Nuclear Medicine Technology Technical Standards
A Nuclear Medicine Technologist should be able to:
- Exert force and lift objects of 50 pounds routinely.
- Have full use of both arms, wrists and shoulders.
- Perform simple motor skills for unrestricted time periods.
- Push, pull, bend and stoop.
- Work standing on their feet 80% of the time.
- Reach and work overhead.
- Perform manipulative skills.
- Position and assist patients.
- Assist or move patients from wheelchairs and stretchers onto imaging tables.
- Perform tasks requiring eye-hand coordination.
- For example, venipuncture.
- Perform tasks requiring satisfactory visual and auditory acuity.
- Read printed words in a textbook, read camera control panel and computer screens,
read patient dose and medical charts, and read scintigraphic images.
- Hear instructions from health care professionals and be able to respond to verbal
requests by patients at a distance of 6 to 10 feet.
- Give clear verbal commands to patients assigned for an imaging procedure at a distance
of 6 to 10 feet.
- Communicate effectively with patients and other health care professionals.
- Interact compassionately and effectively with the sick and injured.
- Protect self and others from unnecessary radiation exposure.
- Assess the condition of patients assigned for an imaging procedure.
- Write legibly with proper spelling of medical terms.
- Demonstrate professional demeanor and behavior and must perform in an ethical manner
in relation to peers, faculty, staff and patients.
- Conform to appropriate standards of dress, appearance, language and public behavior.
- Show respect for individuals of different age, ethnic background, religion and/or
- Organize and accurately perform the individual steps in a nuclear medicine procedure
in the proper sequence.
If you determine that you are unable to do any of the skills listed and you have a
documented disability, you will then need to determine if a reasonable accommodation
can be provided. To request an accommodation, you will need to contact the Disabilities
Service Office (231-591-3057) and present documentation of your disability.