Job Posting: The Biomedical Imaging Research Institute is seeking a highly-motivated Nuclear Medicine Technologist (NMT) to support our cutting edge research and clinical imaging program. Under supervision of the Technical Director, Operations Manager, and Team Leader, the NMT performs research and diagnostic imaging procedures using a PET/MR scanner in the state-of-the-art Research Imaging Core facility, performs all related quality assurance/control procedures for the hot lab and scanner and follows guidelines as detailed in protocols, policies and procedures while exercising best judgment and expertise. Able to take direction and get along well with others. Attention to details, critical thinking skills, and ability to provide high level customer service are all a must. Essential Job Duties: - Performs routine and specialized duties related to PET imaging of patients and research subjects (human, canine, porcine). - Prepares, dispenses and administers radiopharmaceuticals and related materials in accordance with Cedars-Sinai's radioactive materials license and departmental policy and procedures. - Maintains accurate, comprehensive, and timely documentation of all activities. - Maintains equipment, supplies, and work area in accordance with departmental guidelines and expectations; includes minor troubleshooting. - Performs computer processing of acquired imaging procedures; demonstrates and maintains working knowledge of imaging processing and software/hardware components. - Performs IV placement and/or venipuncture, receives specimens, and accurately records amounts of radioactive material administered to patients/subjects. - Coordinates studies by retrieving and processing requisitions and data, reviews requests for pertinent information and obtains patient history. - Demonstrates ability to recognize serious health emergencies and responds with appropriate action, is aware of contraindications of testing. - Performs all required quality assurance and quality control procedures for the equipment and hot lab; monitors wipe tests and other safety requirements. - Follows radiation safety best practices and techniques and ensures day-to-day compliance with all radiation safety aspects; responsible for compliance and assisting with inspections. - Coordinates scheduling and performs administrative duties for research and diagnostic PET/MR, communicating directly with researchers, physician offices, and patients/subjects. - Performs research duties (e.g., protocol planning/development, scanning, completing forms, informed consent, etc) according to good clinical practices (GCP), regulations, institutional policies, and IRB/HIPAA. - Demonstrates professional maturity in all interactions with researchers, patients, research subjects, and staff. - Additional job duties as needed.
Qualification Requirements/Preferences: Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities Educational Requirements: Graduate of an accredited nuclear medicine educational program approved by the American Medical Association and American College of Nuclear Physicians. License/Certification/Registration Requirements: - California certification in Nuclear Medicine Technology (CNMT) - BLS CPR certification required - Registration in Nuclear Medicine Technology by ARRT-N or NMTCB - Dual licensure in Nuclear Medicine and/or PET with MRI is preferred Experience: At least 2 years experience with PET or PET/CT (Siemens) in an acute clinical or academic research setting. Must be comfortable working with large animals in a research setting. Ability to demonstrate highly developed knowledge of general objectives in nuclear medicine methodologies, equipment, radiopharmacy, radiation safety, human anatomy and physiology, computer skills and current experience in a hospital environment. Must be well-versed in all QC applications. Must have strong interpersonal, organizational and multi-tasking skills, and full command (verbal and written) of the English language. Physical Demands (e.g., lifting, standing, walking): Physical ability and perceptive acuity, to satisfactorily perform all direct and indirect patient care and essential job functions, including transporting patients and equipment. Frequent sitting and standing, occasional walking and bending; occasional lifting of materials up to forty (40) pounds for distances to ten (10) feet. Responsiveness to auditory alarms and communication devices; visual acuity including color differentiation. Sufficient mobility to access equipment and patients. Able to read papers and online documents. Must be "MR safe" and able to work in a ZONE IV MRI environment.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly comp...etitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.