Under the direction of an authorized user, the PET/CT Program Coordinator is responsible for the use of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation to generate fusion images for diagnostic and research purposes.
The PET/CT Program Coordinator will review the patient's medical history to understand the patient's illness and pending diagnostic procedure; instruct the patient before, during, and following the procedure; evaluate the satisfactory preparation of the patient before beginning a procedure; and recognize emergency patient conditions and initiate lifesaving first aid when appropriate.
Administrative functions may include supervising other technologists, students, and other personnel; participating in procuring supplies and equipment; documenting laboratory operations; participating in radiation safety protocols and taking an active role in radiation reduction programs; participating in departmental inspections conducted by various licensing, regulatory, and accrediting agencies; participating in departmental quality assurance or quality improvement projects; and participating in scheduling patient examinations.
Requires a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus four (4) years of related experience or equivalent in training and work experience.
CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES: 1. Completion of an approved School of Nuclear Medicine Technology Program required. 2. Must be registered with the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (N.M.T.C.B) or American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) (N). 3. Must be registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) (R). 4. Must possess active New York State licenses in Radiography and Nuclear Medicine https://www.health.ny.gov/professionals/doctors/radiological/ 5. Prefer registration with the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (CT) or American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) (CT). If not registered, must obtain certification within one year of hire. 6. Prefer experience with Computed Tomography (CT). Type other requirements and/or special indicators if CUIMC
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