Nuclear Medicine/PET-CT Technologist Lead

Job ID
22964
Type
Regular Full-Time
Location
US-WA-Seattle
Category
Allied Health

Overview

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch’s global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures for the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.

 

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.

 

The Nuclear Medicine PET-CT Technologist Lead performs all of the duties of the technologists in his/her area of specialization. The lead role coordinates and directs the daily operations of the Department to ensure the timely completion of patient exams in accordance with the department procedures, assists with diagnostic procedures at the technical level of a senior or resource technologist in their area of expertise, as needed, and assists team members and other physicians with any/all procedures, ensuring the comfort and the safety of the patient.

Responsibilities

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Responsible for ensuring an adequate inventory of supplies, linens, and accessories
  • Coordinates and schedules examination
  • 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
  • Responsible for coordinating exam flow and technical staff assignments.
  • Accountable for the completion of daily and/or scheduled quality control on all equipment.
  • Acts as a liaison between the departments and the patients to address concerns or complaints.
  • Reports about performance of technical staff to supervisor.
  • Provides coaching and education as required.
  • Recognizes safety hazards to staff and quality concerns and reports and takes appropriate action immediately

Qualifications

Required:

 

  • Degree or program that provides you the eligibility to attain certification or licensure.
  •  Washington State Radiologic Technologist Certification (Nuclear Medicine) 

  • Meets one of the following: 

    A. 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.

    B. 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.
  • Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross), and renewal required every two years.
  • 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..
  • Ability to identify issues and provide recommendations for resolution.
  • Demonstrates initiative as evidenced by advancing technical skills, sharing knowledge with others and taking on more responsibility.

 

Preferred:

 

  • A NMTCB (PET) Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board.
  • Minimum of three years technologist experience with lead or supervisory experience
  • Three years experience with nuclear medicine PET-CT
  • Proficient in email and word processing systems.
  • Experience with Electronic Medical Records.

SCCA has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and there are no exceptions for any employee who is patient-facing and/or requires access to SCCA facilities.

Exceptions exist only for employees whose positions are fully remote, with no required access to campus. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees requiring access to campus must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.

 

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists. 

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, 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 hrops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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