Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.
The Department of Radiology/Nuclear Medicine at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University and University Hospital of Brooklyn is seeking a full time Nuclear Medicine Technologist. The successful candidate will:
Perform duties directly involved with a variety of technical procedures requiring independent judgment and initiative in the utilization of Nuclear Medicine equipment.
Ensure that all standard of care are met for our patient population.
Adhere to the standards for all regulatory agencies such Joint Commission and NY Dept. of Health are met.
Become fully knowledgeable of departmental policies and procedures including quality control.
Prepare radiopharmaceuticals for administration by injection, ingestion and inhalation methods.
Perform diagnostic Nuclear Medicine procedures at a technical level. Includes obtaining pertinent clinical and medical history of patients and obtaining follow- up examinations that were performed.
Demonstrate knowledge in the effects of radiation exposure, radiation procedures, radiopharmaceuticals, computer applications and imaging techniques.
Be responsible for safety precautions for patients and workers in regards to radiation exposure.
Identify sources of radiation contamination and follow procedures cleanup and control of radioactive waste.
Assist in training student technologist and medical students rotating through the department.
Manage emergent situations and provide care base on emergent needs.
Demonstrate responsibility for patient care while performing imaging studies, to include accuracy of patient identification.
Problem solve and address issues regarding equipment usage.
Maintain a courteous and pleasant disposition with patients.
Adhere to all SUNY Downstate Medical Center and departmental policies and procedures to include principle of behavior.
Adhere to time and attendance policies.
Conduct other departmental related duties and responsibilities.
Learn and use computerized patient information systems, including Radiology Information System and PACS. Exams must be completed immediately in RIS and verify on PACS. Burning of CD’s and DVD’s when necessary.
Have flexibility for on-call, holiday and emergency coverage, as needed and as business need dictates.
Associate of Applied Science Degree.
Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification (NMTCB).
Bachelor of Science Degree preferred.
3-years of experience as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist in a hospital based setting performing all Nuclear Medicine procedure preferred.
Monday to Friday; 9:00am to 5:00pm
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.
Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
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About SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.