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Technologist Assistant (Breast Imaging) - Medical Imaging - Regular Full-time (222754)

Toronto, ON, CA Posted: 8/8/2022 4:43:19 PM

We currently have a Regular Full-time opportunity for a Technologist Assistant (Breast Imaging) in the Medical Imaging Unit at our Bayview Campus.

Hours of Work:

Weekdays and Weekend: Days, Evenings, Nights; As needed; 8hrs; As per schedule

On Call Required; Statutory Holidays Required

The Medical Imaging Department is excited to introduce the new role of Technologist Assistant. As part of ongoing departmental development of interprofessional practice (IPC) and consistent with one of four (4) Sunnybrook strategic directions in “Building High Performing Teams”, a need has been identified to enhance assistance to our technologist teams to help improve effectiveness and efficiency which in turn is expected to improve patient experience and staff experience in providing quality patient care in imaging. Working closely with the Medical Radiation Technologists, the Technologist Assistant will support multiple patient care related tasks that optimizes the skill mix in providing safe and effective care to patients.

Summary of Duties

  • Assist in positioning, transferring and lifting of patients as part of imaging procedures e.g. in radiography including portable exams, positioning and preparing ICU patients for CT/MRI exams
  • Assist in data entry and documentation of patient/procedural information into applicable information systems including radiology information system, bed management system etc.
  • Assist in confirming patient preparations and patient conditions prior to scheduling of inpatients, emergency department patients and outpatients such as isolation status, blood work for creatinine, nothing to eat before IV contrast administration in CT etc.
  • Manage inventory and logistics of supplies including ordering, tracking and stocking
  • Verify if special and procedure specific surgical supplies are in stock based on patient schedule and radiologist requirements
  • Assist technologists and nurses in angio procedures in providing supplies and in creating/maintaining sterile fields
  • Review orders and supporting documents (MRI)
  • Assist in facilitating blood work
  • Take blood samples and tissue specimens to labs for processing
  • Assist in ensuring MRI, X-Ray safety
  • Assist in verifying patient preparations
  • Collaborate and communicate with the health care teams in assisting in technologists in the provision of patient care
  • Operate imaging equipment including but not limited to patient lifts, imaging tables, wheel chairs and mobile x-ray units

Qualifications/Skills

  • Prior radiological technologist knowledges and experience in a complex, fast paced inter-professional team environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, demonstrating respectful and professional behavior is essential
  • Demonstrated the ability to work as part of a team, under supervision and independently where applicable
  • Demonstrating strong initiative and accountability towards own actions is a must for the candidate.
  • Prior experience in all areas / modalities of a radiology department and in an acute care hospital environment is essential.
  • Knowledge in infection prevention and control, handling imaging pharmaceuticals such as contrast medium are preferred
  • Sound knowledge and skills in handling patient health information where its confidentiality and security is important.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume (in one document) quoting 222754 to:

Human Resources
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

To apply, please click "Apply for Position" at the bottom of this page.


Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.


Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Sunnybrook, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days ago. Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Hospital’s obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis.