Radiographer I

ORGANISATIONAL RELATIONSHIP 

The Radiographer I will report to the Radiographer II at Sangre Grande Hospital and County St. Andrew/St. David and to the Primary Care Physician II within the County Narvia/mayaro.

 

NATURE & SCOPE 

The Radiographer I is responsible for medical imaging for diagnostic purposes. Work involves positioning and imaging patients for optimum diagnostic image quality and is performed generally in the Radiology department of a health institution. Work is reviewed by a professional superior through discussions and analysis of images taken. 

 

SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES 


The Radiographer I would be required to: 

  • Dispense radiation in keeping with the As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) principles.
  • Dispense radiation to patients as necessary by the nature of the examination to be done.
  • Ensure that diagnostic radiographs and other images are produced maintaining diagnostic quality.
  • Organize the assigned work area effectively, efficiently and safely.
  • Assist Radiologists in special procedures and in preparing and administering contrast media for imaging purposes.
  • Assist surgeons and clinicians in complex radiological studies in and out of theatre
  • Responsible for radiation safety and general safety of the patient while in the department.
  • Record imaging identification and patient documentation.
  • Reassure patients by explaining the nature of activity prior to positioning and imaging.
  • Maintain proper care and use of equipment, reporting faults as they occur.
  • Place departmental orders for stock necessary for the efficient running of the Department.
  • Perform QC checks as per departmental protocol
  • Train students
  • Contribute to departmental and professional progress.
  • Uphold the code of ethics of the profession.
  • Perform related work as required by the appropriate Authority.

 

KEY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES 

  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, methods and techniques employed in radiography.
  • Knowledge of anatomy, including cross-sectional anatomy, and radiographic positioning techniques.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions in the use of radiographic equipment.
  • Knowledge of the radiology equipment instrumentation inclusive of general handling and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of current professional standards of practice / best practice.
  • Skill in operating radiologic equipment.
  • Skill in positioning patients in order to obtain quality medical images.
  • Ability to administer contrast media to patients as directed by a radiologist.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with patients and with other members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to recognize critical symptoms in patients and within department and to report/act promptly to minimize or avert problems
  • Ability to perform basic Life Support 

 

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE 

  • A Degree in Radiography from a recognized college or university.
  • Registration with the Council for Professions Related to Medicine of Trinidad and Tobago

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Clerk I 

 
COMMUNICATION AND WORKING RELATIONSHIP 


Internal: 

  • Radiographer II
  • Primary Care Physician II
  • Radiology personnel 
  • Other members of the health care team

 
External: 

  • Patients and Relatives 
  • Personnel in other Regional  Health Authorities
  • NIPDEC
  • Equipment Suppliers / Service Providers
  • Regulatory Board

 

DIVISION: SANGRE GRANDE HOSPITAL - NARIVA/MAYARO - ST. ANDREW/ST. DAVID 

DEPARTMENT: RADIOLOGY 

 

Date posted: Oct 15, 2020 | Application Deadline: not provided | Unposting: Oct 29, 2020 |

Reference
VAC-654
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Eastern Regional Health Authority
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Salary negotiable
Your Career Level
Early Career
Years Experience
At least Six (6) years'
Your Education Level
Degree|in Radiography
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