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Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Company: Sutter Health
Location: Lakeport
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Sutter Lakeside Hospital is located in beautiful Lake County and overlooks Clear Lake, the largest natural lake in California. The hospital has a Critical Access Hospital designation, with 25 inpatient beds. There are 10 outpatient beds, a 12-bed ED, ancillary services (MRI, CT, Nuclear Med, Mammography imaging, lab, pathology, 24/7pharmacy coverage), surgical services (orthopedics, OB/GYN, general surgery, podiatry, ophthalmology, endoscopy), Family Birth Center, Intensive Care Unit, Medical-Surgical Unit, and an Outpatient Care Services Unit performing infusions, wound care and supporting outpatient procedures. The hospital also supports inpatient and outpatient physical, speech, occupational and rehab therapies. Sutter Lakeside's campus includes two hospital-based rural health clinics, a beautiful community garden and the only Rehab Mobility Park in this part of the state. Lake County has a population of about 66,000 and is located in a fast-growing wine region only 2 hours northwest of Sacramento and 2 hours north of San Francisco.

Nuclear Medicine Technologist (NMT) utilizes Radiopharmaceuticals, administered orally or as intravenous injections, to perform diagnostic imaging procedures. Performs and documents quality assurance tests to ensure the quality and preparation of Radiopharmaceuticals and the proper operation of all instrumentation. The incumbent is accountable for the operation and maintenance of equipment. Responsible for the radiation safety of the hospital. The incumbent works with risk and critically ill patients. Takes call for emergency procedures.

Education/ Knowledge, including Licensure/ Certification/ Registration

  • Graduation from an AMA accredited Nuclear Medicine program with Certificate in Nuclear Medicine
  • Graduation from an AMA accredited Nuclear Medicine program with A.S. degree in Nuclear Medicine preferred
  • Graduate of a AMA accredited program in Nuclear Medicine program with B.S. degree in Nuclear Medicine is preferred
  • Certified Nuclear Medicine Tech - NMT (ARRT - N or ASP (N) certification) required
  • BLS Healthcare Provider. State Licensure from State CDPH-RHB

Experience

  • Previous experience as a nuclear medicine technologist in a hospital environment.

Skills

  • Complete understanding of methodology, equipment, Radiopharmaceuticals, basic radiation physics/biology, computer skills, human anatomy and physiology
  • Responsible for the assessment, treatment or care of patients of all ages including neonate, child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric
  • Must be trained in venipuncture
  • Must be able to deal effectively with patients, physicians, and peers
  • Must be able to work independently and communicate effectively both orally and written

Keywords: Sutter Health, Santa Rosa , Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Other , Lakeport, California

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