North Hawaii Community Hospital is seeking a NUCLEAR MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST!
North Hawaii Community Hospital is a non-profit community hospital that serves more than 30,000 residents and visitors in North Hawaii. Opened in May 1996 after decades of dreaming and nearly ten years of planning. Its mission is to improve the health and wellness of the people of North Hawaii. Its vision emerged from the desire to be “not just another hospital” but rather the most healing hospital in the world.
North Hawaii Community Hospital is located in the rural town of Kamuela on the island of Hawaii (affectionately referred to as the “Big Island”). Kamuela, also known as Waimea, sits on the slope of Mauna Kea, the dormant of two Hawaii Island volcanoes. Kamuela is home to the headquarters of the W. M. Keck Observatory and the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. However, Kamuela is even more known for the Parker Ranch – the biggest privately-owned cattle ranch in the US. Parker Ranch is Hawaii’s center for ranching activities and Paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) culture.
In January 2014, North Hawaii Community Hospital became part of The Queen’s Health Systems, a not-for-profit corporation established in 1985 to bring expanded healthcare capabilities to the people of Hawaii and the Pacific Basin. The Queen’s Health Systems mission is to fulfill the intent of Queen Emma and King Kamehameha IV to provide in perpetuity quality healthcare services to improve the wellbeing of Native Hawaiians and all of the people of Hawaii.
Checks and prepares patient prior to Nuclear Medicine study. Performs high quality diagnostic nuclear medicine scans of specific body systems in accordance with established standards, procedures and protocols for subsequent evaluation and treatment by the radiologist and attending physician. Monitors equipment and systems, cleans equipment, reports errors and problems. Maintains all aspects of the area. Provides coverage as needed. Performs teaching and instructional services. • May be responsible for the assessment, treatment, or care of patients of all ages. Must be competent in the interpretations of the patient’s self-report or behavior and the information must be interpreted with an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological maturtion process. Treatment should be individualized and reflect an understanding of the developmental needs and range of treatment for each patient.
Required: A. EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE: • Current Hawaii license as a Nuclear Medical Technologist. • Current BLS/HCP level certification. • Experience to demonstrate the following: o Knowledge of nuclear medicine physics and computerized nuclear medicine systems so as to safely inject radiopharmaceuticals, isotopes and scan all human anatomic systems. o Knowledge of nuclear medicine safety as it applies to self, patients, visitors and co-workers. o Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with Radiologists and Physicians. o Strong critical thinking skills.
About Queen's Medical Center - North Hawaii Community Hospital
The Queen's Medical Center, located in downtown Honolulu, Hawaii, is a private, non-profit, acute medical care facility. It is the largest private hospital in Hawaii, licensed to operate with 505 acute care beds and 28 sub-acute beds. The medical center has more than 3,000 employees and over 1,200 physicians on staff.As the leading medical referral center in the Pacific Basin, Queen's offers a comprehensive range of primary and specialized care services. Queen's is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and affiliated with VHA Inc., the national health care alliance. The medical center is also approved to participate in residency training by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.The Queen's Hospital, now called The Queen's Medical Center, was founded in 1859 by Queen Emma and King Kamehameha IV.In King Kamehameha IV's initial speech to the legislature in 1854, the King voiced his desire to create a hospital for the people of Hawaii. At that time, the continued existence of the Hawaiian race was seriously threatened by the influx of disease brought to the islands by foreign visitors. Queen Emma enthusiastically supp...orted the dream of a hospital, and the two campaigned tirelessly to make it a reality. They personally went door-to-door soliciting the necessary funding. The royal couple exceeded their goal in just over a month, raising $13,530. In turn, the Legislature appropriated $6,000.Through six generations, The Queen's Medical Center has become a major provider of health care to the people of our State and a part of the cultural fabric of Hawaii.