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Job Req ID:  100476

CO PET Technologist

We are seeking a CO PET Technologist. Under general supervision employee will demonstrate the ability to provide quality patient care and perform procedures on patients ranging from pediatric to geriatric. Perform PET/CT diagnostic and research procedures as defined by departmental protocol. Assists in the training of student technologist. Demonstrate continuous self-improvement, make effective contributions to the department/division and adhere to departmental policies and procedures.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Radiopharmaceutical Management

  • Verifies quality and quantity of appropriate radiopharmaceutical. Accurately calculates and measures appropriate activity of radiopharmaceutical with dose calibrator. Always calculates appropriate application of radioactive materials; determines accurate volume or unity necessary to deliver the prescribed radioactive dose. Always records the appropriate radiopharmaceutical information on a permanent departmental record.

Diagnostic Procedures

  • Performs all diagnostic and research PETCT procedures. Consistently selects appropriate equipment and protocol required for patient’s examination with regard to patient’s age, development, and study requested according to established guidelines. Routinely maneuvers patient into optimal position(s) according to established guidelines. Consistently demonstrates appropriate knowledge of normal and abnormal anatomy by obtaining complete and accurate series of diagnostic and high-quality images within an agreed upon time frame and as per written protocol. Routinely and accurately obtains reproducible measurements needed per protocol using established manual or computerized methods. Consistently provides interpreting physicians with preliminary findings and completed results in a timely fashion.

Quality Control

  • Ensures that equipment is running at its optimum peak. Consistently and accurately performs quality control on imaging and monitoring equipment as prescribed in written policies and procedures. Consistently monitors any equipment malfunction or abnormality and performs corrective actions if possible. Accurately documents quality assurance results and complies with state regulations for the completion and documentation of mandatory requirements in the required time frame.

Working Conditions

  • Possible exposure to communicable disease, hazardous and radioactive materials, with little likelihood of harm when health and safety precautions are not followed. Work may require the use of lab coats, uniforms and/or protective eyewear and radiation safety devices. Work requires the ability to assist the patients on and off the examination table and also assist the patient into proper positioning to obtain diagnostic results.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Requires knowledge of radiopharmaceuticals and a thorough knowledge of nuclear medicine procedures.
  • Requires a general knowledge of procedures and equipment used in Nuclear Medicine diagnostic procedures.
  • Moderate analytical ability required to calculate and prepare appropriate dosages of radio pharmaceuticals, analyze test results, and perform quality assurance tests. Work, however, is performed under physician supervision.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills necessary to interact with medical staff, patients, visitors, and other hospital employees. 
  • Performs data entry and retrieval on hospital and department specific information systems.
  • Regularly fulfills continuing education requirements from appropriate credentialing organizations according to regulatory guidelines.

Physical Requirements

  • Requires ability to stand, turn, and stoop while operating high technological instrumentation.
  • Ability to assist patients by lifting or turning to achieve desired position for obtaining test results and lifting of supplies and equipment.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Associate's Degree.
  • 1 year relevant experience. 
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist license by the Maryland Board of Physicians.
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology Certifying Board (NMTCB) or the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (AART)- Nuclear Medicine Certification and Registration.

    Preferred Qualifications


    Classified Title: PET Technologist 
    Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CH  
    Starting Salary Range: $29.10 - $40.00/hr (Commensurate with experience)
    Employee group: Full Time 
    Schedule: M-F 8:30-5:00 
    Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
    Location: School of Medicine Campus
    Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM Rad Nuclear Medicine
    Personnel area: School of Medicine 


    Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:

    30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.


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