• Nuclear Medicine Technologist 2, Radiopharmacy

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Nuclear Medicine Technologist 2, Radiopharmacy
    Work Site: Vancouver General Hospital
    Status: Temporary Full Time to approx AUG 2020
    Start Date: MAR 18, 2019
    Salary: $30.22 - $37.70 per hour
    Hours: variable start and end times ranging from 0300-1530
    Reference#: 111601-klo


    JOB SUMMARY:

    Practices in accordance with the standards of professional practice as well as within a client and family centred care model and the vision and values of the department across the Lower Mainland Medical Imaging (LMMI) health authorities (Fraser Health Authority, Providence Health Care, Provincial Health Services Authority and Vancouver Coastal Health). Position 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 and disposing of radioactive substances and contaminated items by following established guidelines.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Education & Experience: 
    Current 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.

     

    End date 8/19/2020 or until return of incumbent.
    Experience in central radiopharmacy is preferred. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


    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.

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


    ***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the staffpostings.vch.ca 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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