Under the direction of an authorized user, the PET/CT Technologist is responsible for the use of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation to generate fusion images for diagnostic and research purposes.
The PET/CT Technologist 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.
Must be able to produce high-quality diagnostic and research imaging with little supervision.
Must provide patient care, perform instrumentation and quality control, and possess knowledge of radiation safety
Must be able to function effectively in a team-oriented environment.
Must be able to perform injection procedures.
Operating knowledge of personal computers and medical charting systems.
Capable of a flexible work schedule.
Must be able to interact with patients, University personnel, and customers in a responsible, professional, and ethical manner.
Must be flexible, and reliable and demonstrate sound judgment and initiative.
Responsible for the following and adhering to Joint Commission Quality Standards, which include, but are not limited to: CPR, immunizations, training, and Infection Control.
Perform other duties as may be assigned.
Sits, stands, and walks intermittently throughout the day.
Climbs stairs to enter mobile unit and tractor.
Squats or kneels and lifts objects from ground weighing up to 55 pounds.
Full extension of arms above head and in front of body.
Frequently lifts weight of up to 10 pounds.
Occasionally lifts weights of up to 75 pounds.
May transfer patients weighing up to 350 pounds with a variety of assistance from other staff or equipment.
Occasionally carries objects weighing up to 55 pounds.
May need to push/pull objects with force of up to 72 pounds.
Must possess good balance.
Requires a Bachelor???s degree or equivalent education and experience, plus four (4) years of related experience.
Prefer registration American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) (R).
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