Nuclear Medicine Technologist Job Description

Nuclear Medicine Technologist Job Description

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Nuclear medicine technologist provides clinical services according to nuclear medicine practice standards and acts as a resource to nuclear medicine students and other technologists.

Nuclear Medicine Technologist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

The Nuclear Medicine Technologist will perform Diagnostic and Therapeutic Nuclear Medicine procedures according to physician orders
The Nuclear Medicine Technologist is responsible for coordinating the patient flow to obtain requested imaging studies in a fast paced environment
Perform Nuclear Medicine examinations for diagnostic and therapeutic (site specific) purposes, while under the direction of a physician
Performs Nuclear Medicine examinations per departmental protocol
Prepare, calculate and measure radiopharmaceuticals for all nuclear medicine procedures
Knowledge of nuclear medicine operations, including NRC, state and other regulatory or accreditation agency regulations are required for this position strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Inputs patient information into a dedicated nuclear medicine computer
Responsible for producing high quality diagnostic images of Nuclear Medicine studies
Perform patient scans under the supervision of a nuclear medicine physician
Performs nuclear medicine procedures in accordance with departmental protocols and procedures within standard time frames

Nuclear Medicine Technologist Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Nuclear Medicine Technologist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, ARRT, IV, NMTCB, NM, CPR, CT, AHA, BCLS

Education for Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the nuclear medicine technologist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Education, Technical, Graduate, Radiologic Technology, Medical, Allied Health, Department of Education, Biological Sciences

Skills for Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Desired skills for nuclear medicine technologist include:

Hazardous materials management and infection control guidelines
Radiation safety principles
Scinitgraphic equipment
Computer applications
Acquisition computers
Hot Lab equipment
Human physiology
Processing stations
Nuclear Medicine
Anatomy and physiology

Desired experience for nuclear medicine technologist includes:

Accepts and follows established safety and health protections
Requires exposure to radioactive material
National certification such as ARRT(N) or NMTCB, preferred
This position is PRN and requires call on weekends and evenings
Order verification & proper patient identification
Technologist will treat patients of all age groups which include infancy, pediatrics, adults and geriatrics

