Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Nuclear Medicine Tech II in Boston, Massachusetts
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Nuclear Medicine Tech II
Department Description:The Division of Nuclear Medicine, part of the Department of Radiology, provides care and services to patients across the lifespan continuum. These patients receive a wide range of highly technical imaging and therapy, on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. Our department hours are Monday through Friday, from 6:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Outside of those hours, our services are available 24 hours per day on an on-call basis.
Job Location:Boston, MA
Job Summary:The NMT II performs more complex procedures, many of which are unique to the teaching hospital environment. Individual must have knowlege of multimodality imaging, such as SPECT/CT and PET/CT. Position requires data analysis skills and the ability to tell when something is wrong or about to go wrong. Candidate must be proactive when problems surface and should take initiative in improving work processes. Work is done with minimal supervision under the direction of the Clinical Supervisor, the Department Manager, and the Nuclear Medicine Physician. Rotates between 3 sites and has on call responsibility.
Performs nuclear medicine diagnostic exams on patients, including SPECT/CT and PET/CT. Assesses need for additional views or special positioning techniques when necessary.
Participates in therapy procedures. Must have an in depth understanding of the Broad Scope License Quality Management Program.
Performs routine QA procedures on instrumentation and notifies supervisor/manager of performance issues relating to equipment.
Participates in the training of Radiology residents. Participates in the teaching and training of students in a nuclear medicine technology program.
Associate's degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology required. Bachelor's degree preferred.
License MA Rad Tech-Nuclr Med required., and Registration American Registry of Rad Tech required., or Certificate 1 Nuclear Med Tech Certification required., and Certificate 2 Basic Life Support required., or MA TEMP (Radiology MA Temp License), ARRT (N) or NMTCB CNMT certification and registration required within 1 year of employment. BLS required within 30 days of hire.
0-1 years related work experience required.
If not currently ARRT (N) (American Registry of Rad Tech) or CNMT (NMTCB) (Nuclear Med Tech Certification) certified and registered, applicant must achieve certification and registration within 1 year of employment. RAML-NM (MA Rad Tech-Nuclr Med state license) required.
New hires will have 30 days to provide BLS certification. Certification has to be with the American Heart Association (AHA).
Advanced technical computer skills as required for technical support specific to functional area and related systems.
Decision Making:Ability to make decisions that are guided by general instructions and practices requiring some interpretation. May make recommendations for solving problems of moderate complexity and importance.
Problem Solving:Ability to address problems that are varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation using direct observation, knowledge and skills based on general precedents.
Independence of Action:Ability to follow precedents and procedures. May set priorities and organize work within general guidelines. Seeks assistance when confronted with difficult and/or unpredictable situations. Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager.
Written Communications:Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.
Oral Communications:Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
Knowledge:Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.
Team Work:Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.
Customer Service:Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
Age based Competencies:
Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Neonatal:Birth to 6 months, Youth: 6 months to 16 years, Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 -.
Physical Nature of the Job:
Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and or up to 20 pounds of force frequently. Job is physical in nature and employee needs to stand and/or move around through the majority of their shift.