PET Technologist

York, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 64293

Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Nuclear Medicine Team Leader, performs a variety of routine and advanced clinical and diagnostic PET/CT procedures at an intermediate to beginning specialist skills and knowledge level.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Accountabilities:

  1. Performs diagnostic PET/CT procedures. Prepares radiopharmaceuticals for administration to patients. Determines appropriate parameters required based on study to be performed.
  2. Obtains a detailed patient history, reviews patient condition and administers accurate radiopharmaceutical dosage following established departmental procedures. Monitors patient during procedure and reports any unusual occurrences to appropriate personnel.
  3. Confirms patient appointments by phone, clarifies prep instructions and ensures proper indications and documentation are in place
  4. Explains effects of diabetes and factors affecting blood sugar levels and nutrition principles to noncompliant or confused patients and/or their caregivers.
  5. Performs fasting glucose tests using POC Glucose Meter and maintains annual competency requirements.
  6. Introduces and demonstrates new techniques, equipment, and research findings to staff.
  7. Checks equipment, supplies and accessories on a regular basis.
  8. Evaluates and critiques images obtained for technical quality.
  9. Sends appropriate data and images to PACS and physician’s viewing stations.
  10. Schedules cases to coordinate with other patient examinations or to accommodate doctors’ visits for treatment decisions.
  11. Positions and transfers patients safely and comfortably and explains basic procedure.
  12. Immobilizes patients as necessary and practices radiation safety procedures.
  13. Prepares and maintains written documentation as required by the profession and the department.
  14. Must be critiqued on competency as determined by the approved PET Competency Checklist, completed by PET Trainers.
  15. Supervises, assists and evaluates students in the clinical education setting.
  16. Maintains orderliness and cleanliness of work areas and/or patient rooms.
  17. Attends meetings as required.
  18. Performs other related duties as identified.
  19. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the assigned patient population. Assesses and interprets patient age specific data and provides appropriate, age specific treatment. Provides direct patient care to assigned patient age group(s).
  20. Demonstrates a commitment to patient, visitor and staff by: complying with all applicable safety regulations; learning the impact of medical errors and methodology that will lead to reduction of errors; reporting actual and potential errors, as well as hazardous conditions; identifying opportunities to standardize processes and "error proof" systems that will lead to increased safety; and participating in safety education programs and root cause analyses as required.
  21. Sympathetic and responsive to the special needs, feelings and problems that are encountered with patients dealing with life threatening and terminal illnesses.
  22. Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  23. Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, inservice meetings, and workshops.
  24. Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.
 

Qualifications

  • Req Cert/Registration: Registered CNMT or ARRT (N); PET certification within specified period determined by the department. (within 6 months of eligibility); 700 hours must be documented working in PET to be eligible to apply for the examination; Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required
  • Minimum Experience:
    • 3 years
  • Minimum Education:
    • Associate's Degree
  • Required Courses:
    • Continuing Education must include PET/CT credits
Katelyn Baker
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  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

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