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Sonographer at NCCK

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Organization Name: NCCK

Job Title: Sonographer

Job Type: Full Time

Job Category: Lab Technology

Main Purpose of the Job

  • Provide patient care essential to radiographic procedures, recognizing emergency patient conditions and, if necessary, initiating lifesaving first aid.

    Responsibilities

  • Apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology, positioning and radiographic techniques to competently demonstrate anatomical structures on a radiograph or other imaging receptor;
  • Determine exposure factors to achieve optimum radiographic technique with minimum radiation exposure to the patient;
  • Exercise problem-solving and critical-thinking skills and judgment in the performance of medical imaging procedures;
  • Provide patient care essential to radiographic procedures, recognizing emergency patient conditions and, if necessary, initiating lifesaving first aid;
  • Communicate and interact therapeutically with patient populations that are increasingly diverse and experiencing generational, cultural and ethnic shifts;
  • Administer ionizing radiation to produce diagnostic images with prudent judgment;
  • Apply knowledge of principles of radiation hygiene for the patient, self and others;
  • Demonstrate expected ethical and professional behavior within the profession’s scope of practice;
  • Examine images for the purpose of evaluating technique, positioning, and other pertinent technical qualities;
  • Utilize physical strength and capabilities by assisting and lifting patients onto and from radiographic tables, by carrying various accessory equipment, and by manipulating radiographic equipment;
  • Competently perform a wide range of radiologic procedures on children and adults and other clients of diverse populations;
  • Collaborate with others in the medical community to promote standards of excellence in the imaging sciences area;
  • Participate in quality assurance activities;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of advanced imaging modalities, and use the general education course requirements to promote lifelong personal and professional growth;
  • Promote a positive learning environment for the education and clinical skills development of radiography students;
  • Exercise security and confidentiality with all patient medical information;
  • Use appropriate skills in researching, retrieving and discriminating between all sources of medical information using modern technologies.
  • Available on call and during emergency situations
  • Any other responsibilities as assigned by medical

    administrator from time to timeSo

  • Assess patients and their clinical requirements to work out which radiographic techniques to use;
  • Perform a range of radiographic examinations on patients to produce high-quality images;
  • Take responsibility for radiation safety in your work area, including checking equipment for malfunctions and errors;
  • Manage referrals to ensure patients receive a radiation dose as low as reasonably possible;
  • Supervise visiting staff and patients in radiation work areas;
  • Help in more complex radiological examinations, working with doctors such as radiologists and surgeons;
  • Provide support and reassurance to patients, taking into account their physical and psychological needs;
  • Supervise radiography and imaging support assistants;
  • Keep up to date with health and safety guidelines, including ionizing radiation regulations, to protect yourself and others

    Qualifications

  • At least Secondary School Education (KCSE).
  • Degree/Diploma in Diagnostic Radiography
    Higher Diploma in Sonography will be an added advantage

    Other Competencies/Abilities/Skills Required

  • Ability to work independently, under pressure while at the same time adhering to strict deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Computer literacy

    How to Apply

  • Qualified and interested candidates should download the NCCK Job Application Form from the NCCK website.
  • Candidates are advised to STRICTLY send the application form ONLY, duly filled in PDF format to recruitment@jumuiahospitals.org indicating job title in the email subject line.
  • The application forms to be received before close of business on 25 November 2020.
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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