The Nuclear Medicine Technologist prepares, administers and measures radioactive isotopes in therapeutic, diagnostic, and tracer studies using a variety of radioisotope equipment. The Nuclear Medicine Technologist is responsible for preparing stock solutions of radioactive materials and calculate doses to be administered by radiologists and subjects patients to radiation. The Nuclear Medicine Technologist will execute blood volume, red cell survival, and fat absorption studies following standard laboratory techniques.
- Administers radiopharmaceuticals or radiation intravenously to detect or treat diseases, using radioisotope equipment, under direction of a physician.
- Detects and maps radiopharmaceuticals in patients’ bodies, using a camera to produce computer images. * Produces a computer-generated image for interpretation by a physician.
- Calculates, measures and records radiation dosage or radiopharmaceuticals received, used, and disposed, using computer and following physician’s prescription.
- Ensures and maintains quality control in regard to patient care and equipment usage.
- Performs quality control checks on laboratory equipment, meters, and/or cameras, log into system, follow appropriate procedures for addressing and documenting issues.
- Maintains and calibrates radioisotope and laboratory equipment; send out for calibration as needed
- Disposes of radioactive materials and stores radiopharmaceuticals, following radiation safety procedures.
- Processes cardiac function studies, using computer.
- Prepares stock radiopharmaceuticals, adhering to safety standards that minimize radiation exposure to workers and patients.
- Records and processes results of procedures.
- Explains test procedures and safety precautions to patients and provide them with assistance during test procedures.
- Measures glandular activity, blood volume, red cell survival, or radioactivity of patient, using scanners, Geiger counters, scintillometers, or other laboratory equipment.
- Complete system/document backup at end of each scan day
- Document monthly Lexiscan inventory and submit to Corporate
- Inventory and submit supply lists in a timely manner * Communicates all issues to provider, Supervising Technologist and Corporate Office
- Ensure mobile unit is clean and orderly, all staff is appropriately attired and wearing personal dosimeter(s)
- Ensure all signage, licenses, POL, Chemtrec, ACR, preference sheets, and MOU’s are up to date, received, signed and/or filed; ensure all paperwork is printed and available for monthly inspections
- Provides training to new Nuclear Medicine Technologists.
- Performs other related duties as required and assigned.
Qualification and Requirements:
- Associate’s Degree in Nuclear Medicine from an approved program
- Certification by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) or certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and state certification, as applicable; applicable certification is required and must be maintained
- Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is required and must be maintained
- Three or more years of related experience
- RSO experience preferred * Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint) and Practice Management Systems experience
- Ability to work cooperatively with others in a professional manner and in a team oriented environment
- Ability to communicate verbally and in writing
- Strong problem solving skills
- Approachable and confident bedside manner
Job Types: Temporary, Contract
- PET: 1 year (Required)
- Nuclear Medicine Technologist: 3 years (Required)
- BLS (Required)
- ACLS (Required)