Nuclear Medicine Specialist - Sheridan Memorial Hospital - Sheridan, WY

Sheridan Memorial Hospital

ABOUT SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Sheridan Memorial Hospital is a progressive, state-of-the-art facility nestled beneath the Big Horn Mountains in beautiful Northeast Wyoming. Founded over 100 years ago, Sheridan Memorial is licensed for 88 beds with over 60 physicians who provide primary medical care and specialty care in more than 15 areas. We are proud of our more than 700 employees who provide personalized, patient-centered care in a healing environment. When people think of excellent healthcare, they think of Sheridan.

JOB SUMMARY

Performs a variety of imaging procedures and is responsible for patient safety protocols. Responsible for the day to day operations of the Nuclear Medicine department. Insures overall competency and compliance of the staff and regulatory rules. Credentialed x-ray technologist and proficient/registered in nuclear medicine. Proficient in at least one other additional imaging modality. Maintains performance improvement projects. Participates in CQI activities. Position requires some on-call duties.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for the care and safety of patients undergoing treatment and use of equipment to minimize hazards of electric shock, burns and extraneous radiation to patients.
  • Insures overall competency and compliance of the staff and regulatory requirements related to specialty area, including: staff training, adherence to protocols and responsibilities to assigned duties.
  • Insures compliance documentation is thoroughly completed in a timely fashion.
  • Conducts regular review of department compliance status, identifies gaps of current practices, and anticipates needs to meet future requirements.
  • Provides Manager and Leadership with recommendations for improvement, develops appropriate plans and relevant measures of success.
  • Responsible for updating Nuclear Medicine protocols.
  • Instructs and prepares patients for exams and updating preps with scheduling.
  • Insures equipment and supplies are ready for use for all procedures, including room cleanliness and stocking.
  • Determines most suitable anatomical posture and positions.
  • Able to assess patient pain interfering with imaging procedure - makes appropriate physician contact for intervention.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Knowledgeable about special radiographic examinations requiring special equipment and procedures such as: Thyroid Suppression and Ablation treatments, tagged blood cell studies and other special order isotope studies.
  • Sends images to the PACS system appropriately and completes study within the EMR system.
  • Knowledgeable and can operate additional imaging modalities.
  • Practices medical and surgical aseptic techniques.
  • Assists in maintaining basic records, reports and registries.
  • Assists in maintaining documents and records within the EMR.
  • Assists in training of students and personnel to insure competencies related to radiation protection annually.
  • Interacts professionally with patient/family/staff.
  • Works closely with the RSO in organizing the Quarterly Radiation safety meeting.
  • Completes all work before clocking out and leaving. This includes checking with other departments.
  • Knowledgeable of fire and safety regulations.
  • Has knowledge of hospital policies and the functions of the other departments.
  • Complies and maintains quality assurance information in accordance with the NRC, ACR, State of Wyoming Department of Health Standards, the FDA, and JCAHO.
  • Provides care appropriate to condition and age of the patient, including pediatric, geriatric and population

REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School graduate.
  • Graduation from an AMA approved school of Radiologic Technology, either college affiliated or hospital trained.
  • Registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
  • Certified by the State of Wyoming to practice and administer radiation.
  • Capable of working independently. Needs no mentoring.
  • Performs call for at least one of the following modalities: MRI, CT, US or Nuclear Medicine.
  • Capable of performing all Diagnostic Radiology procedures.
  • Capable of performing independently, a minimum of two Special Imaging modalities; i.e. Diagnostic Radiology, Ultrasound, CT, MRI, or Nuclear Medicine.
  • Current BCLS certification.
  • A minimum of one year of experience under a Board Certified Radiologist.
  • Working knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy.
  • Knowledge of general anatomy and physiology.
Sheridan Memorial Hospital is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.
Specific demands not listed: Possible exposure to blood and or body fluids / infectious disease / hazardous waste requiring the use of Personal Protective Equipment. Exposure to odorous chemicals / specimens and Latex products.
Pre-employment drug and alcohol screening is required.

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