Nuclear Cardiology Technologist - GA Heart Institute - PRN
Northeast Georgia Health System, Inc.

Gainesville, Georgia

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Northeast Georgia Health System is rooted in a foundation of improving the health of our communities.

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Job Summary

Under the direction of a Cardiologist performs Nuclear Medicine procedures at a technical level not requiring constant supervision of technical detail. Performs a variety of technical procedures that require independent judgement with ingenuity and initiative in utilizing radionuclides for diagnosis. Assumes responsibility for designated areas of procedures required. The scope of care includes age groups ranging from newborn to elderly.

Minimum Job Qualifications

  • Licensure or other certifications: Current ARRT or NMTCB required, registry eligible within 12 months from date of hire. Cardiology requires BLS certification.
  • Educational Requirements: Associates Degree or equivalent required. Graduate of accredited ARRT or NMTCB Program.
  • Minimum Experience:
  • Other:

Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Preferred Licensure or other certifications:
  • Preferred Educational Requirements:
  • Preferred Experience:
  • Other:

Job Specific and Unique Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to perform quality Nuclear Medicine procedures
  • Good interpersonal communications
  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • Basic computer skills

Essential Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Operate all radiographic equipment according to equipment specifications (i.e., cameras/ uptake system, unit dose manager, teleradiology equipment). Adheres to infection control and safety practices. Maintains work area in a neat and orderly fashion. Follow quality techniques established by the Radiation Safety Committee (i.e., floods, wipe tests, moly checks, dose calibration, contamination and decontamination procedures). Follows good radiation safety practices; i.e. coning, shielding, film badge monitoring, according to state and federal guidelines. Produce quality scintigrams consistent with department standards. Maintains processors, diagnosis processing problems and takes appropriate action. Maintains patient records according to department, state and federal procedures. Knowledge of appropriate use of isotopes (ordering process, consent forms, type, quantity, complications, route of administration, pregnancy screening). Properly assess patient according to exam ordered with appropriate documentation (i.e. check order, review previous films, check lab values when indicated, prep, screen for possible pregnancy, appropriate history, coordinate with Imaging or cardiology nurse as appropriate). Provide patient prep for procedures, including patient education pertinent to exam being performed. Consent patient for procedure and initiate INT access. Place EKG leads for exam.

    Accurately and completely records patient information in EMR. Meet productivity standards regarding wait times and turnaround times for patients.
  • Is committed to continued professional growth and development.
  • Participates in training of new staff and students
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands
  • Weight Lifted: Up to 100 lbs, Frequently 31-65% of time
  • Weight Carried: Up to 50 lbs, Frequently 31-65% of time
  • Vision: Heavy, Constantly 66-100% of time
  • Kneeling/Stooping/Bending: Frequently 31-65%
  • Standing/Walking: Constantly 66-100%
  • Pushing/Pulling: Frequently 31-65%
  • Intensity of Work: Frequently 31-65%
  • Job Requires: Reading, Writing, Reasoning, Talking, Fingering

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Northeast Georgia Health System is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

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