PET/CT Imaging Tech (PRN)
at Dayton Physicians, LLC

Date Posted: 12/8/2019

Job Description

Position Description

Position:  PET/CT Imaging Technologist
Location: Greater Dayton Cancer Center
Reports To: Operations Manager
Position Description
The PET CT Technologist provides Positron emission tomography–computed tomography imaging throughout Radiation Oncology Services defined as (PET/CT) at GDCC.
DPN Core Value Expectations:
The CARES model reflects the principles that guide our day-to-day behaviors; our decisions, our actions, and our relationships with each other and with the patients and families we serve. All DPN employees are expected to embrace and demonstrate the following:
  • COMPASSION: we show compassion for others
  • ACCOUNTABILITY we hold ourselves accountable for our actions
  • RESPECT: we show respect for others
  • EXCELLENCE:  we strive for excellence in all that we do
  • SERVICE: we provide outstanding service to our patients, team members and community.
Additionally, as DPN is a service-oriented organization, All DPN employees are expected to embrace and demonstrate the following when interacting with patients, employees and other customers:
  • Smile, make eye contact and greet with energy!
  • Restate what you are hearing. Listen patiently and compassionately to complaints. Our patients and families are likely going through a difficult time. Irritability on their part is not about you.
  • Give full attention. Turn away from the computer screen and face the person you are conversing with.
  • Explain any potential delays in service and provide frequent updates.
  • Empathize (feel empathy for someone)
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The PET CT Technologist performs diagnostic PET/CT procedures on adult patients utilizing ionizing radiation producing equipment in the safest and most effective manner. 
  • Checks and prepares patients prior to PET/CT study;
  • Acquire patients' chart data/requisition and reviews both to determine correct room set-up and learn of any specific medical problems, contraindications to the study and verify that the study being ordered correlates to the diagnostic needs;
  • Verifies the patients' demographic data is correct in all applicable systems;
  • Assure patients' safety and comfort during procedures;
  • Educate patients regarding procedure, equipment and exam to ensure understanding and cooperation;
  • May assist with scheduling of patients as needed;
  • Prepares and administers Radiopharmaceuticals within the accepted scope of practice and applicable state and federal regulations;
  • Performs VNA punctures as necessary and maintains competencies;
  • Maintains all aspects of the PET/CT area including the technical as well as the clerical components to ensure proper quality assurance results.
  • Knowledgeable in acquiring, archiving, transmitting, and printing images - when applicable;
  • Observes potential equipment dysfunctions and reports problems to appropriate individuals;
  • Maintains available equipment up-time at the highest level for patient accessibility;
  • Will have responsibilities for supplies, equipment operations and related duties
  • Follow all health care privacy and safety rules;
  • Works under the scope of practice and in accordance to certificate/licensure in the administration of medications, operation of technical equipment.
  • Other duties as assigned
Supervisory Responsibilities:
Not applicable
Required Education and/ or Experience:
The PET/CT Technologist position requires a High school diploma and Graduate of an AMA approved school of Radiologic Technology and Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board.  The position requires 3- 5 years previous Nuclear Medicine experience.  CPR certification required.
General Skill Requirements:
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook.  
  • Experience working with a Practice Management system.
  • Attendance and punctuality are essential requirements of this position to provide excellent customer service to both our internal and external stakeholders.
Physical/ Mental Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to assist patients, reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The position requires regular lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds and occasionally lifting and/or moving up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Environmental/ Working Conditions:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Patient care and non-patient care environments requiring frequent contact with office staff and physicians. Work may be stressful at times.
The employee is exposed to radiation, fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals and personal protection is required. Radiation exposure will be monitored by film badge for exposure.
­Please note, this job description does not constitute an employment contract. Except as may be provided under any other agreement between the Employee and the Company, the employment of the Employee by the Company is at will and may be terminated by either the Employee or the Company at any time, subject to applicable law.

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Dayton, OH
  • Job Type: Health Care
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 12/8/2019

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