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Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Los angeles, California

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The BIRI Imaging Core is seeking a Nuclear Medicine Technologist II to join the team!

The Imaging Core of the  is an advanced imaging center that provides comprehensive imaging services for the basic and clinical research community at Cedars-Sinai. Designed for human and animal research subjects, this state-of-the-art imaging facility exists to support researchers addressing important questions in cardiovascular diseases, cancer, neuroscience, regenerative medicine and more.

The Core is your resource for cutting-edge clinical and preclinical imaging research. Our facility offers technical infrastructure and essential expertise for the Cedars-Sinai and extended community. We will help achieve your research goals by providing high quality instrumentation/service and access to advanced, novel imaging techniques developed in-house by our leading imaging scientists. To learn more, please visit 

Are you ready to be a part of breakthrough research?

The Nuclear Medicine Technologist II is at an intermediate level that performs Nuclear Medicine studies from basic to somewhat complex protocols and therapies. Perform exams relative to patient population. Procures, prepares, and administers radiopharmaceuticals and adjunctive medications in accordance with the Nuclear Medicine Technologist's Scope of Practice. Always ensures medication security. Exercises cultural competency in providing patient education. Responsible for maintaining a radiation and patient-safe environment and identifying and reporting any safety concerns. Contributes to the overall performance of the Nuclear Medicine Department.

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Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Performs routine and specialized duties related to MRI imaging of patients and research subjects (human, canine, porcine) according to standard and research protocols and SOP’s. Ability to manipulate scan parameters based on clinical findings, and/or radiologist/ supervisor request.
  • Plans, coordinates, prepares and performs all quality control for the hot labs under supervision of the health physicist to include daily constancy, expanded constancy, quarterly linearity, annual accuracy, geometry after installation or relocation, well counter weekly wipes and monthly reports.
  • Possesses detailed understanding of MR physics and MR image quality.
  • Maintains receipt of radioisotope records for all clinical and research scans.
  • Maintain RAM log for all received doses and electronic records for hot lab.
  • Performs and records weekly exposure for hot lab sealed sources and mMR scanner phantom sealed source. Maintains decayed waste disposal procedure and radioactive waste storage logs.
  • Responsible for all radiation related activities in the RIC keeping direct communication with the Technical Supervisor.
  • Performs excellent patient care skills to include transport of doses between hot labs, explanation of procedures, IV placement, blood draw, ISTAT, injection of radiopharmaceuticals patient transport, scanning, completing RIS documentation, billing, image archiving, fusion, post processing, patient assistance with imaging reports, media, post imaging instructions.
  • Performs the MRI protocols that accompany the clinical PET scans and post processing. Know MRI parameter trade-offs, physics, anatomy, pathology, basic principles and trouble-shooting required to be an independent fusion technologist. Stays abreast of new protocols and technology.

Education:

  • Associate Degree/College Diploma in a graduate of JRCNMT or regionally accredited nuclear medicine program is required. Bachelor's Degree preferred.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS);
  • California Nuclear Medicine Technologist;
  • Nuclear Medicine Certification (CNMT) from The Nuclear Medicine Technologist Certification Board, or an R.T. (ARRT), (N) from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT);
  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologist - R.T. (MR) (ARRT); or American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (ARMRIT) - Certified MRI Technologist is preferred.

Experience & Skills:

  • Minimum two (2) years of experience performing a variety of Nuclear Medicine scans in a busy clinical environment with PET experience.
  • Establishes effective working relationships with cross-functional team(s).
  • Collaborates to problem solve and make decisions to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Identifies and responds appropriately to both internal and external customer needs utilizing available resources.
  • Ability to convey and/or receive written/verbal information to/from various audiences in different formats.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain privacy, confidentiality or anonymity.
  • Ability to apply process improvement principles.
  • Ability to interpret and apply knowledge of State, Federal and Agency standards to comply with regulations.
  • Ability to operate mechanical/medical devices and/or equipment.
  • Ability to use software applications and operate technological devices (e.g., computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.).
  • Ability to demonstrate problem solving skills and recommends solutions.
  • Represents the company with external constituents.

Working Title: Nuclear Medicine Technologist II - Biomedical Imaging Research Institute
Department: BMS - BioMed Imaging Res Inst
Business Entity: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Job Category: Imaging
Job Specialty: Nuclear/Invasive
Position Type: Full-time
Shift Length: 10 hour shift
Shift Type: Day
Base Pay:$52.47 - $83.95