Demonstrate knowledge and application of Mission, vision and values.
Demonstrate a high level of patient care.
Perform complex medical imaging examinations and procedures for diagnostic or interventional therapeutic purposes, utilizing all modalities of medical imaging equipment, in accordance with the standards and policies established by Radiology.
Ensure patients are correctly identified and informed about the imaging procedure that is being performed.
Ensure that correct patient, correct procedure, correct site protocols for Radiology are adhered to
Maintain privacy and confidentiality of all patient information.
Seek advice from the Radiology Supervisor or Radiologist on duty about any uncertainty or concerns with the medical imaging examination that has been requested.
Adjust medical imaging equipment parameters to the appropriate settings, and follow Radiology examination protocols to ensure high quality diagnostic images are produced for every requested examination.
Assume responsibility for patient safety to minimize unnecessary procedures, and maintain patient exposure to ionizing radiation or medical radioisotopes within accepted international levels.
Ensure that all patient data and administrative duties related to the technical component of the imaging examination are complete, accurate, and entered as required into the Radiology Information System (RIS), Picture Archive & Communication System (PACS), or manual paperwork (as may be relevant for the task).
Provide technical and professional advice and assistance to peers and radiology technicians as may be required.
Correctly apply radiation protection devices (collimation, lead apron, shielding etc.), to avoid exposure to areas of the body not being studied.
Report any malfunctioning equipment to the Radiology Supervisor of the area, immediately a fault or deterioration in equipment performance in noticed. Ensure that appropriate signage is in place to prevent usage of faulty or malfunctioning equipment.
Comply with and ensure a good understanding and knowledge of Accreditation requirements, and related documentation, policies and procedures.
Participate in undergraduate student education, including performing duties as a clinical preceptor* for the medical radiography training program (See addendum).
Participate in a 24 hour / 7 day roster, and on-call as may be required.
Rotate across any Radiology facilities as may be requested to meet operational requirements.
Female technologists will be required to perform mammography, following specific training.
Comply with policies and procedures, particularly infection control, fire and safety, quality management.
Perform other duties as requested.
Effective 1 April 2011: 3 year* Diploma in radiologic technology, medical radiography, nuclear medicine technology, or diagnostic medical ultrasound from an accredited University or equivalent. (*3 total years of academic studies in the above, excluding 1 year clinical internship).
Valid Primary license from the country of origin if applicable AND should be eligible for license in the State of Qatar within the Ministry of Public Healt
Working as part of Radiology’s multi-disciplinary team, the Patient Aide role, under the direction of the Manager Diagnostic Imaging Support Services, functions in an ancillary capacity to enhance both frontline and clinical staff efficiency and the patient’s experience. He/she will be assigned on rotation to front of house and to specific modalities. He/she will work with both clinical and non-clinical staff within the area to ensure the provision of courteous, efficient and timely patient centered care to patients, families and other internal and external visitors in both the Out- and In-Patient Radiology sites. Incumbent may perform other duties as assigned by the Manager Diagnostic Imaging Support Services.
Systems integral to Patient Aide workflows may include:
Cerner Scheduling System (limited)
Biometrics, including palm scanning technology.
Patient identification, including Real Time Locating System (RTLS) wristband technology.
IT hardware including document scanning and barcode reader equipment.KEY ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES:
Ensures exceptional patient relation and communication towards a pleasant and efficient patient experience.
Observes and maintains patient privacy and confidentiality at all times.
Performs the Patient Identification process including patient wristbands, consistently.
Responds to any general, non-clinical questions solicited, or finds the most suitable staff member to answer.
Meets and greets patients as they arrive in Radiology and directs them to the appropriate reception and /or scheduling desks.
Escorts and directs patients to appropriate locality, waiting area and/or associated department/in-patient unit.
Escorts patients referred to financial counsellors.
Provides transportation devices as required.
Able to move and lift patients using appropriate transfer devices, under clinical supervision.
Prepares patients (non-technical preparation) for procedures, including assistance to change into hospital gowns.
Prepares procedure rooms ready for imaging exams, as directed by the clinical staff.
Ensures procedure rooms are turned over between imaging exams to provide hygienic environment.
Assists the clinical staff with patients during imaging exams as required and keeps patients comfortable and at ease during the exams.
Ensures proper hand-over communication at all times to coordinate excellent patient care.
Assists with interpretation services if appropriate.
Assists the clinician with any required non clinical adjunctive tasks during interventional exams, such as biopsies.
Performs administrative tasks associated with patient exams, including but not limited to, data entry and document scanning of worksheets and forms.
Responsible for digitizing outside films and matching/uploading exams to PACS under the direction of CMIST.
Responsible for accurately copying patient imaging exams from PACS for patient referral elsewhere, under the direction of CMIST.
Adheres to departmental and organizational policies, procedures and regulatory standards and requirements.
Adheres to and promotes compliance with the hospital’s radiation safety and protection and MRI safety policies and associated codes of practice and take appropriate action where non-compliance is evident.
Participates and complies with quality improvement programs and competency assessment initiatives for Radiology services.
Participates in mandatory training and actively practices continual professional development in alignment with Sidra’s professional development programs.
All other duties within the scope of the position necessary for the Radiology services to run efficiently, as assigned.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Excellent people skills.
Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
Fluency in written and spoken English
Spoken knowledge of Arabic language would be an added advantage.