Nuclear Med Technologist Driving
MercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit Catholic medical centers in Des Moines West Des Moines Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals – MercyOne Children’s Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive (965 beds total) – along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care pediatric internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893 MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state with more than 7000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1000 physicians and allied health associates. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne which was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health – two of the country’s foremost not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more than 20000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states.
- Performs nuclear medicine procedures on scheduled shifts including emergency call-back basis including, but not limited to, ordering, measuring, preparing, and administration of radioactive materials, operating nuclear medicine equipment, and documenting activities as specified by regulatory agencies.
- Provides care to neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.
- Provides patient/family or caregiver education and counseling in recognition and solution of physical, emotional, and environmental health problems.
- Maintains open and positive communication with staff, physicians, and other departments.
- Instructs, supervises, and evaluates student technologists.
- Presents a positive image to community and professional contacts.
- Promotes professionalism with the department, hospital, and community; acts as a role model.
- Demonstrates proficiency in performing all exams according to protocol. Maintains the physical environment of the department in a clean, well stocked, orderly manner.
- Operates equipment in a safe and efficient manner, reporting any malfunctions to manager/Bio-med.
- Manages and coordinates the activities of the Nuclear Medicine Department with other areas of the department and hospital to insure and maintain patient care.
- Demonstrates proper phone etiquette and utilization of computers, including completion of exam data entry.
- Complies with OSHA/JCAHO and other regulatory agency recommendations and guidelines.
- Attends hospital and department meetings and inservices.
- Successful completion of an accredited Nuclear Medicine program.
- Registry eligible or Registered by the NMTCB and/or ARRT
- Maintains current Iowa Permit to Practice
- Maintains active registry status in NMTCB and/or ARRT
- Participates in professional society
- Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider certified or obtained within three months of hire.
- Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire.
1 CEU per year in Radiation Safety/24 CEU’s every 2 years/1 CEU per year in QA
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