Senior Nuclear Medicine Technician
|Position type||Regular Full-Time|
1400 Pelham Parkway South
Physician Affiliate Group of New York (PAGNY) is one of the largest multi-disciplinary groups in the country whose main purpose is to nurture and embolden the healthcare providers who take care of the most fragile and vulnerable patients in New York City. PAGNY people do more than diagnose and treat; we uplift the spirits and dignity of patients because we love what we do, and it shows. PAGNY is committed to recruiting and retaining productive and enthusiastic physicians and promotes our health professionals’ wellness.
PAGNY is comprised of over 4,000 physicians and healthcare professionals who provide services to NYC Health + Hospitals (H+H), the largest public health system in the United States. Our practitioners are highly skilled professionals with outstanding credentials who deliver the highest level of quality healthcare to patients throughout New York City.
NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi, located in the Bronx, accommodates more than 325,000 outpatient visits, more than 100,000 emergency room visits and more than 20,000 inpatient admissions annually. The hospital is renowned for The Trauma Center, staffed to treat any traumatic injury or illness, the fully accredited Breast Health Center, and The Burn Center, with more than 40 years of work in burn care. The hospital also serves patients of many other needs. The hospital maintains an academic affiliation with Albert Einstein Medical College of Yeshiva University.
PAGNY has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and, in that spirit, actively encourages applications from groups underrepresented in healthcare.
Provides imaging services in the Nuclear Medicine department in conformance with the departmental standards and service excellence standards while ensuring patient safety. Performs all nuclear medicine procedures required within the department, at both Jacobi and NCB sites. Successful candidate may be asked to cover both sites on a given day, as needed.
- Proficient in the use of the following equipment designed to measure and image radioactivity.
Hand-held radioactivity detectors (Geiger-Muller detectors, Scintillation probes and detectors)
Single or multiple head
Planar or SPECT capable
- Perform quality control of all instruments.
- Receive radioactive tracers and determine if there is contamination of radioactivity in packaging.
- Perform safe handling and disposal of radioactive materials.
- Record keeping of radioactive material arrival and disposal.
- Determine radioactive material activity for use in imaging patients; and proper (safe and sterile techniques for administration of tracers for use in patients by a variety of appropriate routes of administration, including oral, intravenous, and inhalation.
- Use equipment to produce and save interpretable images; and to use software to derive quantitative information from imaging data using dedicated software.
- Survey the laboratory for radioactive contamination and to handle contamination and spills.
- Assist clerical staff when needed in scheduling, checking in, and calling patients.
- Document procedures in the Epic electronic medical record as well as paper documents.
- Transmit images to the PACS system.
- Treat all patients with respect and dignity, and to attend to their needs.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required prior to hire
One of the following certifications preferred:
- NMTCB (CT) (Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board - CT)
- ARRT-(N)(CT) (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists – Nuclear Medicine and CT)
- New graduates who are board-eligible can be considered.
The individual must keep the New York State License up to date, with a minimum of 12 Continuing Education credits per year.
- Competitive compensation package
- 10% 401K company contribution after one year of service
- Choice of a three-tiered nearly FREE medical plan
- Excellent dental insurance including orthodontics coverage
- Generous paid time off program
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V