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Nuclear Medicine Technologist - Nuclear Medicine

Company: St. Joseph Health & Covenant Health
Location: Mission Viejo
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

*We are looking for a Nuclear Medicine Technologist for the Nuclear Medicine Department at Heritage Healthcare.* Location: Mission Viejo, CA Work Schedule: Full time - 80 Biweekly Hours Shift: 8-hour, Days *Job Summary:* This position prepares, measures, and administers radiopharmaceuticals in diagnostic and therapeutic studies by performing the following duties. *Essential Functions:* * Prepares stock solutions of radiopharmaceutical materials, calculates doses, and administers doses under directions of the Radiologist and Radiation Safety Officer. Calibrates equipment. * Performs diagnostic studies on patients as prescribed by the radiologist using scanners or scintillation cameras in anatomic and physiologic studies to produce images on photographic film. * Measures radioactivity, using Geiger counters, dose calibrators, scalers, and scintillation detectors. * By utilizing proper venipuncture skills or by oral dosage, administers diagnostic doses of radiopharmaceutical under direction of the radiologist. Assists in administration of therapeutic doses by the radiologist or oncologist. * Follows radiation safety techniques in use, storage, and disposal of radioactive materials. * Possess ability to provide for professional patient care. Able to illicit patient cooperation and understanding with respect to a given procedure. * Performs quality control procedures on a daily basis. * Responsible for basic equipment maintained. * Provides organized record keeping system to ensure proper documentation of radiopharmaceutical use. Responsible for storage of Q.C. documentation, patient logs, and isotope records in Nuclear Medicine. * Restocks supplies and assesses inventory. * Troubleshoots instrument problems. * Keep licensure current, and responsible for storage of records, and patient logs. * Uses computer system to gather diagnostic information and images and to process data evaluating body systems. * Accurately places orders for radiopharmaceuticals from designated radiopharmacies. * Fields questions from interested parties regarding nuclear medicine and application of radioisotopes. * Reviews and summarizes monthly delivery receipts of radioisotopes and other stocks and prepares reports for Accounting. * Prepares billing for procedures and materials used. * Works with Oncology Research department for new studies. * Knowledge of proper use of safety needles and devices, "sharps" container and contaminated materials. *Skills:* * Continuing education as prescribed by the California Department of Health. * Computer proficiency required. * Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. * Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, procedure manuals, and submissions of licensing. * Ability to speak effectively with patients, employees, and medical personnel. * Ability to interview patients for personal medical history. * Advanced mathematical skills, including patient dosage, radioactive decay calculations. * Uses calculators and computers to make calculations. * Plots graphs using integrals and logarithmic functions. * Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. * Ability to deal with oxymoron variables in individual situations. * Ability to maintain a safe working environment with regard to patients' abilities, use of radioisotopes and pharmaceuticals, sharp objects, and biohazardous materials. *Minimum Position Requirements:* *Education:* Coursework/Training - Completion of accredited Nuclear Medicine Technologist Program. *Experience:* 2 years experience in ambulatory or acute cardiac setting. *Licenses/Certifications:* * Current California Nuclear Medicine Technologist License. * NMTCB. * Current ARRT - NM certification. * Current CPR (BLS) certification. Mission Heritage Medical Group is one of California's most respected medical groups. With over 3,000 employees and 75 locations throughout California, including, Northern California, Orange County, High Desert and Los Angeles County, Mission Heritage Medical Group has been continually recognized as a leader in quality, customer service and information technology. This kind of success is the result of team work, a commitment to excellence and a strong adherence to the organization's mission, vision and values. Mission Heritage Medical Group provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Mission Heritage Medical Group complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Company: Heritage Healthcare Category: Radiology Technologist Req ID: R336702 []([]([]([]([](Information For Job Seekers: Recruitment and Hiring During COVID-19 During these uncertain times, providing a safe, exceptional hiring experience remains a top priority. Are Providence St. Joseph Health and their family of organizations still hiring Yes. We have an urgent need for clinical and non-clinical workers to care for our patients. We are actively recruiting across all regions and locations for temporary, part-time and full-time positions while taking necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our candidates, patients, caregivers and communities. Are job interviews still happening Yes. To minimize risk, we now offer virtual interviews as an alternative to in-person interviews across all of our regions and locations. Is travel still allowed for out-of-area applicants No. However, we are scheduling virtual interviews for all candidates needing to travel. Travel for interviews is not allowed until further notice. Are new employee/caregiver orientations still happening Yes. For the safety of our new and current caregivers, we are launching a virtual New Caregiver Orientation experience effective March 30, 2020. This experience will welcome new caregivers and ensure they have all the required information, including knowledge of our organizations' safety and regulatory procedures. Our Promise is to "Know Me, Care for Me, Ease My Way," and we are committed to this promise during virtual orientation. What are you doing to keep your employees/caregivers safe We need to keep our caregivers safe, so they can safely care for our patients. Facing a massive national shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) to fight COVID-19, we sought innovative solutions from our teams and communities. Due to initiatives like the[100 Million Mask Challenge](we are pleased to announce that we are moving to the practice of "universal masking." This means, starting with our hardest-hit communities, we will supply a medical-grade mask to every caregiver who works in a clinical setting at the beginning of each shift. We are committed to universal masking in our most affected communities for as long as feasible. How are you supporting your employees/caregivers through these difficult and unprecedented times We're listening to our people. We know many of our caregivers and their family members are experiencing stress and anxiety due to the increased burden of COVID-19. We have a range of resources that can support their emotional needs, free of charge. We're also providing added benefits for child care, emergency loans and more. Learn more[here](Where can I learn more about Providence St. Joseph Health's COVID-19 response measures For more about our organization's response to COVID-19, please visit our[coronavirus advisory site.](About Us St. Joseph Health (SJH) is an integrated Catholic health care delivery system sponsored by the [St. Joseph Health Ministry.](It is organized into three regions: * Northern California * Southern California * West Texas/Eastern New Mexico We provide a full range of care facilities including 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician groups. All of our hospital and home health entities are accredited by the Joint Commission. In our award-winning facilities, SJH maintains a "continuum of care," matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities who depend on us every day. Learn more about what sets St. Joseph Health and its affiliates apart from other health care systems. * [Mission, Vision and Values](* [Recruiting Team](* [Working Here](

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