Radiographer, Radiography at Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) – May 2024

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Radiographer, Radiography

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure adequate and correct information is given to patients regarding procedures.
  • Identify patients correctly using the stipulated policy for patients’ identification before start of procedure.
  • Ensure all safety measures are in place to eliminate any risk of fall by patient’s e.g. by using straps.
  • Ensure safety for the patients and the machine through adequate preparation of patients and daily equipment quality performance check.
  • Monitor the patients’ condition all through the procedure.
  • Liaise with doctors and other medical staff to clarify ambiguous radiology requests to prevent service anomalies.
  • Perform high quality radiological examinations as per stipulated policy and procedures and guidelines.
  • Ensure that all exams done are sent to PACS for reporting.
  • Ensure that all the Radiation safety measures are put in place to protect the patient staff and the public from unnecessary exposure to ionizing radiation.
  • Provide hands on training and keep training records for other Radiographers assigned to him/her for training.
  • Document and report all the faults on the machines to recommended authorities.
  • Embrace modern technology, techniques and skills in providing radiological services through continuous trainings.
  • Ensure compliance with infection control practices through:
    • Ensuring adequate supply of hand washing soaps and hand sanitizing gels and dispensers.
    • Ensuring hands are washed/sanitized before and after every procedure.
    • Observing stipulated guidelines when handling infectious patients e.g. use of masks, to avoid cross-infection
  • Should always be around during maintenance services and ensure that the machine is handed over in a good working condition after the service.
  • Ensure proper and accurate records of, environment and downtime of radiological equipment.
  • Ensure timely availability of images to facilitate timely reporting and dispatch of reports.
  • Ensure that the correct billing is carried out to avoid revenue loss for those urgent exams done before billing by returning request cards to Front office desk.
  • Participate in relevant hospital and departmental quality initiatives by attending trainings, assisting in implementation and ensuring compliance.
  • Perform any other duties within the professional circuit as may be assigned from time to time.
  • Provide periodic reports as and when required.

Requirements:

  • Diploma in Medical Imaging Sciences or Equivalent.
  • Registration with Radiation Protection Board of Kenya
  • Basic Life Support
  • Minimum of 1 years work experience in a busy and established Radiology department.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good customer service skill
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Good computer skills
  •   Culturally sensitive and empathetic towards patients of all ages.

Submit Your Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Aga Khan University Hospital on aku.taleo.net to apply