Nuclear Medicine Technologist
Coordinate and participate in a variety of technical tasks, tests and determinations involving the utilization of radioactive materials and measurement instrumentation.
- Coordinate and participate in a variety of technical procedures to include in vivo and in vitro studies; operate radiation detection and measurement instrumentation including stationary imaging devices, scintillation gamma and apparatus for in vitro counting. Calibrate and draw up radiopharmaceutical materials for administration to patients; formulate radiopharmaceutical materials from pre-prepared kits.
- Calibrate instruments and review calibration data to detect trends indicating instrument malfunction.
- Calculate data to include results of patient studies and radioactive decay.
- Evaluate recorded images for technical quality.
- Process computerized image data to include function curves and reconstructed SPECT images.
- Assume care for physical and psychological needs of patient of all ages during an examination, initiates life support measures for patient, if necessary.
- Maintain inventory of supplies in assigned area; prepare and maintain records concerning radiopharmaceutical receiving, dispensing and disposal activities.
- Maintain records of order, including brachytherapy procedures, receipt and disposal of all radioactive material in the department.
- Provide instruction and technical guidance to radiologic technology students or other advanced imaging techs; assist in training new employees.
- Monitor Nuclear Medicine Department with portable survey meter for possible contamination.
- Performs EKG prep, tracing Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
- Assist in the development and evaluation of new procedures and techniques to meet the needs of specific protocols as required: consult with physician concerning the application of nuclear medicine procedures and techniques.
- Administer thyroid therapy to patient that has undergone prior clinical and nuclear medicine diagnosis, insures decay of pharmaceutical and calculates for correct dosage in dose calibrator, observes patient dosage to insure proper treatment under direct supervision of radiologist.
- Assist in quality assurance program relating to calibration and maintenance of equipment.
- Assist with the education and training of new physicians (interns, residents, and fellows) as applicable.
- Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
**DUHS offers career growth and enrichment within Imaging services. There is a clinical ladder program with various steps and opportunities at each hospital within the health system.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
- Ability to use office related computer software
- Possess knowledge of radiation protection and safety
- General computer knowledge IV placement and management skills
Duke Entity DUKE HOSPITAL
Job Family Level F2
Full Time / Part Time FULL TIME
Regular / Temporary Regular
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Essential Physical Job Functions:
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Requires successful completion of an AMA approved Nuclear Medicine Technology training program.
None required beyond above education/certification requirements.
Level I Must obtain ARRT or NMCTB certification within 12 months of employment.
Level II Minimum of two years' experience as a Nuclear Medicine technologist.
Level III A minimum of four years' experience within specialty modality in which they are seeking promotion
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
ARRT (N) certification and/or NMTCB certification within 12 months of employment.