DescriptionReporting to the Nuclear Medicine Supervisor and according to Radiologist's directions and established procedures operates Nuclear Medicine (NM) gamma cameras to obtain images for use by physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of pathology. The Nuclear Medicine Technologist positions patients for procedure, administers injections of radioactive isotopes, operates scanners to visualize pathology, manipulates and processes images to create optimal studies, distributes images to the PACS system and properly disposes of radioactive isotopes.
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care that is appropriate to the age of the patients served on their assigned unit(s) or by their department. This requires that the incumbent demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development as well as the physical, emotional and psycho-social needs of the patient population served.
Knowledge of NM principles at a level normally acquired through completion of a certified school of Nuclear Medicine and NM procedures that are expected of a technologist after proper orientation and training.
Registered with the ARRT or CNMT and licensed with the Illinois Emergency Management Association.
Knowledge to perform the acquisition and processing of all general NM and cardiac procedures and to perform all therapeutic procedures.
Interpersonal skills sufficient to interact effectively with patients who may be under physical and/or emotional stress and gather and exchange patient information with nurses, physicians and other medical center personnel.
Analytical skills necessary in order to acquire and effectively utilize knowledge of NM techniques and methods, and the complete understanding of the proper receipt, use, storage and disposal of radioactive materials.
Knowledge of all aspects of labeling, quality control and the specific applications of all the different radiopharmaceuticals.
Complete comprehension of all safety standards and the safe-handling, monitoring, receiving, measuring, surveying and wiping and appropriate procedure for radioactive spills.
Understanding of guidelines for packaging and exposure limits relating to the transportation of radioactive materials.
Certifications in electronics and/or control wiring installation, repair, and diagnostics are a plus.
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