Job Description

Payroll Title:
Nuclear Medicine
Hiring Salary Range
Per Union Contract
Appointment Type:
Per Diem
Appointment Percent:
HX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:

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#107365 Nuclear Med Tech - Per Diem

Extended Deadline: Thu 9/30/2021

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit:

This position will remain open until filled.


Under general supervision, performs routine to complex Nuclear Medicine procedures utilizing radioactive materials and radioactive pharmaceuticals in accordance with established Nuclear Medicine guidelines and protocols. Performs radionuclide imaging of organs, organ systems, compartments physiologic functions, assays of body fluids, tissues and radio bioassays. Demonstrates and applies knowledge of Nuclear Medicine imaging. Demonstrates and applies knowledge of principles of radiation safety.

Prepares and positions patient for procedure by using established Nuclear Medicine protocols to achieve the highest quality image. Follows protocols specified by the Radiologist. Educates patient, collects patient history, and communicates patient information to the Radiologist. Enters complex data into the computer systems. Reviews, verifies and evaluates images to ensure technical quality and image quality. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Recent graduate of a school of accredited Nuclear Medicine technology program.

  • California Radiology Technologist of Nuclear Medicine (CRT-N)

  • Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist.

  • BART or BLS at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date.

  • Recent experience in a similar role and setting or new graduate of an approved Nuclear Medicine technology program.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of radiological computerized systems and applications.


  • Six (6) months of hospital experience.
  • An understanding of various radiological systems to include PACS and RIS.
  • Registered Technologist for Computed Tomography issued by ARRT (R.T(CT)(ARRT)).
  • Registered Technologist for Nuclear Medicine Technology issued by ARRT (R.T(N)(ARRT)).


  • Must be able to work flexible hours, days, evenings, nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime, if necessary.
  • Must be able to work various locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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