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Texas Health Resources Nuclear Medicine Specialist in Arlington, Texas

Nuclear Medicine Specialist PRN

Are you looking for a rewarding career with family-friendly hours and top-notch benefits? We’re looking for qualified Nuclear Medicine Specialist like you to join our Texas Health family.

Position Highlights

  • Work location: Texas Health Arlington 800 W. Randol Mill Road TX 76012

  • Work environment: Radiology Nuclear Department

  • Work hours: PRN (As Needed) Rotating Shifts and Schedules

At Texas Health Arlington Memorial we take seriously our mission to improve the health of those in our community. We are a 369-bed, acute-care, full-service hospital serving our community since 1958. Our location in central Arlington provides convenient care to people in the DFW Metroplex and surrounding areas.

And talk about award winning. Texas Health Arlington Memorial is a Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Center, a Chest Pain Center and a Heart Failure Center. We have been recognized by the American Heart Association with a Gold Plus award for the exceptional care we provide to our stroke, heart failure and chest pain patients. Texas Health Arlington Memorial is a designated Magnet hospital. Our community members recently recognized us as the best emergency department in Arlington. And we were recognized by Blue Cross/Blue Shield as a Blue Distinction Center for care of our patients receiving Hip and Knee Replacement and Spine Surgery procedures. We are a top-notch choice in North Texas for cancer and emergency services, women’s health and much more.

As part of the Texas Health family, we employ over 24,000 employees and are among the areas top five largest employers. Come be a part of our exceptional team as we continue to provide outstanding care and deliver award winning results. You belong here.

Qualifications

Education

  • Other Graduate of an accredited school of radiologic technology or nuclear medicine Required Or

  • Associate's Degree Preferred

Licenses and Certifications

  • ARRT - American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Nuclear Medicine Upon Hire Required Or

  • CNMT - Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist Upon Hire Required And

  • CMRT - Certified Medical Radiologic Technologist either by the TDH or TMB Upon Hire Required And

  • BCLS - Basic Cardiac Life Support prior to providing independent patient care and maintained quarterly Required

Experience

  • 2 Years in nuclear medicine Preferred

  • Communication, computer, venipuncture

Position Responsibilities

Imaging Procedures, Quality and Processing

  • Explains procedures to patient or guardian / family member if applicable prior to exam

  • Positions patient to correct anatomical area of interest

  • Performs complex procedures including age related criteria and developmental considerations

  • Adjusts technique parameters appropriately for age related factors

  • Assists radiologist with complex and invasive procedures using aseptic technique

  • Maintains attention to details

  • Processes and manipulates images, analyzes image quality, troubleshoots, makes technique adjustments or repeat procedures as needed

  • Utilizes proper downtime procedures for PACS and HIS / RIS

  • Correctly sends and transfers images to PACS

  • Prints laser images, CD, or sends images from modality, Ambra, or PACS

  • Coordinates with Scheduling and other modalities for patient care

Patient Care

  • Uses multidisciplinary, team oriented actions

  • Assesses and recognizes the patient’s emotional, physical, developmental, cognitive and psychosocial conditions

  • Prepares room for examination (i.e. suction, oxygen, supplies)

  • Checks physician orders and exam requisitions using time-out procedures

  • Greets and acknowledges patient, using two forms of ID

  • Obtains patient history

  • Handles patients with IVs, oxygen, chest tubes or other devices, and monitor patient during imaging

  • Demonstrates knowledge of emergency drugs and equipment

  • Uses proper body mechanics when assisting patient

  • Administers Radioactive isotopes and other medications in accordance with medication administration guidelines

  • Processes patient information, displays proper phone etiquette and transports patients as needed

  • Communicates respectfully with co-workers and other departments

Equipment Operation and Maintenance

  • Adjusts technical factors

  • Operates, cares for and maintains equipment

  • Applies knowledge of physics and accessories

  • Troubleshoots and properly documents equipment malfunction

  • Maintains equipment and room to sanitary standards between patients (injectors, table tops, floors)

  • Stocks supplies daily

  • Exchanges and maintenance of film badges within designated time frames

  • Demonstrates the knowledge and understanding of quality control and regulatory standards

  • Remains productive during periods of decreased work flow

Professional Accountability and Partnership

  • Maintains and enhances technical skills and technology advancement

  • Attends departmental continuing education, meetings, and checks email in a timely manner

  • Identifies, troubleshoots and initiates quality improvement

  • Manages time and re-prioritizes as necessary

  • Performs any assignment deemed necessary by supervisor

  • Utilizes ADKAR and CLAK during times of change

Why Texas Health?

At Texas Health, our people make this a great place to work every day. Our inclusive, supportive, people-first, excellence-driven culture make Texas Health Resources a great place to work.

Here are a few of our recent awards:

  • 2021 FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” (7th year in a row)

  • Becker's Healthcare "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" (4 years running)

  • “America’s Best Employers for Diversity” list by Forbes

  • A “100 Best Workplaces for Millennials" by Fortune and Great Place to Work®

Explore our Texas Health careers site for info like Benefits , Job Listings by Category , recent Awards we’ve won and more.

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employees or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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