NUCLEAR MEDICINE TECHNOLOGIST, SPECIAL PROCEDURES

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 04, 2018
Full Time Public Health Sciences and Laboratory
  • Salary: $69,585.84 - $91,265.52 Annually

Job Description



DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES

FIRST FILING DATE: 11-10-2015

Until the needs of the services are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

EXAM NUMBER: Y5809A

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT: OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY


DEFINITION

Performs specialized diagnostic nuclear imaging studies using a dual-mode scanner to produce high-quality three-dimensional images of the body.

Essential Job Functions
  • Performs hybrid imaging procedures, obtains, patient history, and monitors patient during procedure.
  • Calculates, dispenses, and administers isotopes dosage following established departmental procedures and appropriate safety measures.
  • Transfers, positions, and instructs patients in preparation for procedures.
  • Observes patient during procedure and reports any unusual occurrences to appropriate personnel.
  • Reviews all images and evaluates them for technical quality.
  • Performs all required quality control procedures on equipment in accordance with departmental procedures and manufacturer's specifications. On a continuous basis, ensures equipment is functioning properly and advises supervisor of problems.
  • Performs and documents wipe test and radiation monitoring to adhere to As Low as Reasonably Achievable standards.
  • Performs assigned quality assurance and institutional regulatory procedures.
  • Prepares radiopharmaceuticals according to manufacturer's standards.
  • Injects contrast for certain hybrid imaging procedures.
  • Performs research under the supervision of a nuclear medicine physician or a radiologist with nuclear medicine certification.
  • Performs single-mode nuclear medicine studies, as necessary.

Requirements
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Option I -PET-CT or SPECT-CT hybrid imaging
One year of experience performing nuclear medicine procedures under the direction of a qualified physician in a clinical nuclear medicine facility -AND- One year of experience as a Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) performing computed tomography procedures.

Option II -PET-MRI hybrid imaging
One year of experience performing nuclear medicine procedures under the direction of a qualified physician in a clinical nuclear medicine facility -AND- One year of post registration experience as a magnetic resonance imaging technologist.

LICENSE:
PET-CT or SPECT-CT hybrid imaging
Current State of California Certified Technologist Nuclear Medicine (CTNM) license -AND- current Computed Tomography (CT) certificate issued by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or current CRT license issued by the State of California.

PET-MRI hybrid imaging
Current State of California Certified Technologist Nuclear Medicine (CTNM) license -AND- current CRT license issued by the State of California.

PHYSICAL CLASS III- MODERATE: Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION

Please be sure to write the title of your required license, certificate, and/or permit, the number, date of issued, date of expiration and the name of the issuing agency as specified in the Minimum Requirements. Attached a legible photocopy of the required license, certificate, and/or permit of compliance to your applicationat the time of filing or fax the required evidence to us within 15 calendar days from the date of filing your application online.Applications submitted without the required license, certificate, and/or permit will be considered incomplete until such information is provided. The original license, certificate, and/or permit must be presented during the selection process and prior to appointment.

The required license, certificate, and/or permit MUST be current and unrestricted; a conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted license will NOT be accepted.

Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT
This examination will consist of an evaluation of training and experience based on application information, weighted 100%.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on this examination to be added to the eligible register.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
Applications will be processed on an"as-received"basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

NO PERSON MAY COMPETE IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS.

VACANCY INFORMATION
The eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.

SPECIAL INFORMATION

Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

AVAILABLE SHIFT: Any

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" tab for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.

Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met. Application filing may be suspended at any time with or without advance notice.

Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the REQUIREMENTS. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, description of work performed, and salary earned. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last of filing will not be accepted.

NOTE: If you are unable to attach required documents, you must fax them to (323) 869-0942 or e-mail the documents to the exam analyst, within 15 calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and the exam title.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
All applications must enter a valid social security number at the time of filing. Entering anything other than a valid social security number (i.e. 000-00-000, 111-11-111. etc.) will result in an automatic rejection of your application.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

DEPARTMENT CONTACT
Heba Darghli, Exam Analyst
(323) 914-8437
hdarghli@dhs.lacounty.gov?

ADA COORDINATOR PHONE
(323) 914-7111

CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE
(800) 735-2922


Closing Date/Time: