OverviewUnder general supervision of the Director Nuclear of Cardiology Services and according to established policies and procedures is responsible for the day to day overall operations, including troubleshooting of equipment to assure the department functions as mandated under nuclear regulatory requirements.
- Responsible for the preparation of patients undergoing diagnostic testing in the Nuclear Cardiology Lab, including teaching, data collection, assisting providers, assessing patients condition during and after imaging and non imaging stress tests.
- Responsible for starting IV's for all imaging stress tests, including checking IV for patency.
- Responsible for ordering, stocking supplies, and assuring equipment meets safety requirements.
- Establishes and maintains strong interpersonal relationships with patients, visitors, hospital personnel and physicians at all times.
- Understands service excellence standards and integrates them in all day to day activities.
- Communicates with customers and responds to their feedback by direct action and /or communication with management staff.
- Communicates with nursing staff and physicians to coordinate and arrange in patient scheduling.
- Documents all problems in department for quality improvement review.
- Is responsible for ordering, understanding their effects, checking for written orders in in patient charts of all cardiac medications that may be needed and given during a stress test.
- Always reviews the patient's history to evaluate appropriateness of ordered tests.
- Strictly adheres to hospital infection control policies
- Responds to emergency situations / codes immediately, and performs in a calm and professional manner.
- Contributes to department's problem solving with a "team" attitude.
- Maintains department in a clean neat and orderly fashion.
- Responsibly completes all procedures scheduled during a shift, never sacrificing the quality of work performed.
- Demonstrates a complete understanding of all policies and procedures concerning Nuclear Cardiology Technologists responsibilities as outlined in the department's manual.
- Performs all duties in an independent manner with little or no supervision.
- Assumes responsibility for personal education and development.
- Always pursues assistance from appropriate personnel when patients presents with particular difficulties.
- Consistently demonstrates the ability to assess a situation, consider alternatives and choose the appropriate course of action.
- Maintain BLS Certification
Satisfactory completion of a formal Nuclear Medicine or Nuclear Cardiology training program. The training program must be accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRC/ERT) or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board.
Licensure with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to practice Radiologic Technology in the category of Nuclear Medicine. Registration or registration eligible* with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board. *Must be registered in Nuclear Medicine within 12 months of hire.
Applicants with relevant experience will be considered. North Shore Medical Center is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Pre-employment drug screening is required.