Job Description

Nuclear Medicine Technologist
Job CategoryAllied Health
ScheduleFull time
Shift1 - Day Shift

$25,000 Sign-On Bonus for candidates with 2+ years of experience!

$5,000 Sign-On Bonus for 0-2 yrs of experience!

Relocation assistance available


Performs nuclear medicine procedures inclusive of organ imaging and function studies; assists physician in therapeutic use of radioisotopes.  Administers isotope dosage accurately following established department procedures; accurately records dosage administered; observes patient during procedure and reports any unusual occurrences to appropriate personnel. 

Ensures operation of imaging equipment by following manufacturer’s instructions, troubleshooting malfunctions, calling for repairs, maintaining equipment inventories, evaluating new equipment and techniques.

Transfers, positions, and instructs patients regarding the procedure to obtain and affect the desired imaging diagnostic results as specified by the physician.

Maintains production and quality of images by following established standards, guidelines, and/or procedures; developing images, observing results; making necessary adjustments.

Works as a member of the healthcare team including physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals in diagnostic testing procedures.

Adheres to medical and surgical asepsis and standard precautions as required per procedure.

Practices radiation protection techniques, minimize radiation to patients and staff, following established safety protocols.

Maintains a safe and clean work environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.

Prepares room and equipment for patients.

Prepares the patient and explains the procedure; observes the patient’s status before, during, and after procedure.

Identifies patient service requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand service requirements.

Gains patient cooperation by reducing anxieties; providing explanations of examinations and procedures, answering questions.

Maintains inventory control; checks equipment, supplies, and accessories on a regular basis; performs routine daily equipment maintenance and cleaning.

Performs clerical duties and transports patients as required.

Uses all department systems, including order entry, scheduling, patient location, transport, and radiology information system.

Assists with quality control/performance improvement measures as required.

Assists in the clinical education of students and peers.

Adheres to TMC organizational and department-specific safety, confidentiality, values, policies, and standards.

Performs related duties as assigned.




EDUCATION:   Associate degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school.

EXPERIENCE :   One (1) year Nuclear Medicine experience preferred, but not required.


Nuclear Medicine :   Arizona Medical Radiologic Technologist certification (MRT) AND National Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) or American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT-N)


All specialties must possess an active Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.



·         Knowledge of field related scanner use and application and the proper use to allow for accurate evaluation and reading by physicians.

·         Skill in placing the patient to ensure proper and most accurate scanning.

·         Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

·         Ability to listen and accurately interpret others’ communication or instructions to take appropriate action.

·         Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions; ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.



The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of that which an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to walk.  The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles, potentially toxic fluids, chemicals or tissues, and risk of radiation.  The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee may potentially be exposed to infectious organisms during routine and emergency situations. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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