Nuclear Medicine Tech - 1591172

Winchester, VA

Job ID: 1591172

Job Description

Openings available include full time, part time, and per diem! No on-call required!

Sign on bonuses available up to $20,000

Job Title: Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Job Overview:

A Nuclear Medicine Technologist is responsible for operating specialized equipment to create images of the internal structures and functions of a patient's body using radioactive materials. They work closely with physicians and other healthcare professionals to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of various medical conditions.

  1. Patient Preparation: Prepare patients for nuclear medicine procedures by explaining the process, obtaining medical histories, and addressing any concerns.
  2. Radiopharmaceutical Administration: Administer radiopharmaceuticals to patients via injection, oral ingestion, or inhalation, ensuring proper dosage and patient safety.
  3. Imaging: Operate gamma cameras, SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) scanners, and PET (Positron Emission Tomography) scanners to capture images of the target area in the patient's body.
  4. Quality Control: Perform routine quality control tests on imaging equipment to ensure accurate and reliable results.
  5. Radiation Safety: Adhere to strict radiation safety protocols, including shielding and minimizing radiation exposure to patients and themselves.
  6. Data Analysis: Analyze and process imaging data to create clear and high-quality images for interpretation by radiologists and physicians.
  7. Collaboration: Work closely with radiologists, physicians, and other healthcare professionals to discuss patient cases, provide input on treatment planning, and assist with image interpretation.
  8. Documentation: Maintain accurate records of patient procedures, including the type and dosage of radiopharmaceuticals administered.
  9. Patient Care: Provide patient care, including monitoring vital signs during procedures and ensuring patient comfort and safety throughout the process.
  10. Education: Educate patients and their families about the procedures, potential risks, and benefits.

  1. Education: A bachelor's or associate degree in nuclear medicine technology or a related field is typically required. Some states may require licensure or certification.
  2. Certification: Many employers prefer or require certification from a recognized organization, such as the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).
  3. Clinical Experience: Clinical training and experience in nuclear medicine technology are essential. This may be acquired through internships or clinical rotations during education.
  4. Radiation Safety: Proficiency in radiation safety practices and protocols is crucial to protect both patients and healthcare professionals.
  5. Technical Skills: Competence in operating and troubleshooting nuclear medicine equipment and imaging software.
  6. Communication: Strong communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with patients and healthcare teams.
  7. Attention to Detail: Precision and attention to detail are essential to ensure accurate imaging and patient safety.

Working Conditions:

Nuclear Medicine Technologists primarily work in hospitals, medical clinics, imaging centers, and other healthcare facilities. They may have occasional exposure to radioactive materials and must strictly adhere to safety regulations and guidelines. The job may involve irregular hours, including weekends and evenings, depending on the facility's operating hours.

This job description provides a general overview of the responsibilities and qualifications for a Nuclear Medicine Technologist. Specific requirements and job duties may vary depending on the employer and the healthcare setting.

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April has been in Staffing and Recruiting since earning her Bachelors degree in Communication in 2016 from the University of Memphis.


April recently moved to the Atlanta, GA area with her husband and son. She enjoys renovating her home, eating great food, and traveling.

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