2 (Two) x Radiology Assistants

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2 (Two) x Radiology Assistants

  • Post Date:May 2, 2022
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  • Career Level Assistant
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 3-5 Years
  • Industry Health Care
Job Description

Duty Station: Harare, Zimbabwe
Classification: General Service Staff G4
Type of Appointment: Special Short Term, 3 months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Reference Number: SVN2022/09


Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organisation of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental, and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants


Under the direct supervision of the Radiologic Technologist, with the guidance of IOM Teleradiology Center / for technical matters and the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission for administrative matters, the successful candidate will have the following duties and responsibilities:

Core functions / responsibilities

  • Prepare the daily chest X-ray worklist extracting from the overall health assessment worklist and share the worklist to the IOM radiology unit staff or to the external service provider and accompany the applicants to the radiology service provider for CXR taking if the external provider does the x-ray;
  • Enter the bio-data on x-ray reporting template for migrants and refugees correctly and on time as needed and save files appropriately or pass to the radiologist as per work arrangement;
  • Verify the identification of migrants and refugees using original passport or valid ID with photo including name, age, and gender to prevent substitution during X-ray taking, and assist in organising and properly handling the applicants at the radiology reception;
  • Assist the IOM Radiology Technologist or the external radiology service provider in X-ray related counselling, checking pregnancy for female applicants and taking consent or cross checking if the radiology technologist has received consent when the applicant is pregnant;
  • Complete the identity confirmation part of the chest examination in e-Medical website, enter data into Global Software for UK pre-entry TB screening programme, and / or MiMOSA as needed;
  • Assist in providing radiation protection lead shields to applicants, and in case of external service provider, make sure the external service provider uses radiation protection pelvic lead shielding for all applicants;
  • Assist the radiologic technologist in entering the applicant’s biodata to the CR / DR machine and ensuring the standard and correct labelling of Chest X-rays by checking the correctness of biodata;
  • When the IOM outsources the X-ray service the radiology assistant must, remind the Radiologic Technologist at the external provider to take technically good quality CXR in accordance with IOM radiology guidelines and the resettlement country technical instructions;
  • When the chest X-rays are taken by the external provider, make sure the chest X-rays are completed in a timely manner and assist in the timely transfer of the chest X-ray images from the external provider to the IOM image server as needed when there is no set up for direct image transfer;
  • Upload the chest X-ray image to e-Medical website timely and appropriately, burn the images on CD or prepare hard copy X-ray documents as needed;
  • Communicate with the Radiologist in the mission or IOM Teleradiology Center for reading the chest X-rays, notify when CXR is done and sent to the server, receive additional view requests, call the applicants, and in coordination with the Radiologic Technologist, make sure the additional views are completed on time;
  • Download the X-ray reports from the radiology system or shared folder where the reports are filed and deliver the report to the panel physicians as needed;
  • Prepare the daily X-ray statistical reports and other necessary Radiology Unit related monthly statistics as needed.
  • Cross check and confirm the correctness of the number of chest X-ray readings by Radiologist as needed;
  • Coordinate with the staff in Migrant Health Assessment Center and IOM country mission, and x-ray machine provider when needed;
  • Assist IOM radiologic technologist in maintaining optimal workflow, keeping the safety of the machines, keeping track of X-ray consumables and early notification, and in creating client friendly environment in the radiology unit;
  • Contribute to the radiation safety measures in the Radiology Unit by complying to the radiation safety rules and regulations and regularly wearing radiation measuring badges while at work;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a science field such as computer science, administration, health sciences or related fields with two years of experience;
  • Completed Secondary education with four years of experience required;
  • Experience in technical or administrative support, clerical work;
  • Computer skills proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel required;
  • Knowledge and experience on x-ray related service is an advantage;
  • Knowledge and experience in using of different software and medical / digital radiology system applications is advantage

Languages: Proficiency in written and spoken English.

Required competencies


  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible;
  • Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organisational principles / rules and standards of conduct;
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent, and committed manner and exercises careful judgement in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core competencies – behavioural indicators

  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimise results;
  • Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes;
  • Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge, and innovate;
  • Accountability: takes ownership of achieving the Organisation’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work;
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring, and motivational way.


  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment;
  • No late applications will be accepted.

To apply

IOM invites interested candidates to submit their applications to [email protected] by 4 May 2022 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

Female candidates who are qualified and experienced are especially encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.