Medical Physics Assistant Nuclear Medicine

Position description
Works independently within the Department of Radiology, across the Mayo enterprise and as a resource outside of Mayo, using scientific methods to provide technical support for medical imaging equipment and patient safety in imaging areas. Works closely with clinical staff, assisting with all technical aspects of medical imaging, performing quality control testing, evaluating and optimizing imaging protocols, and supporting imaging systems and databases. Directs and practices safety guidelines for themselves, staff and patients. Provides leadership, builds commitment, educates and trains personnel in the work area, and generates feedback. Participates in professional educational activities. Assists Operations Managers and Directors with the preparation of equipment purchases and space requests as needed and directed. Involved with the technical aspects of safety, regulatory compliance and accreditation processes required to allow billing for departmental imaging procedures. Collects specific performance data and generates annual reports for Physicist’s signatures that are required for accreditation of imaging equipment. Supports and participates in innovation and change initiatives.
EDUCATION: A graduate of an accredited Nuclear Medicine Technology program.

EXPERIENCE: The combination of formal education and post-certification work experience must total a minimum of five years, with seven years preferred. A minimum of three years work experience in a General Nuclear Medicine, PET, or Nuclear Cardiology environment.

JOB SKILLS: Must have working knowledge of all types of Nuclear Medicine and PET equipment as well as generally accepted Nuclear Medicine and PET clinical work-flow processes, practices and procedures. Must have exceptional technical aptitude; be able to collect, analyze and draw appropriate conclusions from data; have superior interpersonal relationship skills for interaction with all levels of medical staff and paramedical personnel; possess good written and oral communication skills; be able to work independently with minimal direction; and be able to occasionally flex work days and/or hours to meet workload demands. Previous experience or education working with a personal computer is required. Microsoft Office skills are desired.

OUTSTANDING REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs. and work safely in an environment with ionizing radiation, radiopharmaceuticals, and high strength magnetic fields.

Additional qualifications
Travel to Mayo Clinic Health System sites to support Division of Community Radiology will be required. Must have a valid driver's license and good driving record.
License or certification
Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (CNMT)
Exemption status
Compensation Detail
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $34.72 per hour.
Benefits eligible
Full Time
Hours / Pay period
Schedule details
M-F, with flexibility to work some evenings or weekends.
Site description
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.
Other Patient Care
Career profile
Radiology Technologists & Sonographers
Job posting number
Amy Christian
Equal opportunity employer
As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.