Nuclear Medicine Research Technologist - 32 hours
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POST DATE 8/20/2016
END DATE 10/8/2016
Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)
JOB DESCRIPTIONThe Nuc Med. Research Technologist will perform, assist and train others in imaging research at the MGH Gordon PET Core. The individual must be familiar with SPECT/CT and PET/CT imaging modalities. He/she must be able to administer radioisotopes to human subjects and maintain appropriate records indicating adherence to clinical research protocols. He/she must take administrative responsibility for adherence to IRB approved clinical protocols.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
CLINICAL IMAGING RESEARCH:
- responsible for administering radioisotopes to humans according to approved research protocols
- responsible for maintaining documentation indicating adherence to clinical research protocols
- responsible for explaining procedure, reassuring human research subject and securing his/her full cooperation during testing
- responsible for observing radiation safety techniques, including use of protective shielding, handling and disposal of radiopharmaceuticals. Take appropriate precautions to minimize exposure to infectious, radioactive or biohazard agents
- responsible for following Institutional/ Departmental guidelines for patient safety and patient care
- responsible for initial screening and scheduling of clinical research subjects, as well as scheduling the research visits in Epic
- responsible for advance coordination of clinical research studies, including between all parties (referring physicians, study PI, subject, research Core or clinical services being utilized for a study, postdocs involved in the imaging session, etc.)
- responsible for escorting human research subjects between different imaging locations for studies, as needed
- responsible for assisting grants manager in resolving any billing discrepancies
- responsible for processing subject payment, procuring meal and taxi vouchers as needed
- responsible for maintaining supply and non-capital equipment inventories both for the Center and for the PET Core facility
- responsible for Safety report submissions for the MGH Gordon PET Core
- expected to become familiar with all practices and policies of the Gordon Center laboratories in order to be able to quickly and adequately bring any issues to the attention of the right Department/PI in order to find resolution effectively
SKILLS & COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
Basic laboratory skills
Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of applications
Comfortable working with animal and human research subjects
Able to work independently and as a team member
Able to perform multiple tasks independently
Strong communication and editorial skills
Able to fully understand clinical research and animal research protocols
Familiar with PET and SPECT instrumentation
Knowledgeable in managing human subjects/patients about to undergo imaging procedures Bachelor's Degree, Graduate from an AMA approved program in Nuclear Medicine Technology
* CNMT or ARRT(N) required
* MA Rad Tech license required
* ARRT(CT) preferred
State of MA requires technologist to have additional training in CT by completing a DPH approved cross-trainer program in order to perform attenuation correction computed tomography imaging.
Preferred: One year of experience performing clinical or clinical research PET/CT studies
Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.