Field Radiographer Assistant – Windhoek – UNDP

Background
UNDP is one the agencies supporting the Ministry of Health and Social Services to undertake a prevalence survey to determine the true burden of disease due to TB in Namibia.

The project has three objectives;

To measure the prevalence of bacteriologically confirmed TB among the adult population;
To contribute to more updated population-based estimates of the burden of TB disease and
To provide a baseline for future measurement of trends of TB disease burden;

The survey will be population-based and extensive fieldwork will be conducted over a period of 6 months. The survey will be conducted by the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Programme within the Ministry of Health and Social Services;

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Field Radiographer, the Field Radiography Assistant is responsible for performing radiographic services in the field and maintaining the equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform radiography services in the field;
Perform radiographic procedures in the field;
Ensure quality control of images according to evaluation criteria and managing the PACS software;
Managing and transmitting digital images as per standard operating procedures;
Observe strict radiation control measures pertaining to patients and staff;
Maintain good hygiene of equipment and work areas;
Maintain radiography equipment;
Maintain field radiograph equipment for the survey;
Ensure safe handling and storage of radiography equipment;
Ensure all the equipment is returned for safe custody after each survey trip;
Report any equipment malfunctions immediately to Field Radiographer/Radiography Coordinator;
Perform administrative duties
Ensure proper management of radiography equipment including repairs and replacements;
Keep up-to-date inventory records of radiography equipment;
Keep records of all work done in the field and provide statistical report with regard to radiography services;
Quality assurance of field and central procedures;
Liaising with Field Radiographer on a regular basis;

Competencies
Functional Competencies:

Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing

Basic research and analysis
Researches best practices and poses new, more effective ways of doing things;
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise

Fundamental knowledge of processes, methods and procedures
Understands the main processes and methods of work regarding to the position;
Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks;
Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments;
Promoting Organizational Change and Development

Presentation of information on best practices in organizational change
Demonstrates ability to identify problems and proposes solutions;
Client Orientation

Maintains effective client relationships
Reports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion;
Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines;
Responds to client needs promptly;

Corporate Competencies:

Professionalism: Demonstrated competence in diagnostic imaging and modern imaging technologies; Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work;

Planning and Organizing: Effective organizational skills and ability to prioritize and to plan own work;

Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;

Decision making: Informed and transparent decision making;
Commitment to continuous learning: Initiative and willingness to keep abreast of new skills in the field of radiography;

Technology Awareness: Proficiency in relevant imaging equipment.
Communication: Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively orally;

Client Orientation: Reports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion. Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines. Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients. Responds to client needs promptly;

Skills / Qualities: Commitment to provide a high quality service for patients; Ability to work under pressure whilst maintaining a calm and professional attitude;

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

2-year Certificate in radiography;
Qualified Radiographic assistant, registered with AHPC of Namibia;

Experience:
3 years’ experience in a radiography setting;
Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and experience in handling of web based management systems;

Language Requirements:
Fluency in written and spoken English. Fluency in local languages would be an added advantage.

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