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Nuclear Medicine PET-CT Technologist

Location: McLean, VA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 802079 Date posted: 05/30/2019

Under the supervision of the Medical Director of Imaging Services, prepares, measures and administers radiopharmaceuticals in diagnostic studies, performs nuclear medicine, and position emission tomography (PET) and computerized tomography (CT) examinations of patients as requested by referring physicians.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Greets patient, confirms image to be taken, explains procedure to patient, and is sensitive to patient's anxiety about procedure.

  • Explains the procedure to patients, assures safety of patients, reviews images to confirm that they meet requirements of Radiologist, and prepares files and reports as required. Utilizing efficient and safe processes and performs related technological functions to ensure optimal diagnostic quality and patient care.

  • Reviews patient's medical history prior to performing Nuclear Medicine and/or PET-CT procedure.

  • As prescribed by a Physician, performs diagnostic studies on patients, using scanners or scintillation cameras to detect radiation emitted and to produce image of organ digitally or on photographic film.

  • Under the general supervision of the Physician, prepares stock, solutions of radiopharmaceutical materials, calculates doses, and administers doses.

  • Positions patient on examination table and monitors patient's condition during examination.

  • Measures radioactivity, using Geiger counters, scales and scintillation detectors. Calibrates equipment.

  • Follows Radiation Safety techniques in use and disposal of radioactive materials.

  • Controls and adjusts CT equipment to assure that images meet requirements.

  • Maintains equipment and examination room, and keeps inventory of related supplies.

  • Maintains proper documentation for internal and external Regulatory compliance.

  • Performs other related duties as directed.

  • Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum three (3) years of continuous recent experience in nuclear medicine required for new hires.

  • Minimum one (1) year of experience with Cross Training Program and/or Ben Hudnal participation required for internal applicants.

  • Education

  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • Certification in Nuclear Medicine by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT-N) or Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) required.

  • ARRT(C) advanced certification in CT or NMTCB (CT) advanced certification within 6 months of hire.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) required.

  • Additional Requirements:

  • Maintain technical competency through continued education and participation in company sponsored training programs.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform all procedures and processes as determined by the employer.

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to walk simple correspondence.

  • Effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and other incumbents of the organization.

  • Required to stand, push, pull and lift patients.

  • Position requires ability to concentrate on fine detail with constant interruption and attend to tasks for 20 to 45 minutes at a time.

  • Must be able to adjust routine to accommodate patient or department without affecting departmental flow.

  • In order to work effectively with patients, must have effective interpersonal skills and be able to stand, walk, bend, lift at least 50 pounds, hear, speak, and see.

  • May be required to lift objects heavier then 50 pounds, perform difficult manipulative skills and hand-eye coordination skills, walk and stand for prolonged periods, see objects closely and hear normal sounds with some background noises.

  • Proficiency in the use of applicable computer software.

  • Knowledge of customer focused service requirements of the organization.

  • Ability to communicate pleasantly and effectively with members and coworkers.

  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum two (2) years of continuous experience as CT Technologist performing positron emission tomography examinations preferred. 

  • Specialized training in computerized tomography preferred.
  • Primary Location: Virginia,McLean,Tyson's Corner Medical Offices 8008 Westpark Dr. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, with rotating weekends Working Hours Start: 6:30 AM Varies Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Varies Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: OPEIU - Local 2 Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Imaging / Radiology Department: Radiology Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

    About Imaging & Radiology Careers

    Imaging & Radiology Careers

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