Perform all PET/CT imaging procedures according to IRB approved protocols. Demonstrate advanced knowledge/understanding of the imaging instrumentation (scanners, software, instrumentation) as well as human anatomy/physiology. Support the administrative and customer service functions within the Human Imaging Core at Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science. And, perform visual maintenance checks on all equipment used and reports all malfunctions to appropriate personnel.
About the Institute of Imaging Science
At Vanderbilt we believe the greatest successes for imaging in the future will come from environments where the complementary natures of different imaging approaches are exploited, where experts in basic sciences and technical aspects of image formation and analysis collaborate closely with biomedical scientists who ask appropriate questions, and where the basic underlying science of imaging is fostered.
Day Shift/ Non-Exempt Position
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Additional Key Elements/ Responsibilities:
Ensure each study subject has been properly consented before conducting imaging study
Evaluate study subject's history for compatibility with the imaging system and study to be performed
Provide the study subject with age-appropriate education about the procedure to be performed
Perform pre-scan and scanning protocols in a research setting/study, including, but not limited to, placing IVs, administering contrast agents (both radioactive and non-radioactive), reviewing pregnancy status prior to scanning, etc.
Maintain expert knowledge of setting up, running, and diagnosing problems with the imaging and auxiliary equipment, setup, and all research protocols.
Ensure compliance with radiation safety regarding record keeping, safe handling of radioactive materials, and conducting and documenting of radiation safety surveys
Perform animal studies when necessary in the human imaging core
Provide support as needed to ensure efficient scheduling of research studies in iLab
Communicate and coordinate with the Radiochemistry Core to assure the availability and timing of radiotracers to be administered for research studies
Communicate with Authorized User physicians as needed regarding radiotracer administration
In collaboration with other research technologists, inspect areas for appropriate stock (linens, medical supplies, etc.) and report inventory to appropriate personnel
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of imaging technology and procedures
Perform quality assurance procedures
Provide clear and concise information regarding problems and service needs
Maintain knowledge of PET/CT safety procedures and proper shutdown sequence of system
DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT (ADVANCED): Possesses proficiency to successfully demonstrate the use of diagnostic tools in practical applications
DIAGNOSTIC TESTING (ADVANCED): Possesses sufficient knowledge, training, and experience to prepare and perform diagnostic testing.
EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE (INTERMEDIATE): Maintenance is the prevention, correction, update, repair, or modification to equipment, products, systems or other items that may need enhancement or updating, including the application of predictive techniques to help determine the condition of in-service equipment in order to predict when maintenance should be performed.
IMAGING DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION (INTERMEDIATE): Demonstrates expertise in the utilization and modification of imaging technologies and relevant concepts in physics and engineering for diverse applications
IMAGE ANALYSIS AND PROCESSING (NOVICE): Demonstrates familiarity with software packages and databases used for image analysis and processing. Able to apply image analysis programs to provide measurements of structure or physiological outputs using state-of-the-art software programs. Able to develop scripts and programs to modify image analysis software for customer applications.
REGULATORY COMPLIANCE (INTERMEDIATE): Demonstrates knowledge of the appropriate rules and regulations and apply them in difficult, stressful and complex situations. Able to interpret and explain rules and regulations that are ambiguous or unclear. Directs others in interpreting rules and regulations on the job and trains others in them.
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY KNOWLEDGE (EXPERT): Possesses sufficient anatomy and physiology knowledge, training, and experience. Ability to apply knowledge to real world situations.
COMMUNICATION (ADVANCED): Clearly, effectively and respectfully communicates to employees or customers.
ELECTRONICS (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): Demonstrates proficiency in the design and fabrication of electronic devices, both digital and analog
TECHNICAL WRITING (NOVICE): Possesses the ability to describe procedures and data in writing to communicate to readers of grants, papers, and other documents.
DATA ANALYSIS (NOVICE): The ability to analyze data in an accurate manner.
SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTATION (NOVICE): Demonstrates knowledge and use of scientific instrumentation in practical applications
Organizational Impact: Executes job responsibilities with the understanding of how output would affect and impact other areas related to own job area/team with occasional guidance.
Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Analyzes moderately complex problems using technical experience and judgment.
Breadth of Knowledge: Has expanded knowledge gained through experience within a professional area.
Team Interaction: Provides informal guidance and support to team members.
Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy and enthusiasm in developing self/others to help improve performance and gain knowledge in new areas.
Builds and Maintains Relationships: Maintains regular contact with key colleagues and stakeholders using formal and informal opportunities to expand and strengthen relationships.
Communicates Effectively: Recognizes group interactions and modifies one's own communication style to suit different situations and audiences.
DELIVERING EXCELLENT SERVICES:
Serves Others with Compassion: Seeks to understand current and future needs of relevant stakeholders and customizes services to better address them.
Solves Complex Problems: Approaches problems from different angles; Identifies new possibilities to interpret opportunities and develop concrete solutions.
Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing support and coaching in a constructive manner to increase employees' effectiveness.
ENSURING HIGH QUALITY:
Performs Excellent Work: Engages regularly in formal and informal dialogue about quality; directly addresses quality issues promptly.
Ensures Continuous Improvement: Applies various learning experiences by looking beyond symptoms to uncover underlying causes of problems and identifies ways to resolve them.
Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Understands all aspects of providing a safe environment and performs routine safety checks to prevent safety hazards from occurring.
MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY:
Demonstrates Accountability: Demonstrates a sense of ownership, focusing on and driving critical issues to closure.
Stewards Organizational Resources: Applies understanding of the departmental work to effectively manage resources for a department/area.
Makes Data Driven Decisions: Demonstrates strong understanding of the information or data to identify and elevate opportunities.
Generates New Ideas: Proactively identifies new ideas/opportunities from multiple sources or methods to improve processes beyond conventional approaches.
Applies Technology: Demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning new technologies, tools, and procedures to address short-term challenges.
Adapts to Change: Views difficult situations and/or problems as opportunities for improvement; actively embraces change instead of emphasizing negative elements.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period. Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As t...he largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.