Nuclear Medicine Technologists:

Prepare, administer, and measure radioactive isotopes in therapeutic, diagnostic, and tracer studies using a variety of radioisotope equipment. Prepare stock solutions of radioactive materials and calculate doses to be administered by radiologists. Subject patients to radiation. Execute blood volume, red cell survival, and fat absorption studies following standard laboratory techniques.

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Indiana Average Salary $69,730.00
Average Time to Fill 46 days
Typical Education Associate's degree
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 309
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 6.38 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Oral Communication
Customer Service
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Critical Thinking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Administer radioactive isotopes
Conduct noninvasive medical diagnostic assessments
Create advanced digital images of patients using computer imaging systems
Administer medical substances for imaging or other procedures
Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Administer blood or other fluids intravenously
Position patients for treatment or examination
Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Follow protocols or regulations for healthcare activities

Handling and Moving Objects

Prepare sterile solutions, infusions, or intravenous packs
Prepare medications or medical solutions
Prepare radioactive isotopes for therapeutic applications
Don/Doff medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Adjust medical or medical laboratory equipment
Sterilize laboratory, medical, or veterinary equipment or instruments
Prepare sample for laboratory testing, analysis, or microscopy

Getting Information

Conduct nuclear research
Gather information from doctor's prescription
Read operating, service, or repair manuals related to medical equipment
Gather medical information from patient histories
Collect clinical data

Analyzing Data or Information

Calculate numerical data for medical activities
Calculate medical diagnostic test results
Calculate radiation dosages following physician's prescription
Analyze medical or health data
Calculate differential equations

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Direct activities of physicians or technologists
Manage handling of hazardous, toxic, or non-compliant materials
Monitor the handling of hazardous materials or medical wastes
Supervise patient care personnel

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Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Nuclear Medicine Procedures
First Aid Cpr Aed
Diagnostic Imaging
Patient Positioning
Patient Observation

Related Licensing Requirements

Nuclear Medicine Technologist (18-0000000218)

Rule 8. Licensing of Nuclear Medicine Technologists 410 IAC 5.2-8-1 Licensing requirements Authority: IC 16-41-35-26; IC 16-41-35-28; IC 16-41-35-29 Affected: IC 16-41-35 Sec. 1. (a) A nuclear medicine technologist is an individual, other than a licensed practitioner, who performs nuclear medicine procedures on humans for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. An individual performing any of the following tasks must be licensed as a nuclear medicine technologist: (1) Assessing and evaluating a patient in preparation for a nuclear medicine procedure. (2) Making decisions concerning the performance of a nuclear medicine procedure. (3) Determining control factors for a nuclear medicine procedure. (4) Performing a nuclear medicine procedure. (5) Administering radiopharmaceuticals for the purpose of performing a nuclear medicine procedure. (b) The following actions do not require an individual to be licensed as a nuclear medicine technologist: (1) Assisting a patient on or off a nuclear medicine table. (2) Assisting a nuclear medicine technologist as explicitly directed by the nuclear medicine technologist. (3) Administering radiopharmaceuticals as ordered by a practitioner in preparation for a nuclear medicine procedure. (c) To be eligible for a nuclear medicine technologist license a person shall: (1) be currently certified and registered in nuclear medicine technology by the ARRT or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB); and (2) complete requirements in 410 IAC 5.2-4. (d) An individual who provides written proof to the department that he or she was actively employed as a nuclear medicine technologist for at least one (1) year prior to the effective date of this rule will be granted a nuclear medicine license upon completion of requirements under 410 IAC 5.2-4.

- Indiana State Department of Health~Indoor and Radiologic Health (3172337565)

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