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PET/CT Program Coordinator

Radiology

PET/CT Program Coordinator

  • 531352
  • Medical Center
  • Radiology
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Nov 26 2022
  • Grade 105
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: $90,000- $118,000

Position Summary

Under the direction of an authorized user, the PET/CT Technologist is responsible for the use of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation to generate fusion images for diagnostic and research purposes.


Responsibilities

The PET/CT Technologist will review the patient’s medical history to understand the patient’s illness and pending diagnostic procedure; instruct the patient before, during, and following the procedure; evaluate the satisfactory preparation of the patient before beginning a procedure, and recognize emergency patient conditions and initiate lifesaving first aid when appropriate.

Administrative functions may include supervising other technologists, students, and other personnel; participating in procuring supplies and equipment; documenting laboratory operations; participating in radiation safety protocols and taking an active role in radiation reduction programs; participating in departmental inspections conducted by various licensing, regulatory, and accrediting agencies; participating in departmental quality assurance or quality improvement projects; and participating in scheduling patient examinations.

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to produce high-quality diagnostic and research imaging with little supervision.
  • Must provide patient care, perform instrumentation and quality control, and possess knowledge of radiation safety
  • Must be able to function effectively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Must be able to perform injection procedures.
  • Operating knowledge of personal computers and medical charting systems.
  • Capable of a flexible work schedule.
  • Must be able to interact with patients, University personnel, and customers in a responsible, professional, and ethical manner.
  • Must be flexible, and reliable and demonstrate sound judgment and initiative.
  • Responsible for the following and adhering to Joint Commission Quality Standards, which include, but are not limited to: CPR, immunizations, training, and Infection Control.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Sits, stands, and walks intermittently throughout the day.
  • Climbs stairs to enter mobile unit and tractor.
  • Squats or kneels and lifts objects from ground weighing up to 55 pounds.
  • Full extension of arms above head and in front of body.
  • Frequently lifts weight of up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasionally lifts weights of up to 75 pounds.
  • May transfer patients weighing up to 350 pounds with a variety of assistance from other staff or equipment.
  • Occasionally carries objects weighing up to 55 pounds.
  • May need to push/pull objects with force of up to 72 pounds.
  • Must possess good balance.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and experience, plus four (4) years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications


Other Requirements

  • Completion of an approved School of Nuclear Medicine Technology Program required.
  • Must be registered with the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (N.M.T.C.B) or American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) (N).
  • Must be registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) (CT) or N.M.T.C.B. (CT).
  • Must possess active New York State licenses in Nuclear Medicine https://www.health.ny.gov/professionals/doctors/radiological/

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