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Nuclear Medical Technologist

Company: Riverside Medical Center
Location: Yonkers
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

St. John's Riverside Hospital is a leader in providing the highest quality, compassionate health care utilizing the latest, state-of-the-art medical technology. Serving the Westchester community from Yonkers to the river town communities of Hastings-on-Hudson, Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry and Irvington, St. John's Riverside has been and continues to be a unique and comprehensive network of medical professionals dedicated to a tradition of service that spans generations.

St. John's has been an integral part of the community since the 1890's and its' commitment to provide the community with the most advanced medical services available continues to be the hospitals' vision, mission and value. St. John's Riverside Hospital built itself around an early foundation of nursing and community service. In 1894, the Cochran School of Nursing, the oldest hospital-based school of nursing in the metropolitan area, was founded, thus making the St. John's Nursing Staff more than just the backbone of the hospital, but the heart and soul. St. John's dedicated nurses give superior attention to those who need it most with a strong emphasis on patient and family-focused nursing care.

St. John's Riverside Hospital staff is committed to making life better for all patients. The hospital continues to elevate the services provided with the goal of increasing the quality of life for all who entrust St. John's Riverside Hospital to their care.

Personalized care together with advanced technology is what it means to be Community Strong

Responsibilities

The Nuclear Medical Technologist is responsible for inspecting monitors and documents all Radioisotopes from receipt to disposal, daily administration of radio-pharmaceutical. Perform various Nuclear Imagine procedures. Discuss procedures with radiologists regarding appropriateness. Inspects monitors and documents all isotopes received as per Department Policy. Disposes of decayed isotopes per Departmental Policy, CDC and OSHA guidelines. Performs all equipment quality control such as daily floods, weekly bar phantom, daily calibrations, maintain pertinent logs as per policy. Prepares patient for procedures; provides necessary instructions, teaching and emotional support; obtain procedural consent. Review physician order for proper indicators and insures all the necessary information is available for the radiologist. Follows appropriate aseptic technique as well as safe handling of radioisotopes while preparing the patients dosage. Performs venipuncture per policy. Performs all imaging procedures on all gamma cameras in Nuclear Medicine. Develops inspects and label images for Radiologist review. Maintains safe environment for patients and staff in regarding radiation safety. Handle problems that may arise from patients comfort to complaints. Discuss case with radiologists and referring position.

Qualifications

Graduate of Nuclear Medicine Technology. Certification or eligible in Nuclear Medicine Technology with 1 year experience. Manual dexterity for manipulating function of equipment required. Excellent communication and customer service skills required. Proficient in the use of Meditech. (RIS)/ Teleradiology system.

Keywords: Riverside Medical Center, Yonkers , Nuclear Medical Technologist, Other , Yonkers, New York

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