Radiographer - General Diagnosis
General Diagnosis
Deadline Aug 22 2019
The General Diagnosis has two openings for the position of Radiographer - General Diagnosis 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 and specialized radiographic examinations, under minimal supervision, including but not limited to scoliosis, scanogram, panoramic and cephalometric radiographic examinations, 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
  • Work Schedule: Shift Basis and/or On-Call
  • Radiologic Technology certificate or Bachelor's Degree in Radiography.
  • 1 year of experience as Junior Radiographer - General Diagnosis.
  • Strong command of Arabic and English (IET >/= 500 ). French is an asset.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft applications as well as other needed software.


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 and specialized radiographic examinations, under minimal supervision, including but not limited to scoliosis, scanogram, panoramic and cephalometric radiographic examinations, 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.
  • Provide accurate explanation and instruction to patient, including 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 routine and specialized radiographic examination, under minimal supervision, including but not limited to scoliosis, scanogram, panoramic and cephalometric radiographic examinations. Includes positioning the patient accurately, selecting appropriate parameters for quality radiographs, choosing appropriate accessory equipment, applying the ALARA principle for radiation protection, recording the used technique and providing aftercare whenever necessary.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 radiographic 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
Technical Expertise, Team Skills, Stress management, Safety and Health Management, Resource Management, Quality Management, Professionalism, Professional Development, Planning and Organizing, Patient Assessment, Organizational Awareness, Initiative, Information and Records Administration, Health education, prevention and promotion, English Comprehension, Computer Skills, Communication Skills, Client Focus, Applied Technology, Achievement Orientation.
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 Radiography

Experience:
Minimum Experience: 1 year of experience as Junior Radiographer - General Diagnosis.

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: Radiology Operation Supervisor
2nd Level: Clinical Department Administrator - Radiology
Dotted Line: Section Director

Supervisory Channel:
None.

Job Characteristics
Physical Effort:   Moderate Physical Effort
Work Schedule:   Shift Basis and/or On-Call
Working Conditions:   Exposed to patient element