Nuclear Medicine PET Technologist Job job Chevy Chase Maryland
Nuclear Medicine PET Technologist Job job Chevy Chase Maryland
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Nuclear Medicine/PET Technologist Job Job



Employer Name: Johnson Kenny SpiderID: 5627036
Location: Chevy Chase, Maryland Date Posted: 10/29/2016
Wage: Category: Laboratory Technician
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Job Description:
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


Prepares radiopharmaceutical from commercially available kits and/or recipes for use in patient studies. Prepares stock solutions of radiopharmaceuticals. Assures quality control of radiopharmaceuticals, including calibration, chemicals purity checks, radionuclide purity checks, percent yield and instant thin layer chromotography to guarantee integrity of solutions and to avoid radiation exposure.

Determines radiopharmaceutical to be utilized, consulting with physician when necessary. Calculates patient dosage to include pediatric doses.

Explains procedure, reassuring patient and securing his/her full cooperation during testing.

Injects patient and completes testing, e.g., Positron Imaging-Oncology, Neurology, Cardiac patients. Starts I.V.'s in conjunction for all studies and in conjunction for stress testing, as authorized by physician.

Completes testing for both in-and-outpatient within various main campus hospital locations.

Acquires/processes/reconstructs images when appropriate. Labels patient images with such data as radiopharmaceutical amount, time of the injection, equipment utilized, etc. in accordance with ACR requirements. Sends patient data to PACS for long term storage.

Observes radiation safety techniques, including use of protective shielding, handling and disposal of radiopharmaceuticals. Takes appropriate precautions to minimize exposure to infectious, radioactive or biohazard agents.

Ensures that correct protocol, radiation dose, and contrast is administered to patient for CT scanning, when ordered as such.

Lifts, moves transports and positions patients for diagnostic studies.

Elutes radionuclide generator systems, maintaining sterile technique.

Interfaces with appropriate computer systems related to duties of this position. Duties include scheduling responsibilities.

Alerts Unit Technical/Operations Manager regarding equipment problems, problems encountered during testing, etc.

Assists in on-the-job training of students and new technogists as assigned.

Follows area policies/guidelines in order to perform imaging studies of superior technical quality.







Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:





Post high school vocational/college/specialized training graduation from an AMA approved program in Nuclear Medicine Technology and 2-3 years experience in clinical nuclear medicine is preferred. License eligible for Massachusetts along with ARRT or CNMT certification. State of MA requires technologist to have additional training in CT by completing a DPH approved "cross-trainer" program in order to perform attenuation correction computed tomography imaging.



SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:




Graduate from an AMA approved program in Nuclear Medicine Technology
2-3 years experience in the field of Nuclear Medicine/Nuclear Card, preferred
Must be able to lift more than 5 pounds
CPR certification
Excellent interpersonal communication skills
Strong organizational skills


Job Criteria:
Start Date:
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required:
Education Required:
Overnight Travel:
Vacation Time:


Company Profile:
Dr. Schoenfeld is author and Medical Director of Renu by Dr. Schoenfeld. Twofold board confirmed in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, he has been rehearsing facial plastic and reconstructive surgery in Washington DC and Maryland since 1998. Dr. Schoenfeld got his college degree from Hobart College where he majored in Chemistry and minored in Religious Studies. He was an individual from Sigma Chi crew and played lacrosse. He got his Medical degree from New York Medical College and did his residency preparing at the incredibly famous Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Schoenfeld served 10 years in the U.S Army, five of which were with the 82nd Airborne Division and as Chief of the Department of Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery at Fort Bragg, NC.

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Johnson Kenny Company Type: Recruiter
Company: RENU ARTFUL MEDICINE
City: Chevy Chase
State: Maryland
Zip: 20815
Web Site: http://www.renudc.com/

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