***This position is Per Diem***About City of Hope
City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.
Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope's translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope's specialized cancer expertise.
A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation's "Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.City of Hope's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.Position Summary:
Performs a variety of diagnostic imaging and therapeutic procedures, for patients of all ages, that requires the safe and effective use of radionuclides.Key Responsibilities include:
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:Minimum Education:
- Utilizes safe techniques to include protective shielding and prescribed safety standards for the preparation and handling of radioactive sources.
- Assists physician and/or prepares and administers radiopharmaceuticals to the patient.
- Responsible for performing a wide range of Nuclear Medicine examinations, utilizing SPECT-CT, Gamma Cameras, Thyroid Probe, and PET-CT with Diagnostic CT, and when applicable and PET-MR systems. on patients of all ages, inclusive of organ imaging, function studies, computer analysis and assisting the physician in the therapeutic administration of radioisotopes under prescribed conditions.
- Responsible for routine and modified procedures requiring sound understanding of anatomical positioning, human physiology, and equipment for selection and modification of technical factors, which produce optimum results.
- Assists in performing First Aid and CPR, as necessary.
- Responsible for upkeep and organization of the Hot Lab, equipment calibration checks/field uniformity, and reporting/scheduling equipment maintenance, as necessary.
- Maintains records of radioisotope receipt, use, storage and disposal in accordance with state and federal regulations governing the accountability for radioactive materials.
- Develops, maintains and participates in staff educational programs. Provides technical instruction to other departments.
- Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to maintain certification/licensure, and/or keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise.
- Attends departmental meetings as required and participates in the department continuing education program.
- Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
- Graduation from an accredited Nuclear Medicine Program
- 3 years in Nuclear Medicine as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist
- California State Certification in Nuclear Med Technology (CNMT)
- Certification in Computed Tomography ARRT Venipuncture, ARRT (CT)
As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.
City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.