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PET Technologist, Functional Imaging - BC Cancer

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PET Technologist, Functional Imaging

BC Cancer

Victoria, Vancouver, Kelowna, BC

Casual opportunities available at three (3) BC Cancer centres: Victoria, Vancouver and Kelowna.


What you’ll do

  • Perform 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.
  • Prepare 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.
  • Perform 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.
  • Monitor patient safety during procedures by methods such as obtaining blood pressure readings and directly observing patients for any physical signs of distress. Respond to emergent situations in accordance with facility policies and procedures; may be required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the event of an emergency.
  • Operate PET and associated CT computers and equipment as needed in accordance with established standards and procedures.

What you bring

  • Certification with the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) in Nuclear Medicine.
  • Three (3) 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.

You will also have knowledge of:

  • Nuclear Medicine procedures, radiopharmacy dispensing, and radiation safety.
  • PET/CT cameras and related computer applications.
  • Research processes and methodology.
  • High level of patient care skills for patients of all ages.
  • How to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Related equipment and clinical information systems.

You have:

  • Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and other related reports.
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).

Job Type: Casual opportunities available at three (3) BC Cancer centres: Victoria, Vancouver and Kelowna.

Wage: $38.07 - $47.52 per hour

Location: 2410 Lee Avenue, Victoria, V8R 4Z3

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday; 0830-1630, 0900-1700

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

What we do

BC Cancer provides comprehensive cancer control for the people of British Columbia.

BC Cancer is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

(PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

PHSA and BC Cancer are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

To be considered as a PHSA employee (internal applicant) for this position, you must apply online via your internal profile at http://internaljobs.phsa.ca

Please note if the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.

If you have not registered your internal profile, a password is required to log in for the first time. To obtain your password, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk at 604-875-7264 or 1-855-875-7264. Please note regular business hours are Monday – Friday (excluding stats), 8:30am to 4:30pm. For inquiries outside of regular business hours, please email the Internal Jobs Help Desk at internaljobshelpu@phsa.ca and a Help Desk Representative will contact you the next business day.

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