PET Technologist, BC Cancer, Victoria
Provincial Health Services Authority
BC Cancer is committed to reducing the incidence of cancer, reducing the mortality from cancer, and improving the quality of life of those living with cancer. BC Cancer provides a comprehensive cancer control program for the people of British Columbia in partnership with regional health authorities to deliver a range of cancer services, which include prevention, screening and early detection, diagnosis and treatment, research, education, supportive care, rehabilitation and palliative care. It operates six regional cancer centres in Surrey, Kelowna, Vancouver, Victoria, Abbotsford and Prince George, along with two research centres that conduct research into the causes and cures for cancer. BC Cancer is currently engaged in a Clinical & Systems Transformation (CST) project, which will improve the safety, quality, and consistency of patient care as well as streamline processes for care providers and clinicians through a common electronic health record.BC Cancer is a part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: • Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.
Performs all aspects of clinical PET/CT scanning including selecting the appropriate imaging protocol, positioning the patient for the scan, performing image acquisition and data reconstruction, and presenting the final image data set to the PET physician for interpretation.
Prepares the patient for actual scanning procedure by explaining the entire procedure to the patient, answering any pertinent questions from the patient, and obtaining informed consent from the patient prior to starting.
Performs technical work through duties such as correlating clinical history with examination to be performed, taking and recording baseline vital signs, establishing venous access for radiotracer injection, checking and recording blood glucose levels prior to injecting radiotracer, and administering the appropriate radiotracer.
Monitors patient safety during procedures by methods such as obtaining blood pressure readings and directly observing patients for any physical signs of distress. Responds to emergent situations in accordance with facility policies and procedures; may be required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the event of an emergency.
Operates PET and associated CT computers and equipment as needed in accordance with established standards and procedures.
Certification with the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) in Nuclear Medicine.
Three years of recent experience as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist.
Completion of formal PET/CT education such as the CAMRT PET/CT certificate program or the equivalence of training and/or experience.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate - Basic Life Support (BCLS) level.
$30.84 to $38.43
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