TB/HIV Care Association: Radiographer

TB/HIV Care Association
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Sunday, 14 December, 2014
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The TB/HIV Care Association is a nonprofit organisation that aims to empower communities by facilitating and providing treatment support, preventative, diagnosis, and rehabilitative services for TB and HIV clients.

TB/HIV Care seeks to appoint a Radiographer, based in Cape Town.

The person will provide a high standard of radiographic chest x-ray imaging including the use of Computer Aided Detection (CAD) systems whilst ensuring that inmates receive high quality care. S/he will deliver a high standard of service to relevant stakeholders and to a diversity of patient presentations. The person is expected to communicate effectively with clinical, managerial administrative and ancillary staff in order to ensure a professional timely service.

Responsibilities:

  • Undertakes radiographic imaging to a high standard whilst ensuring that radiation doses are kept to a minimum using the ALARP principle including the use of dose reduction factors;
  • Provides a high standard of technique and patient positioning and ensure that standards are maintained;
  • Operates and utilise, in conjunction with back-up radiological support, Computer Aided Detection (CAD) systems with particular reference to Tuberculosis detection systems;
  • Ensures that the Ionising Radiation (for Medical Exposure) Regulations are adhered to;
  • Works alone at particular times (when operating in Correctional facilities security/guarding support will be available);
  • Keeps accurate patient records including recording radiation dose and exposure factors;
  • Participates in the department Quality Assurance equipment testing programme;
  • Uses the Radiology Information System (RIS) for patient registration, X-ray ordering and scheduling.Recording accurate patient information relating to dose and use of consumables;
  • Uses the Picture Archive & Communication system (PACS) for reviewing images and reports;
  • Provides support and reassurance to inmates who may be unwell or have barriers to understanding;
  • Develops a sound knowledge of the equipment used in order to be aware of malfunctions and errors and to report;
  • Supervises the clinical work of students, assistants and support workers.

Teaching, training and research responsibilities

  • Assists with departmental audits and research;
  • Provides appropriate professional level support to other health professionals;
  • Attends mandatory training;
  • Takes an active role in own continued professional development (CPD) to meet the requirements of the Health Professions Council (HPC);
  • Participates in Correctional Services’ research agenda and support clinicians and researchers in the development of a body of evidence for case management (all research activities must be coordinated though Correctional Services’ Research Department in order to ensure adherence to ethics requirements and research protocols).

Other responsibilities

  • Liaises and works with a variety of health care professionals within multi-disciplinary team.
  • Prioritises own workload meeting the targets required.
  • Assesses complex chronic/acute and other patient conditions and respond accordingly
  • Performs clerical and other duties
  • Follows the Correctional Services Health Services’ risk management programme and safe systems of work.
  • Delivers a service to inmates with a variety of presentations including uncooperative, incapacitated, incompetent, disorientated, with physical and mental disabilities and to those exhibiting anti-social or threatening behaviour.
  • Works within the relevant professional bodies/associations/councils to ensure maintenance with Professional Codes of Conduct and Radiology practice, and Correctional Services Health Services’policies and procedures including health and safety and risk management.
  • Participates in Correctional Services Health Services’ appraisal programme ‘and works towards addressing both personal and organisational developmental needs.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in diagnostic Radiography or equivalent;
  • State registration HPC;
  • Evidence of continuous professional development;
  • Minimum  of three years working experience as a Radiologist;
  • Must have a clear criminal record.

Apply online, refer to www.tbhivcare.org, click on the vacancy and load your details.
 
Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

In the event that you do not hear from TB/HIV Care Association after a month of the closing date, consider your application as unsuccessful.

TB/HIV Care Association reserves the right to amend and/or withdraw adverts at any time without notification.

For more about the TB/HIV Care Association, refer to www.tbhivcare.org.

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