Nuclear Medicine Tech Job Description

Nuclear Medicine Tech Job Description

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Nuclear medicine tech provides a wide range of Nuclear Medicine procedures, such as the acquisition and processing of images, and quantification related to these tasks.

Nuclear Medicine Tech Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective nuclear medicine tech job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included nuclear medicine tech job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Technologist may be asked to review invoices, review records with health physics consultants
Technologist must be able to exercise independent judgment in assessment of exam quality, patient conditions and need for repeat images or variance from routine
Resolves customer service issues in a timely and efficient manner, treating all customers with courtesy
Proficiently performs technical Imaging procedures on all patient age groups and ability to teach the same
Provides Imaging procedures to all patients, regardless of sex, age or race
Proficient on the proper use and operation of the specific imaging equipment and the department’s policies and procedures
Works with department staff to facilitate patient care across modalities
Works in conjunction with other departments (IE, OR, ED) to facilitate patient care
Department Gallup scores are achieved
Efficient utilization of department supplies and resources

Nuclear Medicine Tech Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Nuclear Medicine Tech

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, CPR, ARRT, AHA, NMTCB, PET, RT, AMA, BCLS, CME

Education for Nuclear Medicine Tech

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the nuclear medicine tech job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology, Nuclear Medicine, Graduate, Associates, Education, Radiology, Radiologic Technology, Technology, Supervision, Technical

Skills for Nuclear Medicine Tech

Desired skills for nuclear medicine tech include:

Procedural supplies and location of supplies
Anatomy and physiology
Human growth and development
Range of treatment
Care of patients appropriate to the ages of patients served
Nuclear Medicine & image distribution equipment
Medical terminology
Department medical equipment

Desired experience for nuclear medicine tech includes:

Reports and equipment malfunctions and discontinues use before the problem leads to a more costly repair
Is familiar and complies with appropriate JCAHO standards and directives
Wears TLD badge daily, reviews radiation exposure reports and uses radiation restrictive devices on all examinations
Follows patient identification/verification process prior to performing all patient exams/procedures
Monitors and accesses patients during exam/procedure in accordance with established guidelines
Maintains satisfactory participation and attendance at required meetings and staff development programs

Nuclear Medicine Tech Examples


Nuclear Medicine Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a nuclear medicine tech. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for nuclear medicine tech
  • Markets to local area physician referral base to promote PET/CT
  • Positions patient and equipment, changes collimators, selects technical factor and processes data to produce images meeting Radiologist standards, in a safe and timely manner
  • Processes images with correct patient demographic and examination information
  • Uses Syncor computer to maintain radioactive material records quality assurance records, disposal records as required by department policy and State regulations
  • Performs clerical duties, including answering telephone, completing patient record
  • Transports, lifts, moves and positions patients as needed to properly and safely complete procedures, to assist others to and from, within the department or to assist patient movement
  • Performs direct patient care duties within technologist’s scope of practice
  • May be questioned by regulatory agency inspectors
  • General imaging, record keeping and monitoring are routine but must be performed and coordinated independently
  • Current Florida Nuclear Medicine license
Qualifications for nuclear medicine tech
  • If current employee participating in a cross-training program, all training will be completed under direct supervision of registered technologist
  • Requires vision of 20/20 with ability to perceive images with near and far vision, depth perception, 4-way field of vision, accommodations and accurate color vision
  • A.R.R.T or N.M.T.C.B
  • Newly graduated technologist should be able to work unattended shift, with only occasional guidance needed within six months
  • Experienced technologist should be able to work independently in one month
  • Must be able to move, operate and properly use all Nuclear Medicine equipment and camera’s including computers, collimators, color printers, survey meters, dose calibrators, dose management computer system, Cerner HIS system and Agfa PACS system

Nuclear Medicine Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of nuclear medicine tech. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for nuclear medicine tech
  • Patient care and communication skills to deal with patients from infant through geriatric age groups
  • Basic clerical skills as needed for record keeping and documentation
  • Mature judgment is frequently required in dealing with patients, public, physicians and co-workers
  • Must be able to adjust workload as needed due to emergency studies scheduled
  • Calm careful behavior is necessary when dealing with situations such as critically ill patients or in the event of a code or other emergency
  • Any significant change in patient condition required accurate judgment with appropriate actions
  • Must be able to act properly in case of a radioactive Material contamination, emergency or disaster
  • Must be able to assess and maintain workflow in Nuclear Medicine
  • Must use proper judgment regarding need for communication regarding patient care, workflow or other issues
  • Select the appropriate technical factors to produce a quality diagnostic scan, taking into account the age, anatomy, and physiology of the patient
Qualifications for nuclear medicine tech
  • RT(N)(ARRT) or CNMT required with RT(N)(ARRT) preferred
  • 1 year full time nuclear medicine technician experience within the last 2 years
  • Successfully completed a Nuclear Medicine training program at an AMA approved school
  • One year of PET/CT work
  • Provide technical interpretation of radioscopic and physiologic data
  • Two (2) years relative experience working in a an acute care setting preferred

