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PET-CT Tech

Apply Job ID 10811579 Date posted 02/06/2019

Essential Job functions:

  • Prepares and injects radiopharmaceuticals for diagnostic imaging procedures according to Nuclear Regulatory Commission and or State regulations and department policies.
  • Measures concentrations of radioactive isotope in specific body areas to obtain information for use by the Radiologists in diagnosing patients' illness.
  • Possess the knowledge and ability to perform all technical procedures in a timely, efficient manner.
  • Screens patient before the procedure for any precautions or contraindications pertaining to the examination.
  • Greets and identifies correct patient, provides a brief explanation of requested procedure to ensure patient care and patient's right to know.
  • Exhibits excellent customer relations with patients, visitors, physicians, co-workers, community and referral sources.
  • Employs proper aseptic techniques in IV insertion and administration. Administers fluorodioxyglucose (FDG) via intravenous methods to patients
  • Demonstrates knowledge of safety related work behaviors to ensure safe job performance and the maintenance of a safe work environment as an integral part of the quality of patient care services.
  • Produces quality diagnostic images for interpretation.
  • Gives reports to physician for review/interpretation within the time frame specified by the department.
  • Manages PET/CT schedule for best utilization of time, patient flow and patient needs.
  • Performs CT examinations requiring sound understanding of anatomical positioning, human physiology, CT protocols, and equipment so that selection and modification of technical factors may produce optimum results.
  • Performs daily/weekly quality assurance procedures, calibration and flood analysis on the equipment according to manufacturer's guidelines.
  • Trouble shoots the scanner, peripheral equipment and reports problems to supervisor.
  • Performs departmental surveys to ensure compliance with radiation standards for SMG, NRC, and EPA.
  • Follows proper procedures for spill and decontamination, reports contamination to appropriate authorities and regulatory commissions.
  • Orders and logs appropriate information regarding receipt of radioactive materials and pharmaceuticals and dispose of radioisotopes according to industry standards and regulations.
  • Updates Nuclear Policies and Procedures to reflect current techniques and best practices.
  • Maintains and updates accurate patient records within electronic health records. Archives images and documentation to PACS.
  • Trains new staff and technologists when necessary.
  • Familiar with location of emergency equipment and medications to assist in treatment of contrast reactions and other emergencies
  • Familiar and able to use intravenous power injectors when necessary

General Job functions:

  • Performs and records daily quality control procedures on specified equipment to ensure compliance with ACR, NJ State and Nuclear Regulatory guidelines.
  • Performs general maintenance on PET/CT scanner.
  • Demonstrates understanding of emergency procedures.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of safety-related work behaviors to ensure safe job performance and maintenance of safe work environment.
  • Other duties as required. Dependent on schedule and staffing needs, may be requested to travel to other locations.

Requirements:

Education, Certification, Computer and Training Requirements:

  • High School Diploma/GED required. Associates or Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification
  • Registered Nuclear Medicine technologist, current and in good standing.
  • 1-2 years PET Imaging experience or 1-2 years experience in Nuclear Medicine procedures and studies required.
  • ARRT certificate or eligibility required. NJ State Licensed Diagnostic Radiography required.
  • ACR CT Certification or eligibility preferred.
  • IV Certification required. ARRT and CMNT required.
  • Ability to perform nuclear medicine procedures.
  • Ability to prepare and inject radioactive isotopes
  • Ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing required.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills required.
  • Ability to perform diverse work assignments with time limitations with a high degree of accuracy required.
  • Ability to use problem solving, critical thinking and priority setting skills required.
  • Experience with Imaging Equipment, Dose Calibrator, Geiger counter -- cutie pie CGM meter preferred.
  • Experience with Well & Probe Uptake System and Lead Syringe Shields & Lab Coats preferred.
  • Experience with Standard Office Equipment (Phone, Fax, Copy Machine, Scanner, Email/Voice Mail) preferred.
  • Experience with Standard Office Technology in a Window based environment preferred.
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