Centura Health Nuclear Medicine Tech in Denver, Colorado

Located in central Denver’s historic Washington Park residential neighborhood, associates at Porter Adventist Hospital enjoy beautiful surroundings, leading technology, outstanding leadership and easy access to everything great central Denver has to offer. As a full-service Magnet® designated, 368-bed acute-care referral center specializing in behavioral health, cancer care, joint replacement, spinal care, advanced robotic surgery and organ transplantation, Porter Adventist Hospital treats some of the region’s most complex medical cases and surgery patients. Our Heart and Vascular Institute is the first and only program in Colorado to receive full Heart Failure Accreditation status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. We have also received numerous awards and honors including: The Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award (2014); top 50th orthopedic program ranking by U.S. News & World Report with high performing honors in eight specialties (2014); an “A” rating from the Leapfrog Group for Patient Safety (2014), as well as many others. The Porter tradition of blending science and spirit began more than 75 years ago by Denver businessman Henry Porter with his generous donation after he experienced care at a Seventh Day Adventist Facility in CA and sought to bring that same philosophy of care to Denver. If you are ready for a career where the work you do truly transcends the walls of a hospital, we invite you to learn more at: http://www.porterhospital.org/

_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 114863_

_Recruiter Contact:_ Naz Asifi (MahnazAsifi@Centura.Org)

_Clinic/Department:_* 7351 PAH NUCLEAR MEDICINE *

_Hospital:_* PORTER ADVENTIST HOSPITAL *

_Schedule:_ Variable

_Shift:_ This is a Per Requested Need (PRN) or “as needed” position. There are not a guaranteed number of hours offered each week. This position is not benefits eligible.

_Position Summary_

Provides diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine procedures for both inpatients and outpatients through the administration of radiopharmaceuticals and the safe operation of various types of imaging counting and computer equipment. Maintains accurate records of radioactive materials from receipt through administration and disposal. Acts as a clinical resource to unit personnel and assures current standards of practice for the unit.

_Minimum Education Requirements_

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Associates Degree strongly preferred

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred

_Minimum Experience Requirements_

  • One year of nuclear medicine experience strongly preferred

_License/Certifications_

  • Registered Technologist, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine - R.T. (N)(ARRT) or

  • Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required from American Heart Association

  • Positron Emission Tomography Registry preferred, if applicable to entity

  • Cardiac Nuclear Medicine registration preferred

_Position Duties_

  • Performs duties directly involved in a variety of technical procedures in the application of radionuclides for the diagnosis, therapy and treatment of disease. Operates gamma camera / computer imaging systems, planar and SPECT and non-imaging equipment, producing quality diagnostic images and results for interpretation by a radiologist / nuclear medicine physician. Practices all rules and regulations pertaining to radiation safety, reducing personal and patient exposure to “as low as reasonably achievable” (ALARA).*

  • Processes radiopharmaceuticals from receipt and preparation through administration and disposal in a safe and efficient manner. *

  • Prepares patient for exam. Provides information and instruction to patient and/or family regarding the procedure and responds to their physical and emotional needs. *

  • Assists the patient during exam and positions the patient. *

  • Observes patient and equipment during the procedure and reports / documents unusual occurrences and records patient’s condition.*

  • Facilitates smooth patient flow, scheduling and optimal use of equipment/resources. *

  • Communicates in writing and verbally with all physicians, imaging personnel, students and hospital staff in facilitating the continuum of care. *

  • Assists with patient transport as needed. *

  • Performs IV starts and contrast administration as required. *

  • As assigned by management, performs technologist duties of other registered modality. *

  • Ability to provide on-call coverage outside of standard scheduled hours per department and/or facility policy. *

  • Correctly inputs charges and required data for procedures and for supplies utilized during the procedure/exam. *

  • Completes required hospital/medical imaging paperwork for each exam performed.*

  • Prepares room, equipment, and exam materials needed for exam. *

  • Coordinates quality control procedures on equipment and radiopharmaceuticals according to department procedures and maintains records of quality control and radioactive materials for inspection by regulating agencies.*

  • Maintains technical operation of equipment and notifies service when necessary. Notifies supervisor of equipment problems and logs the service call/problem per department procedure. *

  • Maintains clean work area for employees and patients. *

  • Maintains quality checks and equipment maintenance documentation per department procedure. *

  • Demonstrates effective time management and is proactive in prioritizing workload and meeting productivity requirements. *

  • Adapts to rapidly changing technologies, policies, regulations, census and staffing through priority setting and flexibility. *

_Physical Requirements_

  • Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly INDTCH1

Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.