Working under the direction of Nuclear Medicine Manager and Clinical Director of Nuclear Medicine, the Nuclear Medicine Technologist (NMT) is responsible for performing all technical procedures within Nuclear Medicine as described in the DFCI Imaging Policy Manual. The NMT is responsible for the delivery of safe and effective imaging procedures, participation in departmental education programs, participation in organizational and departmental goals and priorities and active involvement in Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement (QA/QI) activities. Each NMT position requires a close working relationship with Imaging professional, nursing, and technical staff, as well as with providers, investigators, and their staff. The NMT will work to create and sustain a culture that fosters excellence, impact, and discovery of innovative and novel approaches towards the eradication of cancer and related diseases.
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Adheres to established departmental policies and procedures; fosters communication and collaboration among the clinical, technical and support staff; ensures that business and patient information is properly handled according to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines.
Maintains and ensures patient, staff and environmental safety; maintains proper infection control; maintains orderliness and cleanliness in the workplace and self; demonstrates an understanding of all radiation safety issues (e.g., Image Gently, Image Wisely, etc.) and follow radiation safety procedures to ensure patient safety.
Ensures that all appropriate regulatory, accreditation, and institutional requirements are met, and participates in departmental and institutional quality assurance/quality improvement (QA/QI) programs.
Communicates relevant information in a compassionate and professional manner to patients undergoing procedures, ensures that all patients have a thorough understanding of the procedures to be performed, assist with various operational duties such as monitoring patient flow while utilizing the scheduling and electronic medical record (EMR) systems.
Under the direction of the Nuclear Medicine Manager/Supervisor, the NMT performs all technical procedures (including general nuclear medicine, PET/CT, and radionuclide therapy procedures) in Nuclear Medicine obtaining high quality patient scans and delivering high quality care; is involved with and performs all technical protocol duties as required for departmental research; establishes intravenous access; receives, dispenses, administers, and disposes of radiopharmaceuticals and imaging contrast agents in accordance with applicable regulatory accreditation (e.g., ACR) and as directed by protocol under the supervision of the nuclear medicine physician and/or radiologist; ensures that all imaging systems and equipment operate at levels of accepted standards and are properly maintained, and if necessary takes corrective action; performs required quality control on all imaging equipment and devices; performs computer acquisitions and analysis as required; manages imaging datasets (e.g., transfer, archive, and retrieval); maintains all necessary records and reports in a correct, timely, and efficient manner.
Trains new hires and students
Performs all other duties and responsibilities as directed.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Must be a graduate of an accredited nuclear medicine technology program
Associate's of Science or closely related degree is required (Bachelor's or Master's degree preferred).
Current certification and/or registration in Nuclear Medicine required (e.g., ARRT, NMTCB)
Current Massachusetts Radiologic Technologist License in Nuclear Medicine required
Current certification and/or registration in Computed Tomography (e.g., ARRT, NMTCB) or must obtain within 1 year of hire
Current Massachusetts Radiologic Technologist License in Computed Tomography or must obtain within 1 year of hire
Current BLS certification or must obtain an active BLS certification within 90-days of hire
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills to effectively work with peers, colleagues, Managers, and various teams.
Technical skills associated with the NMT primary scope of responsibility.
Knowledge of computer applications, including Microsoft Office and Microsoft Outlook
Strong customer service skills and the ability to interact professionally with peers, leadership, and external contacts.
Detail oriented and excellent ability to organize, prioritize, and follow through.
Be able to work independently and/or with a team in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to effectively manage time and prioritize workload.
Internal Number: 2020-19981
About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to under-served members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.