Nuclear Medicine Technologist + $10,000 Sign-On Bonus + Relocation Assistance
Location: Arlington, VA
- No Evenings
- No Nights
- No Weekends
- No Major Holidays
Virginia Heart is Northern Virginia's premier cardiovascular practice, bringing an unparalleled standard of excellence to our patients. We are seeking an experienced professional to join our team in our outpatient cardiology setting to serve as nuclear medicine technologist in Northern Virginia.
We offer great benefits! + $10,000 Sign-On Bonus + Relocation Assistance
- Comprehensive benefits package with low premiums (Medical, dental and vision)
- Life insurance of 50K covered by Virginia Heart, with option to purchase additional
- 401K pension plan based on profit and a percentage of salary
- Paid Short Term Disability with optional long-term insurance available for purchase
- Employee assistance program for mental and physical well-being
- Up to 34 days vacation and sick leave, with accrual of 1 additional vacation day per year through year 10
- Annual merit-based increases
- Employee Appreciation Events, includes therapy dogs, raffles, other fun rewards
- Career Advancement Opportunities
- Employee Referral Bonus
- Semi-annual employee engagement surveys
- Employee Discount Programs
- Flexible spending accounts, pretax dollars for health and dependent care
- Employee Committee Opportunities (e.g., Diversity/ Inclusion, Employee Advisory Committee)
- No nights, no weekends, no holidays and no on-calls!
- Set shifts and schedules
The Nuclear Medicine Technologist uses the myocardial perfusion imaging equipment to diagnose image perfusion patterns of the myocardium and to evaluate the functions of the coronary arteries for disease in patients and will apply their knowledge and training to perform diagnostic procedures in a manner consistent with Virginia Heart’s mission of excellence in cardiovascular care. The Nuclear Medicine Technologist may be required to travel to Vienna, Arlington, and Stone Springs Offices.
- Explain MPI procedures to patients.
- Ensure appropriate prep has been followed.
- Accurately calibrate and prepare the radiopharmaceutical dosages for patient testing.
- Administer the radiopharmaceutical agent following protocol.
- Operate the gamma scintillation camera, or scanner, to obtain pictures of the radiopharmaceutical as it passes through the myocardium of the heart. Evaluate technical quality of the images.
- Calibrate instruments and review data to detect trends indication equipment malfunction.
- Document treatment data in the diagnostic template.
- Assist patients onto scanner and position patients in a safe manner.
- Obtain the CT data to be scored on the processing workstation.
- Document and complete patient studies accurately and efficiently in EMR,
- Maintain accurate patient records, equipment use and maintenance, including the amount and type of radiopharmaceuticals received, used, and disposed of.
- Perform morning and afternoon duties as stated in the nuclear cardiology procedure manual.
- Maintain radiation safety logs.
- Work as a part of the code team when emergencies occur.
- As assigned, routinely checks the emergency cart and equipment per protocol. The MPI tech is responsible for knowing the location of the medical supplies and medication on the emergency cart and the proper operation of emergency equipment.
- Associate's or Bachelor's degree preferred
- Successful completion a nuclear medicine education program that allows them to be certified in American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and/or Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) certification
- Current Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) required
- IV skills
- Radiation protection/radiation safety
- Computer proficient
- Strong organizational and analytical skills
- Strong interpersonal skills