Situated between Denver and Colorado Springs, Castle Rock Adventist Hospital is a new, 50-bed acute care hospital (opened in 2013) and Level III Trauma Center providing comprehensive health care to the greater Castle Rock community and surrounding areas. From experienced emergency services to delivering babies in our innovative and comfortable Birthplace, this hospital was built as a true community partnership between Centura Health and the people of Castle Rock. In the short time since it has been open, area residents not only look to this hospital for care, but enjoy visiting its community gardens, outdoor spaces and restaurant. The ER is one of the busiest in the area and staffed with board-certified emergency physicians and specialty-trained emergency nurses. We have on-site imaging that includes MRI, CT, ultrasound, X-ray and digital mammography as well as on-site laboratory services. If you are looking for the close-knit feel of a modern, neighborhood hospital in a picturesque, family-oriented community that offers the very best of Colorado living, we invite you to explore our opportunities. For more information about Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, visit http://www.castlerockhospital.org/.
Schedule:This is a Per Requested Need (PRN) or "as needed" position. There are not a guaranteed number of hours offered each week. This position is not benefits eligible.
Provides diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine procedures for both inpatients and outpatients through the administration of radiopharmaceuticals and the safe operation of various types of imaging counting and computer equipment. Maintains accurate records of radioactive materials from receipt through administration and disposal. Acts as a clinical resource to unit personnel and assures current standards of practice for the unit.
Minimum Education Requirements
High School Diploma or GED
Associates Degree strongly preferred
Bachelor's Degree preferred
Minimum Experience Requirements
One year of nuclear medicine experience strongly preferred
Registered Technologist, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine - R.T. (N)(ARRT) or Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB)
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required from American Heart Association
Positron Emission Tomography Registry preferred, if applicable to entity
Cardiac Nuclear Medicine registration preferred
Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )
■ Performs duties directly involved in a variety of technical procedures in the application of radionuclides for the diagnosis, therapy and treatment of disease. Operates gamma camera / computer imaging systems, planar and SPECT and non-imaging equipment, producing quality diagnostic images and results for interpretation by a radiologist / nuclear medicine physician. Practices all rules and regulations pertaining to radiation safety, reducing personal and patient exposure to "as low as reasonably achievable" (ALARA).*
■ Processes radiopharmaceuticals from receipt and preparation through administration and disposal in a safe and efficient manner. *
■ Prepares patient for exam. Provides information and instruction to patient and/or family regarding the procedure and responds to their physical and emotional needs. *
■ Assists the patient during exam and positions the patient. *
■ Observes patient and equipment during the procedure and reports / documents unusual occurrences and records patient's condition.*
■ Facilitates smooth patient flow, scheduling and optimal use of equipment/resources. *
■ Communicates in writing and verbally with all physicians, imaging personnel, students and hospital staff in facilitating the continuum of care. *
■ Assists with patient transport as needed. *
■ Performs IV starts and contrast administration as required. *
■ As assigned by management, performs technologist duties of other registered modality. *
■ Ability to provide on-call coverage outside of standard scheduled hours per department and/or facility policy. *
■ Correctly inputs charges and required data for procedures and for supplies utilized during the procedure/exam. *
■ Completes required hospital/medical imaging paperwork for each exam performed.*
■ Prepares room, equipment, and exam materials needed for exam. *
■ Coordinates quality control procedures on equipment and radiopharmaceuticals according to department procedures and maintains records of quality control and radioactive materials for inspection by regulating agencies.*
■ Maintains technical operation of equipment and notifies service when necessary. Notifies supervisor of equipment problems and logs the service call/problem per department procedure. *
■ Maintains clean work area for employees and patients. *
■ Maintains quality checks and equipment maintenance documentation per department procedure. *
■ Demonstrates effective time management and is proactive in prioritizing workload and meeting productivity requirements. *
■ Adapts to rapidly changing technologies, policies, regulations, census and staffing through priority setting and flexibility. *
☑ Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly
Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.
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