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Medical Radiation Technologist Mammographer

Groups: 
Health
Community: 
Iqaluit
Reference number: 
10-503930
Type of employment: 
Indeterminate
Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Salary: 
$83,519
Northern Allowance: 
$15,016
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
25 August 2017

 

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Manager, Diagnostic Imaging, the Medical Radiation Technologist is part of a 10 member team, its primary role is to provide the services of the Mammography program with adherence to the Code of Ethics and the Standards of Practice of the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) and the Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR). The scope of this multi-discipline position fulfills all general radiology, fluoroscopy and mammography requirements in the absence of an on-site Radiologist by using a variety of equipment.

The Technologist produces quality radiographic images in accordance with Safety Code 20A and Safety Code 36 of the Radiation Protection Bureau of Health Canada, the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of CAMRT and CAR. The Technologist will perform special diagnostic procedures in accordance with the protocols regarding Contrast Media and the proper response to possible adverse reactions to ensure patient safety. Will recommend possible changes or additions to departmental policy and procedures and will also assume the responsibility of manager in his/her absence as requested.

The Technologist must be able to work unsupervised, and use independent judgement. He/she will have the ability to safely and efficiently operate the Radiographic, Mammography and the Portable units as required in order to produce quality radiographs for the purpose of interpretation by a Radiologist for diagnosis to aid in the clients treatment. The Technologist will have knowledge to perform ECG, Holter Monitor and Cardiac Event Recorder studies.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through the successful completion of a 3 year accredited and recognized college program in the discipline of medical radiological technology or the successful completion of a degree in medical radiation technology with specialized on-site training at an accredited Breast Imaging Centre, including a minimum of 2 years postgraduate experience practicing mammography.

The incumbent must be a current registered member in good standing with the CAMRT (Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technology), have CAMRT Mammography Level 1 and 2 and obtain continuing education credits to maintain accreditation standards, as well as annual certification in CPR and WHIMIS

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. 
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Contact: 
Department of Finance (Iqaluit)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
Phone: (867) 975-6222
Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993
Fax: (867) 975-6220
Email: gnhr@gov.nu.ca
www.gov.nu.ca/finance