Job Description

Integrated Medical Services (IMS) is a physician-led organization united through its providers’ commitment to high-quality, innovative health care. The multi-specialty group has primary care and most specialties well represented throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area and many rural locations.

IMS Cardiology is currently seeking a PRN Nuclear Medicine Technologist for our Avondale, Central Phoenix, and Paradise Valley locations! 

Job Description

Prepare, administer, and measure radioactive isotopes in therapeutic, diagnostic, and tracer studies utilizing a variety of radioisotope equipment. Prepare stock solutions of radioactive materials and calculate doses to be administered by radiologists. Subject patients to radiation. Execute blood volume, red cell survival, and fat absorption studies following standard laboratory techniques.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Calculate, measure and record radiation dosage or radiopharmaceuticals received, used and disposed, using computer and following physician's prescription.
  2. Detect and map radiopharmaceuticals in patients' bodies, using a camera to produce photographic or computer images.
  3. Explain test procedures and safety precautions to patients and provide them with assistance during test procedures.
  4. Administer radiopharmaceuticals or radiation to patients to detect or treat diseases, using radioisotope equipment, under direction of physician.
  5. Produce a computer-generated or film image for interpretation by a physician.
  6. Process cardiac function studies, using computer.
  7. Dispose of radioactive materials and store radiopharmaceuticals, following radiation safety procedures.
  8. Record and process results of procedures.
  9. Prepare stock radiopharmaceuticals, adhering to safety standards that minimize radiation exposure to workers and patients.
  10. Maintain and calibrate radioisotope and laboratory equipment.
  11. Gather information on patients' illnesses and medical history to guide the choice of diagnostic procedures for therapy.
  12. Measure glandular activity, blood volume, red cell survival, and radioactivity of patient, using scanners, Geiger counters, scintillometers, and other laboratory equipment.
  13. Train and supervise student or subordinate nuclear medicine technologists.
  14. Position radiation fields, radiation beams, and patient to allow for most effective treatment of patient's disease, using computer.
  15. Add radioactive substances to biological specimens, such as blood, urine and feces, to determine therapeutic drug or hormone levels.
  16. Develop treatment procedures for nuclear medicine treatment programs.
  17. Confirms appointments with patients and follows patient scheduling protocols.
  18. Other duties as assigned.

Skills / Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

To perform this role successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential responsibility satisfactorily. These requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skill, and ability required of the Nuclear Medicine Technician accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Job Requirements:

  1. Associates in Nuclear Medicine:  NMTCS or ARRT(N)
  2. Arizona NMTCB
  3. BLS
  4. At least one (1) experience preferred.
  5. Requires exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to interact with people from different backgrounds and cultures.
  6. Requires the ability to manage multiple changing priorities in an effective and organized fashion.
  7. Must have knowledge of and follow HIPAA guidelines and secure Protected Health Information at all times.