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The Nuclear Medicine/CT Technologist performs a comprehensive range of diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine procedures that utilize a variety of equipment for use in diagnosis and treatment of patient disease. Nuclear Medicine Technologists work with infant, pediatric, adult and geriatric patients.
Provides quality multi-slice computed CT applications to acquire exams with accuracy and efficiency, using optimal skills and knowledge of equipment.
Documents and demonstrates knowledge and skill to evaluate normal /abnormal anatomy and any related pathologies for presentation to the Radiologist.
Demonstrates knowledge and skill in CT physics.
Exercises responsible judgment in recognizing and reporting significant situations relating to patient care.
Prepares and instructs the patient for the diagnostic study using age appropriate communication skills.
Optimizes each image during the examination to obtain the highest quality study with the least discomfort to the patient.
Must be able to perform all ranges of exams after completion of technical competencies. Continues to stay current in regards to new CT technology hardware and software upgrades.
Registrations, Certifications, and/or Licenses
Environment, Physical Demands & Equipment Usage
This position works in a busy environment with frequent interruptions, multiple demands and continuous interaction with patients and other medical professionals. It requires being exposed to chemical solutions, and human tissue/fluids.
Ability to speak clearly, demonstrate patience and understanding of patients' needs. Must be able to deal with competing needs and priorities of patients and internal customers. Use of personal computers, copiers, phones, and fax machine. Must have ability to stand, lift, and move patients.