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Nuclear Medicine

  •  Posted:  Wed. 12 Dec, 2018
  •  Expires:  28, Feb 2020
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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.

Main responsibilities

  • 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

Knowledge/skills required

  • 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 

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A Reputable Group Health Fund is investing in Africa and Asia through a buy & build strategy of healthcare assets. As beneficiaries, the platform will consist of hospitals, clinics and diagnostics centers across the African and Asian Continent.This will be the first truly worldclass international healthcare provider in Nigeria.


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