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PET/CT Tech - Carle Cancer Institute Normal

Company: CARLE
Location: Normal
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Job Description:

The Nuclear Medicine PET/CT Technologist (Technologist) prepares and administers dosages of radiopharmaceuticals and contrast media, supplied by manufacturers, to patients in preparation for diagnostic procedures under the direct supervision of the Radiologist or Radiation Oncologist. The Technologist prepares and positions patients for scanning and operates nuclear medicine instruments and imaging equipment, including a PET/CT scanner. The Technologist is responsible for performing radiation safety and quality control procedures, disposal of radioactive materials, and monitoring work area and patient rooms to ensure that the levels of radioactive materials are in accordance with NRC regulations. The Lead PET/CT Technologist oversees day-to-day activities and functions while providing working supervision to CT Technologist as directed by Management in an effective, timely, and professional manner. Also, gives consistent guidance to CT Technologist on setups, work flow, and standard practices.

  • Positions and handles patients with a higher degree of professional ethics, care, courtesy, patience and safety. performs procedures with proper positioning and protocol to obtain the desired results for diagnosis.
  • Calculates, measures, and records radiopharmaceutical dosages received, used, and disposed using computer and following physicians prescription. Draws up and calibrates radionuclide doses for the indicated study, in accordance with State regulations. Under guidance and approval of site Radiologist, administers contrast agents and/or radiopharmaceuticals according to site-specific protocols. Keeps records of acquisition and disbursement of all radionuclides according to the applicable regulations.
  • Determines proper technical factors when operating the various scanning and imaging equipment. Performs ordered examinations of appropriate anatomical regions in accordance with accepted standards of practice and protocols of the individual site-reading physician.
  • Administers First Aid or CPR as reuiqred and assists in cases of adverse reactions to injections or other emergencies.
  • Performs periodic quality control on various equipment in accordance to ACR guidelines and State and Federal regulations. Performs equipment quality checks and troubleshoots problems. Calls for service and notifies all pertinent team members. Complies with all safety policies and regulations including radiation safety.
  • Oversees day-to-day activities and functions while providing working supervision to CT Technologist as directed by Management in an effective, timely, and professional manner. Gives consistent guidance to CT Technologist on setups, work flow, and standard practices.
  • Coordinates continuing education, in-service education, and new employee orientation as needed to satisfy regulatory and developmental requirements. Assists with onboarding and training of all new hire PET/CT Technologist and CT Technologist employees and students.
  • Cooperates with facility healthcare professionals and complies with facility policies/procedures to maintain occupational radiation exposures ALARA. Follows all quality assurance guidelines and maintains patient confidentiality.
  • Diligently monitors and evaluates employee performance to ensure that the highest quality of services are provided, all Center policies and procedures are followed, and provides continuous and constructive feedback to Management regarding CT Technologist or other imaging staff.
  • Helps Management with policy and procedure review and/or updates for imaging practices.
  • Accepts and completes other duties as assigned.
  • Guides, oversees, evaluates and recommends appropriate reward and/or disciplinary actions for imaging staff and Diagnostic CT Technologist to Management.Required
    Preferred
    Job Industries
    • Customer Service

Keywords: CARLE, Normal , PET/CT Tech - Carle Cancer Institute Normal, Other , Normal, Illinois

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