. Calibrate instruments and review calibration data to detect trends indicating instrument malfunction. Calculate data to include results of patient studies and radioactive decay.
Evaluate recorded images for technical quality.
Process computerized image data to include function curves and reconstructed SPECT images.
Assume care for physical and psychological needs of patient of all ages during an examination, initiates life support measures for patient, if necessary.
Maintain inventory of supplies in assigned area; prepare and maintain records concerning radiopharmaceutical receiving, dispensing and disposal activities. Maintain records of order, including brachytherapy procedures, receipt and disposal of all radioactive material in the department.
Provide instruction and technical guidance to radiologic technology students or other advanced imaging techs; assist in training new employees.
Monitor Nuclear Medicine Department with portable survey meter for possible contamination.
Performs EKG prep, tracing
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Assist in the development and evaluation of new procedures and techniques to meet the needs of specific protocols as required: consult with physician concerning the application of nuclear medicine procedures and techniques.
Administer thyroid therapy to patient that has undergone prior clinical and nuclear medicine diagnosis, insures decay of pharmaceutical and calculates for correct dosage in dose calibrator, observes patient dosage to insure proper treatment under direct supervision of radiologist.
Assist in quality assurance program relating to calibration and maintenance of equipment.
Assist with the education and training of new physicians (interns, residents, and fellows) as applicable. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
*DUHS offers career growth and enrichment within Imaging services. There is a clinical ladder program with various steps and opportunities at each hospital within the health system.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Requires successful completion of an AMA approved Nuclear Medicine Technology training program.
Level I must obtain ARRT or NMCTB certification within 12 months of employment.
Level II Minimum of two years' experience as a Nuclear Medicine technologist.
Level III A minimum of four years' experience within specialty modality in which they are seeking promotion
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
ARRT (N) certification and/or NMTCB certification within 12 months of employment.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to use office related computer software
Possess knowledge of radiation protection and safety
General computer knowledge
IV placement and management skills
Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
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