PET CT Technologist
Working Title: PET CT Technologist
Position Type: University Operational and Administrative Staff
Department: Department of Radiology
Posting Date: 05-31-2017
The Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging at the University of Virginia is seeking a dynamic and experienced Nuclear Medicine technologist. The Technologist will operate Positron Emission Tomography / Computerized Tomography (PET CT) equipment to produce images and measure concentrations of radioactive isotopes according to research parameters established by the principal investigator. Technical activities are also performed in compliance with the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Office of the University and state regulations. The incumbent will assist in monitoring the quality and accuracy of PET/CT images to ensure compliance with all regulatory agencies for clinical trial research patients.
Qualified applicants must have Associate's degree or higher. PET CT / Nuclear Medicine should be primary focus of previous relevant employment experience. Must be a Registered Radiologic Technologist in Nuclear Medicine through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or CNMT certification through the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board. American Heart Association (AHA) Health Care Provider BLS certification is required.
This is a restricted position and is contingent upon continued grant funding.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Knowledge of principles, practices and procedures involved in the operation of radiology, radiopharmaceuticals, and radiation therapy equipment.
2. Knowledge of the human anatomy and proper positioning of the patient to provide treatment as prescribed.
3. Knowledge of procedures employed with radiation hazards, materials, safety data sheets and their application.
4. Knowledge of and ability to apply professional medical principles, procedures, and techniques.
5. Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with patients, physicians, technologists, support personnel and other staff.
6. Excellent verbal and written communication skills along with proper telephone etiquette and interpersonal skills.
7. Ability to maintain confidentiality of all patient-related information according to federal and state guidelines and regulations.
8. Ability to identify and resolve problems and to work accurately with attention to detail; proficient keyboarding skills.
9. Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage large volumes of information while having the ability to be flexible and adjust to changing situations.
10. Ability to work independently and relate to people in a wide variety of professional levels.
11. Ability to work a flexible work schedule that would include working after normal office hours.
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