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Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Company: Adventist Health
Location: Portland
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Adventist Health Portland, part of both the Adventist Health and Oregon Health and Science University health systems features of a 302-bed medical center, 34 medical clinics, and home care and hospice services in the Portland metro area. Our full-service acute care medical center provides a full range of inpatient, outpatient, emergency and diagnostic services to communities on the city's east side. Key services include cardiovascular care, emergency services, orthopedics, radiation oncology, surgery, imaging, rehabilitation, and labor and delivery. Adventist Health Portland's mission executed by more than 550 physicians, 1,900 employees and 250 volunteers serving a local community known for its outdoor activities, independent creatives and exquisite culinary opportunities.
Job Summary:
Administers radiopharmaceuticals or radiation intravenously to detect or treat diseases, using radioisotope equipment. Administers medical substances for imaging or other procedures. Performs screening procedures for diagnostic interpretation. Coordinates patient flow and maintains procedure quality control.
Job Requirements:

Education and Work Experience:

  • Diploma/certificate from an accredited school of Nuclear Medicine: Required
  • Bachelor's Degree in nuclear medicine technology or equivalent: Preferred


    • Registered by the American Registry of Radiological Technologist (ARRT) in Nuclear Medicine from the state of practice: Preferred
    • Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist (CNMT): Required
    • Oregon Board of Medical Imaging (OBMI) Nuclear Medicine Technologist: Required
    • State Nuclear Med Tech (SNMT): Required

      Facility Specific License/Certifications:

      • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or National Nuclear Med Tech (NMTCB): Required

        Essential Functions:

        • Prepares, administers, and measures radioactive isotopes in therapeutic, diagnostic, and tracer studies using a variety of radioisotope equipment. Prepares stock solutions of radioactive materials and calculates doses to be administered by radiologists. Subjects patients to radiation. Executes blood volume, red cell survival, and fat absorption studies following standard laboratory techniques. Administers intravenous injections in accordance with established procedures.
        • Performs screening procedures for diagnostic interpretation.
        • Documents all pertinent information regarding radioactive materials and surveys in accordance with departmental procedures.
        • Obtains pertinent patient information and disseminates subsequent patient preparation instructions to patient care areas.
        • Elevates questions, problems and significant challenges to more senior staff for direction or subject matter expertise.
        • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

          Organizational Requirements:
          Adventist Health is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our associates and patients. Therefore, we require that all associates receive all required vaccinations, including, but not limited to, measles, mumps, flu (based on the seasonal availability of the flu vaccine typically during October-March each year), COVID-19 vaccine (required in CA, HI and OR) etc., as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter. Medical and religious exemptions may apply.

Keywords: Adventist Health, Portland , Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Healthcare , Portland, Oregon

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