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Nuclear Medicine Tech - PN

Company: Lexington Medical Center
Location: West Columbia
Posted on: June 11, 2024

Job Description:

Heart&Vasc Ctr Cardiology-LexFull TimeDay ShiftMonday- Friday, 8:00AM- 5:00PMConsistently named best hospital, Lexington Medical Center anchors an expansive health care network that includes nearly 600 physicians and advanced practice providers at nearly 80 locations across the Midlands of South Carolina, making it the region's third largest employer. From general medicine and orthopaedics to oncology, cardiology and neurosurgery, these dedicated professionals combine the highest quality care with advanced medicine and state-of-the-art technology to help patients achieve the best possible outcomes. Its postgraduate medical education programs include family medicine and transitional year residencies.Job SummaryUtilize radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals to perform diagnostic and sometimes therapeutic examinations.Minimum QualificationsMinimum Education: Graduate of an approved School of Nuclear Medicine Technology or equivalentMinimum Years of Experience: None.Substitutable Education & Experience (optional): NoneRequired Certifications/Licensure: Certification in Nuclear Medicine Technology or eligibility for certification and have a South Carolina Radiation Quality Standards Association licenseRequired Training: None.Essential FunctionsDemonstrates competence to provide developmentally appropriate care/treatment for the following patient population:Infant (Birth to 1 year)Child (1 year through 12 years)Adolescent (13 years through 17 years)Adult (18 years to 65 years)Geriatric (over 65 years)Bariatric and CardiacOrganize daily work load.Order radiopharmaceuticals and kits as needed.Calculates correct dosage to be administered following prescribed procedures, according to information on age, weight and physical condition.Receives patients and explains procedures to them.Assesses the patients in order to record any pertinent information relating to the exam.Reviews and abstracts data from the patient's chart.Sets up imaging systems for studies in accordance with current imaging protocols.Evaluates scan for acceptable quality prior to submitting for interpretation.Schedules patients for Nuclear Medicine exams as necessary.Maintains a clean and orderly work area to include stocking all items prior to the beginning of the work day.Operates all imaging systems and related devices.Performs Q.C procedures on all equipment.Duties & ResponsibilitiesKeeps supervisor abreast of any changes in imaging systems operation to ensure proper repairs can be made in a timely manner.Properly receives radioactive shipments according to DHEC regulations.Performs various tasks associated with processing, distributing and storing radioactive materials.Proficient in starting IV's and injecting Radiopharmaceuticals/Saline for certain procedures.Clocks in/out according to the hospital policy and approves time in Kronos.Attends staff meetings as required and completes all mandatory education requirements.Follows through with assignments and informs supervisor of progress or problems in completing tasks.Recognize emergency patient conditions and initiates lifesaving first aid.Follows established guidelines for reporting a significant medical error or unanticipated outcome in the patient's care which results in patient harm.Performs all other duties as assigned by authorized personnel or as required in an emergency (i.e. fire or disaster)Demonstrates good public relations and service excellence at all times.Adheres to policies of logging in/out of any information systems and maintains confidentiality of passwords, security codes and adheres and follows HIPAA Guidelines.Serves and protects the hospital community by ensuring adherence to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, accrediting organization standards, and federal, state and local requirements.We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefitsHealth care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)Employees are eligible for enrollment into the 403(b) match plan day one. LHI matches dollar for dollar up to 6%.Employer paid life insurance - equal to 1x salaryEmployee may elect supplemental life insurance with low cost premiums up to 3x salaryAdoption assistanceLHI provides its full-time employees employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employmentTuition reimbursementStudent loan forgivenessEqual Opportunity EmployerIt is the policy of LMC to provide equal opportunity of employment for all individuals, and to remain compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. LMC strives to provide a discrimination-free environment, and to recruit, select, on-board, and employ all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation. LMC endeavors to upgrade and promote employees from within the hospital where possible and consistent with the employee's desires and abilities and the hospital's needs.

Keywords: Lexington Medical Center, Columbia , Nuclear Medicine Tech - PN, Healthcare , West Columbia, South Carolina

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