Services the medical center as a Nuclear Medicine/PET-CT Technologist in the Nuclear Medicine Service with the responsibility for performing the routine, specialized, and new radionuclide studies for the diagnosis, treatment, and investigation of pathological disorders. Incumbent is a registered CNMT or ARRT (N). Major Duties: Performs computer acquisition and analysis of data. Selects and modifies programs to acquire patient studies. Analyzes radioimaging, in vitro, and research studies. Performs a wide variety of functional studies of organs/systems Compounds radiopharmaceuticals, preparing appropriate dosages, ensuring pharmaceutical quality of agents, ensuring that patients receive correct amounts of radioactivity, determining proper route of administration, administering radiopharmaceuticals intravenously to patients, determining need for and performing specialized injection techniques and assisting physicians in administering therapeutic amounts of radioactivity Prepares imaging, counting, and ancillary equipment for patient use. Calibrates imaging cameras, by means of testing flood uniformity, linearity, spatial resolution with devices such as point sources, radioactive flood field sources, bar phantoms, orthogonal hole phantoms, and ECT phantoms. Performs daily calibration of energy settings of gamma cameras. Ascertains the accuracy of dose calibrators, well counters, and uptake units by checking the linearity of unit response with standard calibrated radionuclide sources. Routinely checks the operational status of complex ancillary equipment such as cardiac treadmills, microhematocrit units, GM counters, centrifuges, automated film processors, transparency film duplication devices, spirometers and radioactive gas traps. Will assume all the duties and responsibilities of a technologist in the operation and calibration of the PET scanner and cyclotron and will be willing to receive the necessary training to engage in the daily operation of the PET Center when staffing requires. This will include scheduling the patients, patient preparation, as well as actual imaging. Schedules patients from inpatient, outpatient, and outside hospital referrals with judgment as to the equipment parameters needed for each individual patient or study. Work Schedule: Intermittent Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Nuclear Medical Technologist/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required This position is a Temporary Position which can be terminated at any time based on funding or the needs of the agency.
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