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HIV Jobs in South Africa – Radiographer

Website TB HIV Care

Job Description:

Provides a high standard of radiographic chest x-ray imaging including the use of Computer Aided Detection (CAD) systems whilst ensuring that patients receive high quality care.
Delivers a high standard of service to relevant stakeholders and to a diversity of patient presentations.
Communicates effectively with community and facility based teams to ensure delivery of high quality service and linkage to appropriate services

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Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides mobile digital chest x-ray screening for TB case finding
    • Undertakes radiographic imaging to a high standard whilst ensuring that radiation doses are kept to a minimum using the ALARP principle including the use of dose reduction factors.
    • Provides a high standard of technique and patient positioning and ensure that standards are maintained.
    • Operates and utilise, in conjunction with back-up radiological support, Computer Aided Detection (CAD) systems with particular reference to Tuberculosis detection systems.
    • Ensures that the Ionising Radiation (for Medical Exposure) Regulations are adhered to.
    • Works alone at particular times
    • Keeps accurate patient records including recording radiation dose and exposure factors.
    • Participates in the department Quality Assurance equipment testing programme.
    • Uses the Radiology Information System (RIS) for patient registration, X-ray ordering and scheduling. Recording accurate patient information relating to dose and use of consumables.
    • Uses the Picture Archive & Communication system (PACS) for reviewing images and reports.
    • Provides support and reassurance to patients who may be unwell or have barriers to understanding.
    • Develops a sound knowledge of the equipment used in order to be aware of malfunctions and errors and to report.

 

  • Facilitate the referral process of clients with high CAD4TB score for presumptive TB testing
    • Maintains effective working relationships with Community Health Workers (CHWs), outreach teams and facility staff
    • Supports referral for Xpert Ultra TB sputum testing and subsequent linkage to care
    • Liaises with Radiologist (Technical Expert) on as needed basis for diagnostic and technical advice and support
    • Supports referral and linkage to care for incidental CXR findings not requiring presumptive TB testing
    • Knowledge of Internet Software; Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint)

Job Requirements:

  •  Bachelor’s degree in Diagnostic Radiography or equivalent from three-year College or university
  • 3 years working experience as a Radiographer
  • Previous experience using CAD would be advantageous
  • Evidence of continuous professional development

Job Details:

Company: TB HIV Care

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Western Cape

Application Deadline: N/A

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