Nuclear Medicine Technologist I

Sutter Health Mountain View , CA 94035

Posted 3 months ago

Job Summary: Under general supervision, operates Nuclear Medicine equipment to obtain diagnostic studies using radioactive isotopes.

Positions patients, assists physicians and provides for patient and staff radiation safety. Maintains and updates the Radioactive

Materials License and follows all procedures set forth in the license.

Performs nuclear medicine procedures on patient based on department policy and procedures

Calculates and selects proper isotopes for procedure requested based on patients age and physical condition

Positions patients properly in order to obtain required procedures, results according to policy and procedures and physician specifications

Assists with performing and monitoring of treadmill procedures as required for Nuclear Medicine procedure

Assists with orientation/training or other tasks involving the efficient functions of the Department of Radiology.

  • Greets and prepares patient for procedure

  • Greets and introduces themselves to the patient

  • Verifies proper identification of patient

  • Instructs patient on procedure to be performed in easy to understand terms

  • Actively listens to patient and answers appropriate questions with a positive and professional response

  • Identifies patients with special needs and provides appropriate assistance

Performs quality control on equipment and documentation as required

Maintains QC records and arranges maintenance as needed

Ensures radiation safety of patients and staff by proper use of shielding as required by Title 17

Completes examination , consultation and billing procedures as required

Required: High School Diploma or equivalents; Graduate of a Nuclear Medicine from an accredited program and ability to perform venipuncture.

  • Certified Nuclear Medicine Tech
  • NMT
  • Basic Life Support Certification
  • BLS
  • Knowledge of Nuclear Medicine principles and procedures as well as operation and maintenance of Nuclear Medicine equipment as normally acquired through experience and completion of an approved

School of Nuclear Medicine.

  • Basic computer skills to include keyboarding and data entry skills to enter information into electronic

health records

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