Sutter Health Nuclear Medicine Technologist II, Santa Cruz (Per Diem) in Santa Cruz, California


To perform all duties as required for a Nuclear Medicine technologist and also perform PET/CT scans. Assists department supervisor in daily operation of Nuclear Medicine department

  • Greets and prepares patient for procedure

  • Greets and introduces themselves to the patient

  • Verifies proper identification of patient

  • Instructs patient on procedure to be performed in easy to understand terms

  • Actively listens to patient and answers appropriate questions with a positive and professional response

  • Indentifies patients with special needs and provides appropriate assistance

  • Performs nuclear medicine and PET/CT procedures on patient based on department policy and procedures

  • Calculates and selects proper isotopes for procedure requested based on patients age and physical condition

  • Positions patients properly in order to obtain required procedures, results according to policy and procedures and physician specifications

  • Assists with performing and monitoring of treadmill procedures as required for Nuclear Medicine procedure

  • Assists with orientation/training or other tasks involving the efficient functions of the Department of Radiology

  • Performs quality control on equipment and documentation as required

  • Maintains QC records and arranges maintenance as needed

  • Ensures radiation safety of patients and staff by proper use of shielding as required by Title 17

  • Completes examination , consultation and billing procedures as required

  • Completes any other applicable paperwork

  • Assists and performs QC activities as appropriate

  • Performs radiopharmaceutical administration via venipuncture by approved radiation safety techniques

  • Starts and maintains IV’s as required

  • Performs quality control on Gamma camera, PET/CT, SPECT /CT, Dose Calibrator and Nova Glucometer as required, maintain QC records and arrange maintenance as needed


REQUIRED: must be licensed in Nuclear Medicine Technology by the State of California, Department of Health Services, ARRT and / or NMTCB, in addition must be licensed in Radiology Technology or must be CT certified by the American registry of Radiologic Technologists; AHA CPR BLS certification; ability to perform venipunctures; must possess excellent organizational and communication skills, both written and verbal

Primary Location: California, Peninsula/South Bay and Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

Organization: Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Employee Status: Regular

Benefits: No

Position Status: Non-Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Variable

Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Varied Days

Weekend Requirements: Other

Schedule: Per Diem

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: Per Diem

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.