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Company: Catholic Health Initiatives
Location: Houston, TX
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Hospitals, Health Care


Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center

A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation's best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery.

The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke's is home to three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and Prairie View A&M University.

Position Summary

Demonstrate the ability to provide quality patient care and perform procedures on patients ranging from pediatric to geriatric; demonstrate knowledge of the field of certification via competency compliance; perform nuclear medicine procedures as defined by department protocol, comply with regulatory requirements, Provide patient assessment, patient preparation, and work with other healthcare providers to provide accurate and timely diagnostic and therapeutic data; demonstrate continuous self-improvement, make effective contributions to the department and adhere to departmental policies and procedures; and be accountable for all applicable documentation relative to procedure performance and patient family education.

Minimum Requirements: Education and Licensure:
  • Associate's Degree preferred

  • NMTCB or Registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists – ARRT (N) ; must maintain current

  • Certified by State of Texas – MRT

  • CPR/BLS certification

Minimum Experience:
  • One (1) year experience

Minimum Knowledge Skills, and Abilities:

  • Good alpha/numeric dexterity and handwriting skills

  • Interpersonal skills for communication with patients, physicians, visitors and other hospital personnel.

  • Good written and oral communication skills

Position Responsibilities:

1. Interact with patients, guests and other hospital personnel in a friendly, responsive manner to insure that quality patient care is provided; provide accurate patient/family education concerning testing.

2. Perform imaging procedures as outlined in the nuclear medicine procedure manual. Examples of these procedures include the performance of planar, planar whole body, gated planar, SPECT, SPECT-CT, gated SPECT, and mobile studies

3. Perform computer acquisition and processing necessary for the display, analysis and interpretation of the patient's condition

4. Participate in clinical education programs for the nuclear medicine personnel including training of nuclear medicine technologists, students, and house staff; as well as contributory involvement in staff in-services.

5. Order, prepare, receive, dispense and perform required regulatory and quality control procedures on radiopharmaceuticals; administer intravenous and oral radiopharmaceuticals under the guidelines established by the Chief of Service; and report immediately any irregularity or problem to the radiation safety officer and medical director

6. Perform quality control on all instrumentation in the nuclear medicine department, review data collected and report problems immediately to the supervisor or radiation safety officer

7. Perform dosage administration which includes intradermal, subcutaneous, peri-areolar, intramuscular, intravenous and oral and IV setup as outlined in hospital policy

8. Adherence to the rotational position methodology with a focus on punctuality.

9. Set up and perform EKG during pharmaceutical stress, exercise testing and emergency situations

10. Participate in on-call activities

11. Complete all computer and paperwork associated with the nuclear medicine procedure in an accurate and timely manner

12. Provide documentation, including electronic forms, that is accurate, legible and complete.

13. Assist with clerical duties during call and after hours to insure that all studies are completed and reported; assist with scheduling of in and out patients

14. Adhere to all policies and regulations regarding the safe handling, dispensing, monitoring and disposing of radioactive material

15. Keep current in all aspects of hospital required training

16. Maintain a safe and clean work area

17. Comply with all regulatory requirements at state and federal level.

Additional Information
  • Requisition ID: 2019-R0248434
  • Schedule: Part-time
  • Market: CHI St. Luke's Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center

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