Nuclear Medicine Radiographer: Node For Infection Imaging

Stellenbosch university - Bellville
new offer (12/07/2020)

job description

The aim of the Central Analytical Facilities CAF http www sun ac za english faculty science CAF is to ensure optimal utilisation of expensive multi-user research equipment in the service of the research community of Stellenbosch University and the South African research and development sector in general The Node for Infection Imaging NII at Tygerberg Hospital is part of the DST funded national Nuclear Medicine Research Infrastructure NuMeRI that is managed by CAF and is a new state-of-the-art PET-CT facility for research The node provides the necessary expertise and support to enable the PET-CT facility to deliver the maximum possible benefit to research to the South African research community Duties To function as a Nuclear Medicine radiographer in the NII PET CT Unit This includes but is not confined to Imaging of patients including acquisition processing quality control recording and back-up of acquired patient data Performing in-vitro non-imaging nuclear medicine procedures and tests on biological specimens Scheduling and managing workflows around patient scanning Advising and assisting in optimisation of patient preparation Explaining test procedures and safety precautions to patients escorts and researchers Patientcare including interviewing weight and height measurement blood pressure measurement blood glucose determination general monitoring intravenous catheterisation performance of urinary pregnancy tests and blood sampling Managing consumables including ordering stock control and dispensing of radiopharmaceuticals Calculating measuring and recording radiopharmaceutical doses received used and disposed Administration including intravenous administration of radiopharmaceuticals intravenous contrast media and adjunct medications under the supervision of the NII nuclear medicine specialist Under the supervision of the NII radio pharmacist performing and assisting with radiopharmaceutical syntheses and other radiopharmacy duties Working under the supervision of the senior NII radiographer as relevant Effective supervision of staff in the NII as relevant Administrative tasks including developing and managing the units protocols and standard operating procedures assisting reception staff with respect to bookings and booking records keeping detailed records of patients imaging and financial data and assisting in the auditing thereof The practice of strict infection control and radioprotection measures as required Assisting in care of equipment including management of a quality assurance programme performing necessary QC checks and calibrations organising a maintenance schedule reporting faults liaising with service staff and or the medical physicist Assisting with general day-to-day operations of the NII Effective interaction with other members of the NII team NII clients research participants and clinical patients Facilitating research at the NII including assisting researchers in the development and implementation of PET CT acquisition protocols advising on optimal scan preparation of research participants implementation of activities required by research protocols Supervising and training staff and students at the NII Interacting with the staff of the adjoining Western Cape Academic PET-CT Centre as necessary Contributing to clinical service provision by the Tygerberg Hospital Division of Nuclear Medicine Reporting to the senior nuclear medicine radiographer if relevant reporting to the Director of the NII Desired skills and experience Job Requirements Registration as a nuclear medicine radiographer with the Health Professions Council of South Africa Appropriate professional qualification s Experience working as a radiographer in a PET-CT centre Ability and willingness to adapt to the evolving needs of a new position Meet physical demands of the position Ability to stand and walk bend and stretch assist patients to and from chairs and trolleys handle heavy equipment and accessories Accurate colour vision and good hearing Professional conduct excellent communication skills interpersonal skills Recommendation PET research experience and or interests Skills or experience peripheral to radiography but applicable to the operations of a clinical and research PET CT facility may be an advantage Enquiries regarding job content Dr A Doruyter on 021 938 5290 or at doruyter sun ac za Enquiries regarding remuneration benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process Human Resources Client Service Centre on 021 808 2753 or sun-e-hr sun ac za APPLY by clicking on the Go to Application Page button Your application comprising a comprehensive curriculum vitae including the names and e-mail addresses of at least three referees must reach the University before or on the closing date of the advertised post The University reserves the right to investigate qualifications and conduct background checks on all candidates Should no feedback be received from the University within four weeks of the closing date kindly accept that your application did not succeed Commencement Date 01-Jun-2020 Closing Date 05-May-2020 The University is committed to employment equity EE and appointments will be made in line with the EE plan for the specific environment as well as Stellenbosch University s institutional EE Plan The University reserves the right not to make an appointment About the employer The aim of the Central Analytical Facilities CAF http www sun ac za english faculty science CAF is to ensure optimal utilisation of expensive multi-user research equipment in the service of the research community of Stellenbosch University and the South African research and development sector in general The Node for Infection Imaging NII at Tygerberg Hospital is part of the DST funded national Nuclear Medicine Research Infrastructure NuMeRI that is managed by CAF and is a new state-of-the-art PET-CT facility for research The node provides the necessary expertise and support to enable the PET-CT facility to deliver the maximum possible benefit to research to the South African research community Areas of Research Medical Imaging Medical Physics Radiation Biology

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