TB/HIV Care Association
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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
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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