RADIOGRAPHER, CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION LABORATORY

Posted on

Tuesday, 09 April 2019, 4 Shaban 1440

 

Apply by

 

Sunday, 09 June 2019, 6 Shawwal 1440

 

Location

 

Riyadh

 

Department/Section

 

Invasive Cardiology Lab Section

Summary

Maximizes radiation protection and reduces radiation dose to staff and patients through safe radiation practice, monitoring, and education, and to evaluates and operates all radiographic equipment in the Cardiac Cath Lab. Works effectively with patients and maintains a cooperative relationship with interdepartmental personnel.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

1.Responsible for the safe and appropriate use of radiographic equipment, and ensures that all members of catheterization team observe radiation safety practice.

2.Achieves optimal image quality with the lowest dose parameters using the ALARA principle (As low As Reasonably Achievable).

3.Performs daily equipment checks and simple troubleshooting. Notifies the Senior Radiographer (SR) of malfunctions or need for repair.

4.Ensures that all equipment is properly maintained. Informs SR of safety hazards or need for repair/preventative maintenance.

5.Carries out catheterization procedures under direction of Cardiologist. Positions radiographic equipment correctly and adjusts magnification and collimation as per protocol.

6.Edits, archives, and retrieves patient images through the networking and media storage systems. Maintains the accuracy of the network through the workstations on a daily basis.

7.Collects and distributes radiation monitoring devices on a monthly basis. Distributes report findings to all staff and maintains a log book.

8.Responsible for annual cleaning and screening of radiation protection devices. Maintains a tracking system and documentation.

9.Ensures adequate level of supplies and materials and informs SR of reduction in supply inventory.

10.Assists in the training, education, and supervision of students, fellows, and new staff members and evaluates their performance.

11.Assists with emergency resuscitation measures.

12.Demonstrates the knowledge and necessary skills to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient.

13.Assists with research projects, program development, data collection, staff meetings, in-services, and continuing education. Participates in departmental quality control and quality improvement programs.

14.Follows all Hospital related policies and procedures.

15.Participates in self and other’s education, training and development, as applicable.

16.Performs other related duties as assigned.

Education

Bachelor’s or Associate Degree/Diploma in Health Sciences or Two (2) years certification from professional program in radiation technology /Radiological sciences or other related field is required.

Experience Required

*Grade 08:

Two (2) years of experience, including one (1) year in Cath Lab/Angiography, Digital Imaging, and Network, or four (4) years of related experience with Associate Degree/Diploma is required.

*Grade 09:

-Four (4) years as Radiographer, Cardiac Cath Lab (Invasive) at KFSH&RC

-Average of annual performance appraisal at least (3.5) for the last four (4) years

-Fifty (50) hours of cumulative continued medical education [CME].

Other Requirements(Certificates)

*Current Registration from country of origin and Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCHS) is required.

*Certificate in Basic Cardiac Life Support(BCLS) is required.

*English proficiency is essential.

*Registration by American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists, or country of origin equivalent is required.