PET/CT Technologist | Part-time
Ashtabula, OH 44004
For 40 years, Shared Medical Services has been building on our strong foundation with our team of over 350 industry professionals who are deeply committed to our customers. We have achieved this long-lasting success through our commitment to state-of-the-art equipment, delivering unmatched customer service, and our experienced and professional team. We call this the SMS Difference!
As an employee-owned company, Shared Medical Services continues to be a well-respected, trusted, and proven provider of specialized medical imaging solutions.
We are currently seeking a PET/CT Technologist to join our team. Position offers a unique variety of duties and travel to multiple medical facilities.
2 to 3 days per week
Monday afternoon, Wednesday, Thursday
8 to 10-hour days
Schedules subject to change
Competently perform imaging procedures, including administering contrast agents and radiopharmaceuticals
Perform equipment quality check and adhere to quality assurance guidelines
Maintain compassionate patient care, comfort and safety, while ensuring patient confidentiality
CNMT OR ARRT(N) certification AND
ARRT(CT) certification or eligibility to obtain ARRT(CT) certification within 6 (six) months
State permit to practice(s) as nuclear medicine technologist as required
Ability to produce quality special imaging with little supervision
Ability to pass background, urine drug screen and physical
You will be paid per hour based on experience
Paid lodging and per diems for overnight stays
Plus, you may be eligible to join our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
CLEAN COMMITMENT: Shared Medical Services has standard practices for a clean mobile environment and infection control policies and procedures for all patients. EVERY PATIENT. EVERY DAY.
SHARED MEDICAL SERVICES
209 Limestone Pass
Cottage Grove, WI
An Employee Owned Company
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
GENERAL SCOPE OF WORK: Under the general direction of the Regional Operations Manager, with the clinical supervision of the reading physician at each site on the mobile route, performs examinations of patients of all ages for the purpose of assisting in the diagnosis of patient illness.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs ordered examinations of appropriate anatomical regions in accordance with accepted standards of practice and protocols of the individual site reading physician.
Maintains patient care, comfort and safety during transport to and from the mobile coach/facility and during the exam.
Maintains technical competency through continued education and participation in company sponsored training programs.
Maintains competency to adminster proper IV injections of contrast material/radioactive material as directed by modality.
Demonstrates proper Blood Glucometer QC and Testing protocol.
Under guidance and approval of site Authorized User, administers radiopharmaceuticals according to site-specific protocols.
Completes and signs the Patient Screening form and reviews/explains the procedure to the patient.
Transports patients to and from the mobile coach/facility.
Provides images to the facility in the desired site format.
Performs equipment quality checks and troubleshoots problems; places service calls and notifies all pertinent Team Members of issues.
Assists with the set up and tear down of equipment in accordance with SMS and/or manufacturers' guidelines.
Maintains a clean environment inside and outside of the mobile coach/facility.
Completes necessary administrative tasks (i.e. time reports, billing, QA, etc).
Follows quality assurance guidelines and maintains patient confidentiality.
Cooperates with facility healthcare professionals and complies with facility policies/procedures.
Complies with all safety policies and regulations including radiation safety.
Maintains current Permits to Practice in all states in which services are performed, if required.
Trains new Team Members as required and/or as assigned by the supervisor and/or SMS management.
Performs additional duties as required.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:
Completion of an approved School of Nuclear Medicine Technology Program required.
Must be registered with the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board or American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) (N) or obtain certification within six (6) months of employment.
Must possess an active Permit to Practice where applicable and/or required.
Must possess valid driver's license with good driving record.
Must be able to properly perform injection procedures.
Operating knowledge of Personal Computers (PC) and medical charting systems.
Capable of a flexible work schedule, with possibility of 10+ hour days, may include overnight, weekend and holiday shifts.
Must be able to interact with customer personnel and SMS Team Members in a responsible, professional and ethical manner.
Must be able to produce high quality special imaging with little supervision.
Must be willing and able to assist the Radiologist, as needed.
Must be able to function effectively in a team-oriented environment.
Must be flexible, reliable and demonstrate sound judgment and initiative.
Ability to demonstrate competency in all applicable areas.
Responsible for the following and adhering to TJC/SMS Quality Standards which includes, but is not limited to: CPR, immunizations, training (SMS and Site Specific), Infection Control, and Invasive Procedures (if applicable).
Work is primarily performed in mobile unit with frequent trips outside to transport patients during all seasons.
Exposure to inclement weather from transporting patients to and from facility to mobile unit.
Exposure to radiation.
Mobile unit has artificial lighting, with some daylight from windows or doors.
Possible exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues from working with patients and performing injections as required.
Sits, stands, and walks intermittently throughout the day.
Climbs stairs to enter mobile unit and tractor.
Squats or kneels and lifts objects from ground occasionally.
Full extension of arms above head and in front of body.
Frequently lifts weight of up to 10 pounds.
Occasionally lifts weight of up to 75 pounds.
Occasionally carries objects weighing up to 55 pounds.
Occasionally push/pull objects with force of up to 72 pounds.
May transfer patients weighing up to 500 pounds with a variety of assistance from other staff or equipment.
Must possess good balance.
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