Howard University Hospital | Washington, DC

    Nuclear Medicine Technologist (PRN)

    Job Title
    Nuclear Medicine Technologist (PRN)
    Job ID
    27717156
    Location
    Washington,  DC
    Other Location
    Description
    With over 150 years of caring for our community and each other in the Washington DC area, Howard University Hospital has a world-renowned reputation for high-quality, patient-centric care. Howard University Hospital is the nation’s only teaching hospital located on the campus of a Historically Black University and has created a superior learning environment, with groundbreaking research and positive patient outcomes.
     
    Howard University Hospital seeks to hire a Nuclear Medicine Technologist in the Radiology Department who will embrace our rich and historic tradition of excellence. If you want to make a difference in someone’s life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference. 


    The Nuclear Medicine Technologist - PRN Weekends Required

    Under supervision of the Radiology Manager and the direct guidance of the Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologist, this position performs diagnostic Nuclear Medicine examinations to ensure the quality and continuity of patient care to include: injection of radiopharmaceutical, protocol setup, patient positioning, processing, and network image transfers.
    Responsibilities:
    • Administers radioactive pharmaceuticals to patients and then monitors the characteristics and functions of tissues or organs in which they localize.
    • Utilizes nuclear medicine equipment and protocols to produce radiographic studies and clinically diagnostic information to assist interpretive physician.
    • Demonstrates use of proper positioning to produce quality nuclear medicine studies. Positions and transfers patients to scanning room, providing immobilization devices when required. Determines appropriate isotope required. Obtains patient history and reviews patient condition.
    • Maintains adequate records of receipt, use, storage, and disposal of radioactive materials in accordance with state and federal guidelines; maintains orderliness and cleanliness, including, provisions for the contamination-free condition of rooms, equipment and personnel; secures and returns supplies; reports, documents and manages spills in accordance with regulatory and hospital guidelines.
    • Addresses patient concerns during the procedure and explain the process to the patient to provide comfort, ensure their safety, and guarantee they are receiving the best care possible.
    • Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
    • Schedules patients for nuclear medicine studies.
    • Assists in the development of techniques for procedures as needed; may assist in the use of a variety of equipment and procedures not routinely employed.
    • Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are related and appropriate to the position and area.  The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered as all-inclusive.
    Requirements:
    Education: Graduate of a certified/accredited ARRT program required.
    Experience: Two (2) years’ experience in Nuclear Medicine
    Certifications and Licensure: Certification in Nuclear Medicine by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT-N), and/or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) required. BLS certification required.

     At Howard University Hospital our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:
    • Work life balance
    • Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
    • Competitive, comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, vacation and sick leave and 403B retirement plan)
    • 100% free tuition to attend Howard University for you and/or your dependent children
    COVID-19 Vaccination  
    Howard University Hospital requires all external applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment.  External Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and, if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at a designated Howard University Hospital location. 
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    Required Skills

    Education: Graduate of a certified/accredited ARRT program required.
    Experience: Two (2) years’ experience in Nuclear Medicine
    Certifications and Licensure: Certification in Nuclear Medicine by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT-N), and/or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) required. BLS certification required.

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