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Radiographer I (Temporary)

  • Location:
    EAST - ARIMA, SANGRE GRANDE EAST - ARIMA, SANGRE GRANDE EAST - ARIMA, SANGRE GRANDE EAST - ARIMA, SANGRE GRANDE
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    MEDICAL, NURSING, PHARMACY, HEALTH
  • Deadline:
    December 4, 2020

THE EASTERN REGIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITY

POSITION DESCRIPTION

1. JOB TITLE

RADIOGRAPHER I

2. DIVISION

 SANGRE GRANDE HOSPITAL  NARIVA/MAYARO
 ST. ANDREW/ST. DAVID

3. DEPARTMENT

RADIOLOGY

4. ORGANISATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

The Radiographer I will report to the Radiographer II at Sangre Grande Hospital and County St. Andrew/St. David and to the Primary Care Physician II within the County Narvia/mayaro.

5. NATURE & SCOPE

The Radiographer I is responsible for medical imaging for diagnostic purposes. Work involves positioning and imaging patients for optimum diagnostic image quality and is performed generally in the Radiology department of a health institution. Work is reviewed by a professional superior through discussions and analysis of images taken.

6. SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES

The Radiographer I would be required to:

  •   Dispense radiation in keeping with the As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) principles.
  •   Dispense radiation to patients as necessary by the nature of the examination to be done.
  •   Ensure that diagnostic radiographs and other images are produced maintaining diagnostic quality.
  •   Organize the assigned work area effectively, efficiently and safely.
  •   Assist Radiologists in special procedures and in preparing and administering contrast media for imaging purposes.
  •   Assist surgeons and clinicians in complex radiological studies in and out of theatre
  •   Responsible for radiation safety and general safety of the patient while in the department.
  •   Record imaging identification and patient documentation.
  •   Reassure patients by explaining the nature of activity prior to positioning and imaging.
  •   Maintain proper care and use of equipment, reporting faults as they occur.
  •   Place departmental orders for stock necessary for the efficient running of the Department.
  •   Perform QC checks as per departmental protocol
  •   Train students
  •   Contribute to departmental and professional progress.
  •   Uphold the code of ethics of the profession.
  •   Perform related work as required by the appropriate Authority.

7. KEY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  •   Knowledge of the principles, practices, methods and techniques employed in radiography.
  •   Knowledge of anatomy, including cross-sectional anatomy, and radiographic positioning techniques.
  •   Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions in the use of radiographic equipment.
  •   Knowledge of the radiology equipment instrumentation inclusive of general handling and maintenance.
  •   Knowledge of current professional standards of practice / best practice.
  •   Skill in operating radiologic equipment.
  •   Skill in positioning patients in order to obtain quality medical images.
  •   Ability to administer contrast media to patients as directed by a radiologist.
  •   Ability to establish effective working relationships with patients and with other members of themultidisciplinary team.
  •   Ability to recognize critical symptoms in patients and within department and to report/act promptly tominimize or avert problems
  •   Ability to perform basic Life Support

8. MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

  •   A Degree in Radiography from a recognized college or university.
  •   Registration with the Council for Professions Related to Medicine of Trinidad and Tobago.

 

9. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

 Clerk I

10. COMMUNICATION AND WORKING RELATIONSHIP

Internal:

  •   Radiographer II
  •   Primary Care Physician II
  •   Radiology personnel
  •   Other members of the health care teamExternal:
  •   Patients and Relatives
  •   Personnel in other Regional Health Authorities
  •   NIPDEC
  •   Equipment Suppliers / Service Providers
  •   Regulatory Board

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