Radiographer (Jebba)

Cedarcrest Hospitals was founded in Abuja in January 2008 and was formerly known as Cedarcrest Orthopaedic Clinics. Within a few years, the hospital expanded its scope of practice into a full-fledged private multispecialty hospital. The core vision of the organisation is to provide world-class healthcare services to patients in Nigeria, West Africa, and globally.

With hospitals located in both Abuja and Lagos, our services accommodate over one hundred (100) beds and provide services and facilities such as emergency / trauma center, a helipad, major radiology diagnostic center, a prosthetic manufacturing plant, an oxygen manufacturing plant, modular surgical operating theatres, cardiac catheterization unit and several other facilities that make for a modern multispecialty hospital.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Radiographer

Code: RJ00001

Location: Jebba, Niger

The Role

  • Reporting to the head of Unit Radiology, as a Radiographer, you’ll examine various types of images, including x-rays, computer tomography (CT) scans, mammograms, ultrasounds, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. The incumbent will aid in the diagnosis of patients through capturing images of bones, organs and human tissue. This role entails ensuring compliance with established safety regulations and procedures when operating radiation equipment in order to prevent ill-exposure to ionizing radiation.
  • The Incumbent might operate the machinery used to collect these images, though this task is often delegated to radiology technologists. Radiographers also occasionally monitor imaging sessions run by radiologic technologists and technicians. They take responsibilities for radiation safety, communicate test results, and obtain patient histories from patient interviews. The incumbent will evaluate patient condition prior to radiotherapy to determine the suitable radiographic technique for treatment.

Responsibilities

  • Performing diagnostic imaging procedures, such as MRI, CT, PET, ultrasound or mammography.
  • Communicate test results and their diagnosis to a patient’s primary physician through a report.
  • Obtaining patient histories from patient interviews
  • Take responsibility for radiation safety in work area, including checking equipment for malfunctions and errors
  • Keeping up to date by attending all relevant training on treatment and equipment;
  • Monitor patients during and after radiation to ensure proper response to treatment.
  • Set accurate radiation levels in accordance with established standards, and also obtain patient consent prior to diagnostic imaging to fulfill legal requirements.
  • Supervising and monitoring the work of radiography assistants and student radiographers;
  • Producing reports as and when required;
  • Recording and storing of patients’ examination results, ensuring compliance with Data Protection Act and Patient Confidentiality codes is also part of radiographers’ description
  • Develop films and process digital images to obtain high-quality radiographs which are presented to physicians for interpretation.
  • Seeking patient cooperation and trust and showing sensitivity;
  • Developing a relationship with the patient and the patient’s family;
  • Operating technical equipment responsibly and confidently;
  • Observing and assessing patients’ responses to treatment, often on a daily basis
  • Obtaining patient histories from patient interviews
  • Electronic records (documentation)
  • Preparing comprehensive reports of findings