Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

  • Nuclear Medicine/ PET Technologist - Per Diem

    Job ID
    11465
    Type
    Regular Per-Diem
    Company
    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
    Location
    US-WA-Seattle
  • Overview

    The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education

    Responsibilities

    The Nuclear Medicine PET-CT Technologist performs all nuclear medicine diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and PET-CT procedures according to department procedure manual and physician orders.

     

    Information Processing & Image Review
    • Manages electronic data, processes information (subtraction or other digital manipulation) for interpretation, reviews exam for proper positioning, technique, identification, and records required information
    • Transfer images to PACS and verifies the action. Reviews the case, patient medical history, protocol, and prior images, using clinical judgement to ensure a successful outcome

    Instruction

    • Instructs radiology students and/or new staff according to clinical and department requirements; assists in the orientation of department and hospital personnel with emphasis on radiation safety

    Maintenance & Safety Checks

    • Performs visual maintenance and quality controls checks, records and reports results to appropriate personnel, identifies problems and communicates them to immediate supervisor, takes appropriate corrective action when necessary, and offers solutions as appropriate

    Maintenance of Supplies

    • Responsible for ensuring an adequate inventory of supplies, linens, and accessories

    Exam Scheduling

    • Coordinates and schedules examination

    Medication Administration

    • Initiates intravenous access for the administration of contrast and/or radio pharmaceutical isotopes; accesses patency; understands emergency procedures in the event of extravasations and/or allergic response
    • Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner
    • Ability to work independently, organize, and prioritize concurrent responsibilities and demands
    • Ability to assess patients' conditions and request assistance when necessary
    • Ability to assist in the movement of patient to and from wheelchairs, carts and radiographic tables.
    • Proficient in email and word processing systems
    • Experience with Electronic Medical Records

    Qualifications

    License / Certifications / Registrations:

    • Washington State Radiologic Technologist Certification (Nuclear Medicine)                      
    • Meets one of the following:                        
      • ARRT(N) (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists -Nuclear Medicine) or NMTCB (Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board) registered or equivalent state license for nuclear medicine technology                      
      • Completion of a training program in nuclear medicine that must include training in the basic and medical sciences as they apply to nuclear medicine technology and practical experience in performing nuclear medicine procedures                     
    • Obtained ARRT CT certification or will acquire within 12 months of employment or CT certified NMTCB registered certification or will acquire with 12 months of employment.

     

    Key Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

    • Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner
    • Ability to work independently, organize, and prioritize concurrent responsibilities and demands
    • Ability to assess patients' conditions and request assistance when necessary
    • Ability to assist in the movement of patient to and from wheelchairs, carts and radiographic tables

     

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • A NMTCB (PET) Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board
    • Years of Relevant Experience Required 3 years of nuclear medicine PET-CT preferred
    • Proficient in email and word processing systems
    • Experience with electronic medical records

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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