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Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Demopolis, 58425 / 03 Mar 2023 Whitfield Regional Hospital OTHER


The Nuclear Medicine Technologist is responsible for using radioactive isotopes to assist in diagnosis. Performs procedures and related techniques, producing images for interpretation by a Radiologist. Exercises professional judgement in patient care and recognizes patient conditions essential for successful completion of procedures with A+ care for all patients.

Essential Functions

  • Prepares patient for procedures: providing instructions to obtain results and answers questions regarding risks and adverse reactions.
  • Verify patient identification by checking for correct patient information for procedure.
  • Complete patient information sheet to obtain history prior to exam.
  • Prepares and administers various forms of radioactive materials.
  • Administer intravenous injections.
  • Selects and operates nuclear medicine equipment.
  • Positions patients to best demonstrate area of interest.
  • Determines best technical factors for quality images.
  • Apply principles of radiation protection to minimize exposure to patient, self and others.
  • Evaluates images for proper technique and assuring proper identification.
  • Addresses patient concerns.
  • Properly sends films to the PACS system, check, and present it to radiologist before patient dismissal.
  • Practice Universal Precautions.
  • Keep records required by the Alabama Department of Public health and performs duties in accordance with Radiation Protection Guidelines.
  • Maintain positive working relationship with other areas in the office.
  • Monitors the status of equipment repairs and preventive maintenance.
  • Responsible for control of inventory of supplies for area.
  • Maintains the cleanliness and organization of the work area.
  • Must have knowledge of EMR/PACS computer system.
  • Other duties (modalities) as assigned.

Knowledge & Skills

  • The ideal candidate would be well rounded in and have extensive knowledge and understanding of Nuclear Medicine/Pet exams.
  • Medical Industry Experience a plus.
  • Superior problem-solving skills.
  • Strong project management skills (planning and execution) with demonstrated ability to multi-task and set priorities within tight timelines.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to handle moderately complex assignments under minimal supervision.
  • Must be educated in and compliant with HIPAA.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Graduate of an accredited Nuclear Medicine Program preferred
  • ARRT or CNMT certified
  • Preferred to have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in Nuclear Medicine

Computer Skills

  • PACS/ERH computer skills
  • Knowledge of e-mail/scheduling software applications.

Physical Work Demands

  • Able to sit and work at a computer keyboard for extended periods of time.
  • Able to stoop, kneel, bend at the waist, and reach on a daily basis.
  • Able to perform general office administrative activities: copying, filing, delivering and using the telephone.
  • Able to lift and move up to 50 pounds occasionally.
  • Requires normal, correctable vision and hearing.
  • Appropriate shielding equipment, including radiation dose monitor, must be utilized during all procedures.

Other Work Demands

  • Regular and on-time attendance.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Occasional travel by conventional means including aircraft, motor vehicle and the like within the region and to other locations as required.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
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