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Northwell Health Nuclear / Cardio-Nuclear Technologist - Temporary in Mount Kisco, New York

Req Number 002TDX

Job Description

Operates Nuclear

Medicine apparatus and auxiliary equipment. Produces diagnostic scans for

physician interpretation. Under the supervision of a Nuclear Cardiologist,

performs various nuclear cardiology

procedures.

  • Prepares patient for examination.

  • Explains procedure in layman terms to relieve patient of anxiety.

  • Ensures patient is screened according to protocol, and assures consent for the procedure has been obtained, when necessary.

  • Positions patient on examination table for optimum testing procedure and conditions.

  • Performs nuclear and nuclear cardiology procedures as prescribed by ordering physician.

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

  • Calculates, prepares and dispenses radiopharmaceuticals to patient. Documents radiopharmaceuticals dispensed.

  • Monitors patient condition during examination, recognizing and reporting abnormal changes.

  • Obtains images of anatomical area of interest, utilizing proper techniques to ensure appropriate views are captured.

  • Collects all pertinent data and calculations for physician interpretation.

  • May determines need for more extensive evaluations beyond preliminary instructions.

  • Acknowledges and reviews images in computer system. Ensures accuracy of all patient data. Processes imaging and prints CDs, as required.

  • Gathers previous related patient reports, as required.

  • Performs regular maintenance and calibration of Nuclear Medicine apparatus and auxiliary equipment.

  • Adheres to Infection Control guidelines in the performance of duties. Maintains cleanliness of work area, equipment and accessories.

  • Performs related duties as required. *ADA Essential Functions Qualifications

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Graduate

of an accredited Nuclear Medicine program, required.

*

Current

New York State Department of Health licensure as a Nuclear Medicine

Technologist, required.

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R.T.

(N) registration with American Registry of Radiological Technologists (ARRT) OR CNMT registration with Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board

(NMTCB), required.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, required.

  • Prior Nuclear Medicine experience, preferred.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, required.

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