Job: PET Nuclear Medicine Tech- Per Diem

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PET Nuclear Medicine Tech- Per Diem

Location:Southeastern Regional Medical Center
Region:Atlanta, GA
Department:274002 Imaging Nuclear Med-Tech
Employment Status:Part time
Shift Hours / Days:As needed basis
Hours / Pay Period:
Position ID:34337
Job Function:Nursing/Patient Care



Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) is a national network of regional, destination hospitals specializing in complex and advanced-stage cancer care. The CTCA model integrates state-of-the-art treatments and technologies with nutrition, naturopathic medicine, mind-body medicine, oncology rehabilitation and spiritual support. CTCA employs over 3,000 talented Stakeholders (employees) who create, deliver and continually improve the Mother Standard of Care® based upon what cancer patients need and value. CTCA Stakeholders form the backbone of the CTCA experience; and their energy, and passion, creates a home of hope and healing to cancer patients across America.

CTCA's newest hospital is located in Newnan, Georgia which is located in the Metro Atlanta region. It is a 212,000-square-foot, all digital facility focused exclusively on treating cancer. It includes 50 beds, ICU rooms, surgical suites, state-of-the-art radiation and infusion therapy departments, outpatient clinic rehabilitation and physical therapy department and onsite residential accommodations for outpatients and their families. We are currently seeking dedicated Stakeholders to help us fulfill our Mission and provide the Mother Standard of Care® to patients in the Southeast.


Operates all routine Nuclear Medicine and Positron Emission Tomography equipment in a safe and proficient manner. Abides by and enforces all JCAHO, federal, state and local regulatory laws, standards and protocols and policies and performs these responsibilities in an ethical manner consistent with the organization's values. Under the direction of the Medical Director of Medical Imaging, performs high quality radionuclide imaging and non-imaging studies, including the administration of radiopharmaceuticals, the operation of instruments, the application of various imaging techniques and the positioning of patients to present the maximum amount of diagnostic information. Handles multiple room assignments and all different types of exams on a daily basis. Participates in performance improvement initiatives and assists with other activities as deemed necessary for the day-to-day operation of the department. Position may require cross training in additional modalities as directed by the Director of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology. Shares responsibility for efficient scheduling, patient flow and quality assurance, as well as awareness of fiscal soundness within the division.


  • Performs full range of nuclear medicine dynamic and static imaging procedures on patients, including assisting patients in assuming the required anatomical body positions and adjusting the equipment to encompass the area to be studied. Sets up instruments (PET/CT, scintillation cameras, computer, etc.) for studies in accordance with prescribed procedures. Adjusts the controls on the equipment to produce the information of required diagnostic quality. Acquires data from patient studies on a computer for dynamic and static procedures. Processes images on data on computer following prescribed techniques. Performs and oversees more sophisticated technical procedures. Provides patient care with compassion. Takes call on evenings and weekends as listed on the call schedule, and returns within 45 minutes to perform emergency patient exams when called.
  • Responsible for equipment/protocols in accordance with departmental, hospital and Georgia State regulatory guidelines. Performs quality control procedures on all instruments, recording the results appropriately. Calibrates instruments regularly according to prescribed protocol. Requests equipment service as necessary.
  • Authenticates all physician orders prior to exam. Maintains accurate records of exams performed. Documents patient exam information in the Radiology Information System, indicating correct begin and end times for patient exams. Maintains records of receipt, use and disposal of radionuclides according to NRC and Georgia State regulations. Checks operation of dose calibrator and radiation safety monitors against known standards. Responsible for maintaining accurate and up-to-date patient records.
  • Performs various tasks associated with the receipt, distribution, storage and disposal of radioactive material. Prepares solutions and materials when applicable and prepares serial dilutions as required. Calculates quantity of activity to be administered following prescribed procedures according to patient examination and/or age and weight. Administers radiopharmaceuticals to patients by catheter or needle injection, inhalation or oral administration. Assists with dose measurement of therapy agents, and area surveys of the Interventional Radiology Suite as needed.


High School graduate or equivalent; Bachelor's degree preferred

  • Satisfactory completion of formal Radiologic Technology training in an AMA approved school and registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology in Nuclear Medicine, ARRT (N), or a Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist (CNMT),
  • Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification
  • Two years' experience after graduation in a major hospital setting required

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