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SIDRA3597 - Sonographer (OB)

Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology Div
Division: Obstetrics and Gynecology Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 31-Jul-2017
Organizational Profile:

Sidra Medical and Research Center 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 Medical and Research Center 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

Sidra works closely with Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar and Hamad Medical Corporation across  all three activities to raise the standard of health and health care throughout the State of Qatar.

Department Profile:

 The WCMG offers a comprehensive range of routine and advanced Diagnostic Imaging procedures for women, 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.

Job Summary:  Working as part of a multi-disciplinary imaging team, the Sonographer - WCMG, under the supervision of the Manager-Ultrasound, performs the operational activities pertaining to the ultrasound imaging services to ensure delivery of a high quality Diagnostic imaging service. The ultrasound imaging service provides inpatient and outpatient diagnostic and interventional ultrasound procedures on adult patients on a referral basis and medical research. Through the production of high quality images, the Sonographer - WCMG is 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.
Key Role Accountabilities:
 
  • Working independently, performs all routine and specialized Ultrasound procedures, and associated responsibilities, as dictated by the workload in the rostered area. Plans, prioritizes and organizes Ultrasound workload, ensuring the necessary patient care is provided to patients of all ages.

  • Acts independently in the assessment of referrals for Ultrasound examinations, taking full responsibility to utilize 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 WCMG ultrasound service, in imaging areas appropriate to training and qualifications, as designated by senior staff.

  • Provides support and relief for department manager as required.

  • Adheres to departmental and applicable organizational policies, procedures and regulations relevant to the Ultrasound patient care team. Maintains accurate and concise records of all imaging received by the patient using the appropriate systems.

  • Supports the Manager– Ultrasound to manage and maintain a high level of expertise and reducing faults/issues effectively to guarantee the safe operations of the Ultrasound 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 WCMG 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 safety and protection codes of practice and takes appropriate action where non-compliance is evident.

  • Deputizes 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

  • Adheres to and promotes Sidra’s Values

 

In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.
Essential Requirements:
 
  • BSc in Medical Imaging or equivalent

  • Post Graduate qualification required if base degree  is not within the ultrasound field

  • 5+ Years Relevant Experience in a North America, UK, Republic of Ireland, EU States, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand

  • Eligible for registration with the ARRT/CAMRT/HCPC or an equivalent licensing/accreditation board as a Ultrasound technologist

  • Licensed in country of origin as Ultrasound technologist

  • Eligible for licensure as a Ultrasound technologist in the State of Qatar

  • Demonstrated extensive functional knowledge and clinical experience in Ultrasound

 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Radiology Information Systems (RIS) and Picture Archiving Communications Systems (PACS).

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Joint Commission and Joint Commission International accreditation standards and  guidelines

  • Demonstrated strong analytical and decision making skills

  • Demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Evidence of ongoing continual professional development

  • Demonstrated leadership skills

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite

  • Fluency in written and spoken English

 

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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