Performs a full range of Nuclear Medicine Imaging, dual imaging modality procedures (PET/CT, SPECT/CT) and in vitro procedures; implementing extensive experience and attention to detail to help ascertain the diagnosis and/or treatment of patients as an integral part of the Nuclear Medicine Health Care Team.
- Possession of a valid technical certificate for California State Certified Technologist, Nuclear Medicine is required.
- Licensure by NMTCB and/or ARRT.
- Knowledge and ability to operate Nuclear Medicine and auxiliary equipment for assigned modalities to provide quality images.
- Knowledge and ability to work safely in an area with ionizing radiation and/or high magnetic field.
- Knowledge and experience with SPECT, SPECT/CT, PET/CT and computers.
- Extensive experience with a full range of Nuclear Medicine Technology; including Nuclear cardiology and in vitro procedures.
- Physical ability to perform all functions of a technologist including moving and manipulating equipment; moving, manipulating and transferring patients weighing up to 400 pounds on/to/from exam table, with assistance as needed ; performing patient exams.
- Ability to adapt to new programs and equipment upgrades as the Nuclear Medicine field advances.
- Ability to remain flexible with scheduling changes throughout day to accommodate patient care needs and handle a high patient volume in a high pressure department with constantly changing priorities.
- Knowledge of human anatomy, medical terminology, physiology, radiobiology, physics, chemistry, math, statistics, and nursing techniques related to Nuclear Medicine Technology.
- Ability to use basic nursing skills and CPR.
- Skill to communicate clearly and effectively on the telephone, in person and written document.
- Skill to organize workload by priority to produce a sufficient volume of work in a timely manner.
- Ability to react quickly and knowledgeably in emergency situations.
- Must be a self-starter requiring minimal direction from supervisor or physicians. Ability to display common sense and good judgment in following rules, protocols, policies and procedures.
- Knowledge and ability to use computer terminal. Ability to input and retrieve data and to observe applicable Radiology Information System (RIS) and Information Services (IS) access codes, security and privacy.
- Must be able to work variable hours, alternate shifts, and occasional overtime to provided coverage as needed for sick leave, staffing shortages, etc. Must be able to rotate on-call for evening , weekend, and holiday coverage per departmental staffing guidelines.
- THIS POSITION MAY BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, DRUG SCREEN, LIVE SCAN FINGERPRINTING, MEDICAL EVALUATION CLEARANCE, AND FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY ASSESSMENT