AdvantageCare Physicians is the largest physician led outpatient medical office in the New York Metropolitan Area. With 36 medical offices in the Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island, we aspire to be the preferred care destination for our patients and the communities we serve. This vision is accomplished through focusing our care on the needs of our patients as we partner with them in the pursuit of better health. Each and every day, our actions should be guided by these principles as we interact with our patients, each other and our communities. The values that drive the AdvantageCare Physicians culture include a caring attitude, quality focus, collaboration, excellence and good citizenship. By integrating these behaviors into our day-to-day operations, we can deliver the highest quality healthcare while also creating positive patient experiences.
The Nuclear Medicine Technologist has a high level of knowledge in nuclear cardiology and is dedicated to producing high quality, diagnostically accurate results in a manner that is safe and effective for the patient. In addition to meeting all the eligibility requirements for an entry level nuclear medicine technologist and passing the certification exam, the nuclear cardiology technologist has additional clinical experience and knowledge specific to the use of instrumentation, radiopharmaceuticals and adjunct medications in the diagnosis of cardiovascular disease.
Administers radiopharmaceuticals or radiation intravenously to detect or treat diseases, using radioisotope equipment, under direction of a physician.
Detects and maps radiopharmaceuticals in patients' bodies, using a camera to produce photographic or computer images.
Produces a computer-generated or film image for interpretation by a physician.
Calculates, measures, and records radiation dosage or radiopharmaceuticals received, used, and disposed, using computer and following physician's prescription.
Performs quality control checks on laboratory equipment or cameras.
Maintains and calibrate radioisotope and laboratory equipment.
Disposes of radioactive materials and stores radiopharmaceuticals, following radiation safety procedures.
Processes cardiac function studies, using computer. Records and processes results of procedures.
Prepares stock radiopharmaceuticals, adhering to safety standards that minimize radiation exposure to workers and patients.
Explains test procedures and safety precautions to patients and provides them with assistance during test procedures.
Gathers information on patients' illnesses and medical history to guide the choice of diagnostic procedures for therapy.
Measures glandular activity, blood volume, red cell survival, or radioactivity of patient, using scanners, Geiger counters, scintillometers, or other laboratory equipment.
Trains or supervises student or subordinate nuclear medicine technologists.
Positions radiation fields, radiation beams, and patient to allow for most effective treatment of patient's disease.
Adds radioactive substances to biological specimens, such as blood, urine, or feces, to determine therapeutic drug or hormone levels.
Assists in obtaining authorizations for nuclear stress testing and Multiple Gated Acquisition (MUGA) scans.
Assists in preparing intake charts (including clinical data, consent form, referral form, and authorization information) for patients prior to testing appointment
Assists in preparing the final report for each test performed.
Performs other job-related duties as required.
Assists as lead nuclear technologist in obtaining and maintenance of Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine Laboratories (ICANL) accreditation.
Minimum 700 hours of documented clinical experience as a certified/registered nuclear medicine technologist performing all aspects of nuclear cardiology imaging including radiopharmaceutical handling, injection if permitted by state and/or institutional regulations) and imaging required
Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Nuclear Medicine Technology preferred