Posting Summary: 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 Minimum Level of Education: *Degree or Equivalent Experience Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Associate's degree or higher. PET CT / Nuclear Medicine should be primary focus of previous relevant employment experience.
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: Bachelor's Degree
Preferred Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's Degree in Radiological Sciences
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: A minimum of two years of PET CT / Nuclear Medicine experience
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Preferred Specific Experience: 1. At least three year of patient care, clinical research/trials or related experience. 2. Siemens PET CT scanner experience. 3. Experience in complex database systems.
Required License or Certification: 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 required.
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.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 1. Considerable knowledge of scientific principles and research methodology. 2. Advanced knowledge of IRB procedures and submission process. 3. Advanced knowledge of federal regulations of institutional human subjects.
Required Computer Applications: Microsoft Windows Office: Word, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel.
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.