Radiographer - Mammography
Mammography
Deadline Aug 22 2019
The Mammography has an opening for the position of Radiographer - Mammography in grade 9 starting at a salary of LBP 1,164,405.- per month. Since this provides an opportunity for PROMOTION from within, kindly circulate this information and/or post it in your area of jurisdiction so that those interested and having the minimum qualifications may apply.
Basic Functions
Perform routine mammography examinations, under minimal supervision, by integrating scientific knowledge and technical skills with effective patient interaction to provide quality patient care and useful diagnostic information.
Support the mission and vision of the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) and of the Diagnostic Radiology Department.
Minimum Requirements
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft applications as well as other needed software.
  • Work Schedule: Regular weekdays
  • 1 year of experience in Mammography.
  • Radiologic Technology certificate. Bachelor's Degree in Radiology is preferred.
  • Proficient Knowledge in Radiography.
  • Strong command of Arabic and English (IET >/= 500). French is an asset.


Interested applicants are invited to register/login and complete the online application and apply to the vacancy prior to August 22 2019 on the following link: http://www1.aubmc.org.lb/hremp/

For Internal Applicants: In addition to the updated C.V., a letter of intent should be addressed to the Human Resources Department with a copy to the concerned Supervisor(s).

Within the framework of Lebanese Law, the American University of Beirut is an equal opportunity employer.
Job Summary
Perform routine mammography examinations, under minimal supervision, by integrating scientific knowledge and technical skills with effective patient interaction to provide quality patient care and useful diagnostic information.
Support the mission and vision of the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) and of the Diagnostic Radiology Department.
Essential Functions / Task Groups

Diagnostic Modalities & Radiation Protection:

  • Receive patients, check their records and documentation and prepare them physically and psychologically for the examination. Ensure patient consent to procedure. Includes confirming patient identification, verifying requested procedure, gathering relevant history and information about breast surgery, breast or other cancers, family history of breast cancer, estrogen replacement therapy and radiation therapy. Checking pregnancy when appropriate and availability of previous mammograms. Document location of breast lumps, scars or moles and identify artifact-producing objects.
  • Provide accurate explanation and instruction of the information about the procedure to the patient, healthcare providers, students, medical staff, nurses and orderlies.
  • Perform the routine mammography examination such as preparing for ultrasound biopsy procedure. Includes positioning the patient accurately, selecting appropriate parameters for quality radiographs, choosing appropriate accessory equipment, applying maximum tolerable amount of compression, recording the used technique, obtaining additional views as needed and providing aftercare whenever necessary. Apply the ALARA principle(As Low As Reasonably Achievable) for radiation protection,recording the used technique and providing aftercare whenever necessary.
  • Use protective devices/apparel to minimize patient dose. Collimate to the area of interest to minimize patient dose. Archive procedure as hard/soft copy; provide images, data analysis and patient information to the physician for diagnostic interpretation.
  • Use protective practices to reduce radiation risks. Perform the appropriate and designated quality control tests on imaging and accessory equipment.
  • Evaluate the resultant procedure with Senior Radiographer/Attending. Includes reviewing of procedure for completeness and accuracy determining whether the outcome is within the established criteria e.g. demonstration of all breast tissues, proper compression, adequate exposure to factors to enhance breast tissue contrast and detail, no artifacts shown, proper identification and marking of the films; reviewing procedure with physician for additional views and assessing patient’s status prior to discharge.

Equipment and supplies Management:

  • Operate mammography equipment using professional judgment to adapt imaging procedures to improve diagnostic quality, consulting with appropriate medical personnel when determining a modified action plan.
  • Perform other related duties such as observing safety rules and regulations. Keeping work area neat and tidy, reporting malfunctions to Team Leader, etc.
Critical Competencies
Achievement Orientation, Applied Technology, Client Focus, Communication Skills, Computer Skills, English Comprehension, Health education, prevention and promotion, Information and Records Administration, Initiative, Organizational Awareness, Patient Assessment, Planning and Organizing, Professional Development, Professionalism, Quality Management, Resource Management, Safety and Health Management, Stress management, Team Skills, Technical Expertise.
Knowledge / Know-How
Knowledge:
Proficient Knowledge in Radiography.
Knowledge in Quality Assurance.
Familiarity with a wide variety of equipment and therapeutic techniques.

Education:
Minimum Education: Radiologic Technology certificate or Bachelor's Degree in Radiology.
Field of Expertise: Mammography

Experience:
Minimum Experience: 1 year of experience in Mammography.

Languages:
Minimum Languages: Arabic and English (IET >/= 500).
Preferred Languages: French is an asset.

Computer Skills:
Proficient in the use of Microsoft applications as well as other needed software.
Impact of Actions / Decisions
Inadequate performance affects the well being of the patient and the work flow of the department.
Job Structure
Work according to well defined procedures and technical standards.
Managerial / Supervisory Responsibility

Reporting Channel:
1st Level:  Mammography Supervisor
2nd Level: Radiology Operation Supervisor
Dotted Line: Section Director

Supervisory Channel:
None.

Job Characteristics
Physical Effort:   Moderate Physical Effort
Work Schedule:   Regular weekdays
Working Conditions:   Exposed to patient element