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Vacancies: Radiographer & Staff Nurses

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MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT
NOTICE OF VACANCY : RADIOGRAPHER

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the position of Radiographer, Ministry of Health and Environment.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the supervision of the Senior Radiographer, the Radiographer:

1. Provides assistance to patients before, during and after X-ray procedures in order to make patients comfortable;

2. Operates all radiographic equipment and makes radiographic exposures in order to produce radiographs for use in diagnosing disease and disorders of the human body;

3. Operates a Mobile X-ray unit to facilitate diagnosis of bedridden, Neonatology and ICU patients

4. Mixes contrast media according to prescribed formula for use during special X-rays;

5. Manipulates the C-arm unit in operating theatre;

6. Operates the Mammographic Unit;

7. Manipulates the Computed Tomography Unit (CT)

8. Ensures that radiographic procedures are conducted within prescribed format and quality;

9. Performs other related duties to facilitate the smooth functioning of the unit.

10. Ability to perform quality assurance of Mammography and CT machine

11. Ability to work with Radiologist to perform special and contrast studies

JOB REQUIREMENT

QUALIFICATIONS: A Certificate in Radiography

EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years

SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE: Skilled in positioning patient accurately and use of a computer;
Skilled in the interpretation of clinical data to X-ray;
Skilled in altering radiographic factors to produce diagnostic results;
Skilled in moving and manipulating heavy unit and tube arm;
Skilled in producing radiographs;
Knowledge of and skilled in setting correct exposure factors;
Knowledge of implication of injuries and skilled in dealing effectively with injured persons;
Knowledge of professional ethics and standards and ability to uphold same.
Knowledge of radiographic equipment;
Knowledge of radiation protection in conformity with ALARA principles
Knowledge of MRI would be an asset

SALARY: Salary is in the scale 18 – 9 EC$28,015.20 – $42,170.16 per annum

Applications with Curriculum Vitae and copies of all relevant certificates and the names of two (2) referees should be addressed to:

The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Health and Environment
Government Headquarters
Roseau
DOMINICA

Telephone: 1 767 266 3260 or 3259
Fax: 1 767 448 6086
Email: pssechealth@dominica.gov.dm

Public Officers must apply through their Head of Department.

The closing date for receipt of applications is July 31, 2017.

Only candidates who are shortlisted will be acknowledged.

VACANCY FOR STAFF NURSES

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the posts of Staff Nurse, in the Ministry of Health and Environment.

QUALIFICATIONS:
o Certification in General Nursing
o Certification in Regional Examination for Nurse Registration or similar licensing examination for Registered Nurses

PREREQUISITES
o Applicants must be licensed by the General Nursing Council for Dominica
o Post Basic Training or specialization will be an asset
o Work experience as a Staff Nurse will be an asset

MAIN DUTIES:
o Implements the district/ community health programmes in order to foster health consciousness and to promote clients’ well-being

o Implements the child health programme in the district/community to facilitate quality nursing care

o Provides family planning services to facilitate the implementation of the programme

o Provides follow-up nursing care for diabetic and hypertensive patients to facilitate the provision of primary health care services

o Provides admission and discharge services to facilitate the delivery of health care and promote patient’s well being

o Provides general nursing care services to facilitate the delivery of quality health care to individual patients within the hospital or district/community

o Performs other related activities to facilitate the smooth functioning of the department

WORKING CONDITIONS
o Applicant must be prepared to work in a hospital or community setting

o Applicant must be capable of working on day and night shifts

Applications should be addressed to:
The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Health and Environment
Government Headquarters
Roseau
Commonwealth of Dominica
Telephone number 266 3260
Email address pssechealth@dominica.gov.dm

Application forms are available from the desk of the Principal Nursing Officer, Ministry of Health and Environment or at www.domnica.gov.dm

Deadline for receipt of applications is July 30, 2017