Under the direction of the Director of Imaging Services and in accordance with the guidelines established by the medical director and the scope of practice by the Society of Nuclear Medicine, functions as the Senior Technologist within the Nuclear Medicine Department and as a Nuclear Medicines Technologist. Assumes immediate responsibility for the technical operation of the Nuclear Medicine Department, and assists in the supervision of daily activities of the personnel and physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of disease by performing Nuclear Medicine and PETCT testing and therapy which produces imaging of patient’s organs and circulatory systems, and treatment of disease through the use of radiopharmaceuticals. Participates in planning and implementation of radiation safety guidelines to ensure proper handling of radioactive materials. Assures equipment is calibrated and closely follows radiation safety guidelines to ensure quality control standards are implanted and observed. Observes that limited exposure of patient, self, and work areas to radiation are maintained. Oversees that procedures follow prescribed guidelines and all diagnostic tests are performed and presented to the physician in a timely manner. Performs all clerical and limited transport duties.
Level of knowledge equivalent to that ordinarily acquired through completion of an accredited program in nuclear medicine technology in order to acquire the knowledge of nuclear theory, radiopharmaceuticals, radionuclide, dosage, patient preparation, contraindications, test procedure, interpretation of organ visualization procedures, biodistribution patterns, radiation dosage factors and anatomy and physiology of human organs, as well as, government and NRC rules, regulations, and license requirements.
Three years of experience in the field of nuclear medicine technology as a supervisor is preferred.
Incumbents assigned to this classification must be licensed as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist by the American College of Radiology, NM (ARRT) or the Nuclear Medicine Technologist Certification Board, CNMNT, licensed by the Indiana State Department of Health, and have CPR and D.O.T certification.
The analytical ability necessary to select quality images, to correlate medical histories, lab tests, x-rays, diagnoses with nuclear medicine results, recognize inconsistent test results, identify malfunctioning equipment and artifacts and trouble shoot and locate problems with radioisotope detection systems. The mathematical ability to calculate Chi square analysis, linearity and resolution necessary to evaluate or implement quality control standards and to calculate dosage.
Mechanical skill necessary to operate sophisticated nuclear medicine systems in order to produce quality diagnostic images and maintain patient safety. The knowledge to utilize a variety of software packages for processing nuclear medicine images, tracking radiopharmaceuticals, and general information systems. The judgment to decide when patients react during testing and notification of appropriate personnel to ensure patient safety is necessary. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care for neonates infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients.
Excellent attitude, interpersonal skills and communication abilities necessary to interact with patients, families, physicians and all hospital associates.
Internal Number: 22035
About St. Mary Medical Center
Opened in 1973 St. Mary Medical Center, in Hobart, Indiana, is part of Community Healthcare System located 40 miles south of Chicago. We are a 200-bed acute care hospital offering challenging opportunities as we continue to grow. Our Centers of Excellence include bariatric surgery, minimally invasive gynecology, orthopedic surgery, breast imaging and breast cancer care, as well as a multitude of accreditations in stroke, chest pain, imaging, oncology, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and more.