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Pet/Ct technologist

Location:
Mesa, AZ, 85212
Posted:
May 13, 2020

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David Kelley, ARRT, (N)(R)

623-***-**** adc7e4@r.postjobfree.com Glendale, AZ

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Dedicated and resourceful healthcare professional with over 20 years of extensive technical and administrative experience in medical imaging; with extensive expertise in the fields of Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT technology. Confident communicator; with a demonstrated passion for exceptional patient care and satisfaction. Proven ability to work independently, manage high priority projects, and an established ability to meet deadlines and surpass quality and performance metrics.

Military – disciplined, team player possessing a strong work ethic, demonstrated leadership and managerial capabilities.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

•Patient Experience • Team Building

•Clinical Efficiencies • Compliance

•Safety • Quality Control

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Concentra Healthcare

PET/CT Technologist 2017- Present

oProvide coverage nationwide for technologist requesting time off or emergencies

oResponsible for patient safety including pre-screening for contraindications, aseptic injection technique, and radiation safety/regulations, including proper documentation and procedure when working with radioactive materials/patients

oProduces high-quality diagnostic images

oEffectively communicates with customers and/or radiologists

oTrouble-shoots the scanner, coach and peripheral equipment (including monitors, PACS, coils, etc.)

oCapable of adapting different cameras and hospital policies

Arizona Oncology Cancer Center 2008-2014

SR. PET/CT Technologist

oPerform high-quality PET/CT exams on incoming patients

oAssure proper doses and radionuclides are ordered for each day

oAssay doses so that the radionuclide is correct and matches procedure

oAdminister radionuclide in a safe and effective manner

oMonitor patient's wellbeing during exams; while recognizing patient discomfort, medical problems and takes appropriate action as needed

oGuide patients through difficult procedures and treatments; by kindly talking them through the steps and answering their questions and concerns regarding exam procedures and process

oRespond to physician questions and needs regarding patients

oParticipate in projects and/or meetings, and complete other tasks as assigned by management

Alliance Imaging, Columbia, SC 2006 – 2008

Mobile PET/CT Technologist

oDisplay technical competence by effectively interpreting physician orders/instructions and selecting appropriate software options and imaging parameters to produce the highest-quality PET/CT images

oMobile setting; working independently in various hospitals

oRespond to physician questions and needs regarding patients

oAdminister radionuclide in a safe and effective manner

oHelp facilitate and maintain patient flow

Southern Mississippi Heart Center, Biloxi, MS 2003 – 2005

oPerform stress testing procedures, electrocardiography (EKG), and Holter (cardiac) monitoring

oAssist physicians, by helping to educate on risk factor reductions necessary to promote cardiovascular health

oPerform nuclear cardiology procedures as instructed

oAssist with nuclear stress tests done by the CV Tech

oInject all radiopharmaceuticals a used during testing

oDocument and process all studies and store data

oAssist physics support staff during on-site inspections

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

Southern Mississippi Heart Center, Biloxi, MS 2003-2005

Cardiac Stress Technologist Medicine Technologist

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

oDemonstrated proficiency using GE Discovery ST GE Optima (PET/CT Fusion) Xeleris, Siemens Biograph 6(PET/CT Fusion) MIMS software

oProven track record of competent technical experience in nuclear medicine including Gated SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging (with and without attenuation correction), thallium viability heart imaging, rest/stress gated heart imaging (MUGA), coincident PET imaging, brain imaging, entire genitourinary system imaging (adult and pediatric), SPECT oncology tumor imaging (i.e., Octreoscan, GA-67, IN-111 WBC, CEA Scan, I-131 and I-123 MIBG, etc.), lymphoscintigraphy (able to perform injections and imaging), all other general imaging procedures including thyroid and parathyroid imaging, pediatric imaging, iodine 131 therapy, Sr-89 or Quadramet therapy, Zevalin therapy, and radiopharmaceutical preparation and dispensing

oDevelop protocols for computer systems and nuclear medicine procedures

oClinical experience with SMV DSTXL dual head, ADAC/Pegasys, Picker- Odyssey, GE Entegra, and Siemens Orbiter systems

ADMINISTRATIVE/MANAGEMENT

oExperience working in conjunction with the Medical Director of Nuclear Medicine to manage overall day-to-day operations and administration of the Nuclear Medicine division of the second largest medical center in the Air Force

oInterface with vendors, physicians, providers and administrators to ensure the highest level of patient comfort and satisfaction

oManaged and directed a staff of 6 technologists and nurses, including recruitment, selection, training and supervision, scheduling, payroll, coaching/mentoring, development, evaluation and discipline

oMaintained high levels of patient and employee satisfaction at all times

oConsult with medical physics staff on matters related to radiological physics and radiation safety

oGeneral radiation safety and JCAHO accreditation inspections. Also served on hospital Radiation Safety Committee

oMonitor all QA/QC processes and maintain corporate and departmental policies, procedures and protocols

oSuccessfully led staff efforts in passing unannounced NRC inspections, Air Force Inspector General

oAssist in biomedical research projects

EDUCATION/TRAINING

Community College of the U.S. Air Force Nuclear Medicine/Radiology Technology

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

ARRT – Radiology Technologist

ARRT - Nuclear Medicine Technologist



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