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City of Hope

Nuclear Technologist Lead

Duarte, CA

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation's leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

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Position Summary

Performs a variety of technical as well as supervisory procedures in the Nuclear Medicine department.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Oversees the work of the Nuclear Medicine personnel in conjunction with Imaging Manager. Keeps Nuclear Medicine protocols current by interacting with the Radiologists.
  • Prepares staffing schedules, orients personnel, provides coaching and mentoring to the staff. Participates in performance evaluations.
  • Provides guidance and supervision of work and patient flow.
  • Serves as the Nuclear Medicine Student coordinator with affiliated Nuc Med School programs.
  • Maintains departmental reports and records and collects statistical data for administrative and regulatory purposes.
  • Ensures compliance with Federal, State, and The Joint Commission standards.
  • Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to maintain certification/licensure and to keep informed of the latest trends in the field of Nuclear Medicine.
  • Utilizes protective shielding and prescribed safety standards in handling radioactive sources.
  • Provides patient safety and education, as required.
  • Assists Radiologist in preparing and administering radiopharmaceuticals to the patient.
  • Responsible for performing radionuclide procedures on patients of all ages, inclusive of organ imaging, function studies, computer analysis and assisting the physician in the therapeutic administration of radioisotopes under prescribed conditions.
  • Responsible for equipment calibration checks/field uniformity, and reporting/scheduling equipment maintenance, as necessary.
  • Responsible for maintaining equipment accreditation as required by the various entities.
  • Develops, maintains and participates in staff educational programs. Provides technical instructions to other departments and acts as a technical resource for personnel in Nuclear Medicine.
  • Assists with the implementation and compliance of the various research protocols requiring Nuclear Medicine and PET-CT studies.
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

Minimum Education:
  • Graduation from an accredited Nuclear Medicine Program.
Minimum Experience:
  • Seven years Nuclear Medicine Technologist in a Hospital setting.
Required Courses/Training:
  • Accredited program in Nuclear Medicine Technology.
Req. Certification/Licensure:
  • California State Certification in Nuclear Medicine (CNMT); Certification in Computed Tomography - ARRT (CT).
  • Certification in Venipuncture.
Preferred Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree.
Preferred Courses/Training:
  • Management skills courses.

Gamma Cameras; SPECT-CT; Thyroid Probe; PET-CT to include Diagnostic CT; CT Power Injector.

Additional Information:
  • Full Time
  • Days
  • To protect the health of patients and staff and to comply with new State of California mandates, City of Hope staff are required to show proof of full vaccination by September 30, 2021. Compliance is a condition of employment.
City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. #LH-LK

  • Posting Date: Dec 21, 2021
  • Job Field: Allied Health
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Shift: Day Job

Job ID: CityOfHope-10014797
Employment Type: Other