Nuclear Medicine Technologist
Req #: 43084
Per Diem
Shift: Varies
WMC Diagnostic Imaging
United Health Services Hospitals
Johnson City, NY
Weekly hours: Per Diem

Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Johnson City, NY

Shift: Per Diem/As Needed/PRN

Salary range: $34.08-$51.13/hour, depending on experience

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Nuclear Medicine Technologist Overview

The Nuclear Medicine Technologist is responsible for the ordering, preparation and administration of radiopharmaceutical materials to patients. The Nuclear Medicine Technologist operates gamma equipment or thyroid uptake and probe for the visualization for both the structure and function of major organ systems within the body. The Nuclear Medicine Technologist utilizes knowledge of radiation physics and safety in the preparation, measurement and administration of isotopes.

Position Qualifications

Education/Experience

      • Minimum Required:
        • Associate’s degree in Applied Science in Nuclear Medicine Registry or certification in Nuclear Medicine or eligible to take either.
      • Preferred:
        • Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Medicine.

License/Certification

  • Minimum Required:
  • NYS Registry in Nuclear Medicine or eligible or ARRT in Nuclear Medicine or eligible

Essential Functions:

  • Participates in all Radiology Management Systems functions as they relate to patient procedures.
  • Demonstrates adequate radiation safety practices as it relates to patients and co-workers.
  • Maintain and be familiar with required documentation necessary for licensing agencies.
  • Provide patient education as needed.
  • Demonstrates knowledge on the proper handling and disposing of radioactive waste material.
  • Develops effective communication with referring physicians, radiologists, and other department customers to ensure the delivery of nuclear medicine procedures.
  • Performs a broad range of diagnostic imaging procedures including SPECT and SPECT/CT
  • Prepares image data for interpretation including proper documentation and labeling, image data processing and formatting, data calculations and SPECT reconstruction
  • Practices within Federal and State guideline.
  • Orders, receives, documents, stores, and returns radiopharmaceuticals in accordance with NY DOH.
  • Prepares, documents, dispenses and administers radiopharmaceuticals in accordance with NY DOH..
  • Transfers and retrieves image data to PACS and documents the study in EPIC.
  • Performs radioactive waste collection/disposal
  • Performs and documents daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly quality control procedures on equipment in accordance with ACR. Reports deviations to appropriate personnel.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in starting intravenous catheter line and injecting radioisotopes. Removes IVs

About United Health Services

United Health Services is a not-for-profit healthcare system serving more than 500,000 people in Upstate New York’s Southern Tier region. We offer integrated healthcare services across 60 locations, including four hospitals, three walk-in centers, and 22 primary care offices, in addition to home care services and senior living facilities. The United Health Services system employs more than 6,300 people and comprises 600+ providers who are all committed to providing and supporting the delivery of exceptional patient care.

United Health Services employees and providers are “LOVED!” This means we’re Living Our Values Every Day. Here, you’ll join a team that is dedicated to values-based, coordinated patient care. Every day, we outwardly live our Values of Compassion, Trust, Respect, Teamwork, and Innovation.

About New York’s Southern Tier

As an employee of United Health Services, you’ll call the Southern Tier, or more specifically, the Greater Binghamton area, home. Known for entertainment and restaurants, craft brews, outdoor experiences, minor-league sports, family-friendly events, and a keenness for local history (like our connection to the Twilight Zone and our six antique carousels), Greater Binghamton offers something for everyone. We’re a short drive away from the Finger Lakes region in Central New York, three hours from New York City, and just shy of four hours from Niagara Falls, Canada.

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United Health Services in an Equal Opportunity Employer.

United Health Services, Inc. and the members of the UHS System neither are affiliated with, sponsored, endorsed nor approved by, nor otherwise associated with, Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS), UHS of Delaware, Inc. nor their affiliates, which can be found at www.uhsinc.com.

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Benefits That Make A Difference

While you’re making a difference in the health and well-being of our patients and communities, United Health Services takes care of you. We are proud to be able to offer our employees and providers a comprehensive benefits package that supports their needs today and for the future with a competitive retirement plan; comprehensive health, dental, vision and health savings and spending accounts; wellness programs that empower our employees to stay healthy and balance work and life goals; group life and disability options; and a generous paid time off (PTO) program. On top of that, we invest in you by offering tuition reimbursement and other programs designed to help you grow your career. The majority of these benefits are available to you for working at least 24 hours per week.

These are just a few of the perks and benefits you can expect when you join the United Health Services team. Be sure to ask your recruiter about all the benefits associated with the position you’re applying for.

Why United Health Services?

We are one of the region’s top employers with an excellent reputation for the care we provide. Our pay, benefits and perks are very competitive. We’re compassionate about patients and respectful of each other. We offer you the stability, size, scope and capabilities of big city health systems, but with the trust and familiarity of more personalized care. We’re engaged with our communities. And, we recognize the importance of work-life balance. Discover the difference you can make, here with us, at United Health Services.

About Our Region

Binghamton, a friendly and close-knit city in Broome County, offers beautiful and affordable homes in downtown, suburban and rural settings, as well as good public and private schools. Nightlife and cultural activities include craft breweries, restaurants and award-winning wineries. First Fridays celebrate local artists and there are frequent music and food festivals. Outdoor activities also abound, from skiing and golf to hiking, biking and more.