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Within the context of a client service culture and in accordance with established standards of professional practice, and the established mission, vision, values, objectives and policies of BC Cancer, performs Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) imaging and related technical and patient care duties within the Regional Functional Imaging department. Duties include performing various PET/CT procedures including scanning and image processing for patients of all ages, performing patient radiotracer injections, performing general patient care duties such as taking vital signs, starting IV lines and checking blood glucose levels, participating in system management pertaining to the digital imaging storage and distribution network within assigned area, helping to maintain and organize various procedural documents, helping to monitor equipment performance by reporting any operating deficiencies, performing routine equipment quality control procedures and performing other technical functions as required in a highly detail-oriented department. 

 

In this role, you will:

  • Performs all aspects of clinical PET/CT scanning including selecting the appropriate imaging protocol, positioning the patient for the scan, performing image acquisition and data reconstruction, and presenting the final image data set to the PET physician for interpretation.
  • Prepares the patient for actual scanning procedure by explaining the entire procedure to the patient, answering any pertinent questions from the patient, and obtaining informed consent from the patient prior to starting.
  • Performs technical work through duties such as correlating clinical history with examination to be performed, taking and recording baseline vital signs, establishing venous access for radiotracer injection, checking and recording blood glucose levels prior to injecting radiotracer, and administering the appropriate radiotracer.
  • Monitors patient safety during procedures by methods such as obtaining blood pressure readings and directly observing patients for any physical signs of distress. Responds to emergent situations in accordance with facility policies and procedures; may be required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the event of an emergency.
  • Operates PET and associated CT computers and equipment as needed in accordance with established standards and procedures.

 

You hold:

  • Certification with the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) in Nuclear Medicine.
  • Three years of recent experience as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist.
  • Completion of formal PET/CT education such as the CAMRT PET/CT certificate program or the equivalence of training and/or experience.
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate - Basic Life Support (BCLS) level.

 

You have:

  • Broad knowledge of theory and practice of Nuclear Medicine procedures, radiopharmacy dispensing, and radiation safety.
  • Basic knowledge of PET/CT cameras and related computer applications.
  • Basic knowledge of research processes and methodology.
  • Demonstrated high level of patient care skills for patients of all ages.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment and clinical information systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others in a highly detail-oriented department.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new techniques and apply them to everyday practice.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the job.

 

If this sounds like you, apply now!

 

About Us

 

BC Cancer is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). PHSA provides specialized health services to British Columbians, including cancer care, organ transplantation, pediatrics, emergency services, mental health and substance use services. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs: https://jobs.phsa.ca/family-brands

 

We hire on the basis of merit and encourage all qualified applicants to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences. We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where everyone can come to work and be their best, authentic self.

 

To learn more about the Clinical & Systems Transformation (CST) Project, please visit: https://jobs.phsa.ca/cst

 

PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities

 

 

  • 82772
  • Casual Opportunity
  • Rotating
  • Wage: $32.00 to $39.89 per hour
  • 2410 Lee Avenue, Victoria, BC V8R 4X1

 

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