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NUCLEAR MEDICINE TECH - Phoenix - Abrazo Heart Institute

  • Job ID 1805022444
  • Date posted 06/12/2018
  • Facility Staff Abrazo Medical Group
NUCLEAR MEDICINE TECH - Phoenix - Abrazo Heart Institute

General Summary: A non-exempt medical office position that performs nuclear medicine procedures used for diagnosis and treatment. 

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  1. Adheres to and supports the mission, purpose, philosophy, objectives, policies, and procedures of Tenet Physician Resources.
  2. Adheres to the Tenet HIPAA Compliance Plan and the Privacy Standards Confidentiality Agreement.
  3. Demonstrates support for the Tenet Corporate Compliance Program by being knowledgeable of compliance responsibilities as expressed in the Code of Conduct; adhering to federal and state laws, rules, regulations, and corporate policies and procedures policies that affect his/her specific job functions/responsibilities; and reporting compliance issues/concerns in a timely and appropriate manner.
  4. Responsible for proper operation of nuclear medicine equipment in performing various complex nuclear cardiology studies. 
  5. Prepare, calibrate, and administer radiopharmaceuticals and/or pharmaceuticals, as directed by nuclear cardiologist, who is an authorized user on the Radioactive Material License (RML).
  6. Prepare patients for all testing procedures. 
  7. Monitor patient’s electrocardiogram (ECG) and vital signs before, during, and after stress testing, as directed by physician. 
  8. Perform computer acquisition and processing of complex nuclear data and images for interpretation by nuclear cardiologists in accordance with manufacturer’s guidelines and established facility policy and procedure.
  9. Properly complete patient routing slips and charge tickets with all appropriate CPT codes and corresponding ICD codes.
  10. Observe radiation safety and OSHA guidelines. 
  11. Inventory, order and maintain all departmental supplies at defined inventory levels.


Education: Graduate of an approved school of nuclear medicine and registered or registry-eligible as Nuclear Medicine Technologist.

Certification:  Nuclear certifications  either ARRT (N), CNMT, or the advanced NCT. A State license is also required.  BLS is required.

Experience: Work requires a level knowledge of patient care methods, procedures and techniques. Six Months in Nuclear Cardiology Department.  

Other Requirements: None

Performance Requirements:

  1. Knowledge of performing various complex nuclear cardiology studies.
  2. Understanding proper operation of Nuclear Medicine equipment.
  3. Knowledge of using medical equipment including stethoscope, scales, and blood pressure cuff, etc.
  4. Knowledge of Electronic Health Systems.
  5. Knowledge of ICD-9 and CPT codes.
  6. Knowledge of the policies and procedures of a clinic sufficient to provide effective patient care.
  1. Skill in multi-tasking.
  2. Skill in customer service.
  3. Skill in computer hardware and software use.
  4. Skill in verbal and written communication.
  5. Skill in exercising a high degree of initiative, judgment, discretion, and decision-making to achieve organizational objectives.
  6. Skill in analyzing situations accurately and taking effective action.
  7. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees, policy-making bodies, third-party venders, patients, and the public.
  8. Skill in organizing work, making assignments, and achieving goals and objectives.
  9. Skill in exercising judgment and discretion in developing, applying, interpreting, and coordinating departmental policies and procedures.
  1. Ability to multi-task, manage details and organize efficiently and effectively.
  2. Ability to read, interpret, and apply policies and procedures.
  3. Ability to set priorities among multiple requests.
  4. Ability to interact with patients, medical and administrative staff, and the public effectively.
  5. Ability to use EMR, other relevant computer hardware and software, telephone, copier, fax machine and other standard medical office equipment.

Equipment Operated: Nuclear Medicine equipment.

Work Environment: Position is in a well-lit office environment.

Mental/Physical Requirements: Involves varied activities including standing, sitting, walking, stooping, lifting, bending, reaching.  Requires full range of body motion including: handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.  Must be able to use correct body mechanics to assist patients appropriately.  Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.  Ability to push or pull mobile equipment on casters up to 500 pounds.

Job:  Nuclear Med
Primary Location:  Phoenix, Arizona
Facility:  Staff Abrazo Medical Group
Job Type:  Full-time
Shift Type:  Days

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