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Nuclear Medicine/PET/CT Technologist

Job ID 114167 Date Posted 11/02/2021
San Diego, California
  • Sharp Memorial Hospital
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Day Job
  • Full-Time
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Responsibilities
Summary

The Nuclear Medicine (NM) and Dual Mode Single-photon Emission Computerized Tomography (SPECT) and Dual Mode Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Technologist is responsible for performing routine to complex diagnostic and therapeutic procedures under the direction/supervision of the Radiation Safety Officer and Physician Authorized Users.

Assist physicians with performing and viewing of NM 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 SPECT, SPECT/CT and PET/CT imaging equipment.

Is 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.  Assist staff with providing care to patients who have been administered radiopharmaceuticals and the safe and appropriate disposal of radioactive waste.

Sharp Memorial's Nuclear Medicine Department has three cameras, all three cameras are SIEMENS: E.cam, EVO and Symbia T-16.  We work with both In-patients and Out-patients and perform a good variety of studies, including Cardiac exams, therapy cases, and general nuclear medicine exams.

Sharp Memorial Hospital — the first hospital in San Diego with all private patient rooms — is dedicated to providing the highest-quality, patient-centered care and consists of 368 beds. Designed to promote comfort and healing with the use of natural light and soothing colors, this hospital offers the latest in medical technology.

Sharp Memorial is known for outstanding programs in cardiac and vascular care, cancer treatment, orthopedic and neurological services, rehabilitation, robotic surgery and multi-organ transplantation, and has been recognized as a MAGNET®-designated hospital for nursing excellence and is also designated as a Patient-Centered Hospital by Planetree, an organization committed to personalizing, humanizing, and demystifying the hospital experience for patients and their families.

Bonuses
 
Sign-On Bonus:  Qualified candidates may be eligible for sign-on bonus of $10,000

Employee Referral Bonus Available: $2,500 

Location:

This position is located at Sharp Memorial Hospital in the community of Serra Mesa in San Diego County

 
Hours:
8-hour variable day shift with shift start between 0700-0830; weekends as needed
Full-time (1.0 FTE), 80 hours per pay period
 
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Satisfactory completion of formal training program in an AMA approved school for Nuclear Medicine technology that meets the requirements for the State of California and/or Federal mandated certification or equivalent.
  • California Nuclear Medicine Technologist (NMT)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers
  • Certifications must be current and include: ARRT (NM) or CNMT from NMTCB required, IV certification for the administration of radiopharmaceutical.
  • The Technologist must hold a current State of California certificate in Nuclear Medicine Technology and be CT certified by the ARRT or NMTCB (to perform PET/CT and/or SPECT/CT imaging).
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
  • Minimum 2 year of experience in radiology.

Sharp HealthCare is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, gender, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or any other protected class. 

 

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