Radiographer

Date: 07-Nov-2022

Location: Sharjah, AE

Company: University Hospital Sharjah

Position Summary

Performs a variety of routine radiographic procedures of a technical level consistent with optimal image quality. Responsible for patient safety and proper operations and maintenance of radiographic equipment’s

Summary of Main Duties

•    Actively participates in upholding and promoting the vision and culture of University Hospital – Sharjah (UHS)
•    Complies with all UHS policies and procedures and fire regulations 
•    Participates in all aspects of the International Accreditation program to assist UHS attain and maintain international accreditation standards 
•    Participates in commissioning assigned areas and associated Clinical areas 
•    Maintains a record of scheduled patients and accommodates the emergency cases.
•    Ensures proper entries and records on Radiology Information System and Hospital Information System. 
•    Prepares patient for X-rays by accurately assessing patient’s needs and providing required instructions to the patient. 
•    Positions the patient properly for radiographic views and ensures appropriate exposure factors.
•    Performs adequate patient shielding and uses proper beam restricting devices.
•    Uses radiation protection devices and safety measures to ensure safety and security of staff and patients. 
•    Prepares oral or intra venous contrast media to the patients under radiologist supervision.
•    Prepares patient for fluoroscopic procedures by accurately assessing patient’s needs and providing patient education.  
•    Demonstrates effective skills in assisting the radiologist in performing fluoroscopic procedures.
•    Operates radiographic equipment for image production and subsequently transfers images to PACS
•    Effectively uses C-ARM and portable X-ray units whenever requested.
•    Operates computed tomography scanner effectively for routine CT scan examinations like, Brain, Cervical spine, abdomen.
•    Performs quality control measures for the purpose of ensuring optimal quality images. 
•    Practices safety measures in X-ray and fluoroscopy rooms.
•    Assures that rooms are equipped with necessary supplies and linens. 
•    Ensures proper transfer of in patients to their wards in particular the critically ill patients.
•    Performs the on call procedures in time and efficiently communicates with on call staff.
•    Participates in CME and research projects. 
•    Reports timely to the Manager about any untoward incident either technical or administrative.
•    Reports faulty or malfunctioning equipment and accessories to the Manager.
•    Applies the professional code of ethics in all aspects of practice and team work including duty rota and leave policy. 
•    Will retain all necessary registration/license requirements 
•    Self-development participate in internal orientation, mandatory, ongoing education programs Attend external conferences, workshops, seminars  and courses that will enhance and maintain a current knowledge base 
•    Works any shift as per the duty roster of the Medical Diagnostic Imaging Department when designated 
•    The employment  terms and conditions for this position are specified in the individuals Employment Contract
•    To assist the receptionists in the scheduling of patients depending on the urgency of the cases. and manage the daily workflow of the department

Responsibilities

Position Requirements/Qualifications

Position 
Requirements/Qualifications

    
•    Associates degree or radiologic graduate of an accredited radiologic health science program.
•    One year post graduation experience 
•    Basic Life Support certified.

Licenses/Registration    

•    Must have a valid UAE MOH Evaluation in Radiography

Position criteria Other Skills/Abilities

Position criteria    

•    Ability to work as part of a team and organize individual work in an effective manner. Have a good communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. Physical ability to perform radiographic and normal associated tasks.

Other Skills/Abilities     

•    Computer literacy, with Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
•    Performs advanced CT-Scan examinations according to the UHS CT exams guidelines desirable if applicable.
•    Performs routine MRI examinations desirable if applicable.