MOBILE X-RAY RADIOGRAPHER
Duty station: Abuja/Lagos, Nigeria
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), still the second deadliest infectious disease in the world.
KNCV is an international center of expertise for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in a national and international context. We are an organization of passionate TB professionals, including doctors, researchers, training experts, nurses and epidemiologists and laboratory scientists. We aim to stop the spread of the worldwide epidemic of TB and to prevent the further spread of drug-resistant TB.
Over the past century we have built up a wealth of knowledge and expertise, initially by successfully controlling TB in the Netherlands. Since the 1970s, we have also shared our knowledge and expertise with the rest of the world. We operate from a central office in The Hague in the Netherlands, a regional office in Central Asia and country offices worldwide. KNCV raises funds from private, institutional, corporate, and government donors.
KNCV is the lead partner in Challenge TB, the USAID-funded 5-year global program to decrease TB mortality and morbidity in high burdened countries. We lead an international consortium with eight partner organizations: American Thoracic Society (ATS), FHI 360, Interactive Research & Development (IRD), Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Foundation (JATA), and Management Sciences for Health (MSH), PATH, The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), and the World Health Organization (WHO).
The overarching strategic objectives of Challenge TB are to improve access to quality patient centered care for TB, TB/HIV, and MDR-TB services; to prevent transmission and disease progression; and to strengthen TB platforms.
Purpose of the position
The main responsibility of the radiographer is to perform radiological duties in compliance with international standards in a mobile x-ray unit. Help patients feel comfortable during the entire process. Perform selected administrative, and clerical duties that assist in the delivery of quality radiography for the purposes of screening clients for TB in a mobile environment as part of an Active TB Case Finding (ACF) team.
The radiographer reports to the radiation safety adviser and works under the daily supervision of the ACF Coordinator.
Duties and responsibilities:
The Mobile X-ray radiographer:
- Prepares the client for radiological procedures
- Takes measures to protect clients, themselves and other staff from radiation exposure according to best practices and manufacturer’s guidelines
- Takes quality diagnostic radiographs of clients according to established procedures for patient care and safety
- Ensures a maximum of two and half minutes is spent per client for X-ray, while maintaining a repeat rate of two percent or less.
- Accurately documents completed radiological procedures, completely and promptly
- Stores all radiographs in an easily retrievable manner
- Ensures that all equipment is in good working condition and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations
- Reports immediately any equipment malfunctions to the ACF Coordinator
- Maintains mobile x-ray unit, stock necessary radiological supplies
- Makes suggestions to improve work methods
- Serves as the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO)
- Keeps record of the dosimetry readings
- Trains new employees.
- Works closely with the other team members for the purposes of prompt diagnosis and treatment of patients
- Performs other work as directed by the ACF Coordinator.
Who are we looking for?
- University graduate of medical radiology;
- A current X-ray technology certificate or license from a program approved in Nigeria.
Proven experience in coaching and training.
- Good oral and written communication skills
- Reliable and able to work under pressure
- Eye for detail.
What do we offer?
- A full-time (40 hours per week) fixed-term contract for a year, with the intention to extend the contract. Depending on funding and performance;
- An informal work atmosphere in an international environment where initiative is appreciated;
- A highly-motivated team of experienced, self-driven colleagues;
- The salary is dependent upon education and relevant working experience;
- KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation has its own Employment Conditions Scheme.
Application and Information
You can apply for this position by submitting your CV, including a motivation letter and 3 professional references before 31th of July 2017. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our HRM Team in The Netherlands: +31(0)70-41672222 in Nigeria: +234 (0)9030349255 or mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that we only consider the applications that are received through the KNCV website.