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"Nuclear Medicine Physician"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Diagnose and treat diseases using radioactive materials and techniques. May monitor radionuclide preparation, administration, and disposition.

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Job Duties and Tasks for: "Nuclear Medicine Physician"

1) Test dosage evaluation instruments and survey meters to ensure they are operating properly.

2) Teach nuclear medicine, diagnostic radiology, or other specialties at graduate educational level.


3) Schedule examinations and staff activities.

4) Provide advice on the selection of nuclear medicine supplies or equipment.

5) Monitor cleanup of radioactive spills to ensure that proper procedures are followed and that decontamination activities are conducted.


6) Interpret imaging data and confer with other medical specialists to formulate diagnoses.

7) Monitor handling of radioactive materials to ensure that established procedures are followed.

8) Formulate plans and procedures for nuclear medicine departments.

9) Direct the safe management and disposal of radioactive substances.

10) Establish and enforce radiation protection standards for patients and staff.

11) Advise other physicians of the clinical indications, limitations, assessments, or risks of diagnostic and therapeutic applications of radioactive materials.

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12) Conduct laboratory procedures, such as radioimmunoassay studies of blood or urine, using radionuclides.

13) Review procedure requests and patients' medical histories to determine applicability of procedures and radioisotopes to be used.

14) Prescribe radionuclides and dosages to be administered to individual patients.


15) Prepare comprehensive interpretive reports of findings.

16) Perform cardiovascular nuclear medicine procedures such as exercise testing and pharmacologic stress testing.

17) Monitor quality control of radionuclide preparation, administration, or disposition ensuring that activities comply with applicable regulations and standards.

18) Direct nuclear medicine technologists or technicians regarding desired dosages, techniques, positions, and projections.

19) Interview and physically examine patients prior to testing.

20) Determine appropriate tests or protocols based on patients' needs or conditions.

21) Compare nuclear medicine procedures with other types of procedures such as computed tomography, ultrasonography, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, and angiography.

22) Consult with patients following radiation treatments to provide information and assess outcomes or to recommend further consultation or treatments as appropriate.

23) Calculate, measure, or prepare radioisotope dosages.

24) Check and approve the quality of diagnostic images before patients are discharged.

25) Administer radioisotopes to clinical patients or research subjects.

26) Consult with anesthesiologists regarding recommended dosages or combinations of sedative drugs.

Job Description for "Nuclear Medicine Physician" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

"Nuclear Medicine Physician"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  NA        SOC:  29-1069.05


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