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Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Weill Medical College of Cornell University

New York, NY
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Job Title Nuclear Medicine Technologist

JobID 4623

Location: New York, NY

Description Position Summary
Under general guidance, operates specialized nuclear cardiology equipment to assist in the safe and efficient diagnosis and assessment of patient conditions, in accordance with established procedures This role also prepares, measures and administers radiopharmaceuticals in cardiac diagnostic studies.
Job Responsibilities
+ Assists current and new employees in the use of systems/equipment and departmental policies and procedures.

+ Performs quality control testing and machine calibrations in accordance with IAC or American College of Radiology .ACR. standards. Documents such testing & calibration in organized retrievable manner for inspection by ACR, IAC or other accrediting bodies.

+ Recognizes problems/malfunctions of equipment and may assist in making minor adjustments. Monitors appropriate service action by outside contractors. Performs preventive maintenance on equipment in accordance with established procedures.

+ Greets registered patients at time of visit and triages patients through the patient flow process. Checks schedules and accompanies patients to exam/procedure room. Assists patients as needed with walking, transfers, dressing and preparing for exam.

+ Reviews and verifies patient identity, history and requisition for exam to be performed.

+ Takes appropriate scans to determine areas of possible pathology. Modifies testing parameters, under direction, to ensure accurate imaging.

+ Processes and archives images in accordance with established procedures.

+ Ensures patient safety is maintained at all times.

+ Responsible for maintaining a sterile environment. Ensures standard infection control precautions are observed.

+ Injects patients with resting radiopharmaceutical doses and stress doses as needed. Coordinates flow of imaging and stress sequences.

+ Performs SPECT and planar scans of patient as requested by clinical requisition. Explains procedure to be performed to patient prior to scan and answers any questions throughout scan.

+ Maintains inventory of supplies, equipment & calibration items. May order supplies/equipment/calibration items as authorized or ensure that needs are escalated appropriately. Receives supply orders & confirms accuracy. May assist with cost control.

+ Attends workshops, seminars and/or conferences to keep abreast of standards and best practices within the field. Disseminates information to colleagues and/or staff as appropriate.

+ Obtains continuing education credits .CME's. as required.
+ Associate's Degree
Bachelor's degree preferred.
Certificate or diploma from an accredited Nuclear Medicine Technologist school required.
Approximately 2 years of experience as a nuclear medicine technologist.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
+ Demonstrates ability to exercise standards of professionalism, including appearance, presentation and demeanor.

+ Professional and friendly manner with patients.
Licenses and Certifications
+ Current, active and unrestricted New York State License in Radiographic Technology .RT/N.

+ ARRT Certification or NMTCB Certification/Registration

+ BLS certification
Working Conditions/Physical Demands
This position requires the occasional lifting of equipment and patients; Must be able to work flexible hours and possible weekends.
Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. Our doctors and scientists.faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization.are engaged in world.class clinical care and cutting.edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U.S. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork.Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork.Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork.Presbyterian/Queens. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients . the center of everything we do. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled employer.

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