Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume) :
Graduate of an accredited Nuclear Medicine Technologist program. Two (2) years of clinical laboratory experience. Licensed to practice Nuclear Medicine Technology in the State of New York, New York State DOH licensed in Radiation Technology, and ARRT or NMTCB certified to perform PET.
Brief Description of Duties:
Researchers at the Renaissance School of Medicine of Stony Brook University are conducting a study sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). The study involves using Positron Emission Tomography (PET) to quantify one of the brain's glutamate receptors. This glutamate receptor may be a key link between circadian rhythm dysfunction and change in mood, thus relating sleep/wake patterns to mood.
The study requires PET scans (up to 3) to be acquired throughout the night. We are seeking a per diem Nuclear Medicine Technologist to be part of the study team, administer the radiopharmaceutical for each PET scan and acquire the resulting PET images. We anticipate one participant per month. These research imaging scans will occur in the Ambulatory Care Pavilion of Stony Brook Medicine. Scans are performed on Stony Brook's simultaneous Positron Emission Tomography (PET) / Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner, one of the few in the world. Each PET/MRI scan will take approximately one hour. Up to three will occur in a single night. Scans are scheduled during weekdays, between 9 PM and 6 AM. The Nuclear Medicine Technologist can participate as much as his/her regular schedule allows. Commitment of availability will be on a per-night basis.
The Nuclear Medicine Technologist will be a member of the research team and will therefore follow study protocols and receive training in operating the PET/MRI. The incumbent will maintain compassionate participant care, comfort and safety, while ensuring participant confidentiality and comply with all applicable policies, rules and regulations as outlined by The Research Foundation, New York State, and Federal regulations including compliance with HIPAA privacy and security. The Nuclear Medical Technologist will practice sterile and isolation techniques to prevent cross-contamination and infection. If interested, be a co-author in the publication of study results. The incumbent must have excellent organizational and communication skills.
Competently performs imaging procedures, including administering the radiopharmaceutical and operating the PET/MRI scanner.
Uploads PET and MRI images to the PACS system when imaging is complete.
Maintains equipment calibration by performing quality control tests according to established procedures and frequency schedule.
Perform confirmation of participant's: identity, date of birth, research study and radiopharmaceutical, and identifies any contraindications (if applicable) for PET scanning.
Communicates effectively with Principal Investigator to obtain proper PET scanning protocol instructions.
Maintains cleanliness and disinfects equipment, supplies and room as needed.
Maintains records regarding injections.
Orders supplies as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
This is a per diem appointment. FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.
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Official Job Title: Medical Laboratory Technologist
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Psychiatry-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Schedule: Per Diem Shift: Night Shift Shift Hours: 9:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m. Pass Days: Sat, Sun
Posting Start Date: Jan 9, 2020
Posting End Date: Feb 9, 2020, 4:59:00 AM
Salary: $32.00 - $42.00/per hour.
Salary Grade: N12
Appointment Type: Regular
Internal Number: 1903920
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