Summary: Perform diagnostic procedures utilizing radiopharmaceuticals in accordance with the established professional and departmental standards and procedures.
Other information: One year Nuclear Medicine experience preferred.Must complete Point of Care Testing training as part of Department Orientation.Ability to lift patients up to 50lbs.
Responsibilities: Reviews consultation request, checking for special instructions from requesting physician and consults with the Radiologist as necessary. Completes all departmental processes for resulting and documentation of exams. Pleasantly greets patients, confirming their identification and introducing yourself. Completely explains examination procedure to the patient and their family if present. Demonstrates a complete working knowledge of all equipment located within the Nuclear Medicine department. Prepares, calibrates, documents accurately and administers radiopharmaceuticals for administration by injection, ingestion, and inhalation methods. Performs in vivo and in vitro diagnostic Nuclear Medicine procedures according to established protocols. Maintains a daily activities log. Ensures appropriate storage and ordering of supplies for the Nuclear Medicine area. Monitors and reports supplies in shortage and special order items. Performs visual preventive safety inspections and conducts daily quality assurance tests on all equipment. Identifies any problems and communicates to the immediate supervisor. Evaluates recorded images for technical quality. Demonstrates anatomy under investigation through proper positioning. Provides radiation protection to patients, staff and self according to prescribed safety standards and effectively operates radiation detection equipment. Recognizes emergency situations, initiates code procedures and administers first aid or CPR as needed. Assures access to care. Adds on exams whenever possible, coordinating efforts with other departments. Seeks alternatives when requested add on is not possible. Verifies correct order entry and supply charging.
Competencies and skills: Essential: * Clear Communication Skills Both Written And Verbal * Able To Keep Confidential Information Regarding Patients, Team Members * Able To Withstand Crisis Situations * Has Skills To Provides Customer Service To Patients, Team Members And Visitors * Knowledge And Experience With Electronic Health Records
Education: Essential: * Associates Degree in related field
Beebe Healthcare serves the Sussex County community with a medical center located in beautiful, historic Lewes, Delaware, and convenient outpatient locations throughout the county. Founded in 1916 by two physician brothers, Drs. James Beebe and Richard C. Beebe, the medical center in Lewes is a 210-licensed-bed, not-for-profit seaside community hospital. Beebe's specialized service lines include cardiac and vascular, surgical services, oncology, women's health, and orthopaedic services. Beebe offers an array of inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and diagnostic services.
Beebe's five satellite campuses offer imaging, physical rehabilitation, and lab services, as well as walk-in care centers. In addition, Beebe offers Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine and Diabetes Management & Medical Nutrition Therapy.
With a mission to serve the community, Beebe also offers many free screenings and outreach programs through its Population Health Department; and advanced medical care for those who are recuperating at home through Beebe Home Care Services.
Beebe is also training the next generation of nurses through the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing, located behind the Medical Cente...r in Lewes.
Beebe's Medical Staff has grown tremendously since the early 1990s. Employed physicians through Beebe Medical Group and our affiliated physicians on Beebe's Medical Staff now serve patients from Milford to Millville in specialties including cardiac surgery, dermatology, endocrinology, family practice, gastroenterology, general surgery, internal medicine, pediatric neurology, and surgical oncology.
Beebe is proud to offer quality care, close to home for the residents and visitors of Sussex County.