1. Take diagnostic scans of various portions of the body to assist medical staff in diagnosis of disease and injury.
2. Operate nuclear medicine machines.
3. Maintain patient and department records.
4. Maintain supplies and equipment.
5. Perform related duties.
1. Review requisitions for prescribed scans and procedures.
2. Performs quality control on dose calibrator and record in Q. C. Log.
3. Perform quality control on N.M. Camera and record in Camera Q.C. Log.
4. Order and receive pre-calibrated tagged isotopes, Survey dose with dose calibrator and record in Log.
5. Perform weekly wipe test and records.
6. Order supplies and kits.
7. Explain N.M. procedure to patient.
8. Prepare radiopharmaceutical for injection.
9. Administer pharmaceuticals to patient requested scan.
10. Report any major spill to Nuclear Energy Board.
11. Set camera for scans and flow studies.
12. Peak camera.
13. Position patient for desired scan.
14. Change collimator for different energy isotopes.
15. Maintain records on service of equipment.
16. Label all radiopharmaceuticals.
17. Place all radiopharmaceuticals in proper lead shields.
Education and Training: Graduate of an approved college with an accredited program for Radiologic Technology with an Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree. Must be licensed and certified by ARRT and Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) with a Louisiana license for Radiologic Technologist and Nuclear Medicine.
Work Experience: Two years in required field preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: Knowledge of medical terminology preferred.
Physical Requirements: Employee must be physically capable of carrying out all assigned duties.
• Emotional and physical health sufficient to meet the demands of the position.
• Strength sufficient to: lift some patients, move heavy equipment on wheels (up to approximately 500 lbs), and to move patients in wheelchairs and stretchers.
• Ability to maintain prolonged arm positions necessary for scanning.
• Visual and hearing acuity.
• Manual dexterity.
• Oral communication.
• Standing or sitting for long periods of time.
• Repeated bending or stooping.
• Temperature tolerance.