Nuclear Cardiology Tech

Rochester, NY

GENERAL PURPOSE:

The staff nuclear cardiology technologist provides/performs a number of tasks in the areas of patient care, technical skills and documentation. He/she practices /follows radiation safety measures and rules when working in the laboratory to reduce radiation exposure and help prevent radiation contamination. The nuclear cardiology technologist explains the procedures to the patient and ensures patient comfort and safety during and after exam. The nuclear cardiology technologists are able to evaluate and address patient’s needs and know how to obtain medical assistance if needed.

Technical skills include: Acquiring and processing images, performing quality control on the CZT gamma camera and the dose calibrator in addition to maintaining the radiopharmacy. The staff nuclear cardiology technologist is responsible for recording and documenting patient data in the eRecord reporting system CUPID. He/she archives patient studies, documents all quality control results according to laboratory guidelines, and orders radiopharmaceuticals. The staff nuclear cardiology technologist is expected to report for his or her shift on time. The staff technologist will incorporate and demonstrate the Strong Commitment ICARE values by conducting themselves in a fair, responsible manner. They will show compassion and respect to patients, families and colleagues. They will strive to provide the best patient care and take responsibility for their actions as part of a team that exemplifies the hospital’s vision.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for obtaining the radiotracer and performing the technical acquisition of patient studies.

  • Responsible for the processing of the patient studies in an efficient and detailed manner.

  • Responsible for the accurate archival and retrieval of patient studies to and from the PACS system.

  • Responsible for daily performance of daily Nuclear Cardiology operational activities, including but not limited to daily QC on the gamma camera(s), daily QC on the dose calibrator, and daily room surveys.

  • Responsible for patient care while they are a patient in the Nuclear Cardiology Laboratory.

  • Responsible for the documentation and maintenance of all quality control data and radiopharmaceutical data in full compliance of the regulations and guidelines of the NRC, NYSDOH and the University’s radiation safety department.

  • Assist in the goals of nuclear cardiology as defined by the Director of Nuclear Cardiology including, but not limited to, updating of methodologies, evaluation and revision of laboratory procedure guidelines and new instrumentation and products, and the investigation of new concepts

Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nuclear Medicine from an accredited Nuclear Medicine Program required

  • Must have experience in Nuclear Medicine and Nuclear Cardiology or equivalent combination of education and experience required

  • New York State License in nuclear medicine; or a 6-month temporary license when accredited program is passed and new hire is waiting to pass the NMTCB exam and/or the ARRT(N) exam required

  • Certificate in Nuclear Medicine Technology from an approved Nuclear Medicine program preferred

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How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $36.00 - $46.80 Hourly

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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