Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Senior IR Technologist - Sidra Medical Research Center - Doha Qatar

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary imaging and surgical team, the Senior Interventional Radiolography (IR) Technologist, under the direction of the IR Manager, performs the operational activities pertaining to the IR imaging services to ensure delivery of a high quality Diagnostic imaging service. The IR imaging service provides inpatient and outpatient IR procedures on pediatric and adult patients on a referral basis and medical research. The Senior IR Technologist deputizes for the IR manager and is responsible for the supervision of the IR Technologist and students within the service to ensure the continuity of service delivery.  Through the production of high quality images, The The Senior IR Technologist is responsible to ensure a high standard of service is continually provided to all patients, parents and other hospital staff as prescribed in the patient care and facility standards.


    BSc in Medical Imaging or equivalent.
    Post Graduate qualification in a related field
    3+ years clinical experience in IR imaging in a North American Academic Institution or equivalent in the UK, Republic of Ireland, EU States, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand or appropriate education
    Eligible for registration with the ARRT/CAMRT/HCPC or an equivalent licensing/accreditation board as a CT technologist
    Eligible for licensure as a IR technologist in the State of Qatar
    Demonstrated extensive functional knowledge and clinical experience in IR
    Demonstrated knowledge of Radiology Information Systems (RIS) and Picture Archiving Communications Systems (PACS).
    Demonstrated knowledge of IV cannulation and injection techniques
    Demonstrated knowledge of the Joint Commission and Joint Commission International accreditation standards and radiation safety guidelines
    Demonstrated strong analytical and decision making skills
    Demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Key Accountabilities:
    Working independently, performs all routine and specialized IR procedures, and associated responsibilities, as dictated by the workload in the rostered area.
    Plans, prioritizes and organizes IR workload, ensuring the necessary patient care is provided to patients of all ages.
    Utilizes skills to assess a patient’s condition, often acute, and decides on an appropriate method to obtain a diagnostic image from a range of options in consultation with the supervising radiologist.
    Performs all IR procedures, responsibilities and provides patient care to patients of all ages as required
    Provides leadership, supervision and training to IR diagnostic imaging staff. Advises other imaging technologists and students during IR procedures as required.
    Participates in standby and on call roster systems for the Diagnostic Imaging service, in imaging areas appropriate to training and qualifications, as designated by senior staff.
    Provides support and relief for department managers as required.
    Has a role in ensuring that systems and standards that promote patient safety and safe practices for delivering patient care for the modality are adhered to as directed. Provides modality expertise in reference to the IR service, assists in the maintenance and development of the IR service.
    Adheres to departmental and applicable organizational policies, procedures, regulations relevant to the IR patient care team.  Maintains accurate and concise records of all imaging received by the patient using the appropriate systems.
    Maintains a high level of expertise and manages faults/issues effectively to guarantee the safe operations of the IR equipment, ensuring an efficient flow and optimal utilization of resources.
    Implements directed change to effect continual improvement in services provided, and ensures compliance with all internal and external standards as well as regulatory and legal requirements.
    Is actively involved in the training and development of new employees on equipment and procedures in the area of operations, in alignment with the training objectives and plans.
    Participates and complies with quality improvement programs and competency assessment initiatives for the Diagnostic imaging services. Provides appraisals of staff as directed. Participates in mandatory training and actively practices continual professional development in alignment with professional development programs to ensure maintenance of professional licensure/accreditation.
    Monitors and maintains stock levels for consumables relative to the service.
    Adheres to and promotes compliance with the hospital’s radiation safety and protection policies and associated codes of practice and takes appropriate action where non-compliance is evident.
    Demonstrates the ability to be flexible and organized under stressful situations.  Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner. Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the facility and maintains patient confidentiality at all times

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