Nuclear Medicine Technologist
Location: San Marcos
Posted on: March 8, 2023
Under direct supervision, performs diagnostic and therapeutic
procedures utilizing radiopharmaceuticals. Prepares pharmaceuticals
for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Applies principle of
radiation protection. Calibrates radiation detection equipment.
Exercises professional judgment in performance of service. Provides
patient care.Essential Responsibilities:
- Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles
of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local
- Customer Service: Is responsive to the needs of others by
maintaining a professional behavior toward members and coworkers
and creating a positive image for the department, as demonstrated
by: willingness to take the initiative to resolve member issues.
handling a high number of member contacts. dealing with customer
complaints in a positive way. providing compassionate service.
treating coworkers with respect and appreciation. fostering
teamwork and thinking positively.
- Identifies the impact of cultural diversity and lifestyle
choices on patient condition and makes accommodations for such
- Demonstrates competence in the operation of complex Nuclear
Medicine equipment, both mobile and stationary in various patient
care settings. -consistently selects correct technical factors
relative to the requirements of the study. consistently selects
other equipment settings/parameters appropriately. consistently
processes electronic images properly, utilizing automated
equipment. consistently selects, prepares and assays the correct
radiopharmaceutical for the required exam. routinely selects and
operates quality control monitoring equipment appropriately to
produce accurate results.
- Administers radiopharmaceuticals safely and properly. always
administers the correct isotope. always measures and administers
the correct dose. always verifies the identity of the patient
before administration. routinely adheres to infection control
techniques relative to radiopharmaceutical administration.
routinely performs venipuncture in accordance with established
- Age Specific Criteria: Demonstrates an understanding of the
cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological maturation process
in delivery of services to patients of the age group served. -Able
to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the
appropriate information needed to identify each patient's
requirements relative to his or her age specific needs and to
provide the care needed in accordance with department policy.
neonatal. pediatric. adolescent. adult. geriatric. adjusts dosage
and technical factors relative to the requirements of the study and
the physical maturation of the patient. modifies patient
positioning techniques relative to the patient's physical and
cognitive abilities. always takes special care in handling,
positioning and/or restraining infants and geriatric patients to
avoid injury or excessive radiation exposure. never leaves infant,
pediatric or disoriented geriatric patient unattended.
- Exercises Good Clinical Judgment. consults with the radiologist
or nuclear medicine physician for purposes of clarifying orders.
selects alternate or additional view appropriately relative to the
patient's condition. does not attempt to perform an exam in any
case in which it cannot be performed safely and/or properly.
- Documents clinical activities in a timely, comprehensive, and
accurate manner. completes and initials the standard consultation
form and the Radiology Processing Record accurately and immediately
following each procedure. consistently documents required
statistics relative to the use of radiopharmaceuticals (e.g.
dosage, dose administered, disposal records, etc.) -Additional
Performance Standards for Senior Nuclear Medicine
- Provides effective, functional direction to assigned staff.
consistently assigns work to staff appropriately so that exams are
performed in a timely manner. routinely provides timely feedback to
management regarding operational problems and personnel issues.
communicates effectively with other departments to promote positive
interdepartmental relationships. demonstrates organizational skills
and creativity in the resolution of operational problems within the
- Organizational Rules, Policies and Procedures.
- Observes all organizational, regional, medical service area and
Diagnostic Imaging Department policies and procedures. oIs
compliant with organizational, regional and medical service area
policies and procedures. observes Regional Radiation Safety
Standards and Department Safety Policies. -Quality of Service.
- Maintains standards or professional behavior established to
enhance quality of service. greets members promptly and courteously
with eye contact and a pleasant expression and tone of voice.
informs members of reason for any delays or anticipated delays in
their care. treats patients in accordance with the Patient's Bill
of Rights. conducts only work related conversations when members
are waiting for service. -Communication.
- Demonstrates good communication skills. -Communicates verbally
in a clear and concise manner. Communicates verbal instruction to
member in a manner that is conducive to understanding and
compliance. demonstrates courteous and appropriate telephone
skills. speaks English in the presence of patients except as
required to interpret for non English speaking patients.
communicates in writing accurately, completely and legibly, and
routes such communication appropriately and in a timely manner.
- Demonstrates professional maturity in all interactions with
patients and staff. strives to maintain good working relationships
and rapport with patients, other members of the department and the
health care team. oIs flexible and cooperative about schedule
changes made to maximize productivity and efficiency. responds
appropriately to constructive criticism from supervisors and peers.
functions independently within the defined scope of position.
- Meets productivity norms achieved by peers within the
department or the Region. Equipment, Supplies, and Work Area.
Maintains equipment, supplies and work area in accordance with
department guidelines. keeps equipment and work area clean at all
times. routinely handles equipment with care to avoid damage.
reports equipment malfunctions to supervisory staff promptly.
-orders, receives, handles, and stores radiopharmaceuticals
appropriately and in accordance with Regional Radiation Safety
- Reports to Assistant Director, Diagnostic Imaging.
- Assume other activities and responsibilities from time to time
as directed.Basic Qualifications:Experience
- Please refer to the minimum work experience.License,
- SPECT imaging experience.
- Certified Technologist, Nuclear Medicine.
- Registered with ARRT(NM) or NMTCB.
- CPR (BLS-C) (must be obtained during the probationary
- N/APreferred Qualifications:
- Two (2) years of experience as a Nuclear Medicine technologist
in a major medical center.
- Knowledge of Marconi, GE, and Siemens equipment.Notes:
- Scheduled work hours per week will be 20-32. -
- Must be willing to rotate to all current and future Radiology
locations to help the San Diego service area.Job Schedule: Job
Category: Imaging & Radiology
Keywords: Kaiser, San Marcos , Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Other , San Marcos, California
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