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NUCLEAR MEDICINE TECHNOLOGIST I

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Job Description
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
ORIGINAL POSTING DATE: 08-08-2013
Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.
EXAM NUMBER: Y5802H
TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
Open Competitive Job Opportunity
DEFINITION
Performs routine static and dynamic organ radioisotope scanning and associated routine wet laboratory procedures to produce graphic and numerical results for the diagnosis of pathological conditions.
Essential Job Functions
Performs daily quality control on nuclear cameras.
Performs organ imaging tests including full skeletal, cardiac blood pool, and major vascular blood pool tests; and lung, liver, spleen, kidney, bladder, brain, thyroid, placental, tumor, salivary gland, pancreatic, parathyroid and scrotal images, and cysternogramsutilizing gamma cameras,and/or stationary camera devices.
Performs dynamic tests such as thyroid flow, qualitative cerebral perfusion, qualitative liver perfusion, renal perfusion and filtration, bladder residual volume and peripheral vascular perfusion utilizing external detectorsor a stationery camera imaging device.
Performs metabolic in-vivo turnover tests including thyroid uptake, thyroid stimulation, perchlorate discharge, and rose Bengal excretory tests utilizing collimated scintillation crystal detectors.
Monitors radioactive disposal.
Needs venipuncture skills to inject required radiopharmaceuticals.
Explains nature of procedures to patient, allays patient's fear and gains patient's cooperation.
Obtains witnessed consent form from patient when appropriate for the procedure.
Obtains screening history from patient when appropriate.
Calibrates rectilinear scanners, gamma cameras, stationary cameras and detectors preparatory to conducting nuclear medicine tests.
Transports patients to and from the nuclear medicine department.
Selects the appropriate equipment operational mode to conduct a specified procedure.
Sets up shielding and materials for physician's administration of injected isotopes.
Requirements
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
OPTION I -
Completion of an accredited* training course in nuclear medicine techniques.
OPTION II -
One year of experience performing nuclear medicine technologic procedures under the direction of a qualified physician in a clinical nuclear medicine facility.
LICENSE
Current certification by the American Registry of RadiologicTechnologists in Nuclear Medicine (AART-NM) or Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).
PHYSICAL CLASS
III - MODERATE:
Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION
*In order to receive credit for the desirable degrees, you must include alegible photocopy of the official diploma or official transcripts from the the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization with your application at the time of filing or **** within 15 calendar days of filing online.
Please be sure to write the title of your required license, certificate, and/or permit, the number, date of issued, date of expiration and the name of the issuing agency as specified in the Minimum Requirements. Attached a legible photocopy of the required license, certificate, and/or permit of compliance to your applicationat the time of filing or fax the required evidence to us within 15 calendar days from the date of filing your application online.
Applications submitted without the required license, certificate, and/or permit will be considered incomplete until such information is provided. The original license, certificate, and/or permit must be presented during the selection process and prior to appointment.
The required license, certificate, and/or permit MUST be current and unrestricted; a conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted license will NOT be accepted.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor of Science* in Nuclear Medicine Technology from an accredited* university.
Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT
This examination will consist of an evaluation of education and experience; and desirable qualifications based on application information, weighted 100%.
Candidates must achieve a score of 70% or higher on this examination to be added to the eligible register.
ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
Applications will be processed on an as-received
basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.
NO PERSON MAY COMPETE IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS.
VACANCY INFORMATION
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.
SPECIAL INFORMATION
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.
AVAILABLE SHIFT:
Any
APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Apply online by clicking on the Apply tab for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.
All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment
Utilizing VERBIAGE
from Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT
be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION
and you may be DISQUALIFIED.
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met. Application filing may be suspended at any time with or without advance notice.
Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the requirements. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, description of work performed, and salary earned . If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.
Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last of filing will not be accepted.
NOTE:
If you are unable to attach required documents, you must **** or e-mail the documents to the exam analyst, within 15 calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and the exam title.
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
All applications must enter a valid social security number at the time of filing. Entering anything other than a valid social security number (i.e. 000-00-000, 111-11-111. etc.) will result in an automatic rejection of your application.
COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.
NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD
All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.
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The County is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors (Board) who are elected on a non-partisan basis and serve four-year staggered terms. As the governing body, the Board serves as both the executive and legislative authority of the largest and most complex county government in the United States. There are 34 appointed department heads that report to the Board.  There are also three elected officials (Assessor, District Attorney, and Sheriff) for a total of 37 major administrative units or departments that currently serve the needs of the County’s residents.
Selected by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers of 2016, the County’s annual budget for fiscal year 2016-2017 is $29 billion, with funding for approximately 108,000 positions to serve its diverse population.
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