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
- 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
- Communicate effectively with patients and other health care
- Interact compassionately and effectively with the sick and
- Protect self and others from unnecessary radiation exposure.
- Assess the condition of patients assigned for an imaging
- 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
- Show respect for individuals of different age, ethnic background,
religion and/or sexual orientation.
- Organize and accurately perform the individual steps in a nuclear
medicine procedure in the proper sequence.