Reports to the Director, Diagnostic Imaging Services, and is responsible for the consistency of high quality and value of imaging services within the Nuclear Medicine Environment.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
• Performance of high quality imaging within the NM environment, following up to date standards of practice within the CNSC guidelines.
• Adheres to Provincial regulations set forth by the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario (CMRTO), and the Health Professionals Act.
• Able to work in a collaborative health care atmosphere, working with other team members and under the supervision of the NM Team Lead.
• Demonstrates respectful and compassionate patient interactions in keeping with the values set forth by Guelph General Hospital (GGH)
• Reviews and performs NM protocols as outlined by the standards set forward within our GGH NM department
• Enforces the GGH mission of collaborative approach to patient-centred health care
• Contributes to the NM team by having good communication skills, strong knowledge of CNSC regulations and compliance. NM protocols, worksheets, ALARA and radiation safety.
• Demonstrates team work abilities, critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, conflict management and lean methodologies that are current within the healthcare system of Ontario
Technology & Equipment
• Telephone, fax, MS Office Suite, internet, Word, Excel and other related software (HIS/RIS/PACS)
• Applied, clinical and methodology knowledge of non-vendor specific NM systems is a must
• ECG machine/monitors
• Proficient in IV set-up utilizing aseptic technique for injection of Radiopharmaceuticals
Working Conditions & Physical Demands
• The GGH NM Technologist works in a clinical and technological surrounding.
• A varied compliment of shifts is required to be covered as we are a 24 hour facility. Must be able to work days, evenings, midnights, weekends and holidays
• Long hours of standing, sitting, moving/assisting patients and exposure to computer monitors within a hospital setting is required.
• Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs. (22.7kgs) (Lead shielding/patient transfers)
Qualifications & Experience
• Minimum 5 years clinical experience in NM
• Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) –recommended/eligible
• Emergency First Aid – an asset
• Transportation of Dangerous Goods training/certificate – required/eligible
• Advanced training in computed tomography (CT) and/or SPECT/CT – required/eligible
• Advanced training in electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation – required/eligible
• Current registration with CMRTO: designation MRT (N) – required
• Current registration with CAMRT/OAMRT: designation RTNM – recommended
• Degree preferred