Nuclear Technologist

MedStar Health
Baltimore, MD
May 17, 2018
May 21, 2018
Accountant, IT
Full Time
Performs cardiac nuclear testing to assure high quality care and service to patients. Qualifications EDUCATION: Associates Degree in Nuclear Medicine; Bachelor's preferred. EXPERIENCE: 3 years post-graduation experience in a licensed facility, performing all aspects of cardiac nuclear testing preferred. LICENSE/CERT/REG: Current Nuclear license with the NRC or State of Maryland; CPR, ACLS. SKILLS: Demonstrated effective communication and problem-solving skills. Primary Duties and Responsibilities Actively participates in quality assurance program by completing all requirements to maintain ICANL accreditation. Ensures equipment is readily available by coordinating preventive maintenance program and scheduling emergency service calls in order to maintain an efficient patient schedule. Maintains a regulatory/compliance environment by following organizational policies and procedures to ensure compliance to state, local, and federal standards and regulations. Maintains daily patient schedule in collaboration with other staff members. Ensures correct doses of radioisotopes and pharmacologic stress agents are ordered and appropriately invoiced by communicating with approved vendors. Maintains log of patient data and stored images by entering correct patient demographic information and archiving studies to ensure complete and accurate records are maintained. Performs cardiac nuclear testing by following ICANL guidelines to ensure high quality diagnostic studies are performed. Performs other duties as assigned. Performs quality controls daily, weekly and quarterly to nuclear camera, hot lab equipment and crash cart. Prepares preliminary diagnostic reports by compiling relevant measurements and data to provide summary report for physician review, interpretation and signature. Provides patient instructions, answers questions relating to scheduled procedures and obtains informed consent for the ordered testing to ensure quality care. Recognizes and alerts physician to abnormal patient response and studies by immediately contacting physician to discuss and assist with appropriate next steps. Sends diagnostic reports or copies of MPI studies when required to ensure timely Communication of patient data to referring physicians. About MedStar HealthMedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, DC, region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.

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