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SIDRA3130 - Technologist - Radiography (Pediatrics)

Department: Radiology Div
Division: Radiology Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 30-Apr-2019
Organizational Profile:

Sidra Medicine is a state of the art academic medical center that will function to the level of the highest international standards. Its clinical focus is on the specialty care of women and children.

Sidra’s Vision is: “Sidra Medicine will be a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top medical centers in the world”.

Achieving this vision will encompass three essential activities:

World Class: Patient and Family Centered Care Health Education Biomedical Discovery

Department Profile & Job Summary:

Department Profile:

The Diagnostic Imaging Service offers a comprehensive range of routine and advanced Diagnostic Imaging procedures for women and children, equipped with state-of-the-art technology in a completely digital imaging environment. The Diagnostic Imaging department is made up of the following services, delivered in accordance with best practice standards whilst being driven by ‘clinical evidence’ methodologies, in a patient-centered environment: General Radiography, Fluoroscopy, Mammography, Bone Mineral Densitometry, Ultrasound, Interventional Radiology, Intraoperative MRI, CT, Nuclear medicine, PET/CT.

Job Summary:

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary imaging team, the Technologist - Radiography, under the direction of the Supervisor - Radiography, performs the operational activities pertaining to the Radiography imaging services to ensure delivery of a high quality Diagnostic imaging service at Sidra. The General Radiography imaging service provides inpatient and outpatient Radiography procedures on pediatric and adult patients on a referral basis and medical research. The Technologist - Radiography deputizes for the Supervisor - Radiography as and when required. Through the production of high quality images, the Technologist - Radiography are responsible to ensure a high standard of service is continually provided to all patients, parents and other hospital staff as prescribed in the patient care and facility standards set down by Sidra Medical and Research Center.

Key Role Accountabilities:
  • Works independently, performs all routine and specialized Radiography procedures, and associated responsibilities, as dictated by the workload in the rostered area. Plan, prioritize and organize Radiography workload, ensuring the necessary patient care is provided to patients of all ages.
  • Acts independently in the assessment of referrals for Radiography examinations, taking full responsibility to reduce unnecessary ionizing radiation exposure of patients and utilizing skills to assess a patient’s condition, often acute, decide on an appropriate method to obtain a diagnostic image from a range of options.
  • Participates in standby and on call roster systems for the Diagnostic Imaging service, in imaging areas appropriate to training and qualifications, as designated by senior staff.
  • Provides support and relief for department supervisors as required.
  • Adheres to departmental and applicable organizational policies, procedures and regulations relevant to the Radiography patient care team. Maintains accurate and concise records of all imaging received by the patient using the appropriate systems.
  • Supports the Supervisor – Radiography to manage and maintain a high level of expertise and reducing faults/issues effectively to guarantee the safe operations of the Radiography equipment, ensuring an efficient flow and optimal utilization of resources.
  • Implements directed change to effect continual improvement in services provided, and ensures compliance with all internal and external standards as well as regulatory and legal requirements.
  • Involves in the training and development of new employees on equipment and procedures in the area of operations in alignment with the departments and Sidra’s training objectives and plans.
  • Participates in and complies with quality improvement programs and competency assessment initiatives for the Diagnostic imaging services.
  • Participates in mandatory training and actively practices continual professional development in alignment with Sidra’s professional development programs to ensure maintenance of professional licensure/accreditation.
  • Monitors and maintains stock levels for consumables relative to the service.
  • Adheres to and promotes compliance with the hospital’s radiation safety and protection and MRI safety policies and associated codes of practice and takes appropriate action where non-compliance is evident.
  • Deputizes for Supervisor and manages the team as and when required.
  • Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
  • Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
  • Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the facility.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.
  • Attends divisional and other meetings as appropriate.
  • Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies

In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra during this pre-operational phase, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.

Requirements:

Essential:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Imaging
  • Post Graduate degree in medical imaging required if base degree not in medical imaging/Radiography
  • 2+ years clinical experience in diagnostic Radiography imaging in a North American Academic Institution or equivalent in the UK, Republic of Ireland, EU States, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand
  • ARDMS/ARRT/CAMRT/HPC certification or an equivalent licensing/accreditation board as a radiographer 
  • Current License in country of origin as Radiography Technologist
  • Eligible for licensure as a Radiography technologist in the State of Qatar
  • Extensive functional knowledge and clinical experience in diagnostic Radiography
  • Knowledge and experience of Radiography Information Systems (RIS) and Picture Archiving Communications Systems (PACS)
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and decision making Skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Preferred:

  • Management/leadership/ training diploma certification or course attendance
  • Post graduate course/education in mammography and/or BMD
  • Experience at a dedicated paediatric medical imaging facility
  • Knowledge and clinical experience in paediatric Radiography protocols and procedures
  • Delivery of departmental clinical/technical training programs
  • Post graduate certificate mammography and/or BMD recognised by the  ARRT/CAMRT/HPC  or an equivalent licensing/accreditation board
  • Paediatric IV cannulation and injection techniques
  • Teaching/educator competency
  • Delivery of departmental clinical/technical training programs
Sidra’s Organizational Values:
  • Trust: Being competent; acting consistently, reliably and predictably; acting with honesty and integrity; respecting patient, employee and commercial confidentiality; delivering on commitments
  • Care: Acting with empathy, kindness and compassion; being humble; listening and responding; acting with cultural sensitivity; Caring for patients and staff
  • Teamwork: Sharing information and knowledge and learning from demonstrated expertise; being respectful, and thereby earning respect of others; acting with professionalism; leading and following; collaborating and being accessible
  • Transparency: Frequent and honest communication; open access to information for decision making; willingly acknowledge shortcomings; speaking up about concerns; publishing performance indicators
  • Innovation: Freedom to innovate; welcoming ideas and encouraging creativity; supporting talent; creating confidence; celebrating successes
  • Efficiency: Providing measurable value; using data to drive decision making; having and achieving clear goals; building processes that work; continuously improving outcomes in patient and family care
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