Nuclear Medicine Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a nuclear medicine tech. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for nuclear medicine tech
  • Assists co-workers to maintain quality patient care
  • Assists lead technologist with quality assurance program
  • Documents and reports any patient incident or report of concern in a prompt and timely manner
  • Establish appropriate factors to perform quality images
  • Handle and administer radioactive materials according to the guidelines established state regulations 64-E
  • Complies with The Joint Commission requirements related to their duties
  • Utilizes the AIDET principles when interacting with patients, visitors and coworkers
  • Documents in patient chart (PowerChart, PACS, ) when appropriate
  • Performs daily calibration procedures on dose calibers
  • Maintains radiation protection standards
Qualifications for nuclear medicine tech
  • PET/CT and SPECT CT experience preferred
  • Graduate of a Committee of Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA), accredited nuclear medicine program
  • Licensed Nuclear Medicine Technologist with ARRT or CNMT,CPR
  • MRT certification
  • Two (2) years relative experience working in an acute care setting preferred
  • Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT-N) or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) and licensed by the Texas Department of Health (CMRT)

Nuclear Medicine Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of nuclear medicine tech. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for nuclear medicine tech
  • Performs daily flood of scanner heads to establish acceptable uniformity of scanning systems
  • Performs decontamination procedures in accordance with state regulations
  • Performs radiation surveys and wipe test in compliance with our radiation safety program
  • Performs weekly bar phantom acquisitions to establish resolution of scanner
  • Verifies orders and appropriateness of the examination
  • ARRT (NM) or CNMT
  • State of Florida License in Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Nuclear Medicine Experience
  • Performs all duties necessary for compliance with State of Tennessee regulations
  • Assists in equipment calibration and radioisotope assay operations
Qualifications for nuclear medicine tech
  • One year of nuclear medicine experience strongly preferred
  • Registered Technologist, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine - R.T
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required from American Heart Association
  • Positron Emission Tomography Registry preferred, if applicable to entity Cardiac Nuclear Medicine registration preferred
  • Performs duties directly involved in a variety of technical procedures in the application of radionuclides for the diagnosis, therapy and treatment of disease
  • Processes radiopharmaceuticals from receipt and preparation through administration and disposal in a safe and efficient manner

Nuclear Medicine Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of nuclear medicine tech. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for nuclear medicine tech
  • Develops films by laser processing
  • In the absence of the supervisor, may be designated as acting supervisor
  • Is responsible for delegated areas of authority in the performance of routine or special procedures, including therapeutic treatments, for benign disease
  • Is responsible for performing radionuclide procedures on patients inclusive of organ imaging, function studies, and assisting the physician in the therapeutic use of radioisotopes under prescribed safety conditions
  • Maintains adequate records of radioisotope receipt, use, storage, and disposal in accordance with state and federal regulations governing the accountability for radioactive materials
  • PET/CT Nuclear Medicine technologist is responsible for ordering, calibrating and administration of radiopharmaceutical following DEP regulations along with giving patient preparation and instructions before and after completion of scan obtaining adequate history
  • Prepares solution, materials and instruments for sterilization
  • Utilizes two patient identifiers to confirm patient/exam accuracy before continuing with patient examination
  • Assuring that equipment has met all quality control requirements and working with a minimum of supervision, performs patient examination utilizing age specific care techniques in a safe and responsible manner, and evaluates image quality to insure good technical and diagnostic detail
  • Presents completed exam and any patient historical data to radiologist/cardiologist for review
Qualifications for nuclear medicine tech
  • Medium strength is required to position patients for examination or treatment
  • Graduate of AMA School of Nuclear Medicine or equivalent
  • 1 year Nuclear Medicine required (2-4 years Nuclear Medicine preferred)
  • ARRT(N) or CNMT
  • ARRT (CT) or ARRT (R) or NMTCB (CT) (NMTCB (PET) preferred)

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