Nuclear Medicine Technologist

at SSM Health in Mount Vernon, Illinois, United States

Job Description

It’s more than a career, it’s a calling

IL-SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital – Mt. Vernon

Worker Type:


Job Highlights:

Sign-on Bonus Eligible***

This is a full-time, day-shift position working in our Nuclear Medicine Department. Full benefits including medical, dental, vision and retirement savings with employer match.

Sign on bonuses are for external qualified candidates. Internal candidates, please check with your recruiter to see what options are available for you

Job Summary:

Performs therapeutic and diagnostic nuclear medicine procedures providing quality images to radiologists and physicians for interpretation.

Job Responsibilities and Requirements:


+ Maintains and operates cameras that detect and map radioactive drugs in a patient’s body to create diagnostic images.

+ Positions patients and selects anatomic and technical factors accurately.

+ Orders, prepares, administers, and disposes of radiopharmaceuticals according to established protocols.

+ Follows radiation safety procedures and guidelines.

+ Ensures prompt submission of high-quality of all images and documents sent to PACS (image quality, correct lead markers and patient data/history).

+ Ensures equipment is properly functioning. Reports potential problems or equipment malfunction to appropriate personnel. Lock/tag out equipment if appropriate.

+ Assists in maintaining a clean, and orderly department.

+ Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.

+ Performs other duties as assigned.


+ Associate’s degree or completion of a Nuclear Medicine certification program


+ No experience required


+ Constant standing and walking.

+ Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more).

+ Frequent use of hearing and speech to share information through oral communication.

+ Frequent use of hearing to distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.

+ Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.

+ Frequent lifting/moving of patients.

+ Frequent reaching, gripping and keyboard use/data entry.

+ Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.

+ Occasional use of vision to identify and distinguish colors.

+ Occasional bending, stooping, squatting, twisting and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.

+ Rare kneeling and sitting.

Licenses / Certifications:

Basic Life Support HealthCare Provider (BLS HCP) – American Heart Association (AHA), Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist (CNMT) – Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB), FUTURE – Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider (BLS HCP) within 90 days – American Heart Association (AHA), FUTURE – Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist (CNMT) – within 12 months – Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB), FUTURE – Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification and Registration (N) – within 12 months – American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), Nuclear Medicine Technology (N) Certification and Registration – American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), Radiologic Technologists – Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), Radiologic Technologists – Temporary Accreditation – Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA)

Work Shift:

Day Shift (United States of America)

Job Type:



4204000046 Nuclear Medicine

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


SSM Health is an equal opportunity employer. SSM Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, veteran status , or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Click here to learn more. (\_ga=2.205881493.704955970.1667719643-240470506.1667719643)

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Job Posting: JC252565045

Posted On: Dec 15, 2023

Updated On: Apr 24, 2024

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