Nuclear Medicine Technologist – Nuclear Medicine – Full Time 8 Hour Days (Non-Exempt) (Union) – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

As an integral part of the Imaging Services Team, the Nuclear Medicine Coordinator provides support for the radiologists in the performance of high quality radionuclide imaging, therapeutic and lab procedures to assure optimum service and care to every person passing through Hospital Imaging Department. Provides related work as required.

Essential Duties:

  • Organizes, plans and directs activities relating to patients and procedures for their designated area.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of principles of physics, scanning technique, and computer science skills related to nuclear scanning.
  • Demonstrates complete working knowledge of nuclear imaging equipment and computer software necessary to perform studies.
  • Directly responsible for safe and efficient ordering, handling, preparation, administration and documentation of radioactive isotopes.
  • Performs, computes and calculates test results using appropriate tools necessary to produce specific statistical information. Procedures are planned and executed considering physiologic and developmental age. Serves ages infant through geriatric.
  • Reviews exposed films for proper positioning, technique and identification as per approved protocols.
  • Confirms patient identification by using facility-specified identifiers (name and birth date).
  • Reviews patient questionnaire, doctor’s order and requisition for physician notes and/or special instructions, reviews with radiologist and patient if necessary, to assure safety and appropriateness.
  • Recognizes emergency situations, indicate code and properly administer aid as needed.
  • Performs visual inspections, selects appropriate equipment and applies immobilization devices as required.
  • Practices sterile technique and prevents cross contamination to patient and instruments.
  • Records pertinent patient information and completes all paperwork as required and assists in maintaining files. Performs billing functions timely and accurately. Administrates the preparation of reports and isotopes documentation (i.e. ordering, storage and disposal) as required by local, State and federal requirements and radiation safety officer’s recommendations.
  • Prepares images in the PACS timely for interpretation by radiologist.
  • Keeps Nuclear Medicine rooms/work areas neat, orderly, and prepared and assures exam room is stocked with appropriate supplies. Assists with ordering and stocking of department supplies and equipment
  • Willingly performs other related duties outside immediate work area as assigned or required (i.e., scheduling, Q.C. follow-up, transport, clerical).
  • Participates in after hours uncontrolled standby and call back. Position may require the use of a pager while on duty and while on stand by.
  • Complete exams in timely manner in Cerner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Req High school or equivalent
  • Req Specialized/technical training Satisfactory completion of an accredited Nuclear Medicine Technology Program.
  • Req 2 years Nuclear Medicine Technologist.
  • Req Strong interpersonal, teamwork and customer service skills are necessary.
  • Req Strong analytical, problem-solving skills

Preferred Qualifications:

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Req Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist (CA DPH)
  • Req Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist – CNMT (NMTCB) Current Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board NMTCB OR equivalent (i.e., ARRT)
  • Req Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association
  • Req Fire Life Safety Training (LA City) If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire and maintained by renewal before expiration date. (Required within LA City only)

The hourly rate range for this position is $46.99 – $79.88. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

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