The Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging
seeks an experienced Nuclear Medicine Technologist to support the Medical Imaging Research Core as the full-time Positron Emission Tomography/Computerized Tomography (PET/CT) Operations Manager. The Medical Imaging Research Core performs cutting-edge biomedical imaging research, offering both MRI and PET/CT services to the UVA research community.
The PET/CT Operations Manager oversees the PET/CT component of the research core, which consists of a single, research-dedicated Siemens mCT scanner. Research performed at this facility explores questions related to cancer, cardiovascular, and neuroscience research areas and includes clinical trials, as well as preclinical/translational research. This research focuses on the design and implementation of next-generation tools for medical imaging to improve the quality of patient care.
The PET/CT Operations Manager is an integral member of the biomedical research community. The incumbent for this position routinely meets with research investigators to plan and conduct research employing the PET/CT facility. The incumbent operates PET/CT equipment to produce images and measure concentrations of radioactive isotopes according to research parameters established by research investigators. In addition, the PET/CT Operations Manager is responsible for performing routine to the most complex diagnostic and technical procedures under the direction of a radiologist researcher.
The PET/CT Operations Manager provides oversight of the PET/CT component of the core. This oversight includes management of the PET/CT facility, ensuring equipment receives proper maintenance and maintains compliance with institutional policies and procedures related to research, as well as compliance with institutional, state, and federal regulations related to the utilization of radiopharmaceuticals. Expertise in MRI and/or willingness to undergo training to develop proficiency in performing MRI examinations is preferred, to allow for cross-support of the MRI component of the Medical Imaging Research Core.
The PET/CT Operations Manager performs technical activities in compliance with the Environmental Health and Safety Office of the University and state regulations. The incumbent monitors the quality and accuracy of PET/CT images to ensure compliance with all regulatory agencies for clinical trial research patients.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Demonstrated knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures involved in the operation of radiology equipment.
Knowledge of the human anatomy and proper positioning of the patient to perform imaging as prescribed.
Knowledge of procedures employed with radiation hazards, materials, safety data sheets, and their application.
Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with research subjects, investigators, technologists, support personnel, and other staff.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to people in a wide variety of professional levels.
Ability to identify and resolve problems and to work accurately with attention to detail.
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage large volumes of information while having the ability to be flexible and adjust to changing situations.
Ability to provide support and training to technologists and other staff.
Microsoft Windows Office: Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel.
Education: Bachelor's degree in a healthcare or related field with an appropriate health-related Virginia license.
Experience: At least 3 years of magnetic resonance (MR) experience; PET, CT/nuclear medicine experience preferred.
Licensure: American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) with emphasis in MR. Registered Radiologic Technologist in Nuclear Medicine through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or CNMT certification through the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board preferred. American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider. BLS certification. Certification and registration in MRI in addition to Nuclear Medicine certification is preferred, but not required.
This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings and programs.
This is a restricted position and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding, and performance. For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit https://hr.virginia.edu/benefits
This position will remain open until filled. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. A completed pre-employment health screen is required for this position prior to employment.
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