Northwell Health Nuclear Medicine Technologist - PER DIEM in Manhasset, New York

Req Number 001GCC

Job Category Nursing Support

Job Description

Operates Nuclear Medicine apparatus and auxiliary equipment, produces diagnostic scans and outputs to film/workstation for physician interpretation. Assist in regulatory quality assurance as necessary. Maintains and cleans equipment. Participates and has responsibility for emergency on call.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Prepares patient for exam.

  • Explains procedure in easy-to-understand terms based on professional knowledge to relieve patient of pre-testing anxiety;

  • Ensures a consent form for the procedure has been obtained if necessary.

  • Performs various Nuclear Medicine exams according to standards and procedures delineated by the department.

  • Positions patient for scanning of various organs according to departmental standard operating procedures;

  • Dispenses isotopes to patients for oral intake such as therapy, schilling tests, etc.;

  • Calculates the activity and quantity of the isotope and prepares such isotope for intravenous injection;

  • Disposes of decayed isotopes according to required procedure;

  • Surveys Nuclear Medicine area for radiation.

  • Labels film/images for identification and maintains required records.

  • Labels films/images with accurate patient demographics and other exam specific information;

  • Assesses films/images for quality and accuracy of information;

  • Completes necessary paperwork and prepares films for filing.

  • Performs related duties, as required.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required. Graduate of an approved two (2) year Nuclear Medicine Program, required.

  • Current New York State license as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist, required. Effective January 1, 2001 for new hires, American Registry of Radiological Technologists (ARRT) registration, required; and eligible for certification by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).

  • Previous experience in Nuclear Medicine, preferred.

  • Alertness and skill in recognizing and identifying patient signs/symptoms and using judgment in selecting proper interventions.

  • Ability to communicate effectively.