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Northwell Health DIC PET/CT Technologist in Lake Success, New York

Req Number 58316

Job Description

Job Description

Utilizes technology that merges radiopharmaceutical imaging technology with other forms for medical imaging technology for diagnostic purposes. Operates Nuclear Medicine, Positron Emission Tomography (PET/CT) and Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT/CT) equipment.

Job Responsibility

    • Prepares patient for exam.
  • Explains procedure to patient in easy-to-understand terms based on professional knowledge.

  • Screens for pregnancy and ensures consent form for administration of IV contrast materials has been obtained.

  • Sets up equipment appropriately to administer prescribed procedure in a timely fashion.

  • Positions patient for scanning according to departmental standard operating procedures.

    • Performs various exams using Nuclear Medicine, PET/CT and SPECT/CT equipment.
  • Prepares radiopharmaceuticals according to activity and quantity required for prescribed exam.

  • Dispenses prescribed radiopharmaceuticals to patient for oral ingestion or administers through venipuncture and intravenous injection. Utilizes appropriate flush technique for existing IV lines, as required.

  • Disposes of radioactive waste and surveys exam area for radiation according to established protocols.

    • Prepares images/films for clinical review and assignment to record.
  • Labels films/images with accurate patient demographics and required exam specific information.

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

  • Completes necessary paperwork and prepares films/images for Radiologist interpretation.

    • Performs various quality control measures according to established policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Performs quality control procedures on prepared radiopharmaceutical kit/dose prior to patient administration.

  • Performs regular quality control activities on dosing equipment.

  • Maintains and monitors radioactive waste according to NYS regulations.

  • Performs blood cell labeling according to protocols.

  • Performs related duties as required.

*ADA Essential Functions

Job Qualification

  • Graduate of an accredited Nuclear Medicine program, required.

  • Current New York State Department of Health licensure as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist, required.

  • R.T. (N) registration with American Registry of Radiological Technologists (ARRT) OR CNMT registration with Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB), required.

  • Current R.T.(CT) registration with American Registry of Radiological Technologists (ARRT), OR NMTCB (CT) certification with Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB), required.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS or BCLS) certification, required.

  • Prior experience in Nuclear Medicine, required.

  • Ability to communicate effectively.

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