Req Number 001GCC
Job Category Nursing Support
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.
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.
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.