Nuclear Medicine Technologist - 32hrs/week), M-F, Call, Weekends Holidays Required
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 1,300 people.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. In fiscal year2018, Duke Raleigh Hospital admitted 9,484 patients and had 230,957 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.
U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Raleigh Hospital as #14 in North Carolina and #6 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2018-19.
Occ Summary Coordinate and participate in a variety of technical task s, tests anddeterminations involving theutilization of radioactive mater ials and measurement instrumentation. Work Performed Coordinate and part icipate in a variety of technical procedures to Perform oth er related duties incidental to the work described herein.Perform other related dutiesincidental to the work described herein.necessary.departme nt.employees.include in vivo and in vitro studies; operate radiation det ection andmeasurement instrumentationincluding stationary imaging device s, scintillation gamma and apparatusfor in vitro counting.Calibrate and draw up radiopharmaceutical materials for administrationto patients; for mulateradiopharmaceutical materialsfrom pre-prepared kits. Calibrateins truments and review calibrationdata to detect trends indicating instrume nt malfunction. Calculate datato include results of patientstudies and r adioactive decay.Evaluate recorded images for technical quality.Processcomputerized image data to include function curves andreconstructed SPEC T images.Assume care for physical and psychological needs of patient ofa ll agesduring an examination,initiates life support measures for patient , if Maintaininventory ofsupplies inassigned area;prepare and maintain records concerning radiopharmaceutical receiving,dispensing and disposa lactivities. Maintain records of order, including brachytherapyprocedure s, receipt and disposal ofall radioactive material in the Provide instru ction and technicalguidance to radiologic technologystudents or other ad vanced imaging techs; assist in training newMonitor Nuclear MedicineDepa rtment with portable survey meter for possible contamination.Performs EK G prep, tracingAssist in the development and evaluation of new procedure s andtechniques to meet the needs ofspecific protocols as required: cons ult with physician concerning theapplication of nuclearmedicine procedur es and techniques.Administer thyroid therapy to patient that has undergo ne prior clinicaland nuclear medicinediagnosis, insures decay of pharmac eutical and calculates for correctdosage in dose calibrator,observes pat ient dosage to insure proper treatment under directsupervision ofradiolo gist.Assist in quality assurance program relating to calibration andmain tenance of equipment.Assist with the education and training of new physi cians (interns,residents, and fellows) asapplicable.**DUHS offers career growth and enrichment within Imaging services.There is a clinical ladde rprogram with various steps and opportunities at each hospital withinthe health system. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Ability to use office re lated computer software Possess knowledge of radiation protection and safetyGeneral computer knowledgeIV placement and management skills Level Characteristics N/A
Requires successful completion of an AMA approved Nuclear Medicine Technology training program.
None required beyond above education/certification requirements. in 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 which they are seeking promotion
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
ARRT (N) certification and/or NMTCB certification within 12 months of employment. BLS certification
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