Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Updated: 7 months ago
Location: Miami, FLORIDA
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

UMHC-SCCC Deerfield Beach location has an opportunity for a Nuclear Medicine Technologist. Duties include: Verify the patient’s ID by checking their name and date of birth. Ask patient to describe level of comfort and evidence of pain – prior, during, and at the completion of exam. Always obtain necessary consents. Always inform patient and/or patient’s family of procedure to be performed. Supervise as well as perform Nuclear Medicine procedures under the direction/supervision of a Radiologist using age appropriate standards of practice. Notify appropriate person of any change(s) in patient status. Maintain proper sterile techniques for procedures; regularly practice aseptic techniques and strictly obeys isolation and infection control procedures. Prevent cross-contamination during procedures, i.e., gloves, gown, mask, eye protection and hand washing. Assist the radiologist throughout the procedure with all the necessary supplies until completion. Question patient concerning medications, medical history, previous imaging procedures, and if applicable, possible pregnancy or nursing. Follow divisional policies on performing scans on pregnant women. Refer to standard dose table to verify dose and to determine proper radiopharmaceutical for procedure requested. Verify proper radiopharmaceutical by checking outside label on unit dose container and the syringe. Assay radiopharmaceutical in dose calibrator. Record activity amount and time of assay on patient dose slip. Utilize aseptic technique for those radiopharmaceuticals which he/she injects into the patient. Select optimum instrument and collimation to be used, determine and adjust settings on camera and computer control panels. Position patient and/or camera to yield desired view and obtain images in accordance with established procedure protocols. Assist patient onto and off imaging table, chair or stool using proper body mechanics and taking into consideration age specific needs. Regularly perform all imaging or non-imaging procedures according to established protocols, if unsure check protocol manual and/or verify with Supervisor. Perform other related duties as assigned. This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.

The minimum requirements are: High School diploma or equivalent education is required. Graduate of a Nuclear Medicine Technology program accredited by an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). NMTCB or ARRT-N registered or must be registry eligible within one year of eligibility. Must possess valid State of Florida License as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist. Valid State of Florida License as a General Radiographer or Basic X-Ray Machine Operator preferred or must be obtained within one year of hire. CPR certification required. One (1) year of relevant experience preferred. Will consider new graduates from accredited schools. Any appropriate combination of education, certifications, and/or relevant work experience may be considered.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Veteran/Disability Employer. Come join us!

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University of Miami School of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

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