Nuclear Medicine Technician
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- Performs clinical imaging procedures/examinations using scanners and scintillation cameras including SPECT, diagnostic studies on patients as prescribed by a physician, probe systems and ancillary computerized equipment; follows guidelines as detailed in protocols, occasionally utilizing alternative methods due to unusual/unique circumstances or new instrumentation/procedures based on best judgment and expertise.
- Measures radioactivity using Geiger counters, Well counter and scintillation detectors; follows radiation safety techniques in the use and disposal of radioactive materials.
- Performs in vitro laboratory tests using test tubes, water baths, ph meters, scintillation counting equipment, centrifuges, special calculators, computers, dose calibrators and other equipment.
- Performs all required quality assurance/control procedures.
- Uses proper patient-to-instrument positioning techniques.
- Obtains and formats accurate, fully labeled and readable images/worksheet presentations; archives and logs all required studies for future reference/use on picture archiving and communication systems (PACS).
- Receives, surveys, wipes, and monitors and documents all shipments of radiopharmaceuticals to and from Nuclear Medicine Department.
- Observes all legislative and organizational regulations, prepares stock solutions of radiopharmaceutical materials, calculates doses and injects/administers dose under the direction of a physician; draws blood from patients, receives specimens and accurately records amounts of radioactive material administered to patients.
- Performs radionuclide therapy procedures by strictly adhering to Department protocols and/or physician instructions.
- Prepares radionuclide therapy doses and performs all required documentation.
- Assists physicians in performing radionuclide therapy procedures.
- Demonstrates an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological maturation process in delivery of services to patients of the age group served.
- Identifies the impact of cultural diversity and lifestyle choices on patient condition and makes accommodations for such differences.
- Utilizes proper Body Mechanics.
- Documents clinical activities and required image information in a timely, comprehensive, and accurate manner.
- Observes all organizational, regional, medical service area and Diagnostic Imaging Department policies and procedures.
- Maintains standards of professional behavior established to enhance quality of service.
- Demonstrates effective communication skills.
- Demonstrates professional behavior in all interactions with patients and staff.
- Maintains equipment, supplies and work area in accordance with department guidelines.
- May perform other duties as required and assigned.
• Possesses and maintains current certification as a Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist (CNMT) issued by the state of California Department of Public Health (CDPH).
• Registration in Nuclear Medicine Technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).
• American Heart Association approved BLS Provider Level.
• Ability to demonstrate knowledge of and to utilize the principles, theories, practices and techniques of nuclear medicine imaging.
• Ability to demonstrate knowledge of human anatomy, medical terminology, physiology, radiobiology, physics, chemistry and
mathematics related to Nuclear Medicine.
• Ability to scan independently, using initiative and judgment.
• One (1) year of clinical experience as a CNMT.
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.