University of Utah Health Care

  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist

    Requisition Number
    Employment Type
    Work Schedule
    Location Name
    Huntsman Cancer Hospital
    Patient Care?
    Radiology / Imaging
  • Overview

    As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

    This position performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to assist the nuclear medicine physicians, while adhering to all radiation safety policies and functioning as a liaison between the patient and physician.

    This position may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to State Law.


    • Administers radiopharmaceuticals to patients by I.V. injection, inhalation or oral administration.
    • Performs full range of nuclear medicine dynamic, static, SPECT and PET imaging procedures.
    • Maintains compliance with radiation safety policies and documentation requirements for receipt, disposal, and administration of radiopharmaceuticals.
    • Explains procedures to the patients.
    • Prepares the instrument sets and equipment, and assists the patient in positioning to obtain required diagnostic quality.
    • Communicates patient status and information to the appropriate physician.
    • Identifies and ensures quality control measures for imaging and surveying equipment, dose calibrators and radiation safety monitors recording results.
    • Mentors nuclear medicine technology students in the clinical work environment and may educate students in an academic setting.
    • Assists in maintaining laboratory inventory and ordering supplies.
    • Verifies scan quality and performs computer image and data processing.
    • Calculates quantity of radiopharmaceutical activity and volume to be administered following prescribed procedures.
    • Assays specimens and prepares standards in scintillation counting systems, performs calculations and records results.
    • Performs procedures on emergency call. Optimizes imaging procedures and uses appropriate judgment to maximize image quality.
    • Functions independently, working in cooperation with coworkers and coordinating patient needs and procedures with physicians.
    • Serve as a liaison between the physicians and patients. Communicates any special patient and procedure needs.

    Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

    • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.
    • Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills.
    • Ability to provide care appropriate to the population served.
    • Proficient in the use of the PACs system to retrieve and archive data. Performs all RIS functions ( scheduling, completing, etc.) as appropriate.
    • Demonstrates the ability to properly identify and administer radiopharmaceuticals.




    • Training and/or experience in the latest techniques of radiation safety, radiopharmaceutical preparation and computer processing techniques to perform patient examinations.

    Licenses Required

    • One of the following
      • Nuclear Medicine Technician Certification.
      • Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) or ARRT Registration as Nuclear Medicine Technology R.T. (N)(ARRT).
    • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.
    • Current licensure to practice as a Radiologic Technologist in the State of Utah.
    * Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

    Qualifications (Preferred)

    Working Conditions and Physical Demands

    Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

    • This position involves intermediate working conditions in a healthcare setting that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving patients or objects, such as medical equipment, while providing patient care.

    Physical Requirements

    Carrying, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Walking


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