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Seattle, WA Full Time Posted by: University of Washington Posted: Sunday, 22 November 2020
Req #:184336Department:UWMC-NORTHWEST NUCLEAR CARDIOLOGYJob Location Detail:UW Medical Center- NORTHWEST CAMPUS UW HEART INSTITUTE Posting Date:11/04/2020 Closing Info:Open Until Filled Salary:$31.70-$46.08 Per Hour Shift:First ShiftUW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. UW Medicine - Northwest is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services. With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are: The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award; The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award; The Stroke Care Excellence Award; Winner of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we're also one of the safest places to get care - among the top 5% in the country.UW Medical Center - Northwest Campus has an outstanding opportunity for FULL-TIME DAYS NUCLEAR MEDICINE TECHNOLOGIST. Under the direction of a nuclear medicine physician, the Nuclear Medicine Technologist performs a wide variety of diagnostic procedures using radioactive chemicals, gamma cameras, computers, and probes. Procedures are performed accurately, independently, and efficiently and in compliance with State of Washington guidelines and regulations for use of Radiopharmaceuticals.PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES (ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS)1. Prepares patient and independently performs Nuclear Medicine exams & procedures, includes but is not limited to: Using a professional, ethical, and caring demeanor, prepares and informs patients of exam procedure. Identifies patients properly using prescribed method. Verifies patient clinical history prior to exam. Transfers and positions patient safely and properly for examination. Observes and monitors patient's condition and reactions to exam. Safety: Provides protection for patient, self, and other staff in accordance with prescribed safety standards and protective devices. Properly handles nuclear materials. Surveys the department daily for possible contamination and documents results. Independently performs assigned nuclear scans in accordance with established protocols and standards and radiation guidelines. Performs venipuncture for administration of radioisotopes and injects radiopharmaceuticals. Produces technically acceptable Nuclear Medicine images in accordance with departmental procedures. Selects proper technical factors. Reviews and evaluates Nuclear Medicine images to determine that they are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes. Completes daily work in a timely fashion within exam time-window. Assists supervisor to establish, update, and monitor protocols.2. Operates, troubleshoots, maintains equipment, includes but is not limited to: Operates Nuclear Medicine equipment according to departmental procedures. Adjusts image parameters as specified for the exam. Uses systems effectively to evaluate and improve image quality. Maintains quality control data on instruments, cameras, computers, probes, etc; performs scheduled maintenance and troubleshoots problems. Provides equipment vendor/contractor and/or supervisor with timely notification and documentation of equipment issues.3. Documentation, includes but is not limited to: Documents receipt, administration, and disposal of radioactive materials. Uses RIS/PACS effectively to acquire and process images and input/order/edit/cancel exams. Completes required paperwork and records. Accurately inputs exam orders, patient data, charges, procedures completed, drugs administered, etc; and prepares reports. Effectively uses the computer and NWH software applications to access information.4. Coordinates and optimizes customer service and workflow, includes but is not limited to: Answers departmental phones following established etiquette standards. Coordinates patient procedures and scheduling. Assists with coordinating patient care with other departments and other facilities, as needed. Interacts effectively with physicians and nursing staff regarding procedures, preparations, patient restrictions, and imaging requirements Continually evaluates patient flow and work assignments, makes necessary adjustments, and prioritizes work effectively. Exhibits excellent customer service skills with patients, physician office staff, coworkers, management, vendors, etc. In order to provide a high level of customer service and necessary coverage, all staff are required to answer phones; assist in other areas (such as order entry, image library, scheduling, patient transport); work weekends, other shifts, holidays; take call; and help co-workers with workload and projects.5. Maintains environment, includes but is not limited to: Sets up exam rooms, ensuring all necessary equipment and supplies are ready. Inventories supplies and linens. Restocks rooms as needed. Orders radiopharmaceuticals, pharmaceuticals, and pharmacy supplies as needed. Maintains exam rooms, patient wait rooms, work areas, hot lab, etc. in a clean and organized state.6. Training and Collaboration, includes but is not limited to: Assists with training and mentoring new personnel. Prepares and presents in-service education programs if assigned. Attends staff meetings and required inservices. Participates in departmental goals and performance improvement projects.QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS Education BackgroundRequires graduation from an accredited Nuclear Medicine program Licensure, Registration, Certification1. Must be certified through the Nuclear Medicine Technologist Certification Board (NMTCB), or equivalent.2. Must be registered with the State of Washington as a Certified Radiological Tech-NM.3. CPR or BLS required, must be obtained with 90 day of hire.4. Requires 24 CME credits every two years. Special Training/Skills Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on assigned unit/department. Requires venipuncture and injection skills. Work Experience NM experience preferred. Physical Abilities Able to safely maneuver patients, and stock supplies. Able to move freely about the department and hospital. Able to differentiate color, preferred.University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Seattle, WA, United States of America
University of Washington
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11/22/2020 2:10:41 PM

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