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Nuclear Medicine Technologist (Relief)

Company: Stanford Health Care
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

If you're ready to be part of our legacy of hope and innovation, we encourage you to take the first step and explore our current job openings. Your best is waiting to be discovered. This is a Stanford Health Care job.A Brief OverviewUnder medical supervision, performs all Nuclear Medicine procedures on patients of all ages utilizing various types of imaging equipment. Prepares diagnostic and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals for administration following current radiation safety guidelines and assist in the administration of therapeutic doses. The Nuclear Medicine Technologist follows State and Federal guidelines for the safe use, receipt, and disposal of radioactive materials used in Nuclear Medicine. This position schedules studies in RIS & EPIC computer system using good judgment in prioritizing scheduling, and works with physicians in Nuclear Medicine to provide a safe and effective operation. The Nuclear Medicine Technologist may be responsible for specific areas of instruction in the training of Radiology students, House Staff and Residents in Nuclear Medicine procedures, protocols, equipment and safety issues. Participates in both clinical and research applications and research study development.Stanford Health CareWhat you will doAssists in instructing the Residents and other technologists.Calibrate and draw up radiopharmaceutical materials for administration to patients.Cleans and organizes the section/unit on own initiative, maintains cleanliness and orderliness in assigned camera room.Evaluates recorded images for technical quality.Formulates radiopharmaceutical materials from pre-prepared kits. Calibrates instruments and review calibration data to detect trends indicating instrument malfunction.Monitors supplies and equipment to make necessary orders and helps develops new programs to comply with State and Federal Agencies.Performs a full range of nuclear medicine prescribed imaging techniques and measurements used in medical diagnosis and evaluation.Performs general work when able and helps schedules, work assignments, and staff technologists with section organization and development.Prepares and maintain records concerning radiopharmaceutical receiving, dispensing, and disposal activitiesProcesses computerized image data to include function curves and reconstructed SPECT images and accurately transfer images to the Picture Archive Communication System (PACS)Serves as a team leader with staff. Sets goals to move section to be a more effective unit.Works with Lead Tech to have section/unit meet all ALARA (As Low As Reasonably achievable) Goals.Demonstrates complete knowledge of radiation accidents and is capable of responding to a major accidentEducation QualificationsRequirement met by License/Certification Requirement.Required Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesKnowledge of computer systems and software used in functional areaKnowledge of medical equipment, instruments, and related functionalitiesKnowledge of Nuclear Medicine & PET-CT techniques, methods, and equipmentKnowledge of principles and procedures involved in the operation of radiologic equipmentKnowledge of safety principles and procedures related to PET, Nuclear Medicine and CTKnowledge of Nuclear Medicine & PET-CT quality control and quality assuranceKnowledge of structural and organic anatomy including cross-sectional anatomyKnowledge of positioning patients for imaging proceduresKnowledge of the principles of image processing and reconstructionAbility to perform required sequences of exacting procedures with accuracy and necessary speedAbility to accurately measure extremely small quantities of liquid samplesAbility to perform standard diagnostic procedures using radioactive isotopes and to prepare reportsAbility to communicate effectively, both orally and in writingAbility to effectively communicate with all levels of the organizationAbility to apply judgment and make informed decisionsAbility to demonstrate analytical and problem solving skillsAbility to work effectively as a team playerAbility to establish and maintain effective relationships with diverse groups, including individuals at all levels within and outside the organization and gain their cooperationStrong oral and written communications skillsExcellent problem solving skillsStrong ability to handle multiple priorities, develop and deliver cost/time-effective solutionsAbility to work on multiple overlapping projectsAbility to work independently with minimal supervisionAbility to follow written and oral instructionsLicenses and CertificationsBLS - Basic Life SupportNMT-RHN - CA Nuclear Medicine TechARRT-N - Reg Tech Rad-Nuclear Med Tech orNMTCB - Nuclear Medicine Tech orARRT-CT - Cert Arrt in CT orThese principles apply to ALL employees:SHC Commitment to Providing an Exceptional Patient & Family ExperienceStanford Health Care sets a high standard for delivering value and an exceptional experience for our patients and families. Candidates for employment and existing employees must adopt and execute C-I-CARE standards for all of patients, families and towards each other. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford's patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions. Simply put, we do what it takes to enable and empower patients and families to focus on health, healing and recovery.You will do this by executing against our three experience pillars, from the patient and family's perspective: Know Me: Anticipate my needs and status to deliver effective careShow Me the Way: Guide and prompt my actions to arrive at better outcomes and better healthCoordinate for Me: Own the complexity of my care through coordinationEqual Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.

Keywords: Stanford Health Care, Palo Alto , Nuclear Medicine Technologist (Relief), Healthcare , Palo Alto, California

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