Job: PET/CT Technologist (Mesa/Chandler)

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Job Description

Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers has beautiful state-of-the-art integrated Cancer and Women's Centers, with locations strategically located throughout the Valley. Each one provides a superior cancer care environment with a full spectrum of cancer related services for patients. Our multi-disciplinary team approach includes surgical oncology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, women's centers, diagnostic imaging services, social service support, nutritionist, integrative services, and genetic counseling.

Mission Statement: To serve the community by providing quality, comprehensive cancer care which respects the values and needs of each individual.

Overview:  We are looking for an experienced PET Tech to work in our Imaging Department.  The position will float between our Mesa and Chandler locations.  The Pet Tech administers radiopharmaceuticals, or radiation, to patients to detect or treat diseases, using radioisotope equipment, under the direction of a physician. 

Schedule:  Full-time, day-shift Monday through Friday schedule.   

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Calculates, measures and records radioactive doses (radiopharmaceuticals) received, used and disposed of In-House in accordance with State and Federal regulations.
  • Detects and maps radiopharmaceuticals agents in patients’ bodies using a PET/CT scanner to produce digital/computer-generated images.
  • Follows exam protocols designed for administration of exams following ALARA principles.
  • Explains test procedures and safety precautions to patients, and provides assistance during test procedures.
  • Gathers information on patient illnesses and medical history to guide the choice of diagnostic procedures for therapy.
  • Produce and formats digital images for interpretation by a physician.
  • Receives radioactive materials delivered from pharmacy.
  • Disposes of radioactive materials and stores radiopharmaceuticals, following radiation safety procedures and ALARA principles.
  • Prepares stock radiopharmaceuticals while adhering to safety standards that minimize radiation exposure to workers and patients.
  • Maintains and calibrates radioisotope and laboratory equipment.
  • Measures radioactivity of patient or radiopharmaceuticals using PET Scanners, Geiger-Muller survey meters, well counters, scintillation probes, and other laboratory equipment.
  • Wears appropriate radioactive monitoring devices in accordance with State and Federal regulations.
  • Maintains compliance for record keeping for maintaining RAM license.
  • Maintains compliance for record keeping and testing for maintaining ACR accreditation.
  • Trains and supervises PET department assistants to support ALARA principles.
  • Assists with PET Technologist assistant’s tasks when appropriate.
  • Accurately processes exam results generated by a certified radiologist.
  • Assists and performs simulations and diagnostic CTs – Must be dual certified in CT.

Knowledge and Skills: 

  • Knowledge of Medical Office operations.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, Outlook, and Internet.
  • Excellent patient care skills.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Graduate from an accredited school.
  • 2-3 years’ experience preferred.
  • Must be Board Certified (ARRT or CNMT).
  • AZ state license.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package including health/dental/vision and life insurance, 401K, and a caring work environment. We are an E.O.E.

Please visit our website at www.ironwoodcrc.com. "Outsmarting Cancer One Patient at a Time"