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Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Seattle, Washington

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$7,000 Sign-on Bonus for external candidates


For those who want to invent the future of health care, here's your opportunity. We're going beyond basic care to health programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. Join us and help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm) 


Optum’s Pacific West region is redefining health care with a focus on health equity, affordability, quality, and convenience. From California to Oregon and Washington, we are focused on helping more than 2.5 million patients live healthier lives and helping the health system work better for everyone. At Optum Pacific West, we care. We care for our team members, our patients, and our communities. Join our culture of caring and make a positive and lasting impact on health care for millions.


Under general supervision, performs general and cardiac nuclear medicine procedures.  Provides patients with safe, courteous and reliable care.  Assists in other sections of the department as needed.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Performs all phases of Cardiac Nuclear Medicine examinations and surgical injections
  • Radiation Safety which includes a basic understanding of Facility Radioactive Materials (RAM) licensure, radiation exposure control for patients staff, and general public, personnel monitoring devices, area radiation monitoring and surveys, and handles radiation decontamination according to Federal and State guidelines
  • Nuclear Cameras and Instrumentation including function and operation, quality control, radiopharmaceuticals, ordering, proper selection, handling and preparation, storage and disposal, and proper radioactive materials documentation
  • Diagnostic Procedures including Gamma Camera settings and operation and Image/Study positioning and acquisition procedures
  • Gathers pertinent patient history and information to support radiologist interpretation of images and/or data
  • Administration of oral and intravenous radiopharmaceuticals and standard adjunctive medications as authorized
  • Following TEC recommendations and department required procedures process’s,analyze’s  and presents to interpreting physician in person or via PACS
  • Assists Authorized Users in receipt and administration of Therapeutic Radionuclides
  • Maintains the cleanliness of the nuclear medicine department and equipment in accordance with infection control procedures
  • Attends department meetings and participates in in-service education
  • Assists Radiology Support staff as needed in planning and scheduling Nuclear Medicine studies


You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma, or GED
  • Completion of a course in Nuclear Medicine Technology approved by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) or the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) for registry eligibility
  • Current NMTCB and/or ARRT licensure and current WA State certification
  • Facility Radioactive Materials (RAM) licensure


Preferred Qualification:

  • 1+ year experience in Nuclear Medicine


Careers at OptumCare. We're on a mission to change the face of health care. As the largest health and wellness business in the US, we help 58 million people navigate the health care system, finance their health care needs and achieve their health and well-being goals. Fortunately, we have a team of the best and brightest minds on the planet to make it happen. Together we're creating the most innovative ideas and comprehensive strategies to help heal the health care system and create a brighter future for us all. Join us and learn why there is no better place to do your life's best work.(sm)  


OptumCare is committed to creating an environment where physicians focus on what they do best: care for their patients. To do so, OptumCare provides administrative and business support services to both owned and affiliated medical practices which are part of OptumCare. Each medical practice part and their physician employees have complete authority with regards to all medical decision-making and patient care. OptumCare’s support services do not interfere with or control the practice of medicine by the medical practices or any of their physicians. 


Washington Residents Only: The hourly range for Washington residents is $27.07 to $53.08. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.


At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.



Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


OptumCare is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.