Nuclear Medicine Technician
Company: Kaiser Permanente
Posted on: May 6, 2022
Under general supervision and as prescribed by a physician
performs the full range of diagnostic imaging procedures, in vivo
and in vitro therapeutic procedures utilizing radiopharmaceuticals
that are used by physicians in the diagnosis and/or treatment of
disease processes and pathological conditions. Following prescribed
procedures and protocols, utilizes a variety of equipment to obtain
maximum scan quality.
Coordinates patient exams/studies by retrieving and processing
patient requisition; reviews request for pertinent information and
obtains patient history; in collaboration with physician,
ascertains the appropriateness of exams ordered and the best
methods to facilitate desired results.
- Performs clinical imaging procedures/examinations using
scanners and scintillation cameras including SPECT, diagnostic
studies on patients as prescribed by a physician, probe systems and
ancillary computerized equipment; follows guidelines as detailed in
protocols, occasionally utilizing alternative methods due to
unusual/unique circumstances or new instrumentation/procedures
based on best judgment and expertise.
- Measures radioactivity using Geiger counters, Well counter and
scintillation detectors; follows radiation safety techniques in the
use and disposal of radioactive materials.
- Performs in vitro laboratory tests using test tubes, water
baths, ph meters, scintillation counting equipment, centrifuges,
special calculators, computers, dose calibrators and other
- Performs all required quality assurance/control
- Uses proper patient-to-instrument positioning techniques.
- Obtains and formats accurate, fully labeled and readable
images/worksheet presentations; archives and logs all required
studies for future reference/use on picture archiving and
communication systems (PACS).
- Receives, surveys, wipes, and monitors and documents all
shipments of radiopharmaceuticals to and from Nuclear Medicine
- Observes all legislative and organizational regulations,
prepares stock solutions of radiopharmaceutical materials,
calculates doses and injects/administers dose under the direction
of a physician; draws blood from patients, receives specimens and
accurately records amounts of radioactive material administered to
- Performs radionuclide therapy procedures by strictly adhering
to Department protocols and/or physician instructions.
- Prepares radionuclide therapy doses and performs all required
- Assists physicians in performing radionuclide therapy
- Demonstrates an understanding of the cognitive, physical,
emotional and chronological maturation process in delivery of
services to patients of the age group served.
- Identifies the impact of cultural diversity and lifestyle
choices on patient condition and makes accommodations for such
- Utilizes proper Body Mechanics.
- Documents clinical activities and required image information in
a timely, comprehensive, and accurate manner.
- Observes all organizational, regional, medical service area and
Diagnostic Imaging Department policies and procedures.
- Maintains standards of professional behavior established to
enhance quality of service.
- Demonstrates effective communication skills.
- Demonstrates professional behavior in all interactions with
patients and staff.
- Maintains equipment, supplies and work area in accordance with
- May perform other duties as required and assigned.
License, Certification, Registration
- Possesses and maintains current certification as a Certified
Nuclear Medicine Technologist (CNMT) issued by the state of
California Department of Public Health (CDPH).
- Registration in Nuclear Medicine Technology by the American
Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or by the Nuclear
Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).
- American Heart Association approved BLS Provider Level.
- Ability to demonstrate knowledge of and to utilize the
principles, theories, practices and techniques of nuclear medicine
- Ability to demonstrate knowledge of human anatomy, medical
terminology, physiology, radiobiology, physics, chemistry and
mathematics related to Nuclear Medicine.
- Ability to scan independently, using initiative and
- One (1) year of clinical experience as a CNMT.
PrimaryLocation : California,Riverside,Riverside Medical
Center/Medical Offices 1
HoursPerWeek : 1
Shift : Day
Workdays : Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat,
WorkingHoursStart : 12:01 AM
WorkingHoursEnd : 11:59 PM
Job Schedule : Per Diem
Job Type : Standard
Employee Status : Regular
Employee Group/Union Affiliation : B07-IBT-Local 166
Job Level : Individual Contributor
Job Category : Imaging & Radiology
Department : Riverside Med Center - X-ray-Day - 0806
Travel : No
Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a
diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation,
national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry,
disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information,
other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or
any other protected status.
Keywords: Kaiser Permanente, Riverside , Nuclear Medicine Technician, Professions , Riverside, California
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