Nuclear Medicine Technologist Examples

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Nuclear Medicine Technologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of nuclear medicine technologist. 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 technologist
  • Performs all nuclear medicine scans ordered by a physician that the camera is capable of imaging.Orders all isotopes as needed for the next day/same day/etc.Maintains a clean, organized, and professional work environment for the scanning room and hot lab according to Federal and State regulations.Cross-trained in other radiology modalities preferred.Completed department orientation and/or competency skills rosters as required
  • Performs clinical diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine studies including general studies, cardiac studies, administration of radionuclides, and the computer interactions associated with these studies
  • Technologist must be knowledgeable of age specific protocols
  • The Nuclear Med Tech in this department provides care for birth to pediatric, pediatric/child patients between 1 to 11 years of age
  • Educate and Monitor mandatory competencies for patient safety, infection control, fire safety, corporate compliance, and patient confidentiality
  • Utilize appropriate technique to insure quality diagnostic images and/or laboratory results
  • Assist an authorized user in the application and management of therapeutic radionuclide treatment
  • Educate the public and use techniques that will minimize radiation exposure to the patient, general public, and health care personnel consistent with ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) concept
  • Demonstrate knowledge and perform work that is consistent with established age-specific policies and procedures, including but not limited to, identifying the need for additional safety measures, or activities that place patients at risk, utilizing appropriate technique and communicates pertinent age-specific information to all clients when needed
  • Operate radioscopic equipment to produce scanograms to assist in the diagnosis of pathophysiology
Qualifications for nuclear medicine technologist
  • This position is full-time evenings rotating weekends
  • This position is PRN, weekend coverage required and does require call
  • This position is PRN and does require weekend coverage
  • Current license with the State of Texas and the ARRT and/or NMTCB or enrolled in state approved OJT
  • Certification by ARRT(N) and/or NMTCB
  • Current Radiologic licensure in the State of Louisiana
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Nuclear Medicine Technologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of nuclear medicine technologist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for nuclear medicine technologist
  • Monitor Nuclear medicine Department with portable Geiger counter for possible contamination
  • Performs high quality nuclear medicine and/or positron emission tomography/computed tomography images on patients while providing excellent care
  • Performs nuclear imaging/counting procedures according to department guidelines and computer acquisition and analysis
  • Maintains all aspects of CT imaging including the technical the clerical components to ensure proper quality assurance results, maintenance of required documentation and keep the area in a state of inspection readiness and compliance
  • Prepare patient, prepare and administer prescribed dose of radioactive pharmaceuticals and non-radioactive pharmaceuticals, and perform calculations and manipulates data according to established parameters
  • Assure proper preparation and/or ordering of radioactive material, calibrate equipment, assure appropriate quality control, monitor patients and perform other duties as assigned
  • Uses proper protection and badges
  • Document radioactive materials entering or leaving the department
  • Perform all ultrasound procedures and provide appropriate documentation
  • Collect all pertinent information when scheduling procedures and place information on the history sheet for review by nurses, doctors and modalities
Qualifications for nuclear medicine technologist
  • One year nuclear medicine experience preferred
  • Current certification by the State of CA Department of Health Services, Radiologic Health Branch in Nuclear Medicine
  • Satisfactory completion of a formal Nuclear Medicine Technology training program in an AMA approved school and meets the requirement for the registry by the state of CA
  • Ability to read, writes, hear, and verbally communicate in English to the degree required to perform the job
  • Graduate from an AMA approved school as an RT with an additional certification in NM or from an AMA approved Nuclear Medicine School with NMTCB
  • One year experience as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist preferred
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Nuclear Medicine Technologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a nuclear medicine technologist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for nuclear medicine technologist
  • Perform a variety of Nuclear Medicine procedures according to department, hospital and national standards
  • Be responsible for quality assurance, quality control, maintenance and troubleshooting of Nuclear Medicine equipment
  • Interview patient prior to and during exam with the intent of optimizing procedure for patient condition and comfort
  • Calculate radioisotope dosages for administration to patients, operating radioscopic equipment, and practicing strict radiation safety
  • Accurately prepare and calculate doses of radioisotopes for diagnostic studies
  • Utilize the RIS and PACS systems effectively
  • Prepares and orients patients to the procedures
  • Maintains radiation safety logs and badges for the Imaging Department sets up radiation safety meetings according to State and Federal regulations
  • Supports Radiation Safety Officer (R.S.O.) in Radioactive Materials License (RML), to include hospital staff training in radiation safety
  • Performs all appropriate procedures in the computer as needed
Qualifications for nuclear medicine technologist
  • Successful completion of an accredited Nuclear Medicine Technology Program
  • Registered by ARRT(N) or NMTCB
  • One year of experience as a nuclear medicine technologist preferred
  • Ability to perform general and specialized nuclear medicine procedures which meet the department's standard of quality, recognize and respond to any adverse reaction life-threatening patient conditions which might arise during the examination process, Demonstrate proficiency in peripheral IV placement and venipuncture
  • Effectively and empathetically deal with any agitated, ill and/or potentially uncomfortable patients by calming and reassuring them
  • Exhibit compassion and courtesy in dealing with patients, coworkers, visitors, and the general public while maintaining patient confidentiality at all times
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Nuclear Medicine Technologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a nuclear medicine technologist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for nuclear medicine technologist
  • Posses, utilize, and maintain a high degree of accuracy and awareness of radiation safety principles and continually perform and assess quality control measures on equipment and procedures
  • Demonstrate an understanding of human anatomy and physiology, chemistry, nuclear physics, mathematics, and pharmacology, administer medications in accordance with state and federal regulations
  • Other Nuclear Medicine Technologists duties as assigned
  • Report immediately to Imaging Lead/Supervisor/Director or designee any equipment problems
  • Administers and records isotope dosages in accordance with established departmental protocol
  • Observes patients during procedures and reports any abnormal activity
  • Consistently produces quality exams
  • Performs quality control on the gamma camera and other equipment as required
  • Report equipment problems to supervisor or service personnel as required and discontinue use of equipment until repairs have been completed when the equipment problem causes image quality degradation or safety issues
  • Upon receiving each new requisition or order, immediately orders the necessary isotope from the pharmacy
Qualifications for nuclear medicine technologist
  • Develop and maintain a cooperative working relationship with physicians colleagues
  • Must be a graduate of a Radiology Program
  • Demonstrates flexibility through work schedules, lunch coverage, area coverage
  • ARRT, (R)(N)
  • CMRT
  • 1 - 3 years verifiable, PET Nuclear Medicne specific experience
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Nuclear Medicine Technologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of nuclear medicine technologist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for nuclear medicine technologist
  • Follows all Nuclear Medicine Policies/Procedures
  • Always checks the label of the isotope to be injected and assays it while observing all radiation safety regulations
  • Records all information, such as date, amount of isotope and patient's name in the unit dose manager
  • Ensures security of radioactive materials
  • Does not leave radioactive materials unattended in unsecured areas
  • Always lock hot lab door when leaving the area
  • Always keep sources, syringes, waste, and other radioactive material in shielded containers when not in use
  • Dispose of radioactive waste only in designated, labeled, and properly shielded receptacles
  • Monitors self for contamination with a survey meter or scintillation camera
  • Promptly exchanges monitors each month
Qualifications for nuclear medicine technologist
  • Some training exposure to all modalities of Radiology (CT, MRI, Ultrasound,ect.)
  • Graduate of an accredited Nuclear Medicine Technologist program
  • Graduate of an approved Nuclear Medicine Program required
  • Six months to one year of post registry experience preferred
  • Position will require on call repsonsibilty
  • A minimum of 1 year PET or PET/CT and adequate training in Nuclear Medicine procedures preferred

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