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SIDRA4359 - Technician - Ultrasound (Pediatrics)

Department: Radiology Div
Division: Radiology Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 31-Oct-2018
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

Once fully operational by mid-2018, Sidra Medicine will handle 275,000 outpatient appointments, 11,000 procedures, 100,000 emergency attendances and deliver over 9,000 babies per year, adding capacity to a rapidly growing population and delivering world-class specialist care.

The hospital will include 10 operating theatres, 400 beds, 100 percent single rooms with a private bathroom, a birthing center and an emergency department.

Department: 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 Technician - Ultrasound Peds , 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 pediatric patients on a referral basis and conducts medical research. Through the production of high quality images, the Technician - Ultrasound Peds 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:
  • Plans, prioritizes and organizes Ultrasound workload, ensuring the necessary patient care is provided to patients of all ages

  • Ensures that systems and standards that promote patient safety and safe practices for delivering patient care for the modality are adhered to as directed. Provides modality expertise in reference to the Ultrasound service, assists in the maintenance and development of the Ultrasound service

  • Works under the direction of a physician or Ultrasound Technologist to ensure the safety of their patients, co-workers and the general public at all times.

  • Utilizes 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.

  • 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 Supervisor – Ultrasound Pediatrics 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.

  • Involved 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.

  • 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:
  • Diploma in Radiography or Ultrasound from a medically accredited school
  • 2+ years practical clinical experience with a strong focus to ensure patient safety and quality of exams
  • Licensed in country of origin as Ultrasound technician

  • Eligible for licensure as a Ultrasound technician 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 radiation safety 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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