|Job Title: Radiographer||Reports to: Lead Radiographer|
|Direct Reports: None||Division: Medical Services|
|Department: Radiology||Unit: Radiology|
The overall purpose of this job is to carry out imaging and screening procedures and produce images for diagnostics and treatment purposes in line with established protocols and the Hospital’s patient care objectives.
Key duties and responsibilities
- Schedule and prepare patients for operation and procedures;
- Identify risks and ensure quality control checks are in place to ensure safety of patients;
- Act as a customer care champion and handle complaints from the clients;
- Check and ensure that imaging equipment in in good working condition and report any faults or malfunction;
- Ensure proper hand over and reporting at the end of day/shift in lie with requirements;
- Receive the client and ensure that the payment is processed before examination;
- Lead the patient to the changing area and providing hospital gowns to them;
- Re-assure the patient and position him/her on the examination table ready for the procedure;
- Promote and maintain clean, comfortable and safe environment for the patients, staff and visitors;
- Build positive working relationships with patients and their relatives;
- Ensure safety and quality in patient services and maintain confidentiality of patient’s medical record;
- Perform basic administrative duties including printing, copying and filling patient records;
- Assess patients and their clinical requirements to work out which radiographic techniques to use;
- Perform a range of radiographic examinations on patients to produce high-quality images.
- Take responsibility for radiation safety in the work area, including checking equipment for malfunctions and errors;
- Manage referrals to ensure patients receive a radiation dose as low as reasonably possible.
- Help in more complex radiological examinations, working with doctors such as radiologists and surgeons;
- Provide support and reassurance to patients, taking into account their physical and psychological needs;
- Keep up to date with health and safety guidelines, including ionising radiation regulations, to protect myself and others;
- Care and maintain imaging equipment’s to ensure they are functional to produce high quality images;
- Perform all aspects of radiology including special procedures;
- Operate PACS and RIS for archival and manipulation of images; and
- Any other responsibility assigned to the jobholder by the supervisor from time to time.
Internal Relationships: All departments
External Relationships: Other Hospitals and Licensing Board
Knowledge, experience and qualifications required
- Diploma in Radiology or Radiography from a recognized institution.
- Must be registered with the Radiography Council of Kenya and hold a valid practicing licence.
- Minimum of 2 years’ radiography experience preferably in a hospital environment
Technical & Behavioural competencies
- Imaging skills including MRI, Ultra Sound and CT Scan
- Ability to develop and ensure implementation of radiography protocols
- Knowledge of radiation safety standards
- Knowledge of quality management systems related to radiography
- Patient care skills
- Attention to detail
- Customer service skills
- Planning and organising skills
- Ability to mentor
- Communication skills
- Interpersonal skills
Responsibility for finances and physical assets
- The jobholder is responsible for the equipment in the Unit but has no responsibility for financial accountability and consumable stocks.
- The jobholder has no final decision making authority other than routine decisions related to their work
Working Environment: The working environment is conducive
Job Hazards: The jobholder is exposed to radiation