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Oceanside, CA 92056

Posted: 08/16/2023 Specialization: Healthcare Job Number: 2963 Salary / Pay Rate: $115,000.00

Job Description


The Nuclear Medicine Technologist is a professional caregiver who works independently under the guidance of the Radiologist and the Radiation Safety Officer. The Nuclear Medicine Technologist is responsible for the performance of Nuclear Medicine Diagnostic Radioassay and Therapeutic Nuclear Medicine examinations in accordance with established procedures and policies in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in patients of all age groups. Technologist follows all regulatory agency guidelines in performing safety and calibration duties and examinations. Utilizing electronic platforms, (Imaging systems, EMAR, and Pacs), assures accurate billing, file documentation, and records information related to exams. Performs other activities in support of clinical team members when not engaged in imaging activities. The Nuclear Medicine Technologist provides services in a manner consistent with TCMC’ s mission and values.

Major Position Responsibilities:

The position characteristics reflect the most important duties, responsibilities, and competencies considered necessary to perform the essential functions of the job in a fully competent manner. They should not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements of the position. The characteristics of the position and standards of performance may be changed by TCMC with or without prior notice based on the needs of the organization.
  • Maintains a safe, clean working environment, including unit-based safety and infection control requirements.
  • Prepare and administers radiopharmaceuticals
  • Use of nuclear instrumentation to perform accurate isotope assay
  • Perform in vivo and diagnostic procedures
  • Performs daily quality control techniques to maintain all quality assurance regulations
  • Proficient use of a technetium-99 generator
  • Participates in all licensing, regulatory, and accrediting regulations
  • Proficient in radionuclide chemistry and organ dose assessment
  • Works closely with the nuclear medicine physician to ensure exam appropriateness
  • Performs IV injections
  • Follows all radiation safety policies

  • Minimum 1 year of experience in a hospital environment, preferred.
  • Good customer service skills
  • Apply knowledge of radiation physics and safety regulations to limit radiation exposure, and prepare and administer radioisotopes.
  • Strong knowledge of radiation physics, radiation biology, radionuclide chemistry, and radiation safety.

  • CTNM (California Registered Certified Technologist in Nuclear Medicine) license and Either the:
    • 1) ARRT N (American Registry of Radiologic Technology NUCLEAR MEDICINE)
    • OR
    • 2) NMTCB (Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board)
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