PRN Nuclear Medicine Technologist (PET)

University of Iowa Health Care

Job Reference #: 123660

The Department of Radiology UIHC is looking for an hourly Nuclear Medicine Technologist (PET) to work in our PET Center. Monday-Friday flexible daytime hours.

BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY

  • Prepare, administer, and measure radioactive isotopes, including the use of positron emission tomography (PET), in therapeutic, diagnostic and tracer studies to obtain information for use by physicians in diagnosing patient illness.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Operate PET/CT imaging systems and computer acquisition/processing stations to acquire, process, transfer, and save image data.
  • Prepare radiopharmaceuticals for administration to patients. Calculate and administer doses.
  • Maintain records of radioactive materials dispensed. Compile and maintain quality assurance information.
  • Calibrate radiation detection instruments. Perform quality control tests on PET/CT systems, generators, counters, and dose calibrators.
  • Provide instruction to medical residents, Nuclear Medicine Technology students, and other staff on the operation of various instruments and explain the procedures performed.
  • Follow radiation safety policies in the use and disposal of radioactive materials. Perform all clinical duties exercising sound radiation safety practices in accordance with ALARA principles.
  • Instruct and prepare patients for exams. Thoroughly explain the PET/CT examination they will be undergoing.
  • Provide care appropriate to the condition and age of the patient, including pediatric, geriatric, and general population. Interact professionally with the patient/family.
  • Practice medical aseptic technique procedures.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in performing all PET/CT procedures.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Bachelor's degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology approved by the Council of Education of the American Medical Association or an equivalent combination of training and experience is required.
  • Certification by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) in nuclear medicine is required.
  • Certification as a Nuclear Medical Technologist by the Iowa Public Health Department as documented by an Iowa Permit to Practice (IPP) is required.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills are required.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

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PRN Nuclear Medicine Technologist (PET)

University of Iowa Health Care

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