DUTIES: 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 is seeking a full time Medical Radiographer I. The successful candidate will: - Perform those duties directly involved with a variety of technical procedures requiring independent judgment and initiative in the utilization of Nuclear Medicine equipment. - Ensures 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. - Must become fully knowledgeable of departmental policies and procedures including quality control. - Ability to prepare radiopharmaceuticals for administration by injection, ingestion and inhalation methods. - Performs 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. - Must demonstrate knowledge in the effects of radiation exposure, radiation procedures, radiopharmaceuticals, computer applications and imaging techniques. - Also responsible for safety precautions for patients and workers in regards to radiation exposure. - Ability to identify sources of radiation contamination and follow procedures cleanup and control of radioactive waste. - Assists in training student technologist and medical students rotating through the department. - Ability to deal with emergent situations and provide care base on emergent needs. - Responsible for patient care while performing imaging studies, to include accuracy of patient identification. - Problem solving skills regarding equipment usage - Maintain a courteous and pleasant disposition with patients. - Must adhere to all SUNY Downstate Medical Center and departmental policies and procedures to include principle of behavior - Must adhere to time and attendance policies. - All 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. - On-call, holiday and emergency coverage as needed. (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION) QUALIFICATIONS: - AAS degree, or B.S preferred. - Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification (NMTCB), ARRT certified. - Three years of experience as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist in a hospital based setting performing all Nuclear Medicine procedure preferred. Additional Info: * Please include the 5 digit line number and job title in the subject line and body of your email submission..Closing Date: Open Until Filled STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
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About SUNY Downstate Medical Center
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.