Nuclear Medicine Technical

Nuclear Medicine 
PRN - 1 Hours
Day Shift 

Rated as one of the Top 25 Best Hospitals to Work for in the U.S., the heart of LMC is our 557-bed modern state-of-the-art facility. Winning the prestigious, "Summit Award" from Press Ganey for outstanding patient satisfaction, "Consumer Choice Award" from the National Research Corporation, all contributing to our reputation for giving our patients the highest quality care.  Lexington Medical Center was voted one of South Carolina’s “Best Places to Work” for 2019!

We are located in heart of the Midlands, right outside of Columbia, SC, and one of the most successful integrated healthcare systems in the Southeast. As the third largest employer in the Midlands, we invite you to be a part of our ongoing success and join our LMC Family.

Job Summary

Nuclear Medicine Technologist will prepare and administer radiopharmaceuticals both diagnostic and therapeutic as directed by a Radiologist. Nuclear Medicine Technologists also utilize specialized equipment and monitors the characteristics and functions of tissues or organs in which the radiopharmaceuticals localize. Nuclear Medicine Technologists may also operate computed tomography (CT) equipment used in conjunction with nuclear medicine procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education: Graduate of an approved School of Nuclear Medicine Technology or equivalent
Minimum Years of Experience: None.
Substitutable Education & Experience: None.
Required Certifications/Licensure: Must have and maintain a current  NMTCB and/or ARRT(N) certification;

ARRT(CT) or NMTCB-CT certification or must obtain within 1 year from start of employment (Currently ARRT(R) is acceptable in place of ARRT(CT) or NMTCB-CT certification at this current time);

Current South Carolina Radiation Quality Standards Association license;

Currently has CPR certification.
Required Training: None.

Essential Functions

  • Demonstrates competence to provide developmentally appropriate care/treatment for the following patient population:           
    • Infant (Birth to 1 year)           
    • Child (1 year through 12 years)          
    • Adolescent (13 years through 17 years)         
    • Adult (18 years to 65 years)          
    • Geriatric (over 65 years)           
    • Bariatric and Cardiac
  • Organize daily work load.
  • Order radiopharmaceuticals and kits as needed.
  • Calculates correct dosage to be administered following prescribed procedures, according to information on age, weight and physical condition.
  • Receives patients and explains procedures to them.
  • Assesses the patients in order to record any pertinent information relating to the exam.
  • Reviews and abstracts data from the patient’s chart.
  • Sets up imaging systems for studies in accordance with current imaging protocols.
  • Evaluates scan for acceptable quality prior to submitting for interpretation.
  • Schedules patients for Nuclear Medicine exams as necessary.
  • Maintains a clean and orderly work area to include stocking all items prior to the beginning of the work day.
  • Operates all imaging systems and related devices.
  • Performs Q.C procedures on all equipment.
  • Keeps supervisor abreast of any changes in imaging systems operation to ensure proper repairs can be made in a timely manner.
  • Properly receives radioactive shipments according to DHEC regulations.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Performs various tasks associated with processing, distributing and storing radioactive materials.
  • Proficient in starting IV’s and injecting Radiopharmaceuticals/Saline for certain procedures.
  • Knowledge of proper fire and safety evacuations in consistently demonstrated.
  • Assists with patient transport whenever possible and necessary.
  • Volunteers and serves on various committees and work teams as requested.
  • Serves on the Radiation Disaster team and actively participates in all drills as needed.
  • Clocks in/out according to the hospital policy and approves time in Kronos.
  • Attends staff meetings as required and completes all mandatory education requirements.
  • Follows through with assignments and informs supervisor of progress or problems in completing tasks.
  • Recognize emergency patient conditions and initiates lifesaving first aid.
  • Follows established guidelines for reporting a significant medical error or unanticipated outcome in the patient's care which results in patient harm.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by authorized personnel or as required in an emergency (i.e. fire or disaster)
  • Demonstrates good public relations and service excellence at all times.
  • Adheres to policies of logging in/out of any information systems and maintains confidentiality of passwords, security codes and adheres and follows HIPPA Guidelines.
  • Serves and protects the hospital community by ensuring adherence to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state and local requirements, and DNV on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations standards.

We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:

  • Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits 
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Employees are eligible for enrollment into the 403(b) match plan day one.  LHI matches dollar for dollar up to 6%.
  • Employer paid life insurance – equal to 1x salary
  • Employee may elect supplemental life insurance with low cost premiums up to 3x salary 
  • Adoption assistance
  • LHI provides its full-time employees employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan forgiveness

Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of LMC to provide equal opportunity of employment for all individuals, and to remain compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. LMC strives to provide a discrimination-free environment, and to recruit, select, on-board, and employ all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation. LMC endeavors to upgrade and promote employees from within the hospital where possible and consistent with the employee’s desires and abilities and the hospital’s needs.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina