Nuclear Medicine Technician II

Location: Sunland Park, NM (88063)
Company: Las Palmas Medical Center
Industry: Healthcare
Job Type: Full Time
Posted: 18 days ago
Reposted: 4 days ago
Introduction

Do you want to join an organization that invests in you as a(an) Nuclear Medicine Technician II? At Las Palmas Medical Center, you come first. HCA Healthcare has committed up to $300 million in programs to support our incredible team members over the course of three years.

Benefits

Las Palmas Medical Center, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as free telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with 10% off HCA Healthcare stock
  • Family support through fertility and family building benefits with Progyny and adoption assistance.
  • Referral services for child, elder and pet care, home and auto repair, event planning and more
  • Consumer discounts through Abenity and Consumer Discounts
  • Retirement readiness, rollover assistance services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)
  • Employee Health Assistance Fund that offers free employee-only coverage to full-time and part-time colleagues based on income.

Learn more about Employee Benefits

Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

You contribute to our success. Every role has an impact on our patients' lives and you have the opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for a dedicated Nuclear Medicine Technician II like you to be a part of our team.

Job Summary and Qualifications

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Medical Director, performs a variety of technical procedures that require independent judgement, ingenuity and initiative in the utilization of radionuclides for the diagnosis and treatment of disease in humans. Assumes responsibility for designated areas of procedures and/or may be assigned duties as an instructor in areas of specific competence.

Recognizes the purpose of employment is to prioritize the patient as number one, and to put forth the utmost quality as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist. Performs examinations on patients of various ages from pediatric to geriatric.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Selects and operates equipment, selecting proper technical factors on an individual patient basis, using film identification method correctly and consistently, and assists in equipment calibration and radioisotope assay operation.
  • Performs a variety of clerical tasks to include: inputting/editing exams, and completion of requisition prior to sending study to radiologist.
  • Transfers and properly positions patients for examinations in order to obtain desired in-vivo imaging results according to the physician specifications. Provides immobilization as required and protection in accordance with prescribed safety standards.
  • Assists physicians in performance or examinations by preparation and administration of radiopharmaceuticals to patients under the direction of a licensed physician, holding and turning patients, assisting in sterile procedures.
  • Practices sterile techniques and prevents cross contamination. Maintains orderliness and cleanliness, including provision for the contamination free condition of rooms, equipment and personnel.
  • Demonstrates Customer Service/Service Plus principles and behaviors appropriately.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED:

  • Associate degree or equivalent in Radiology Technology preferred.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Texas Medical Board-MRT license required.
  • Current BCLS certification required.
  • ARRT or NMCT required.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED OR PREFERRED:

  • At least one year of full time experience in clinical Nuclear Medicine imaging including didactic experience preferred.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of anatomy, positioning, and Nuclear Medicine Techniques required.
  • Knowledge of radio-pharmaceutical storage, radiation protection and related concepts required.
  • Knowledge of blood specimen testing techniques required.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, ability to calculate accurate radiopharmaceutical doses and administer doses in a safe and aseptic manner.
  • Ability to analyze scans, tests, methods and results.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and good judgement with patients during Nuclear Medicine procedures. Ability to position patient and adjust equipment to produce desired scanning image.
  • Reads and writes basic English, with the basic skills necessary to interpret physicians orders.
  • Ability to lift in excess of 100 pounds with assistance of staff.
  • Knowledge of department, hospital, and universal infection control policies.
  • Must have effective communication and listening skills.
  • Must attend all department and hospital-mandated classes such as infection control, safety, fire, etc. in a 12-month period.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.

Las Palmas Medical Center is a 300+ bed full-service hospital in El Paso. It is home to the region's only kidney transplant center . The facility offers a range of services including emergency care with a Level III trauma center, cardiac care, women's services, pediatric care and NICU, cancer care, and more. Las Palmas Medical Center is part of Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare. We are a leading healthcare provider for El Paso and the surrounding region that is part of HCA Healthcare.

HCA Healthcare has been recognized as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute more than ten times. In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

"Good people beget good people." - Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder

We are a family 270,000 dedicated professionals! Our Talent Acquisition team is reviewing applications for our Nuclear Medicine Technician II opening. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Submit your resume today to join our community of caring!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.



Web Reference : AJF/692801053-463
Posted Date : Tue, 25 Jun 2024

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