Nuclear Medicine/PET-CT Technologist - .5 Part Time
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Location: Seattle, Washington
Internal Number: 22981
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 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
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
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
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:
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.
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.
A NMTCB (PET) Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board
3 years of 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 [email protected] or by calling 206-667-4700.
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.