Radiologic Technologist

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Radiologic Technologist

  • Post Date:June 8, 2022
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  • Career Level Technician
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 3-5 Years
  • Industry Health Care
Job Description

Duty Station: Harare, Zimbabwe
Classification: General Service Staff, Grade G5
Type of Appointment: Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Reference Number: VN2022/07
Closing Date: 21 June 2022

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization 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

Context:

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Radiologic Technologist, IOM Radiologist, or the Chief Migration Health Officer, and with the technical guidance from IOM Teleradiology Center and the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission for administrative matters, the successful candidate will be responsible for processing screening X-ray of the refugees and immigrants in the IOM Health Assessment Programme, and will specifically carry-out the following duties and responsibilities:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Take good quality chest X-ray images of migrants as requested by Physicians and/or Radiologist in accordance with IOM and international radiographic standards and resettlement countries technical instructions. Take the appropriate additional chest X-ray views using the standard procedures, when requested.
  • Explain the X-ray examination procedures to applicants and answer questions. Prepare equipment’s and examination rooms for use, perform proper ID checking, correct biodata entry to CR/DR machines and standard labelling of the radiographic images avoiding substitutions.
  • Apply proper radiographic techniques and radiation protection procedures during X-ray taking, including providing pelvic lead shielding for all, double wrap-around lead shielding for pregnant woman, positioning of applicants, collimation of X-ray beam, and use of proper X-ray exposure factors, and monitoring of applicants during the examinations.
  • Perform proper processing of digital images on CR/DR machine, review the image quality and repeat when the image quality is not acceptable. Report important/urgent information to Radiologists and/or Physician.
  • Contribute to maintaining consistently high-quality chest X-rays in the Radiology Unit through proper utilization of radiographic techniques, checking, and correcting technical quality of the images, adherence to technical requirements of resettlement countries and training of staff involved in chest X-ray taking. Take the role of quality assurance focal person for the X-ray Unit, as needed.
  • Participate in ensuring the overall radiation safety of the applicants, staff, and the public by applying the standard radiation protection rules and regulations,  regularly wearing personal radiation measurement badges, assisting the reading of the personal radiation monitoring badge, performing the duties of radiation protection focal person, and communicating with the respective authorities, as needed.
  • Take part in the regular and timely quality assurance of the CR/DR X-ray machines through proper handling of machines and regular checking of equipment performance and reporting of issues immediately. Contact external and internal technical service providers regarding maintenance service and repair of the X-ray equipment as needed.
  • Contribute to optimizing the workflow in the Radiology Unit through applying regular quality control and improvement of the standard operating procedures including identification procedures and correctness of data entry to ensure quick, correct, and smooth X-ray processing and timely delivery of chest X-ray images and reports.
  • Prepare daily worklists, barcodes, check the identity of applicants, radiographic counselling, uploading digital Chest X-rays images to e-Medical website, and/or burning images on CDs.
  • Prepare statistical summary reports on operational activities of the Radiology Unit, document any other information, and properly keep records as needed.
  • Communicate with the Radiologist and/or Teleradiology Centers for the reading of the chest X-rays, take the role of the Country Office’s focal person for coordinating the radiology chest X-ray reading workflow and provide the chest Xray reports to the panel physicians as needed.
  • Contribute to implementing infection control measures and maintaining a tidy and neat work environment in the Radiology Unit.
  • Suggest additional measures to improve the quality, speed or safety of the radiological procedures as needed.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned

Qualifications and Experience:

  • University Bachelor’s degree in radiologic technology from an accredited academic institution with three years of relevant experience.

Experience

  • Working experience in radiography, especially Chest X-Ray, knowledge on digital machine required.
  • Up to date professional license/Board certificate as per the country’s requirement.
  • Good computer skill, especially in Microsoft Excel is essential.
  • Knowledge and experience in radiology information systems and Picture archiving and communication systems an advantage; and,
  • Experience in screening chest X-ray and Health Assessment Programs an advantage.

Technical Skills

  • Good computer skill, especially in Microsoft Excel is essential; and,
  • Knowledge and experience in radiology information systems and Picture archiving and communication systems an advantage.

Languages :Proficiency in written and spoken English.

Required Competencies

Values

  • 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 organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent, and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural

  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize 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 Organization’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.

Other:

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

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications to: [email protected] by 21 June 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.