Nuclear Technician – Per Diem – Fountaingrove Cardiology

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Position Title: Nuclear Technician
Clinic: Fountaingrove Cardiology
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Schedule: Per Diem

Summary: Provide specialized diagnostic tests for patients, and manage all radioactive materials in compliance with state license.

Duties and Responsibilities (includes, but is not limited to the following):

Under direction of physicians:
• Perform nuclear cardiology procedures.
• Supervises nuclear stress tests done by the CV Tech.
• Inject all radiopharmaceuticals and pharmaceuticals used during testing.
• Recognize and report cardiac arrhythmias.

Under direction of RSO:
• Document and process all studies, and store data.
• Work with physics support staff during on-site inspections.
• Maintain lab protocols according to I.C.A.N.L. and state standards.
• Manage disposal of bio hazardous and radioactive waste.

Patient Care:
• Make appointment reminder calls 48 hours before patient procedure
• Explain procedure to patients, obtain informed consent.
• Establish intravenous access prior to injection of isotope.
• Interview patient regarding current pulmonary disease or diabetes.
• Observe patient throughout entire exam.
• Assist CV tech as needed during stress portion of nuclear study.
• Respond to patient emergencies appropriately in a timely manner.

Supervisory
• This position exercises supervision over an assigned Cardiovascular Technician.

Education, Licensure and/or Certifications
• High school diploma.
• Completion of specialized course in nuclear imaging technology
• CPR certification
• Basic Arrhythmia and ACLS classes preferred.
• Certification in diagnostic nuclear imaging (state and national).

Experience
• One-year experience as a technician, preferable in nuclear cardiology.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge:
a. Cross-sectional anatomy and physiology of the heart.
b. Safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe working environment.
c. Quality control of the lab.

Skills:
a. Operate nuclear medicine camera.
b. Knowledge of various computer programs.
c. Ability to assess patient vital signs (BP, HR, Cardiac Rhythm).

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that may need to be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.
• Involves standing and walking.
• Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds.
• Requires exposure to bodily fluids.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medicinal preparations and other conditions in common to a clinic environment.


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