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University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
NUCLEAR MEDICINE/CT TECHNOLOGIST
Posting Number: SRGV5922
Number of Vacancies: 1
Location: Harlingen, Texas
Department: School of Medicine / Clinical Affairs
Scope of Job:
To provide imaging services for patient care, prepare and administer radioactive drugs and or contrast media to patients. Provide technical skills and support to physicians or others who diagnose, care for, and treat patients and to researchers who investigate uses of radioactive drugs in the operation of nuclear medicine equipment for diagnostic and evaluation purposes.
Description of Duties:
· Prepares radioactive drugs and or contrast media for patient injection after order from a physician for a specific PET imaging study.· Performs organ imaging tests, including full skeletal, cardiac blood pool, and major vascular blood pool tests, and cysternograms utilizing gamma cameras, and/or stationary camera devices.· Performs complex procedures, including injecting radiopharmaceuticals under the direct supervision of a radiologist.· Prepares patient for imaging or nuclear medicine procedures by accurately assessing patient’s needs and providing patient education.· Injects radioactive drugs or contrast using sterile techniques as ordered by physician patient evaluation for allergies and medical tolerance.· Assists with pre-imaging/contrast lab requirement when needed.· May be required to obtain blood sample for pre-imaging/contrast lab requirement.· Prepares patients films for interpretation by neuroradiologist.· Follows specific guidelines for use of radioactive pharmaceuticals (drugs).· Follows specific state guided procedures for radiation disposal.· Explains test procedures and safety precautions to subjects and provides them with assistance during procedures.· Transfers, positions, and instructs patients in preparation for procedures.· Maintains and operates imaging equipment.· Identifies physical changes that can be reactions to drugs administered and ensures the environment is safe at all times for patient and staff.· Attains required approval and signature by nuclear medicine physicians.· Keeps detailed records of procedures and use of pharmaceutical agents.· Practices all safety measures including radiation safety and environment of care.· Completes all reports timely within set deadlines.· Performs other duties as assigned.
General supervision from assigned supervisor.
Direct supervision of assigned staff.
Associate degree in a related field. Graduate of an accredited program of study in Nuclear Medicine Technology and Computerized Tomography (CT) technology.
Current License in the State of Texas as Nuclear Medicine Technologist from the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) or Certified as Nuclear Medicine Technologist by American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) and American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)
One (1) year of experience performing PET/CT imaging services.
Bilingual in English and Spanish.
Standard nuclear medicine (PET/CT Scanner) and standard clinical/office equipment.
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Office/Clinic/Research Environment; some travel and weekend work is required. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Exposure to all common diseases and/or blood borne pathogens. Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous or radioactive materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment. UTRGV is a distributed institution, which requires presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of staff and physicians. Good written and verbal communication skills. Requires reasoning ability and good independent judgment.
Physical Capabilities: N/A
Employment Category: Full-Time
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date: 06/06/2022
Grant Funded Position: No
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It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant, Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following: *Date of Birth *Social Security Number *Gender *Ethnicity/Race Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956)665-8880 and/or [email protected]
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.
All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.
To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/3150843
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