Oneida, NY

Oneida Health is an independent 101-bed acute care community hospital and a 160-bed extended-care facility (ECF) and short-term rehab facility licensed by the State of New York and operated by Oneida Health Systems, Inc., a New York not-for-profit corporation. The hospital is Joint Commission accredited.

We are proud to share that we have recognized for several national awards based upon safety of care as well as the patient experience of care. The first recognition is provided by The Leapfrog Group, a nationally recognized non-profit organization who reviews 30 patient quality and safety measures and assigns a letter grade to over 2,600 hospitals nationally based upon outcomes. The fall 2019 letter grade for OHC is a “B.”, our eighth consecutive “A” or “B”. Our hospital was also awarded 4 Stars for Patient Experience.

The second recognition is for the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award. Our hospital is among the top 10% nationally for patient safety and is 1 of only 16 hospitals in New York to receive this award for 2019. The third recognition is for the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award. Our hospital is among the top 10% nationally for patient experience and is 1 of only 8 hospitals in New York to receive this award for 2019…with Oneida Health as the only hospital in New York State to receive both awards for 2019! We are also very proud of our CMS 4-Star overall rating for patient experience and CMS 5-Star for quality measures.

Job Summary

This is a technical position involving the preparation and administration of radiopharmaceutical materials to patients and the operation of specialized imaging equipment for the detection and visual representation of diagnostic imaging of the anatomic and physiologic conditions of the body utilizing radioactive materials and processing of data used for diagnostic purposes. The incumbent utilizes knowledge of radiation physics and safety in the preparation, measurement and administration of radionuclides. The work is performed under the supervision of a qualified Radiologist.

Job Duties

1. Receives requests for diagnostic exams from licensed providers.

2. Determines under the guidance of the Radiologist appropriateness, dosage and type of radionuclide necessary for completion of exam.

3. Order (within Radioactive Materials License limitations), prepare, administer and measure radioactive isotopes in therapeutic, diagnostic and tracer studies using a variety diagnostic equipment.

4. Properly receives, stores and disposes of radioactive materials according to the NYS Sanitary Code instructions for ionizing radiation.

5. Obtains positive patient identification and gives explanation of study.

6. Prepares stock solutions of radioactive materials and calculates dosage.

7. Conducts patient interview, reviews for adequate clinical history, explains safety precautions and provides the patient with assistance during procedure.

8. Administers radiopharmaceuticals orally, intravenously or intradermally.

9. Detect and map radiopharmaceuticals in patients’ bodies producing computer images, record and process results of exam.

10. Calculate, measure and record radiation dosage of radionuclides received, used and disposed.

11. Utilizes knowledge of Radiation Safety Procedures to maintain exposure levels that are as low as reasonably achievable (ALRA) for both the technologist and patients.

12. Follows HIPAA standards.

13. Perform daily and weekly Quality Control checks on imaging equipment and cameras. Keeps records of all Quality Assurance procedures and results.

14. Utilize Hospital Information System to add exam charges to the revenue cycle.

15. Provide care to infants, children, adolescents, adult and geriatric patients.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited program in Nuclear Medicine

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