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University of Utah Health Nuclear Medicine Technologist in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

Overview

As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to assist the nuclear medicine physicians, while adhering to all radiation safety policies and functioning as a liaison between the patient and physician. This position provides direct patient care and may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to state law.

Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our five hospitals and eleven clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.

Responsibilities

  • Administers radiopharmaceuticals to patients by IV injection, inhalation or oral administration.

  • Performs full range of nuclear medicine dynamic, static, SPECT and PET imaging procedures.

  • Maintains compliance with radiation safety policies and documentation requirements for receipt, disposal, and administration of radiopharmaceuticals.

  • Explains procedures to the patients.

  • Prepares the instrument sets and equipment, and assists the patient in positioning to obtain required diagnostic quality.

  • Communicates patient status and information to the appropriate physician.

  • Identifies and ensures quality control measures for imaging and surveying equipment, dose calibrators and radiation safety monitors recording results.

  • Mentors nuclear medicine technology students in the clinical work environment and may educate students in an academic setting.

  • Assists in maintaining laboratory inventory and ordering supplies.

  • Verifies scan quality and performs computer image and data processing.

  • Calculates quantity of radiopharmaceutical activity and volume to be administered following prescribed procedures.

  • Assays specimens and prepares standards in scintillation counting systems, performs calculations and records results.

  • Performs procedures on emergency call. Optimizes imaging procedures and uses appropriate judgment to maximize image quality.

  • Functions independently, working in cooperation with coworkers and coordinating patient needs and procedures with physicians.

  • Serve as a liaison between the physicians and patients. Communicates any special patient and procedure needs.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.

  • Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills.

  • Ability to provide care appropriate to the population served.

  • Proficient in the use of the PACs system to retrieve and archive data. Performs all RIS functions ( scheduling, completing, etc.) as appropriate.

  • Demonstrates the ability to properly identify and administer radiopharmaceuticals.

Qualifications

Qualifications Required

  • While ARRT (N) or NMTCB (CNMT) are required immediately upon hire, the candidate will be required to obtain ARRT (CT) or NMTCB (CT) within one year of hire.

  • Training and/or experience in the latest techniques of radiation safety, radiopharmaceutical preparation and computer processing techniques to perform patient examinations.

Licenses Required

  • Current RQI Healthcare Provider eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system. The eCredential is to be obtained within 30 days of hire.

  • Current licensure to practice as a Radiologic Technologist in the State of Utah.

  • One of the following

  • ARRT Registration as Nuclear Medicine Technology R.T. (N)(ARRT).

  • Nuclear Medicine Technician Certification (CNMT) from the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).

  • One of the following

  • Computed Tomography (CT) Certification from the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).

  • Registration with the American Registry of Radiological Technologists (ARRT) as a R.T. (CT) (ARRT).

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred)

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intermediate working conditions in a healthcare setting that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving patients or objects, such as medical equipment, while providing patient care.

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Physical Requirements

Carrying, Color Determination, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Walking

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EEO Statement

University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

University of Utah Heath Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources office at 801-581-6500.If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Sherrie Hayashi

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

801-581-8365

oeo@utah.edu

Online reports may be submitted atoeo.utah.edu/

For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

To inquire about this posting, email: careers@hsc.utah.edu

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Requisition Number 54364

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type Full-Time

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Mon-Fri, shift vary from 5:30 am to 8:00 pm, possibly 5 8s or 4 10s weekly schedule

Location Name Huntsman Cancer Hospital

Patient Care? Yes

City SALT LAKE CITY

State UT

Department HCH ANC 60I PET-CT

Category Radiology / Imaging