Class Specifications - H.25
Principal Nuclear Medicine Technician - 8978
Senior Nuclear Medicine Technician - 8979
Nuclear Medicine Technician - 8980

April, 1973

Series Concepts

Under medical supervision, Nuclear Medicine Technicians perform or supervise the dispensing, administration, and storage of radio-pharmaceuticals; and perform other related duties as required.

Incumbents store radioactive material in accordance with safety procedures; measure and prepare doses of radio-pharmaceuticals for administration to patients; compute and chart data pertaining to the administration of radio-pharmaceuticals; operate radiation detection . equipment in making determinati ons of radioactive concentrations in patients; make calculations of radioactive decay, concentration of isotopes and physiological functions from data derived from isotope tests; and assist physicians in administering radio-pharmaceuticals to patients.

Class Concepts

Principal Nuclear Medicine Technician

Under medical supervision, the Principal Nuclear Medicine Technician performs a variety of duties in dispensing, administering, and storage of radio-pharma ceuticals; assists physicians in diagnosis, research, and treatment of illnes s or injury; and supervises the activities of a group of employees including several Senior Nuclear Medicine Technicians.

Senior Nuclear Medicine Technician

Under medical and technical supervision, incumbents perform a variety of duties in dispensing, administering, and storage of radio-pharmaceuticals; and assis t physicians in diagnosis, research, and treatment of illness or injury. Incumbents perform the full range of nuclear medicine laboratory procedures in connection with patient diagnosis and treatment. This class is the full operational level.

Nuclear Medicine Technician

Under the supervision of a Senior Nuclear Medicine Technician, and in a train ing capacity; incumbents perform a variety of duties in dispensing, administering and storing radio-pharmaceuticals; and assist physicians in diagnosis, resear ch~ and treatment of illness or injury. Incumbents in this class typically are participating in a one year training program which includes formal instruction, periodic examinations, and structured on-the-job training designed to familia rize the trainee with the various functions of nuclear medicine technician work.

Minimum Qualifications

Principal Nuclear Medicine Technician

A certificate of completion of a course in radiologic technology equivalent to that given at the University of California or graduation from college with a major in an appropriate scientific field or registration as a professional nurse, and one year of experience as a Senior Nuclear Medicine Technician; or an equivlent combination of education and experience.

Senior Nuclear Medicine Technician

A certificate of completion of a course in radiologic technology equivalent . to that given at the University of California or graduation from college with a major in an appropriate scientific field or registration as a professional nurse, and one year of experience as a Nuclear Medicine Technician; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Nuclear Medicine Technician

A certificate of completion of a course in radiologic technology equivalent to that given at the University of California or graduation from college with a major in an appropriate scientific field or registration as a professional nurse; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.