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Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Company: Waterbury Hospital
Location: Waterbury
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Under the general direction and supervision of the Senior Nuclear Medicine Technologist and/or Assistant Director of Radiology, performs a variety of duties required to prepare patients and conduct diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine examinations.---Updates, logs, and performs Quality Control surveys for contamination of daily shipments of stock radiopharmaceuticals in accordance with NRC regulations.---Prepares patient doses, identifies, verifies, and documents all radiopharmaceuticals.---Performs Quality Control assessments on camera systems, calibration instruments, and radiopharmaceuticals.---Interviews patients, explains procedures, and administers prescribed radiopharmaceuticals following appropriate two identifier process.---Maintains safety standards and records necessary information of usage and disposal of radioactive media in compliance with Nuclear Regulatory requirements.---Maintains accreditation status with ACR.---Places daily order for radiopharmaceuticals.---Performs Cardiac SPECT studies in conjunction with the Cardiology Department and prepares the digital data for review by the radiologist and cardiologist.---Upon completion of patient studies, sends images to PACS confirming study with all appropriate labels with associated comments in the RIS System.---Performs cardiac gated computer analysis on digital images.---Completes general, unit, department specific competencies including age specific competencies and dysrhythmia course.---Performs other related duties as required.Requirements: ---Knowledge of Nuclear Medicine tests and procedures.---Ability to interact and effectively communicate with patients, staff, and hospital personnel.---Operating knowledge of Nuclear Medicine equipment, PACS, and RIS.---Ability to make technical decisions to obtain the most accurate information for diagnosis.---Knowledge of bloodborne pathogens and universal precautions.---Ability to maintain patient confidentiality.---Ability to lift and pull patients, push stretchers, and able to stand and walk.---Knowledge of radiation protection and cardiac rhythm interpretations.Graduate of accredited Nuclear Medicine school.Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist by the NMTCB or ARRT.

Keywords: Waterbury Hospital, Waterbury , Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Healthcare , Waterbury, Connecticut

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