This position offers generous sign on bonus and relocation reimbursement to external hires.
Department: Radiology - Nuclear Med FTE: 1.00 Full Time (30 - 40 hours per week) Shift: Rotating
Position Summary: Perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures utilizing radiopharmaceuticals. Coordinate assignment of all patients arriving in the Nuclear Medicine area. Teach and direct the work of other Nuclear Medicine staff. Function under the direction of the Technical Director. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric age groups.
Detailed responsibilities: * SUPERVISION - Develop efficient organizational structure, supervise employees - select, terminate, train, educate, correct deficiencies, perform appraisals, issue discipline, counsel, schedule work assignments; encourage staff teamwork and growth initiatives * ENVIRONMENT - Maintain a safe, comfortable, and therapeutic environment for patients/families in accordance with Hospitals standards * LIAISON - Act as liaison as necessary between physicians, staff, patients, families, and other departments to promote and facilitate communication, problem solving, decision-making, crisis intervention, resource utilization, and conflict management * ASSIGNMENT - Designate shift and schedule assignments; assign duties in accordance with the plan of care, patient needs, and within the scope of staff qualifications and licensure/certification/registry * ACCOUNTABILITY - Supervise and direct staff providing patient care; accountable for care provided to patients on assigned shift * ROLE MODEL - Act as a clinical resource and role model for department personnel * DELEGATION - Delegate and monitor completion of duties according to departmental and Hospitals policies * PATIENT CARE - Deliver safe direct care to an assigned group of patients as required * POLICIES - Work within Hospitals, Nursing division and departmental policies * RADIOPHARMACEUTICALS - Prepare radiopharmaceuticals for administration by injection, ingestion, and inhalation methods; measure radioactive dosage with dose calibrator; maintain records of doses; administer radiopharmaceuticals * PARTICIPATION - Participate in orientation; upon successful completion of preceptor training assume precepting and evaluation responsibilities of new personnel * EMERGENCY MEASURES - Assist with or institute emergency measures for sudden, adverse developments in patients * THROUGHPUT - Continuously assess patient flow, monitor and work to reduce patient wait times; protect patient privacy; advise and assist staff with problem resolution * PROCEDURES - Perform in-vivo and in-vitro diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine procedures * SAFETY - Provide protection to patients, family members, staff and self in accordance with prescribed radiation safety standards and ALARA * MAINTENANCE - Perform or assist with preventive maintenance, quality assurance, and minor equipment repair; calibrate cameras, dose calibrators; measure radionuclides * PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols * PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes * PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk * PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner * PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"
Education: Essential: * Program Graduate Nonessential: * Bachelor's Degree Education specialization: Essential: * Commision on Allied Health (AMA) Nuclear Med Nonessential: * Related Discipline
Experience: Essential: 3 years directly related experience
Nonessential: Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo
Credentials: Essential: * CPR for Healthcare/BLS Prov or Prof Rescuers w/in 30 days * Intermediate Life Support Certification w/in 6 months * ARRT or NMTCB Nuclear Medicine Technologist Certification * Nuclear Medicine Technician in New Mexico
Physical Conditions: Medium Work: Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.
Working conditions: Essential: * Sig Hazard: Chemicals, Bio Hazardous Materials req PPE * May perform subordinate tasks in high census/vol * May be required or is required to perform on-call duties * May work rotating shifts, holidays and weekends