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X-Ray Technician

Posted 25 days ago by Médecins Sans Frontières
Location Mosul Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO

MSF Switzerland is looking for an X-Ray Technician

Main purpose of the role: 
Performs X-ray examination according MSF protocols, security measures and standards of hygiene and privacy in order to contribute to the improvement of the health condition of the Covid 19 severe patients
Apply MSF principles, protocols, values and internal regulation and adhere to the rules implemented within MSF Covid-19 Centre
 
Other tasks of the role:  
  • Providing radiology services on medical doctor’s request for in-patients. Reporting immediately to the medical referent any problem regarding patient’s health status.
  • Reporting to the medical team on the results of the x-ray performed using X-Ray Form and Patient Files. Keeping accurate record of all images produced and providing weekly summaries of all performed radiological examinations. Compiling weekly data on activity and contributing to general statistics of the project. 
  • Communicating with patients and staff in a clear and respectful manner and upholding patient confidentiality at all times. 
  • Perform cleaning and minor maintenance for biomedical equipment used. Following the user manual and protocols and alert supervisor in case of malfunctioning, loss/robbery/damage of x-ray room material and/or devices. Undertaking regular Quality Assurance checks on equipment and radiographs. 
  • Upholding and ensuring staff/patients compliance to all radiation safety regulations. Identifying vulnerable persons to radiation such as pregnant women, and protecting them accordingly. Ensuring radiation safety by using protective aprons and specific devices and clearly marking and respecting all radiation areas considering all IPC procedures as implemented within MSF Covid 19 center.
  • Knowing and applying hygiene protocols. Carrying out cleaning and tidying up of the x-ray devices and ensuring proper waste disposal according to MSF safety standards
  • Doing regular inventories of stocks in order to avoid any shortage and ensuring all materials are stored according to each specific condition.
  • Participating in team meetings and possible trainings. Collaborating in any emergency, if required by the supervisor or coordination.
Requirements:
  • Essential Experience in a similar position of minimum 2 years including at least 1 year “internship“ with DoH 
  • Desirable experience with MSF or other NGOs
  • Essential Radiographer / X-ray technologist diploma
  • Essential Fluency in Arabic, desirable basic level of English 
  • Desirable basic computer skills
  • For applicants with foreign certificates, Iraqi recognised state-diploma is required.
  • For applicants registered under DOH Ninewa, a non-objection letter should be provided only if the staff is selected. 
We offer
  • Remuneration in accordance to the Incentive grid
  • The chance to gain professional development and training within an international organisation
  • The opportunity to contribute to our objective of saving lives, alleviating suffering and working with those most in need.

How to Apply:
  • Please send cover letter & CV, Diploma & DoH Card to 
  • MSFCH-MosulEast-Recruitment@geneva.msf.org or hand in your cover letter and CV in the CV box located in Nablus Hospital 
  • Please put “X-Ray Technician East Mosul” on the application.
  • Please do not hand in any CVs produced in shops. They will not be considered.
  • Handwritten CVs and cover letters are acceptable.
  • Only DOH staffs under DOH Ninewa and from Ninewa governorate are allowed to work in Al Salam Teaching Hospital.
  • In all CVS you need to clearly state your experience by writing the organisation you have worked, the duration of the employment (which year and how long) and description of the job you performed.  
  • We recommend all applicants to write a cover letter containing an introduction of yourself, explaining why you are applying for the position, and explaining why you think you are suitable for the position. 
  • The deadline for application is 07/10/2020.
  • English CVs only 
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Your application will not be returned to you at any stage of the recruitment process.

 
FURTHER INFORMATION
ACTIVITY

MSFCH will manage COVID-19 Intensive Care Facility in the Al Salam Teaching Hospital, Mosul, in order to support DOHN’s response to COVID-19 pandemic by providing lifesaving intensive care for COVID-19 confirmed severe cases.
 
ADDITIONAL INFO
As a part of the MSFCH team, you will be directly exposed to potential contact with COVID-19 patients. Therefore, all interested candidates must ensure not to have any medical pre-existing condition that would make them more vulnerable in case of contamination of the virus.
 
COVID 19
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. You can be infected by breathing in the virus if you are within close proximity of someone who has COVID-19, or by touching a contaminated surface and then your eyes, nose or mouth. People with the following pre-existing medical conditions are more vulnerable to develop complications from this disease:
 - Age > 60 years old
- Obesity and Severe Obesity – BMI >30 and ≥ 40
- Diabetes
- Cardiovascular Disease, including hypertension, coronary disease, arrhythmia, heart failure
- Chronic lung disease (including asthma, COPD, TB), heavy smokers
- Chronic kidney or liver disease, including Hepatitis B/C
- Pregnancy
- Immunosuppression/immunocompromising conditions such as:
- Cancer treatment 
- Bone marrow or solid organ transplant
- Immunodeficiencies
- hIV/AIDS
- Prolonged use of corticosteroids or other immunosuppressants
 

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