Radiographer Technologist Urgent Vacant Position in Nairobi Kenya
Vacant Position: Radiographer Technologist
Key Duties and responsibilities
Producing x-ray films (radiographs) of parts of the human body for use in diagnosing medical problems.
Preparation of patients for radiologic examinations by explaining the procedure, drinking water before ultrasound, removing jewelry and other articles through which x rays cannot pass, and positioning patients so that the parts of the body can be appropriately radiographed.
Preventing unnecessary exposure to radiation, those workers and visitors surrounding the exposed area with radiation protection devices, such as lead shields, or limit the size of the x-ray beam.
Positioning radiographic equipment at the correct angle and height over the appropriate area of a patient’s body.
Following physicians’ and radiologist orders precisely and conform to regulations concerning the use of radiation to protect themselves, their patients, and their coworkers from unnecessary exposure.
Keeping patient records and adjusting and maintaining equipments used in the radiology department.
Preparation of work-schedules, evaluate purchases of equipment, or manage a radiology department.
Perform more complex imaging procedures when performing fluoroscopies, for example, radiologic technologists prepare a solution for the patient to drink, allowing the radiologist (a physician who interprets radiographs) to see soft tissues in the body.
Using radiation safety measures and protection devices to comply with government regulations and to ensure safety of patients and staff.
Explaining procedures and observing patients to ensure safety and comfort during procedures.
Demonstrating new equipment, procedures, and techniques to staff, and providing technical assistance.
Collaborating with other radiology technicians in designing SOPs for the department
Collaborating with medical team members, such as physicians and nurses, to conduct angiography or special vascular procedures.
Performing administrative duties such as developing departmental operating budget, coordinating purchases of supplies and equipment and preparing work schedules.
Performing and ensuring scheduled maintenance and minor emergency repairs on radiographic equipment.
Perform any other duties as may be required by the hospital/immediate supervisor
Qualification, Competencies required
- Have a diploma in medical imaging from KMTC. A higher diploma in ultrasound is an added advantage
- Be registered by the radiation protection Board
- Have a current valid private practice license
- Have an experience of not less than two years in a busy centre
- Be able to do and report ultrasounds.
- Knowledge of doing Barium meal, Barium Swallow and Barium follow will be an added advantage