- The Clinical Imaging Technologist is responsible for performing a variety of complex imaging procedures for medical diagnostic or interventional therapeutic purposes at the request of an authorized medical or dental practitioner, utilizing all modalities of medical imaging equipment that produces ionizing radiation, ultrasound, magnetic fields, or following administration of medical radioisotopes.
The technologist also is responsible for patient information registry and report preparation, equipment maintenance, and other duties as relevant.
- Specific job descriptions
- Demonstrate knowledge and application of HMC Mission, vision and values.
- Demonstrate a high level of patient care.
- Perform complex medical imaging examinations and procedures for diagnostic or interventional therapeutic purposes, utilizing all modalities of medical imaging equipment, in accordance with the standards and policies established by HMC Clinical Imaging.
- Ensure patients are correctly identified and informed about the imaging procedure that is being performed.
- Ensure that correct patient, correct procedure, correct site protocols for HMC Clinical Imaging are adhered to maintain privacy and confidentiality of all patient information.
- Seek advice from the Clinical Imaging Supervisor or Radiologist on duty about any uncertainty or concerns with the medical imaging examination that has been requested.
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- Adjust medical imaging equipment parameters to the appropriate settings, and follow HMC Clinical Imaging examination protocols to ensure high quality diagnostic images are produced for every requested examination.
- Assume responsibility for patient safety to minimize unnecessary procedures, and maintain patient exposure to ionizing radiation or medical radioisotopes within accepted international levels.
- Ensure that all patient data and administrative duties related to the technical component of the imaging examination are complete, accurate, and entered as required into the Radiology Information System (RIS), Picture Archive & Communication System (PACS), or manual paperwork (as may be relevant for the task).
- Provide technical and professional advice and assistance to peers and Clinical Imaging technicians as may be required.
- Correctly apply radiation protection devices (collimation, lead apron, shielding etc.), to avoid exposure to areas of the body not being studied.
- Report any malfunctioning equipment to the Clinical Imaging Supervisor of the area, immediately a fault or deterioration in equipment performance in noticed. Ensure that appropriate signage is in place to prevent usage of faulty or malfunctioning equipment.
- Comply with and ensure a good understanding and knowledge of Accreditation requirements, and related documentation, policies and procedures.
- Participate in undergraduate student education, including performing duties as a clinical preceptor* for the medical radiography training program (See addendum).
- Participate in a 24 hour / 7 day roster, and on-call as may be required.
- Rotate across any HMC Clinical Imaging facilities as may be requested to meet operational requirements.
- Female technologists will be required to perform mammography, following specific training.
- Comply with HMC policies and procedures, particularly infection control, Fire and environmental safety, Radiation Safety and departmental quality management program
- The Nuclear medicine technologist is responsible for preparing radio-pharmaceuticals and determines correct patient dosages.
- The Nuclear Medicine technologist is responsible for injecting the patient by radioactive tracers as requested by the Radiologist and agreed clinical protocols of the clinical imaging in line with the international NM and PET scan standards.
- The Nuclear medicine technologist performs diagnostic and therapeutic medicine and PET procedures indicated by their own competency.
- The Nuclear Medicine Technologist is responsible for the delivery of radio-pharmaceuticals to the patient and imaging of various types of patients.
- Perform other duties as requested
3 year* Diploma in Radiologic technology,
medical radiography, or diagnostic medical ultrasound
from an accredited University or equivalent. (*3 total years of academic studies in the above, excluding 1 year clinical internship).
Bachelor degree in Nuclear Medicine.Required Certification/Licensure:
Valid Primary license from the country of origin (if applicable) AND should be eligible for license from the Licensing authority in the State of Qatar to practice Healthcare Profession.Essential Experience:
3 years** clinical experience in a recognized Hospital / Healthcare
facility. (**May include 1 year clinical internship, plus 1 year post graduate clinical experience).
For Nuclear Medicine Technologists 3 years Nuclear Medicine experience.
For PET CT 2 years PEC CT clinical experience.