Texas Health Resources Nuclear Medicine Technologist - PRN in Denton, Texas

Qualifications/Duties:

Hours/Shift - Variable Shifts

Education Required:

Graduate of an accredited school of radiologic technology or nuclear medicine

Associate's Degree preferred

Experience Required:

2 years in nuclear medicine preferred

Skills Required:

Good communication, computer, venipuncture skills

Licenses and Certifications Required:

ARRT or CNMT - American Registry of Radiologic Technologists required upon hire or Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist

CMRT - Nuclear Medicine Technologist by ether the TDH or TMB required upon hire

BCLS - Basic Cardiac Life Support upon hire

Imaging Procedures, Quality and Processing

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

  2. Positions patient to correct anatomical area of interest

  3. Performs complex procedures including age related criteria and developmental considerations

  4. Adjusts technique parameters appropriately for age related factors

  5. Assists radiologist with complex and invasive procedures using aseptic technique

  6. Maintains attention to details

  7. Processes and manipulates images, analyzes image quality, troubleshoots, makes technique adjustments or repeat procedures

as needed 8. Utilizes proper downtime procedures for PACS and HIS / RIS

  1. Correctly sends and transfers images to PACS

  2. Prints laser images from modality or PACS

  3. Coordinates with Centralized Scheduling and other modalities

Patient Care

  1. Uses multidisciplinary, team oriented actions

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

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

  4. Checks physician orders and exam requisitions using time-out procedures

  5. Greets and acknowledges patient, using two forms of ID

  6. Obtains patient history

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

  8. Demonstrates knowledge of emergency drugs and equipment

  9. Uses proper body mechanics when assisting patient

  10. Administers contrast media and other medications in accordance with medication administration guidelines

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

  12. Communicates respectfully with co-workers and other departments

Equipment Operation and Maintenance

  1. Adjusts technical factors

  2. Operates, cares for and maintains equipment

  3. Applies knowledge of physics and accessories

  4. Troubleshoots and properly documents equipment malfunction

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

  6. Stocks supplies daily

  7. Exchanges and maintenance of film badges within designated time frames

  8. Demonstrates the knowledge and understanding of quality control and regulatory standards

  9. Productive during periods of decreased work flow

Professional Accountability and Partnership

  1. Maintains and enhances technical skills and technology advancement

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

  3. Identifies, troubleshoots and initiates quality improvement

  4. Manages time and re-prioritizes as necessary

  5. Performs any assignment deemed necessary by supervisor

Entity Information:

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton is a 255-bed, full-service hospital that has served North Texas and southern Oklahoma since 1987. Hospital services include heart and vascular care, women’s services, a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, orthopedics and sports medicine, pain management, emergency medicine, and a weight loss surgery program. As one of the largest employers in Denton County, Texas Health Denton has more than 1,000 employees and more than 325 physicians on its medical staff practicing in more than 45 specialties. Located 45 miles northwest of downtown Dallas and 40 miles northeast of downtown Fort Worth, Texas Health Denton is an accredited Cycle IV Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers, a Joint Commission accredited Primary Stroke Center and a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.

Employment opportunities are only reflective of wholly owned Texas Health Resources entities.

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.