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Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Job Category: NUCLEAR
Job Title: Nuclear Medicine Technologist
Employee Type: Per Diem
Location: Williamsville, NY

Position Summary:
Responsible for Nuclear Medicine and PET examinations; providing compassionate patient care in a high volume, fast paced environment to patients of all ages; contributing to the efficient operation of the department, as well as ensuring quality and continuity of patient care. 
Essential Functions:
Provided professional, positive and caring attitude throughout entire patient encounter.Work with and assist a wide range of individuals in a variety of situations.Listen to and resolve patient questions, comments and concerns.Perform requested diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in an accurate, efficient and timely manner, as outlined in both the Nuclear Medicine Department & PET/CT Procedure Manual.Demonstrate competency and proficiency in:
Radiopharmaceutical preparation and administrationMaintaining the ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) PrincipleProper patient positioning and techniquePreparing studies for presentation to the RadiologistAbility to communicate effectively with patients and their family members, team members, supervisors, managers and Radiologists.Establish and maintain good rapport and a positive attitude towards all other departments, patients and referring physicians.Maintain accurate records regarding patient dosage and administration, as well as receipt, ordering and disposal of radioactive materials.Perform daily radioactivity room survey and weekly wipe testing.Maintain quality assurance records on imaging and non-imaging equipment in accordance with NYS DOH as specified with current radioactive materials license.Attends quarterly department meetings and the Annual Radiation Safety meeting as well as complete the annual radiation safety training.Annually review and critique Nuclear Medicine Quality Assurance Manual, Infection Control Manual, Therapeutic Policy Manual, Nuclear Medicine Policy and Procedures Manual and PET/CT Procedure Manual.Understand and adhere to department Policy & Procedure Manual.Maintain clean, organized and safe exam area and control room.Adhere to and uphold New York State Sanitary Code Chapter 1, Part 16, regarding use of ionizing radiation.   Immediately notify department manager of any problems relating to safety, equipment or patients.Maintain Preventative maintenance and service records for all equipment.Adhere to and uphold all HIPAA and New York State regulations regarding patient privacy as well as standards of ethics set forth by Windsong Radiology Group.All other temporary and/or permanent duties as assigned by Administrator or Manager.

ARRT/NMTCB Certification including mandatory continuing education credits; registered in NYS.Knowledge of applicable patient positioning and technique selections for modality.Able to stand on feet for extended period of time.Excellent customer service skills with ability to professionally communicate orally and in the written form.Basic Lifting as required, not to exceed 35 pounds.Must be able to sit for extended periods of time with the ability to maintain concentration and attention to detail.Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and Saturdays as well as ability to work additional hours as needed.
Work Environment:
Position is in a well-lighted, fast-paced, clean medical office environment.
Physical Requirements:
Must possess the physical and mental abilities to perform the tasks normally associated with the essential job functions such as stationary, mobility, operating machinery, convey and exchange information, identify, observe and /or positioning of patients.
Manual dexterity to operate standard office machines/equipment such as computers, printers, multi-line phones, photocopiers, fax systems and calculators. 
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