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UnityPoint Health Nuclear Med Tech-CVA in Sioux City, Iowa

UnityPoint-St Luke's Hospital

Part-Time

20hrs/wk

$7,500.00 Sign on bonus!

Under the direction of the Radiologist; the Nuclear Cardiology Technologist shall perform a wide variety of technical procedures that require independent judgment, ingenuity and initiative in the utilization of Nuclear Medicine for the diagnosis of disease in patients of all ages. They also provide the technical knowledge, expertise & professional judgement required to support the mission, vision, and values of UnityPoint Health - St. Luke’s. The Nuclear Cardiology Technologist will also provide secondary support to the diagnostic imaging department as needed.

Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.

  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.

  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.

  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

    Hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work at https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org.

Communication and Interaction

  • Explains procedure to patients (patient communication) and performs patient care activities. Responsible for patient education of NM Studies, questions, and concerns.

  • Always demonstrates professional conduct, displaying FOCUS Values to patients, visitors, peers, and leadership.

  • Maintains privacy of the patients, their test results, and records.

  • Maintains communication with Imaging Administration, staff, and physicians in a professional manner. Seeks the advice of the Nuclear Medicine Lead with problems. Implementing a solution at direction/discretion of Leaders.

  • Maintains/stocking of sufficient supplies in the Nuclear Medicine Suite so that patient care is not affected by untimely depletion of critical supplies. Mindful of waste & utilizes supplies wisely.

  • Promotes & exhibits a positive public relations image through productive and professional interactions with nurses, physicians, visitors, patients, peers, leaders, and other hospital personnel.

  • Facilitates professional & safe learning environment for students and new hires through in-service instruction and clinical supervision. Providing constructive criticism in a private setting.

  • Actively participates in Departmental Process Improvement projects; including but not limited to, patient satisfaction scores, Departmental Goals & personal goals.

  • Development of technologist role by attending various departmental Meetings & educational opportunities.

  • Positively adapts to change; is open to new ideas, takes on new responsibilities; adjusts plans to meet changing needs. Portrays positive attitude others regarding system/departmental changes.

  • Ensures & works to improve customer satisfaction, sets realistic customer expectations, solves customer problems, meets commitments to customers, seeks out customer input, responds to internal customers. RL Events Reporting when warranted.

  • Has good listening skills, builds strong relationships, is flexible/open minded, solicits performance feedback and handles constructive criticism. Builds strong communication lines with others

  • Works well in groups, helps resolve conflicts, participates in various staff or departmental meetings, works well with other departments, is flexible and open-minded, and focuses on meeting set goals.

Equipment and Regulatory Management

  • Utilizes information systems and prepares all documentation necessary to ensure accurate and consistent information work flows.

  • Performs care and light maintenance of the Nuclear Medicine equipment, imaging equipment and the Nuclear Medicine rooms. This includes testing and inspection (quality assurance) of the equipment for accurate usage, performance and can assess equipment problems.

  • Performs routine radiopharmaceutical & departmental QC.

  • Maintains knowledge & actively participates in following of current department protocols and equipment.

  • Accurately maintains necessary documentation and records to comply with regulatory guidelines established by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the DNV (Det Norske Veritas) accreditation body.

  • Responsible for contributing to the annual inspection process and adherence to all mandated regulations and standards.

Quality and Procedure Management

  • Correlates the Nuclear Medicine exam with other tests & preparations to best pronounce the disease process.

  • Prepares radiopharmaceuticals for injection.

  • Produces high quality imaging procedures with precision, accuracy, and in a timely manner for the Radiologist to interpret.

  • Is attentive to detail and accuracy, is committed to excellence. Is responsible for their own actions and actively works to improve in areas that are lacking

  • Proactively identifies problems and communicates these concerns with NM Leader, seeks out new responsibilities, acts on opportunities, generates new ideas, practices self-development & continuous learning

  • Practices & monitors radiation safety for patients, employees & oneself during all procedures.

  • Disposes of all body fluids, hazardous materials, and chemicals in an appropriate manner according to OSHA standards and guidelines.

  • Adheres to hospital & departmental safety regulations, guidelines, policies, procedures, & protocols.

  • Accountability for completing daily departmental tasks, completing work either in a team or independent setting. Teamwork in all aspects including patient care in Diagnostic Imaging if warranted

  • Rotates through all areas of Nuclear Medicine responsibilities as assigned by the Nuclear Medicine Lead.

Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.

Education:

  • Graduation of Nuclear Medicine formal training program or equivalent approved by IDPH.

  • Certified Nuclear Medicine technologist with at least 1 year experience.

  • Experience within a cardiology office is a plus. NCT is a plus. PET or CT experience is a plus.

  • We utilize a state-of-the-art CZT camera to perform nuclear stress testing, SPECT and Planar MUGA imaging and amyloidosis imaging. If you are interested in adding this new technology to your skill set, apply.

  • No on-call duties.

  • Direct interaction with cardiologists who promote your growth as a technologist.

Experience:

  • At least 1 year of experience.

License(s)/Certification(s):

  • Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

  • American Registry of Radiology Technologist- Advanced level Nuclear Medicine Certification or

  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist credentialed through Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB)

  • Iowa Department of Public Health Permit to Practice

  • Current CPR/BCLS certification or obtained within 30 days for new hire.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Computer Skills relating to various EMR & Radiology Imaging Systems, PACS

  • Venipuncture and IV insertion skills & experience

  • Machines: NM Scanners: Spectrum Dynamics D-SPECT, EMR, PACS, Various office equipment (including but not limited to fax, copier, scanner, digitizer, CD Burner), Telephone skills

  • Administrative: The NM Technologist shall demonstrate a working knowledge of technical factors and patient body habitus to perform nuclear cardiology procedures. He/she must maintain knowledge of current department protocols, practice and adhere to radiation protection requirements, utilize RIS/EMR/PACS to process paperwork, perform other assigned duties as requested, practice sterile and isolation techniques resulting in the prevention of cross-contamination and infection. He/she must be able to concentrate on the task at hand and consistently follow procedures, must demonstrate adaptability, flexibility, cooperation, and maintain an attitude of professionalism, strictly adhere to all hospital and departmental safety regulations, guidelines, policies and procedures.

Other:

· Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

Requisition ID: 2023-128854

Street: 5885 Sunnybrook Dr

Name: 7520 UnityPoint Health SC St Lukes

Name: Cardiology-Sbrook- MCR PBB

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.5

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: 20 hours/week

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org

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