PET, MRI Technologist

Posted Date: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Deadline: 
Friday, July 5, 2019
Job Type: 
Permanent
Competition Number: 
CPP1917
Work Hours: 
Part-Time
Salary: 
Commensurate with experience
Description: 

Start Date:

As soon as possible.

Work Schedule:

Three days per week and one half-day every second week.

Purpose:

To provide technical support for scientific research using MRI and PET as assigned based on research funding and needs.

Responsibilities:

  • Operate the 3T PET/MRI scanner for human imaging following the CMRTO Standards of Practice and the ALARA principle.
  • Perform image processing activities as required (i.e. processing of images, saving softcopy images, evaluating image quality).
  • Perform basic quality control testing and equipment warm-up procedures.
  • Ensure proper participant preparation for examination as required, including MRI safety screening.
  • Explain procedure to participant and establish consent.
  • Prepare PET radiopharmaceuticals for injection ensuring sterile conditions throughout. Calculate radiopharmaceutical dose based on research protocol.
  • Inject MRI contrast media and PET radiopharmaceuticals (by hand or via power injector) where applicable.
  • Report all incidents to appropriate personnel and participate in follow-up action as required.
  • Actively participate in in-house education programs.
  • Review all pertinent documents/manuals annually or as required, including: Technical Protocols, Policies and Procedures, WHIMIS, Emergency Procedures, Infection Control, Radiation Safety, CMRTO Standards of Practice, CPR.
  • Provide up to date availability in a timely manner to the unit manager.
  • Work under the supervision of the Head PET/MRI technologist and the unit manager.

Basic Requirements: 

  • Registered with the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario (CMRTO) in both MRI and nuclear medicine.
  • Ability to perform diagnostic imaging procedures (MRI and PET) to professional standards.
  • CPR C certified.
  • At least 3 years’ full-time experience in PET and/or MRI.
  • Able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Familiar with human research study requirements and guidelines.

Suitability:

  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills. Ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum direction.
  • Ability to be flexible to meet the needs of a variety of research protocols.
  • Enjoys working with research participants.
  • Knowledge about cross-sectional anatomy. 
  • Ability to work closely with principal investigators (PI) and their study team.
  • Ability for logical, independent problem solving, and attention to detail and process.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a research imaging environment an asset.
  • Spoken and written French is an asset.
  • Completion of TCPS 2 and GCP with ICH E6(R2) training an asset.

To Apply:

Please e-mail CVs to jobpostings@ottawaheart.ca.

Accommodations will be provided in all parts of the hiring process relating to any specialty requirements. Applicants should make their needs known in advance.

The successful candidate will be required, prior to the start of employment, to complete mandatory organizational training available online, provide a satisfactory criminal record check and provide an official piece of photo identification.

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