GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENTUnder general supervision and following established procedures, handles and administers radiopharmaceuticals and operates radiation detection and imaging equipmentPRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES* Assays, records, prepares, and administers radiopharmaceuticals.* Operates SPECT, SPECT/CT and PET/CT imaging and radiation detection equipment to obtain diagnostic images and information. In doing so, ensures the patient is properly prepared. Positions and immobilizes patient as needed. Selects proper imaging and data processing techniques.* Explains exam to patient taking into consideration physical and emotional needs; maintaining ethical standards (patient confidentiality, professional conduct, etc.). Delivers patient care under the scope of license/training.* Maintains effective working relations and communication with departmental and other hospital personnel, i.e., medical staff, nursing, etc.* Calibrates and verifies the operation of all equipment to be used during the workday, notifying appropriate personnel of equipment malfunctions and repairs needed. Performs quality control procedures on all equipment.* Completes paperwork, RIS and Epic functions as necessary for each patient exam.* Remains up to date on developments and trends in imaging techniques, procedures, and equipment by reading appropriate manuals and technique journals. Participates in education programs, meeting state requirements for continuing education credits* Supervises and instructs Nuclear Medicine Technology students (medical radiography and nuclear medicine) within the department.* Prepares the equipment, room, and supplies necessary for each patient and regular daily use. Stocks and supplies room as needed.* Assays, records, and disposes of radioactive waste and contamination.* Assumes responsibility for on-call coverage and remains flexible in all shift coverage and overtime situations as necessary.* Acknowledges and participates in research studies, quality assurance, and quality improvement projects carried on in the department (c-list, patient waiting time, etc).* Performs all other duties as directed.Must be a graduate of an approved school of Nuclear Medicine Technology.Must possess a valid Massachusetts license as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist.Must be registered or eligible for certification by the American Registry of RadiologicTechnologists (ARRT-N) or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB)Must meet, successfully complete, and maintain the ARRT or NMTCB certification and registration within one year of start of employment.
Location/Region: Boston, MA (02298)