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PET & Nuclear Medicine Tech

Company: RAYUS Radiology
Location: Paterson
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

RAYUS Radiology, formerly Center for Diagnostic Imaging and Insight Imaging, is looking for a Full-time - Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography (PET/CT) Technologist to join our mobile unit team. We are challenging the status quo by shining the light on radiology and making it a critical first step in diagnosis and proper treatment. Come join us and shine brighter together. Coverage for this position will be: -Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, - every other Thursday, and every other Friday As a Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography (PET/CT) Technologist, you will operate your assigned scanner(s) to produce images of the patient's body for diagnostic purposes. Taking a patient centered approach, you will provide PET/CT services within professional standards and with excellent customer service. - Each patient comes to our centers looking for answers. You will g uide patients through this sometimes difficult process by kindly talking them through the steps and answering their questions and concerns regarding exam procedures and process. - ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (90%) Patient PET/CT Imaging Screens patient before exam for any precautions or contradictions pertaining to examination, using two patient identifiers to ensure correct patient and procedure Explains and prepares patients for PET/CT imaging procedures that will be performed, explaining the procedure, positioning patients so that the parts of the body can be appropriately Performs routine and advanced PET/CT imaging procedures on designated portions of the body for use by physicians in the diagnosing and treating of patient illness and/or injury with minimal amount of supervision or repeats scanned, while providing patient support by talking to patients throughout procedure Adjusts PET/CT scan parameters correctly and as needed, utilizing dose reduction techniques as appropriate Maintains positive attitude and working relationships with radiologist, referring customers and other associates and peers Follows physicians' orders precisely and conforms to safety regulations to protect yourself, your patients, and coworkers Accurately maintains patient records within Radiology Information System (RIS) Maintains an orderly and clean work area promoting good safety habits for patients and co-workers Maintains ACR toolkit and accreditation requirements Maintains equipment in good working order; cleans and disinfects equipment after each use Ensures compliance with all HIPAA guidelines Assesses, prepares, records and administers radio pharmaceuticals according to Nuclear Regulatory Commission and/or State regulations and departmental policies 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 Reports contamination to Radiation Safety Officer - (5%) PET/CT Department Support Assists with maintaining an updated imaging protocol manual and software upgrades Monitors medical supply inventory and requests supplies as necessary Assists with training of new associates, providing resource and technical expertise, as applicable Performs and records daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly quality control procedures on PET/CT equipment to ensure compliance with ACR and AOA guidelines Performs daily and weekly departmental surveys to ensure compliance of radiation standards of the department and Nuclear Regulatory Commission and/or State Regulations - (5%) Completes other tasks as assigned - COMPETENCIES (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES) REQUIRED: Knowledge of and adherence to company policies and protocols Knowledge of and adherence to HIPAA and safety guidelines Knowledge of basic level computer skills Knowledge of medical terminology and cross-sectional anatomy Knowledge of and adherence to ALARA principles, as appropriate Knowledge of current technical skills and procedural understanding to perform a full range of imaging procedures Skill in organizing and prioritizing work and following assignments through to completion Skill in written and verbal communication Ability to work independently and in a team environment Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet established deadlines Ability to be flexible in schedule and adaptable to constant change Ability to effectively handle details with accuracy Ability to maintain regular attendance and on-time arrival to work as scheduled Ability to deliver high quality customer service to internal and external customers by communicating with integrity and compassion Ability to remain calm in difficult situations Ability to resolve service recovery issues and understand when to escalate to the next level Ability to recognize potential abnormalities, adjust process and communicate with radiologist as appropriate Ability to operate and adjust imaging and ancillary equipment Ability to perform IV injections - SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS: Required: NMTCB or ARRT registered technologist in Nuclear Medicine, current and in good standing Graduate of the American Medical Association (AMA) approved school of radiography Licensed Radiological Technologist in the appropriate state, if applicable Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification Must have training and experience sufficient to competently perform PET/CT procedures independently Certification in imaging specialty Preferred: Bilingual ARRT certification in CT NMTCB PET Specialty certification - WORKING CONDITIONS: Requires the use of office equipment such as computers, fax machines, telephones and copiers Requires sitting, standing and computer-related activities for extended periods of time Requires ability to read type sizes as small as 6 point on films, color copies, or other types of hard copy Requires the ability to see, hear, speak, walk, stand, sit, reach, write, and key Requires the ability to transport patients from either wheelchairs and/or gurneys onto and off exam tables, with lifting capacity up to 35lbs. Requires exposure to radiation May have exposure to magnetic fields May have exposure to respiratory secretions (such as coughing, TB, etc.), blood and/or bodily fluids via patient contact

Keywords: RAYUS Radiology, Paterson , PET & Nuclear Medicine Tech, Healthcare , Paterson, New Jersey

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