Purpose Of The Role
At MBCC, our radiography technologists work closely with the medical and nursing team to provide a safe, efficient and quality diagnostic imaging service that supports prompt patient diagnosis. They carry out the day-to-day running of the diagnostic service with support and supervision from the Chief Medical Officer.
Our diagnostic radiography technologist carries out his/her duties consistently, ethically and in line with international standards and evidence based diagnostic practices in accordance with MBCC Standards.
Maintain and promote international standards of good diagnostic practices at all times.
Perform X-Ray/ CT scan / ultrasound procedures etc. to support medical or surgical diagnosis; occupational health check-ups and any patient referrals requested by the medical doctor.
Provide supportive x-ray services on an emergency and out-of-hours/ ’on-call’ basis, as directed by the CMO and the clinic/hospital manager.
Ensure that the patient’s ID and referral form (which includes the type of examination and doctor’s signature etc.) are checked prior to any procedure being conducted.
Complete and maintain the X-Ray/diagnostic procedure logbook, describing each X-Ray taken, and ensure that all other technicians complete the logbook as per Mary Begg policy.
Provide a safe working environment for staff and patients within the diagnostic imaging dept.
Maintain levels of cleanliness and infection control according to MBCC Infection Control Policies. Document all infection control training in the employee’s training folder.
Daily room and equipment preparation must be completed at least 30 minutes before the commencement of duties.
All equipment must be damp dusted between each patient use, using MBCC approved disinfectant solutions.
Be familiar with MBCC protocols on how to handle hazardous waste and clean spills.
Have a good working knowledge of patient rights in relation to consent and withdrawal of consent. All patients must have a signed consent form for special investigation like intravenous urogram/pyelogram prior to commencement of the procedure.
Dispose of developer fluid as recommended by the manufacturer using an environmentally safe approach whilst ensuring compliance with any national legislation and MBCC protocols.
Optimum collimation must be used to reduce exposure scatter and ensure that all doses are kept As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA).
A Thermo Luminescent Dosimeters (TLD) must be worn at all times when in the radiography room or control area. Staff must have two (2) personalised dosimeters for use in the work area. No dosimeter can be shared with any other healthcare professional.
Always use and ensure that patients use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during a diagnostic imaging procedure. This will include the use of lead aprons and thyroid protectors for patients.
Ensure that all diagnostic equipment is maintained in good working order and that a report is submitted to the CMO and the hospital/clinic manager when medical equipment needs to be upgraded or replaced.
Ensure that all diagnostic services are correctly itemised on the patient charge sheets.
Prepare reports on diagnostic imaging services provided each month including type and number of x-rays performed, chemicals/films usage, extra-ordinary x-rays taken or sent to other sites for analysis, film wastage each month (with reason for wastage) and maintenance/repair of diagnostic equipment. All reports are submitted to the CMO. Hospital/Clinic Manager each month.
Ensure that patient care documentation is accurate, legible and content appropriate. Every interaction with a patient is documented accurately.
Comply with all national and legal responsibilities.
Comply with any other duties and responsibilities as may be required from the Chief Medical Officer and/or Hospital/Clinic Manager from time to time within scope of practice.
Required technical skills, training & experience:
Full Grade Twelve (12) School Certificate
Relevant qualifications and registrations as Radiography Technologist (Diploma in Radiography)
3 years or more work experience
Strong customer service skills
Excellent team working skills
How to Apply
State the position in the subject line of the email. Only detailed Curriculum Vitae should be sent to the link below: (we will ask for original certificates and registrations if called for interview).
Only candidates meeting the minimum requirements will be shortlisted and contacted. If you do not hear from us within 2 weeks after the closing date, kindly assume that your application was not successful.