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SSM Health Tech-Nuclear Medicine in Saint Louis, Missouri

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POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES AND PERFORMANCE CRITERIA (% of time)

Essential Functions: The following are essential job accountabilities and performance criteria:

  1. Performs all Nuclear Medicine procedures and required QA and QC tests. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) 60%

Criteria

A. Demonstrates the ability to assess a situation, consider alternatives and choose the appropriate course of action.

B. Responds to changes in workload using time to departmental advantage and conducts job duties in accordance with departmental standards.

C. Communicates technical information in a manner appropriate for the intended person (patient, coworker etc.) and reports any problems which may affect the outcome of a patient exam.

D. Mixes, assays, records and injects various radiopharmaceuticals for diagnosis and/or treatment of disease, with the aid of gamma cameras, computers, processors, dose calibrators, ventilation units, cardiac stress and monitoring equipment, and radiation survey meters.

E. Maintains all receipt, dispensation, storage and disposal records as required by NRC, Joint Commission, and the State of Missouri.

F. Assists in or performs “Hot Lab” duties: calibrations, assays, surveys, wipe tests, mixing, deluting, etc. and documenting all as required by the NRC, Joint Commission, and State Regulatory Agency.

G. Orders radiopharmaceuticals, kits or other supplies.

H. Accepts responsibility and reports for standby call procedures as scheduled; response must be within 1 hour.

I. Assists the Clinical Instructor in supervising and instructing Nuclear Medicine Students in all areas of Nuclear Medicine practice.

J. Demonstrate ability to relate to coworkers in a professional and respectful manner, in order to assure and promote a culture of safety.

  1. Observes established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental, and infection control standards. (2, 3, 5, 6) 5%

Criteria

A. Demonstrates attitude of cooperation and professionalism when working in any area of the facility.

B. Notifies supervisor when quality issues arise.

C. Uses protective equipment as needed.

  1. Uses Hospital/Nuclear Medicine Information system according to policy. (2, 3, 4, 5) 5%

Criteria

A. Enters information correctly and in a timely manner.

B. Recognizes and reports computer malfunctions.

C. Provides training and direction to co-workers as necessary.

D. Follows HIPAA guidelines regarding access to and release of information.

  1. Participates in continuing education. (2, 3) 5%

Criteria

A. Attends required orientation.

B. Obtains 24 continuing education points every two years per ARRT Regulations.

C. Maintains BCLS certification.

  1. Attends meetings as required. (2, 3) 5%

Criteria

A. Attends staff meetings or reviews the minutes of the monthly meeting and signs off on in-service form.

B. Attends scheduled mandatory hospital meetings as requested by supervisor.

  1. Safety/Infection Control: Practices according to safety and infection control policies. (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) 5%

Criteria

A. Practices universal precautions and disposes of hazardous wastes per established guidelines.

B. Maintains a safe, clean, comfortable and therapeutic environment for patients/families/employees in accordance with hospital standards.

  1. Maintains clutter free environment.

  2. Keeps conversations and background noise to a minimum.

  3. Adheres to dress code.

C. Reports risk management concerns.

D. Assumes responsibility for completing all annual mandatory.

  1. Safety/Fire

  2. Blood Borne Pathogen

  3. Hazardous Communication

  4. TB

  5. Department Specific

  6. Age Appropriate Care (for clinical staff only)

  7. Target 100: Provides service excellence to the customers of Saint Louis University Hospital by delivering timely, high quality care in a courteous and respectful manner. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) 5%

Criteria

A. Demonstrates respect and compassion for our internal and external customers while delivering prompt, courteous service.

B. Recognizes the needs and expectations of our customers and considers the diverse needs of others in regard to culture, religion, disability, etc.

C. Demonstrates team work with other departments and co-workers.

D. Provides emotional support while attempting to alleviate fear and anxiety.

E. Dresses in a professional manner.

F. Answers questions in a knowledgeable fashion or directs questions to someone who is able to provide answers.

G. Works with other departments to provide services.

H. Discuss information in private areas only. Share information on a need to know basis, avoiding gossip.

  1. Quality Improvement (QI): Incorporates Quality Assessment and one’s daily work. (2, 5) 5%

Criteria

A. Wisely and responsibly utilize the resources within the facility.

B. Takes care of equipment and report problems to result in a longer usage life.

C. Recommends changes in practices to increase efficiency and minimizes waste to supervisors.

D. Reviews departmental PI, OA and QC monthly during departmental meetings and by reviewing posted information.

E. Provides data to Radiology Coordinator for monthly Performance Improvement on a daily basis.

  1. Age Appropriate Care: Provides age-appropriate care to:

    x Infant x Child x Adolescent _x Adult x Geriatric

(1, 2, 3, 4, 5) 5%

Criteria

A. Demonstrates knowledge and skills of normal growth and development necessary to provide services to the age of the patient served by the department.

B. Demonstrates the ability to assess and interpret age specific data to identify patient needs.

C. Utilizes communication skills necessary to interpret age specific response.

DISCLAIMER: Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Rationale for Essential Functions

  1. The performance of this functions the reason the job exists.

  2. There are limited employees among whom the performance of this function can be distributed.

  3. This function occupies a great deal of the employee’s time.

  4. This function is highly specialized. Employees are hired for the skill/ability to perform this function.

  5. Failure to perform this function may have serious consequences.

  6. Exposure to blood borne pathogens that requires the use of protective equipment.

MINIMUM EDUCATION: Graduate of approved program in Nuclear Medicine Technology

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: Two years preferred

REQUIRED CERTIFICATION: Certification preferred and registry eligible required. Technologist must be certified within 12 months employment. Registered with the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board and/or the

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (N). BCLS

WORKING CONDITIONS: Exposure to blood and body fluid. Exposure to blood borne pathogens and other biological hazards subject to varying or unpredictable situations

occasionally subjected to irregular hours, subject to stressful situations. Deals directly with ionizing radiation with possible unknown exposure.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to stand for and walk for long periods of time

Ability to lift, push, and pull 100 plus pounds. Ability to move or transfer patients

Ability to deal with strenuous and physical activity daily in lifting, pulling, pushing, patients, radiographic equipment cassettes and/or supplies.

Employee ____________ Date ___

Department Manager _________ Date __

Department Medical Director _______ Date __

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified. An individual working in their job classification must also perform specific tasks upon request by supervisor personnel. Furthermore, the duties and responsibilities for this job classification are subject to change at the discretion of the medical center.

SSM Health is committed to equal employment opportunity based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, and all other statuses protected by law.

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