The Nuclear Medicine/PET/CT Technologist is responsible for performing routine to complex diagnostic and therapeutic procedures under the supervision of the Radiation Safety Officer and Physician. Assists Physicians with performing and viewing Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT procedures by preparing and positioning patients for scanning; prepares and administers radiopharmaceuticals, and operates nuclear medicine instruments, nuclear medicine imaging equipment to include PET/CT imaging equipment. Responsible for using radiation safety practices and performing the required quality control procedures on all nuclear medicine equipment. Procedures performed include preparation, administration, documentation and quality control of radiopharmaceuticals with strict adherence to the principles of radiation safety, the conditions of the Radioactive Materials License and all California State and Federal regulatory requirements. Assists staff with providing care to patients, who have been administered radiopharmaceuticals and the safe and appropriate disposal of radioactive waste.
Sharp Grossmont’s Outpatient Imaging Department utilizes a Philips Gemini True-Flight 16 slice PET/CT. We work with outpatients and provide a variety of PET/CT scans.
Sharp Grossmont Hospital’s Imaging Services department provides state-of-the-art imaging services to the East County community. This dynamic and versatile imaging department includes radiology, CT and MRI scanning, nuclear medicine, interventional radiology, ultrasound and PET/CT imaging. Staff employs the most advanced radiology and diagnostic technologies in both an inpatient and outpatient environment. The Radiology Team has a commitment to excellence in patient care and work in a collaborative team environment. Employees include licensed technologist, RN’s, imaging assistants and administrative support staff.
Sharp Grossmont Hospital is the largest not-for-profit, full-service acute care hospital in the region with 542 beds. The hospital has outstanding programs in heart care, orthopedics, rehabilitation, robotic surgery, mental health, stroke care and women’s health. In addition, the hospital’s Emergency and Critical Care Center is one of the most technologically advanced emergency and intensive care facilities in the nation.
Sharp Grossmont Hospital is nationally recognized as a MAGNET®-designated hospital for patient care and nursing practices. This designation is the “gold standard” for patient care and nursing excellence and is the highest honor awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
This position is located Sharp Grossmont Hospital’s Outpatient Medical Clinic in La Mesa, CA, San Diego County.
8-hour shifts; Full-time position to work 7:30 am - 4:00 pm; no weekends
Required Skills and Qualifications
- Satisfactory completion of formal training program in an AMA approved school and meets the requirements of an appropriate State and/or Federal mandated certification or equivalent.
- CA license as Nuclear Medicine Technologist
- CNMT by NMTCB or ARRT (N)
- CT certified by the ARRT or NMTCB to perform PET/CT
- IV Certification for the administration of radiopharmaceuticals
- Current BLS certification for Healthcare Providers
- Ability to perform all standard Nuclear Medicine/PET CT procedures
- Strong customer service experience
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and prioritize multiple tasks
- Computer skills
- Highly effective problem solving and communication skills
- Ability to work in team oriented environment
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
- One or more years’ experience as a PET/CT Tech
Additional physical requirements of position may be discussed during interview.
Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.