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Nuclear Med Technologist - Full Time Days

Location: Teaneck, NJ, United States
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Nuclear Med Technologist

Holy Name is New Jersey's last remaining independent, Catholic health system, comprising a comprehensive 361-bed acute care medical center, a cancer center, medical fitness center, residential hospice, nursing school, and physician network. The system has a national reputation for providing culturally sensitive care to a diverse population, drawing patients from across the New York City region to its specialty centers and renowned doctors. Holy Name's mission to provide technologically advanced, compassionate and personalized care extends across a continuum that encompasses education, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and wellness maintenance. The system is known as a high-quality, low-cost provider of extraordinary clinical care given by compassionate, highly trained physicians and staff.

A Brief Overview
Perform a variety of duties in preparing patients for imaging of particular organs to furnish diagnostic information. Operates various nuclear medicine equipment to produce diagnostic results and measures therapeutic radioactive materials in specific body areas.

What you will do

  • Performs all Nuclear Medicine Scanning procedures as outlined in Nuclear Medicine procedure manual.
  • Operates each Nuclear Medicine Scanner and ancillary equipment thoroughly and with competence.
  • Monitors and records all radioactive materials received in the department for leakage or damage.
  • Maintains and documents all records as required by NRC and DEP.
  • Prepares radioactive doses and materials for daily patient administration.
  • Maintains quality control procedures on all equipment.
  • Operates all nuclear imaging equipment and ancillary equipment thoroughly and with competence.
  • Performs all Nuclear Medicine procedures as outlined in the manual.
  • Assists physician in performing procedures and computer enhancing of images.
  • Responsibilities will require the ability to read, write and rationally comprehend the English language.
  • Selects proper techniques in imaging on an individual patient basis.
  • Maintains records of examination data and other pertinent information on patients.
  • Consults with patients to obtain a complete clinical history. Gathers pertinent clinical data.
  • Responsibilities may require an adjusted work schedule, overtime, evening/ weekend hours in order to meet the operational needs of the Department and/or Hospital.
  • Participates in quality improvement activities set forth by administrative staff.
  • Reviews patient charts for proper exam of physician’s orders.
  • Schedules cases to coordinate with other patient examinations.
  • Protects self and patients from injury and unnecessary radiation through direct visual observation.
  • Differentiates anatomical abnormalities, notifies Radiologist
  • Clinically instructs any students rotating through Nuclear Medicine.
  • Performs all computer processing and imaging to ensure quality enhancement.
  • Troubleshoots any problems that occur with equipment before calling for service.
  • Participates in “on-call” rotation in accordance with the needs of the department.
  • Rotates to all shifts as needed.
  • Assists and transports patients in emergency situations to designated areas. Arranges for transportation to and from nursing units.
  • Adjusts personal schedule in case of fluctuations in workload of the department.
  • Demonstrates ability to recognize priorities and deal with them promptly.
  • Attends all staff meetings.
  • Reports any suggestions or opportunities for improvement to manager.
  • Complies with CE guidelines set forth by ARRT.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree Graduate of an AMA approved Nuclear Medicine Program Required

Experience Qualifications

  • Training and experience in radiation safety and protection Required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation, in-vivo and in-vitro procedures, computer programming and radiation safety.

Licenses and Certifications

  • ARRT - American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Upon Hire Required or
  • NMTCB - Nuclear Medicine Tech Upon Hire Required and
  • Possess current NJDEP licenses in Nuclear Medicine and Limited CT Fusion Upon Hire Required

Holy Name is a mission-driven facility whose quality standards and philosophy are rooted in the principles of its founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. Those principles are exercised daily by the Medical Center's dedicated and talented team of physicians, nurses, allied health employees, and a wide variety of non-clinical administrative and operational staff members. Holy Name is an Equal Opportunity Employer.