Salem Health is currently seeking a talented Nuclear Medicine Technologist to join our team!
Salem Health offers exceptional care to people in and around Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley. We have hospitals in Salem and Dallas (West Valley), a medical group of primary and specialty care providers, plus other affiliated services. Our Dallas hospital is a critical-access hospital. Our Salem hospital is a Magnet®-recognized facility, a regional referral center and one of the largest acute-care hospitals in Oregon. Salem Health is the area’s largest private employer, with about 3,500 full and part-time employees.
Every result we deliver has a profound impact on people’s lives, which is why we deliver more than just results. Our exceptional clinical care, healing environment, and commitment to quality patient care makes us tops with the people who matter to us: our patients and their families.
Performs Nuclear Medicine Procedures in compliance with hospital policies and procedures.
Minimum Qualifications Include:
- Must be actively registered with either 1) Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB), or
2) American Registry of Radiological Technology (ARRT), or
3) American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
- Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent preferred. Two years of college education or equivalent required
- Must have good interpersonal skills
- Must ensure confidentiality of patient information
- Must be capable of medium to heavy physical work including lifting and carrying equipment, supplies and patients, pushing and pulling wheelchairs, stretchers, imaging beds and collimator carts. Must be able to bend, pull, stretch and reach to accomplish duties
- Must maintain professional standards with regard to patient rapport and medical staff interaction
- Requires BLS within three months of hire & ACLS within six months of hire
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Include:
Must be capable of operating state of the art Nuclear Medicine gamma cameras, probe and computer systems, film processors, survey meters, and other technical supportive devices.
Core Job Functions Include:
• Demonstrates competency in the operation of all Nuclear Medicine equipment utilized in the department.
• Is proficient with the computer systems interface into the Nuclear Medicine equipment.
• Performs quality procedures in compliance with department’s technical procedure manual or deviations as requested by the attending radiologist.
• Patient injections of IV setups are performed as to minimize patient discomfort, infiltration or infection. Infiltrations or infections are reported immediately to the attending radiologist and are appropriately managed and documented.
• Prior to radioactive materials dosing, patients are professionally screened and queried regarding their clinical history and any interfering medications. Verifies all pertinent responses are documented.
• Completes appropriate worksheets prior to case presentation to radiologist.
Successful applicants will be required to undergo pre-employment drug testing for unauthorized substances. Marijuana and medical marijuana are considered unauthorized substances. Upon date of hire, applicants will be required to complete the U.S. Department Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming identity and authorization to work in the United States. Salem Health is not able to support VISA sponsorships.
In order to be considered for this position, your resume must reflect all relevant licenses, certifications, education, and experience noted in the requirements and minimum qualification sections of this job posting. Without this information, candidates cannot be considered for positions to which they may be qualified.
Please note: Six furlough days per year are currently in effect for designated departments. Employees in their first twelve months of a benefit eligible position are generally exempted from mandatory furlough days.
Unscheduled staff are utilized in periods of increased patient care requirements or high census to provide acceptable staffing levels in addition to providing coverage during a regularly scheduled employee’s absence (sick leave, vacation, etc). This position is not benefits eligible.
Per Diem employees are required to work at least 400 hours per year, however, Salem Health cannot assure a set schedule or hours per week.