Yale New Haven Health System

  • NUCLEAR CARDIOLOGY TECHNOLOGIST

    Job Locations US-CT-New Haven
    Job ID
    66635
    Department
    HVC NUC MED CARDIOLOGY
    Category
    TECHNOLOGISTS & TECHNICIANS
    Position Type
    Casual/Per Diem Non-Benefits Eligible
    Work Schedule
    AS NEEDED
    Work Days
    MUST BE ABLE TO WORK DURING THE WEEK, MONDAY-FRIDAY
    Work Hours
    VARYING 8 HR SHIFTS STARTING AT 7:00, 8:00 OR 9:00 AM
    Work Shift
    ON-CALL ROTATIONS FOR WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS
    Requisition ID
    2018-19914
  • Overview

    To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

    Under the supervision of the Nuclear Cardiology Manager and/or Coordinator, performs a wide variety of technical and professional duties utilizing complex imaging equipment to produce quality images as requested for subsequent interpretation by the nuclear cardiologist. All duties are performed according to departmental and organizational policies and procedures. Promotes service excellence in all interactions.

    EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

    Responsibilities

    • 1. Performs high quality dynamic, static, and gated SPECT and PET imaging procedures utilizing appropriate age specific standards to obtain the desired diagnostic patient information for the referring physician.
      • 1.1 Performs the daily operation of a variety of SPECT and PET/CT cameras and computers in accordance with prescribed departmental procedures to produce images of high diagnostic quality as observed by the nuclear physician or supervisor.
    • 2. Performs various radiopharmacy duties including receipt, preparation, administration and storage of radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals to ensure safety and integrity of the agents used. Properly records all duties according to departmental policy.
      • 2.1 Obtains radionuclides by eluting generator systems or from bulk shipments maintaining sterile technique and shielding. All radioactive materials received are checked for leakage and activity according to departmental procedure as observed by supervisor or radiation safety officer.
    • 3. Performs various non-imaging procedures according to departmental protocol to obtain the desired result or information requested.
      • 3.1 Performs all non?imaging procedures including collection of blood and urine specimens for preparation of counting according to departmental protocol as observed by supervisor.
    • 4. Performs quality control procedures to ensure optimal performance of gamma cameras, computers and other related auxiliary equipment (dose calibrators, well counters, etc.)
      • 4.1 Performs daily, weekly, and monthly quality control on all instrumentation including uniformity checks, linearity, center of rotation and other indicated tests according to departmental procedure to ensure all equipment is in proper working order as observed by supervisor or peers.
    • 5. Practices safe handling of radioactive materials according to departmental and federal regulations to ensure minimal radiation exposure to self and others.
      • 5.1 Follows ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) guidelines for radiation exposure including use of syringe shields and lead carrying cases as observed by supervisor and peers and as evidenced by monthly film badge reports.
    • 6. Performs job-related tasks in a timely manner as needed to ensure the goals of the department are met.
      • 6.1 Schedules patients for procedures in Imagecast and tracks assigned patients' arrival and completion status as observed by supervisor.
    • 7. Demonstrates commitment to coworkers, department and hospital through general standards of professional conduct to facilitate the efficient and smooth operation of the department.
      • 7.1 Employee recognizes and performs duties which need to be done such as offering assistance to

    Qualifications

    EDUCATION


    Graduation from an A.M.A. approved program in Nuclear Medicine. AS degree required, BS degree preferred.


    EXPERIENCE


    Demonstrates technical skills to meet entry level standards of routine Nuclear Cardiology imaging.


    LICENSURE


    NMTCB or ARRT (N) certification in Nuclear Medicine Technology required (may not be on any type of probation). CPR Certification required.


    SPECIAL SKILLS


    Must have a basic knowledge of radiopharmaceuticals, nuclear medicine equipment and nuclear cardiology imaging procedures. Above average knowledge of anatomy, computer/Pacs applications, and good organizational and communication/customer service skills.


    PHYSICAL DEMAND


    Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 pounds to assist with patient transfers.


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