Nuclear Medicine Technologist (PRN / Per Diem)

Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 07-13-2017
Howard University Hospital (HUH) is a private, non- profit institution recognized for its ground breaking research and teaching programs. HUH has a rich tradition of leadership and service dating back to 1862. Over the course of its more than 150 year history of providing the finest primary, secondary, and tertiary health care services, HUH has become one of the most comprehensive health care facilities in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and designated a DC Level 1 Trauma Center.
Competitive pay, 403-B Savings (Howard contributes a sum equal to 6% of your pay from your date of hire.  Howard matches up to 2% of what you invest. Both Howard’s contributions and the contributions that you make to the plan are yours, and you are immediately vested 100%. Comprehensive medical and dental plans Prescription Drug Benefits. Discount on optical wear at the HUH Optical Shop, Pet Insurance, Wellness Rewards Program, Tuition remission for employees and dependents, Low-cost onsite parking, SmartTrip Commuter Transit and Parking Benefits, and more!

Under supervision of the Radiology Manager or designee and the direct guidance of the Senior Nuclear Medicine Technologist or designee this position performs a variety of technical procedures on patients utilizing radionuclides for diagnosis and therapy; and performs other related duties as directed.

Interacts internally, with Hospital and department management, providers, radiologist, nurses, students, physicist and peers. Interacts externally, with outpatients, referring physicians, state and federal regulatory agencies.

  • Positions and transfers patients; provides immobilization devices as required; selects and operates equipment safely and within established guidelines; sends completed images to PACS; sends images to the nighthawk service as required; copies images to CD as needed; provides radiation protection in accordance with prescribed hospital, state and federal safety standards.
  • Assists the physician in the preparation and administration of pharmaceuticals to patient; responsible for delegated areas of authority in the performance of routine or special procedures; may be responsible for specific areas of instruction of student technologists, new employees and ancillary personnel; responsible for performing radionuclide procedures on patients inclusive of organ imaging, function studies, cardiac stress tests, and assisting the physician in the therapeutic use of radioisotopes under prescribed safety standards.
  • Completes daily and monthly wipe tests and assists in other QA/QC activities as needed. Assists in performing first aid and practice sterile techniques; and is responsible for maintaining, and following procedures to prevent cross contamination.
  • Maintains adequate records of receipt, use, storage, and disposal of radioactive materials in accordance with state and federal guidelines; maintains orderliness and cleanliness, including, provisions for the contamination-free condition of rooms, equipment and personnel; secures and returns supplies; reports, documents and manages spills in accordance with regulatory and hospital guidelines.
  • Assists in the development of techniques for procedures as needed; may assist in the use of a variety of equipment and procedures not routinely employed; should take advantage of opportunities for continuing education in Nuclear Medicine Technology.
  • Starts IV access on patients for injections of isotopes.
  • The employee is expected to achieve appropriate Hospital performance and productivity standards as established.
  • The employee will perform other duties that further the customer service needs of the unit, such as answering phones, greeting and escorting patients, and administrative and clerical duties upon demand. These may include entering orders, obtaining lab results (electronically or via phone call), printing CD’s and reports, scheduling appointments and call to obtain referral if appropriate.
  • The employee will respond to emergent and urgent patient and operational issues.
  • The employee on occasion may be requested to cover part or all of other shifts, and/or be on call.
  • The employee will obtain necessary certifications as required by regulatory agencies.
  • Promotes adherence to the Health Sciences Compliance Program, the Howard University Code of Ethics and the Health Sciences Standards of Conduct.
  • Attends annual and periodic mandatory Compliance Program training including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy training. Adheres to the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Policies and Procedures. Maintains confidentiality of patients, families, and staff.
  • Participates in activities that promote adherence to federal healthcare program requirements.
  • Actively participates in Health Sciences CARES activities.
  • Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are related and appropriate to the position and area. The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered as all-inclusive.
  • Must be capable of lifting moderate to heavy loads and standing for extensive periods of time.
  • Competence in both oral and written English.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relationships with staff, physicians, Hospital and University officials, and the general public.
  • Must demonstrate collaboration; accountability; respect; excellence; and service.
  • Works with team members and peers in and outside of their immediate work group to create an exceptional experience for patients, students and other visitors; looks for ways to achieve departmental/institutional results by partnering.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her actions to provide health care and or ancillary functions in a highly efficient and compassionate manner. The employee must function as a Steward (Have Ownership) of the Howard values that foster a commitment to improving the patient and student experience, organizational efficiency and the environment.
  • Embraces diversity; cares holistically for those we serve; treats all as we would like to be treated; manages the patient’s right to privacy with meticulous care 100% of the time and keeps patient and proprietary information about the institution confidential.
  • Anticipates the patient’s and student’s needs, presents as a model representative of the institution and maintains high standards of care while striving to improve performance and create exceptional experiences for our customers.
  • Behaves in a friendly, resourceful and professional manner towards all they encounter; treats patients, students and visitors in the same way that they would want their family members or themselves to be treated.

Associates Degree in radiology or related field with at least two (2) years experience in radiology.
Registered as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT).
Will be required to be on-call during department off hours, weekends and holidays as assigned.
Must be able to stand, walk, sit, lift (up to 50 lbs), bend, pull, push, reach, handle, write, file, speak, hear, see, calculate, evaluate and organize for extended periods of time.

Job Type: Part-time

Required education:
  • Associates 
Required experience:
  • radiology: 2 years
Required license or certification:
  • Registered as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT)
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