Duties and Responsibilities
- Assess patients and their clinical requirements to work out which radiographic techniques to use;
- Perform a range of radiographic examinations on patients to produce high-quality images;
- Produce reports so that the correct treatment can be given;
- Take responsibility for radiation safety in your work area, including checking equipment for malfunctions and errors;
- Manage referrals to ensure patients receive a radiation dose as low as reasonably possible;
- Supervise visiting staff and patients in radiation work areas;
- Help in more complex radiological examinations, working with doctors such as radiologists and surgeons;
- Provide support and reassurance to patients, taking into account their physical and psychological needs;
- Keep up to date with health and safety guidelines, including ionizing radiation regulations, to protect yourself and others.
- Perform sonogram procedures as ordered by a provider and following established radiologic requirements and regulations to ensure patient care and safety.
- Obtain diagnostic Sonographic images by scanning the appropriate body part of the patient.
- Develop the Sonographic film and provide the diagnostic Sonographic exam to the provider for interpretation.
- Ensure Sonographic equipment remains in working order. Report equipment malfunctions to Diagnostic Center Supervisor or other supervisor.
- Diploma/Higher Diploma in sonography
- Ability to work under pressure
- Ability to work under minimum supervision
- Good communication skills
- Must be registered by the radiology board
- 2 years hands on experience