The Nuclear Medicine Technologist prepares, administers, and measures radioactive isotopes in therapeutic, diagnostic, and tracer studies utilizing a variety of radioisotope equipment. He/she may be required to prepare stock solutions of radioactive materials and calculate doses to be administered by radiologists. He/she subject patients to radiation; executes blood volume, red cell survival, and fat absorption studies following standard laboratory techniques.
- Calculate, measure and record radiation dosage or radiopharmaceuticals received, used and disposed, using computer and following physician's prescription.
- Detect and map radiopharmaceuticals in patients' bodies, using a camera to produce photographic or computer images.
- Explain test procedures and safety precautions to patients and provide them with assistance during test procedures.
- Administer radiopharmaceuticals or radiation to patients to detect or treat diseases, using radioisotope equipment, under direction of physician.
- Produce a computer-generated or film image for interpretation by a physician.
- Dispose radioactive materials and store radiopharmaceuticals, following radiation safety procedures.
- Record and process results of procedures.
- Gather information on patients' illnesses and medical history to guide the choice of diagnostic procedures for therapy.
- Add radioactive substances to biological specimens, such as blood, urine and feces, to determine therapeutic drug or hormone levels.
- Develop treatment procedures for nuclear medicine treatment programs.
- Minimum requirement of Bachelor’s degree.
- Licensing and Certification is voluntary
- At least 3 years’ experience
- Foreign training and experience is an added advantage
- A proper knowledge of handling and dealing with radioactive materials.
- Strong sense of teamwork, compassion for others and proper motivation
- Above average computer/IT skills
- Good organisational and communication skills.
- Possess high degree of accuracy and attention to details.
- Must be able to analyze and solve problems effectively.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work long hours, often under pressure
- Effective decision-making and leadership skills
- Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team