As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
HMC NUCLEAR MEDICINE has an outstanding opportunity for a part time temporary/hourly NUCLEAR MEDICINE TECHNOLOGIST 2. The person in this role will report to the department supervisor and receive general direction from the supervisor and assigned Nuclear Medicine Lead. This individual will perform complex clinical diagnostic examinations such as lymphoscintography, treadmill cardiac perfusion, and pharmacologic stress cardiac perfusion, and provide expertise to support nuclear medicine clinical services. Tailors examinations to individual patient in collaboration with physician. Under general direction, exercise advanced technical knowledge in a specific area of expertise such as clinical computer application or examination protocol development in the field of nuclear medicine, and provide work direction to others in area of expertise.
Standard Daily Practice: Perform complex clinical diagnostic nuclear medicine examinations;
Develop new computer applications in nuclear medicine;
Develop guidelines for the use and control of radiopharmaceuticals; develop standards for calibration and dispensing of radiopharmaceuticals;
Develop new nuclear medicine examinations; establish written protocols;
Conduct specialized tests and studies in vitro and/or in vivo;
Identify supply needs for new procedures; locate vendors for specialized supplies;
Present in-services regarding an area of nuclear medicine;
Design, implement and write procedures for nuclear medicine examinations; train nuclear medicine technologists in new procedures;
Perform the duties of Nuclear Medicine Technologist I;
This position involves working with patients from the following age groups: Neonate = 1-28 days, Pre-teen to teen = 10-16 years, Infant = 29 days-1 year, Adult = 15-65 years, Toddler = 2-4 years, Geriatrics = 65 years and above, Child = 5-9 years.
Assist in evaluating new products and equipment; perform calibration tests, adjust and maintain equipment.
Maintain inventory of supplies to be ordered and submit to lead or supervisor.
May be required to work on-call.
The above reflects the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
Professional Accountability: Demonstrates awareness of and functions within Radiology policies, procedures and guidelines;
Seeks consultation when patient care needs exceed own level of experience.
Demonstrates awareness of and functions within safety, infection control, emergency and equipment guidelines.
Meets attendance standards and consistently completes timesheet requirements.
Ensures all relevant credentials are current.
Ensures mandatory certification competencies are completed within initial time frame.
Consistently wears identification badge as per hospital policy.
Consistently wears dosimeter and returns monthly to the QA coordinator for monitoring.
Responsible for remaining current with information disseminated through email, voice mail, memos and posted notices.
Advocacy and Humanistic Care: Treats all patients with respect and dignity;
Provides the appropriate education to patient and their families prior to and post Radiology procedure;
Exercises responsible judgment in recognizing and reporting significant situations relating to patient care.
Provides radiation protection prescribed by safety standards for patients and self.
Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of patient privacy rights, and is familiar with all relevant HIPAA standards. Maintains confidentiality of all medical, financial, or other sensitive materials and information in printed, electronic or verbal form, which may jeopardize the privacy of patients.
Accesses and uses the minimum necessary patient identifiable information to perform job responsibilities and duties and only for authorized purposes.
Communication and Team Building: Proven interpersonal and communication skills required to promote positive relationships with patients, visitors, radiologists, and other medical center personnel.
Forms productive working relationships with co-workers. Communicates clearly, directly, and on a timely basis.
Is open to direction, asks for assistance when needed, treats staff with respect and dignity.
Maintains a professional manner at work.
Safety/Response to Emergencies: Understands and complies with all safety, fire, disaster, evacuation, and chemical safety procedure: review's departmental policy and procedure manual annually.
Understands that they are considered “essential personnel” during emergencies and inclement weather.
Quality Assessment and Improvement: Reviews and QC own work and the work of students.
Participates in and supports quality assessment and improvement activities.
Participates in the Department QA and QC functions by assisting in the collection of data, and making recommendations as to problems and possible solutions.
Professional Development/Skills: Demonstrates responsibility for own professional growth through pursuit of work-related experiences and educational opportunities.
Certified by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board or registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in Nuclear Medicine AND two years of experience as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist I OR equivalent education/experience.
Legal Requirement - Certification as a Radiologic Technologist - Nuclear Medicine in the State of Washington
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.