Medical Radiation Technologists (3215)
The following characteristics concern the occupation of
Nuclear Medicine Technologists (3215.2)
Nuclear medicine technologists operate radiation therapy equipment to administer radiation treatment and produce images of the human body for the diagnosis of diseases. This group includes supervisors and instructors.
Note: The codes in brackets and under the Aptitudes heading are for career development specialists. Under the Interests heading, the code is in upper or lower case letters depending on the degree of importance.
Objective persons enjoy working with tools, equipment, instruments and machinery. They like to repair and/or fabricate things from various materials according to specifications and using established techniques. Objective persons are interested in finding out how things operate and how they are built.
Methodical persons like to have clear rules and organized methods to guide their activities. They prefer working under the direction or supervision of others according to given instructions, or to be guided by established policies and procedures. Methodical persons like to work on one thing until it is completed. They enjoy following a set routine and prefer work that is free from the unexpected.
Innovative persons like to explore things in depth and arrive at solutions to problems by experimenting. They are interested in initiating and creating different ways to solve questions and present information. They enjoy scientific subjects. Innovative persons prefer to be challenged with new and unexpected experiences. They adjust to change easily.
Near vision (V2)
Work activities are performed near the worker. The scope of the visual field is broader than in Close visual acuity (1).
Colour discrimination is relevant in the performance of the work.
Verbal interaction (H2)
Work activities involve communication with colleagues, clients and/or the public on a regular basis.
Sitting, standing, walking (B3)
This level involves work activities in combinations and varying degrees of Sitting (1) and Standing and/or walking (2).
Upper limb co-ordination (L1)
Work activities involve co-ordination of upper limbs.
Work activities involve handling loads of 5 kg but less than 10 kg.
Accumulating information usually recorded physically but which may be stored mentally; gathering, collating and classifying information about data, people and things; frequently reporting and/or carrying out a prescribed action in relation to the information.
Speaking - Signalling (P6)
Talking with and/or signalling people to convey or exchange information; giving assignments and/or directions to helpers.
Precision working (C1)
Using the body and/or equipment to move, guide, place, install and/or interface with objects, in order to attain specifications and precise standards. Considerable judgment is required to select, adjust and utilize appropriate tools, products and/or materials to accomplish specified objectives.
Regulated inside climate (L1)
A normal controlled environment such as an office, hospital or school.
Biological agents (H2)
Exposure to infectious bacteria and viruses as a result of indirect contact with, or direct handling of, infectious materials or micro organisms that may cause illness.
Exposure to ionizing radiation such as X-rays and radioactive substances or non ionizing radiation such as radio frequencies and infrared, ultraviolet or visible light that may affect health adversely.
* Physical activities
For some occupations in this group, Strength 3 (Medium) may also apply.