Radiographer - Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear Imaging
Deadline Aug 22 2019
The Nuclear Imaging has an opening for the position of Radiographer - Nuclear Medicine 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 all routine Nuclear Medicine 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
  • Radiologic Technology certificate or Bachelor's Degree.
  • 1 year of experience in Nuclear Medicine
  • Strong command of Arabic and English (IET >/= 500).
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft applications as well as other needed software.
  • Work Schedule: Shift Basis and/or On-Call


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 all routine Nuclear Medicine 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. Includes confirming patient identification, verifying requested procedure, checking pregnancy when appropriate, assessing factors that may contraindicate the procedure and identifying artifact-producing objects.
  • Make sure patient has consented to the procedure and provide accurate explanation and instructions regarding radiopharmaceutical administration. Provide as well answers to patient’s questions about the procedure and use of radioactive materials.
  • Provide accurate explanation and instruction, providing appropriate information about the procedure to medical staff, nurses and orderlies involved in the patient care, providing explanation and instruction to the students.
  • Perform the routine Nuclear Medicine examination. Includes positioning the patient accurately, selecting appropriate parameters for quality radiographs, choosing appropriate accessory equipment. Apply the ALARA principle for radiation protection, recording the used technique and providing aftercare whenever necessary.
  • Use protective practices to reduce radiation risks. Collimate to the area of interest to minimize patient dose.
  • Use protective devices/apparel to minimize patient dose.
  • Archive procedure as hard/soft copy; provide images, data analysis and patient information to the physician for diagnostic interpretation. 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, reviewing images for evaluation of possible additional views and assessing patient’s status prior to discharge.

Equipment and supplies Management:

  • Operate Nuclear Medicine equipment using professional judgment to adapt imaging procedures to improve diagnostic quality, consulting with appropriate medical personnel when determining a modified action plan and selecting appropriate shielding & immobilizing devices.
  • Perform other related duties such as observing safety rules and regulations. Keeping work area neat and tidy, reporting malfunctions to Technical Administrator, etc.
Critical Competencies
Client Focus, Achievement Orientation, Organizational Awareness, Initiative, Communication Skills, Safety and Health Management, Resource Management, Technical Expertise, Professional Development, Team Skills, Planning and Organizing, Information and Records Administration, Professionalism, Quality Management, Applied Technology, Computer Skills, English Comprehension, Stress management, Health education, prevention and promotion, Patient Assessment, Drug Administration.
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.
Field of Expertise: Nuclear Medicine Radiography.

Experience:
Minimum Experience: 1 year of experience in Nuclear Medicine

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: Team Leader - Nuclear Medicine
2nd Level: Radiology Operation Supervisor
Dotted Level: Section Director

Supervisory Channel:
None
Job Characteristics
Physical Effort:   Occasional Physical Effort
Work Schedule:   Shift Rotation Basis
Working Conditions:   Exposed to patient element