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Senior Technologist, P.E.T

King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center - Riyadh
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Performs daily quality control and quality assurance on PET camera and calibrates laboratory equipment to maintain proper operation

  • Reviews exam orders, requisitions and corresponding protocol. Coordinates procedures with physicians

  • Notifies the personnel in the Radionuclide Production Department of pending patient schedule for production of proper isotopes. Logs and maintains records of dispensing and disposal of radiopharmaceuticals

  • Explains procedures to patient. Notifies team leader of any problems that arise

  • Responsible for explaining the procedure to the patient. Prepare patients for the appropriate PET exam. Calculates, dispenses and administers the required radiopharmaceutical to the patient

  • Responsible for performing the acquisition, processing and archiving of all PET scans according to section specific protocols

  • Assists in development of new, investigate procedures and helps establish protocols for same in cooperation with physician. Aids in training and orientation of new employees, interns and students. Participates in in-service and continuing education programs

  • Observes radiation safety techniques and procedures and reports any inconsistencies to P.E.T. team leader. Assists other personnel with any problems in radiation safety

  • Assists in maintaining inventory of stock and non-stock supplies, informing supervisor of any items that need to be ordered

  • Responsible for ensuring that the images are of optimum quality after the exam is completed and that it is available on the PACS system, as well as the appropriate workstations

  • Responsible for ensuring that the images are of optimum quality after the exam is completed and that it is available on the PACS system, as well as the appropriate workstations

  • Responsible for ensuring that equipment is operated safely and maintained properly. Informs supervisor of safety hazards or the need for repair/maintenance

  • Assumes the duties of the P.E.T. supervisor in his or her absence

  • Follows all Hospital related policies and procedures

  • Participates in self and others’ education, training and development, as applicable

  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Qualifications Required:

  • Graduates from a professional accredited Nuclear Medicine program either four (4) years Bachelor degree or equivalent

Experience Required:

  • Three (3) years’ experience in Nuclear Medicine and one (1) year of experience in PET

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