All across UW Medicine, our employees collaborate to perform the highest quality work with integrity and compassion and to create a respectful, welcoming environment where every patient, family, student and colleague is valued and honored. At UW Medical Center – Northwest (formerly, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center), we’re proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are: The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award; The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award; The Stroke Care Excellence Award; Winner of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row. We’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.
UW Medical Center – Northwest includes a full-service, non-profit community hospital offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services.?With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus, just north of Seattle. NUCLEAR MEDICINE has an outstanding opportunity for a RESERVE/TEMPORARY, DAY SHIFT, NUCLEAR MEDICINE TECHNOLOGIST. Under the direction of a radiologist, the Nuclear Medicine Technologist performs a wide variety of diagnostic procedures using radioactive chemicals, gamma cameras, computers, and probes. Procedures are performed accurately, independently, and efficiently and in compliance with State of Washington guidelines and regulations for use of Radiopharmaceuticals.
Independently performs assigned nuclear scans in accordance with established protocols and standards and radiation guidelines
Performs venipuncture for administration of radioisotopes and injects radiopharmaceuticals
Produces technically acceptable Nuclear Medicine images in accordance with departmental procedures, selects proper technical factors, reviews and evaluates Nuclear Medicine images to determine that they are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes
Sets up exam rooms, ensuring all necessary equipment and supplies are ready
Inventories supplies and linens. Restocks rooms as needed
Orders radiopharmaceuticals, pharmaceuticals, and pharmacy supplies as needed
Operates, troubleshoots, maintains equipment
Documents receipt, administration, and disposal of radioactive materials
Answers departmental phones following established etiquette standards
Coordinates patient procedures and scheduling
Assists with coordinating patient care with other departments and other facilities, as needed
Interacts effectively with physicians and nursing staff regarding procedures, preparations, patient restrictions, and imaging requirements
Requires graduation from an accredited Nuclear Medicine program
Must be certified through the Nuclear Medicine Technologist Certification Board (NMTCB), or equivalent
Must be registered with the State of Washington as a Certified Radiological Tech-Nuclear Medicine
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.