The Central Texas Veterans Health Care System is seeking a highly qualified Nuclear Medicine Technologist. The Nuclear Medicine Technologist performs independently a wide variety of examinations to include SPECT/CT, CZT cardiac, using radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals, special imaging and scintillation counting instrumentation and dedicated minicomputers and microprocessors The Nuclear Medicine Technologist performs examinations that consist of the performance of imaging studies on organs and organ systems for the purpose of defining organ anatomy, structure and physiology measuring global or regional organ functions; the performance of non-imaging in vitro studies for the purpose of determining the status of biochemical and metabolic processes; and the performance of in vitro radioimmunoassay studies for the purpose of measuring levels of specific biological chemicals, drugs, hormones, etc. as they relate to patient diagnosis, management, treatment and evaluation of organ function. The incumbent also performs special studies to evaluate and standardize new or improved methods, procedures, equipment and methods of data presentation and data analysis. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist performing technical work in all sections of the Nuclear Medicine Section (nuclear cardiac, general, and therapies). The incumbent must possess excellent venipuncture techniques using a variety of equipment, such as butterfly setups, syringes with needles and IV catheters. The individual must work with a very minimum of supervision and be able to set reasonable priorities, but all data collected will be reviewed by the staff Nuclear Medicine Physician. Performs and processes routine and non-routine special protocols for SPECT/CT studies, including image merge/fusion. Analyzes and practices radiation safety methods to reduce radiation methods associated with CT scanners. The incumbent must vary the constant accuracy and linearity of survey meters and dose calibrators or have them serviced to maintain radiation protection for the ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) program. The individual must calibrate, standardize, and regularly adjust the imaging scintillation camera with appropriate energy for the different isotopes used. The technologist must recognize acceptable flood field uniformity and unacceptable uniformity and report any malfunctions. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:30am - 4:00 pm. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599094300
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Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.