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Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Date Posted: 12-06-2017
Job Title: Brain SPECT Scan Interpreter
Department: Nuclear Imaging
Reports to: Nuclear Medicine Administrator
Job Summary:
A Brain SPECT Scan Interpreter for Amen Clinics (ACI) is a member of a team of specialists who are responsible for translating Tc99m- HMPAO SPECT images of patients’ brains into quantitative numerical values of hyper-profusion and hypo-profusion and qualitative findings, for clinical reporting purposes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Evaluation of patient scans
• Answer physician phone calls concerning medical and technical issues
• Must maintain patient confidentiality per HIPAA regulations at all times
• Provide proper records of reports and clinical operations
Qualifications and Requirements:
• PA, NP, MD, or similarly credentialed medical professional, with a background in neuroanatomy and/or radiology.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Knowledge of neuroanatomy and behavioral sciences either by documented academic completion or clinical experience in Neurology, Neurosurgery or Psychiatry, or a combination thereof
• Understanding the basics of physics, chemistry, physiology and pharmacology necessary to succeed in our training program
• Commitment to spending vast majority of practice interpreting scans on a computer screen
• Proficient with Microsoft Excel
• Strong general computer skills including use of EMR systems and Outlook email
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work independently
Interacts most frequently with PAs, staff physicians, technologist, and administrative staff via in-person, phone, email, and instant messaging systems. Less frequently interacts with patients.
Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
· Sitting for long periods of time
· Frequent typing and viewing of computer screens
· Frequent use of hand and fingers with machines, such as computer, copier, fax machine, scanner and telephone
· Frequent hearing, listening and speaking by telephone and in person
· Occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, stoop or bend
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