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  • Rhode Island Hospital School of Medical Imaging
    Nuclear Medicine Technology Program

  • Technical Standards

  • Stoop

    • to change collimators, move imaging tables and perform radioactive waste disposal, inject patients

     

    Kneel

    • to perform CPR
    • to assist patients who may fall or faint
     

    Crouch

    • to change collimators, perform radioactive waste disposal, inject patients

     

    Reach

    • hand controls

     

    Handle

    • equipment such as lead shielding, counting equipment, gamma cameras, computer terminals, needles and syringes

     

    Maneuver

    • patients in wheelchairs and stretchers
    • IV poles and oxygen tanks
    • patients on and off imaging tables and in and out of wheelchairs
    • patients who may fall or faint
     

    Lift

    • lead pigs, lead syringe carriers, shipping cases, patients, flood sources, etc.

     

    Walk

    • for duration of assigned shift

     

    Wear

    • lead aprons, if applicable

     

    Hear

    • verbal directions/requests from physicians, patients, technologists, support staff, etc.
    • blood pressure sounds through a stethoscope
    • signals from equipment
     

    See

    • requisitions and/or information related to nuclear medicine exams
    • to position of patients for images
    • to set up equipment
    • patient motion
    • to properly document doses, QC procedures, etc.
    • to accurately process images
    • volume in syringes
     

    Talk

    • to communicate in English to physicians, patients, technologists, support staff, etc.

     Manipulate

    • small objects such as syringes, needles, IV’s, computer keyboards, forceps, syringe shields, etc.

    Mental/Attitudinal Standards

    • Function safely, effectively and calmly under stressful conditions.
    • Maintain composure while managing multiple tasks simultaneously.
    • Prioritize multiple tasks.
    • Exhibit social skills necessary to interact effectively with patients, families, technologists of the same or different cultures, such as respect, politeness, tact, collaboration, teamwork and discretion.
    • Maintain personal hygiene.
    • Work independently under indirect supervision.