Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):
NY State Licensed Respiratory Therapist (CRT) required. Three years of Respiratory Therapist experience. Must have excellent interpersonal skills, verbal communication and be able to interact comfortably with medical research study participants. Candidate(s) must be either experienced with or willing to be trained in placing venous and arterial catheters and general phlebotomy procedures.
Preferred Qualifications :
Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). Experience in a research environment. Medical Imaging research experience.
Brief Description of Duties :
The successful candidate(s) will participate in the conduct of research experiments involving PET (Positron Emission Tomography) imaging of human research subjects. PET is a non-invasive imaging technology used to trace biochemical processes. PET scanners look similar in design to MRI scanners, with the research participant in a reclining position with their head placed inside the cylindrical bore of the scanner. At the start of the scan, subjects will be administered a minute quantity of a radioactive probe intravenously. The scanner records the location of the radioactivity over the course of the scan. Scanning experiments last between one and several hours. The RT will prepare the subjects prior to their entering the scanner. Specific duties include ensuring the comfort of research participants. Scanning experiments will take place up to several times per week.
Placement of arterial and venous catheters in the forearms of research subjects including administration of local anesthetics as part of the procedures.
Monitoring these during scanning experiments.
Drawing blood samples during scanning experiments.
Helping to prepare the samples for analysis.
Removing the catheters at the end of the experiments and administering medication for pain or anxiety as needed.
This is a per diem appointment. FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.
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