Vacancy - Radiographer

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Senior Radiographer, the Radiographer:

  • Provides assistance to patients before, during and after X-ray procedures in order to make patients comfortable;
  • Operates all radiographic equipment and makes radiographic exposures in order to produce radiographs for use in diagnosing disease and disorders of the human body;
  • Operates a Mobile X-ray unit to facilitate diagnosis of bedridden, Neonatology and ICU patients;
  • Mixes contrast media according to prescribed formula for use during special X-rays;
  • Manipulates the C-arm unit in operating theatre;
  • Operates the Mammographic Unit;
  • Manipulates the Computed Tomography Unit (CT);
  • Ensures that radiographic procedures are conducted within prescribed format and quality;
  • Performs other related duties to facilitate the smooth functioning of the unit;
  • Ability to perform quality assurance of Mammography and CT machine;
  • Ability to work with Radiologist to perform special and contrast studies;

Job Requirement

Qualifications A Certificate in Radiography
Experience Three (3) years
Skills/Knowledge
  • Skilled in positioning patient accurately and use of a computer;
  • Skilled in the interpretation of clinical data to X-ray;
  • Skilled in altering radiographic factors to produce diagnostic results;
  • Skilled in moving and manipulating heavy unit and tube arm;
  • Skilled in producing radiographs;
  • Knowledge of and skilled in setting correct exposure factors;
  • Knowledge of implication of injuries and skilled in dealing effectively with injured persons;
  • Knowledge of professional ethics and standards and ability to uphold same;
  • Knowledge of radiographic equipment;
  • Knowledge of radiation protection in conformity with ALARA principles;
  • Knowledge of MRI would be an asset;

Salary

Salary is in the scale 18 - 9, EC$28,015.20 - $42,170.16 per annum.

Applications with Curriculum Vitae and copies of all relevant certificates and the names of two (2) referees should be addressed to:

The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Health and Environment
Government Headquarters
Roseau
Dominica
Telephone: (767) 266 3260/3259
Fax: (767) 448 6086
Email: pssechealth@dominica.gov.dm

Public Officers must apply through their Head of Department.

The closing date for receipt of applications is July 31, 2017.

Only candidates who are shortlisted will be acknowledged.

Posted: 28/06/2017