Hackensack Meridian Health

Nuclear Medicine Therapy Tech, JTCC

Job ID
JTCC Radiation Oncology
Hackensack University Med Cntr
Job Location
Position Type
Full Time with Benefits
Standard Hours Per Week
Shift Hours
8 am - 5 pm
Weekend Work
No Weekends Required
On Call Work
No On-Call Required
Holiday Work
No Holidays Required


How have you impacted someone’s life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our healthcare teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career all within New Jersey’s premier healthcare system.


The Nuclear Medicine Technologist performs a variety of technical procedures, image acquisition and the utilization of radionuclides for the diagnosis and therapy of disease. This role will assist radiation therapists/radiation safety officer/medical physicist/physicians/RNs with any necessary procedures performed within the department.


A day in the life of an Nuclear Medicine Therapy Tech at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:


  • Performs radionuclide procedures on patients inclusive of organ imaging, function studies, and assisting the physician in the physician in the therapeutic use of radioisotopes under prescribed safety conditions.
  • Selects and operates Nuclear Medicine equipment as directed. 
  • Provides radiation protection for self and the patient in accordance with prescribed safety.
  • Prepares and administers radiopharmaceuticals to the patient. 
  • Prepares radioactive tracer compounds for patient use.
  • Calibrates equipment and assays radionuclides.
  • Receives and inspects radiopharmaceutical packages according to the stare and NRC guidelines.
  • Maintains adequate records of radioisotope receipt, use ,storage, and disposal in accordance with state and federal regulations governing the accountability for radioactive materials; maintains other records as directed.
  • Maintains orderliness and cleanliness including provisions for contamination-free conditions of room, equipment, and personnel.
  • Follows all NRC, State DEP, TJC guidelines, and practices. 
  • Evaluates images using PACS workstation to make certain that images contain proper identification and are of diagnostic value.
  • Assist radiation therapists, RNs, physicians, medical physicists, and ancillary staff in performing procedures.
  • Assist radiation therapists with simulation procedures and construct immobilization devices as necessary.
  • Ensure the patient's safe transfer into and out of the procedure room and observation rooms.
  • Actively participate in reproducing patient position and evaluating images.
  • Assess and respond to the patient's physical and emotional conditions and special needs. Answer patient/family member's questions within professional scope.
  • Performs required duties which include the use of EMR systems such as EPIC, PACS, ARIA, Teletracking System, Nuclear Medicine Information System, patient scheduling and computer processing associated with patient studies.
  • Overtime as needed to provide continuity of patient care.
  • On call assignments as needed per Department of Radiation Oncology policy.
  • Adheres to the policies of Employee ID, Standards of Behavior, Attendance and Punctuality.
  • Identifies the needs of the patient population served and modifies and delivers care that is specific to needs (i.e., age, culture, language, hearing and/or visually impaired, etc.). This process includes communication with the patient, parent, and/or primary caregiver(s) at their level (developmental/age, educational, literacy, etc.).
  • Greets all patients when they arrive for their exam utilizing A.I.D.E.T. standards.
  • Other duties and/or projects as assigned.
  • Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies and standards of behavior.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Graduate of an approved School of Nuclear Medicine Technology.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient computer skills that may include but are not limited to Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite platforms.

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred: 

  • Minimum of one year of Nuclear Medicine experience.

Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Certification or Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist.
  • Nuclear Medical Technologist License.
  • AHA Basic Health Care Life Support HCP Certification.


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