Vancouver Coastal Health

Nuclear Medicine Technologist 2, Radiopharmacy

Job Description

Job Title: Nuclear Medicine Technologist 2, Radiopharmacy
Work Site: BMS Nuclear Medicine, Vancouver General Hospital - Vancouver
Status: Casual 
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $32.07 - $40.10 per hour
Hours: Various; start and end times ranging from 0300-1530
Reference#: 160410-jim


Come work as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist 2, Radiopharmacy with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Nuclear Medicine Technologist 2, Radiopharmacy to join the Nuclear Medicine team at Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, BC.  Apply today to join our team!


As a Nuclear Medicine Technologist 2, Radiopharmacy you will:

  • Performs additional procedures/techniques and related duties within Nuclear Medicine such as radiopharmaceutical manufacturing and special cell labelling for lower mainland hospitals.
  • Duties include:
    • preparing and dispensing radiopharmaceuticals for shipping,
    • labelling cells using sterile techniques,
    • instructing manufacturing and cell labeling techniques to staff,
    • operating nuclear medicine laboratory equipment,
    • performing routine quality control tests on equipment and radiopharmaceuticals,
    • monitoring radioactive storage areas utilizing appropriate detection devices.
    • disposing of radioactive substances and contaminated items by following established guidelines.


Education & Experience

  • Certification with the CAMRT (Nuclear Medicine).
  • Two years' recent, related experience in radioisotope imaging and radiopharmacy dispensing or an equivalent of education, training and experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of theory and practice of radiopharmacy dispensing and radiation safety practices.
  • Demonstrated ability of aseptic techniques.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and practice of safe work procedures with nuclear medicine laboratory equipment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of good manufacturing practices (GMP).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of radiopharmacy equipment and computer applications.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Bio Rx applications.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of CNSC, WCB, and TDG regulations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research processes and methodology.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform radioisotope laboratory examinations in compliance with departmental standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others.
  • Demonstrated ability to instruct personnel and students.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to multiple and changing priorities.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate a computerized patient care/radiopharmacy information system.

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2022.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.


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