Under minimal supervision and according to established protocol, performs diagnostic nuclear medicine studies to image patient organs and circulatory system using radioisotopes and nuclear imaging equipment. Prepares radiopharmaceuticals for use in scans, performs all duties following appropriate radiation safety guidelines and maintains records and logs regarding studies and radioactive materials used. Performs clerical and other related duties as assigned.
This job description is intended to cover the minimum essential duties assigned on a regular basis. Associates may be asked to perform additional duties as assigned by their leader. Leadership has the right to alter or modify the duties of the position.
Schedules, coordinates and prepares patient for scans.
Verifies patient identity and physician order prior to isotope or medication administration. Reviews patient medical records and obtains patient data prior to the study. Explains procedure to patient and works to allay fear and anxiety. Prepares and positions patients for scans.
Administers radioisotopes appropriate for scan to be performed. Performs organ visualization procedures, function tests, and dynamic blood flow studies to produce scans suitable for diagnostic use. Uses gamma camera to photograph organs identified by the radioactive materials administered. Scans image produced on a computer screen, notes unclear areas, and adjusts equipment accordingly. Selects and produces desired images. Monitors imaging, processing, and final preparation of data prior to interpretation.
Conducts quality assurance procedures on camera, dose calibration equipment, and radioisotopes. Maintains all records and logs required by regulatory agencies, particularly regarding radioactive materials. Properly decays and disposes of radioactive materials in accordance with regulatory agencies.
Calculates and draws up radioactive dosages. Prepares kits for scans to be done. Orders radioisotopes not produced with the dose generator. Administers radioisotopes to the patient either by direct venipuncture, oral or aerosol administration depending on the proper route of administration for the procedure.
Observes all radiation measurement and safety procedures. Conducts area surveys to detect possible contamination, conducts wipe tests and daily personal contamination checks. Follows correct decontamination procedures in the event of a radioactive spill.
Performs various clerical and related duties such as maintenance of radioactive materials records, which indicate radiopharmaceuticals received and administered and patient usage. Orders and stocks radiopharmaceuticals. Performs patient transport and assistance to patients.
Maintains work area in a clean and orderly fashion.
Maintains an up-to-date knowledge of advances and developments in the field of nuclear medicine technology.
Registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).
Previous Nuclear Med Tech experience preferred
Graduate of an accredited Nuclear Medicine program.
Specialized Knowledge and Skills
Ability to understand the technical radiological and medical materials pertaining to machine operation.
Sparrow Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status