Shining Hope for Communities Diagnostic radiographer – Ultrasonography – Jobs in Kenya

Organizational Overview
Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) combats extreme poverty and gender inequity in Kenya by linking tuition-free schools for girls to a set of high-value, holistic community services for the urban poor. In our model, a girls’ school becomes a portal for large-scale social change.

Through a demand-driven approach to grassroots development, our model extends beyond the schools for girls, broadening outreach by providing communities with integrated basic services through three other initiatives: health, community empowerment, and clean water and sanitation.

Position Overview

To be responsible for achieving SHOFCO’s health overall mandate by implementing mental health services and policies at the allocated facility.

Location: Mathare

Reports to: Clinic Manager/ Satellite Clinic Coordinator

Key Responsibilities and Job Dimensions
Receiving of patients for various Ultrasound procedures and exercising a high degree of customer care by explaining the ultrasound procedure to patients and answering any questions they may have.
Reviewing patients and interpreting clinical requirements to determine appropriate radiographic technique
Perform a range of abdominal, obstetrics and gynecology sonographic examinations as requested according to the requirements of the referring clinician/ physician.
Performing the ultrasound ensuring the transducer (probe) is capturing images of every angle/section that must be assessed and ensuring the images are of best quality.
Ensure radiation protection to patients and staff to produce high-quality images.
Managing referrals to ensure patients receive a radiation dose as low as reasonably possible and safely supervising visiting staff and patients in radiation work areas.
Enabling high quality patient experience including quality of care and optimal turnaround time Facilitating adherence to set standard for routine and special examinations.
Producing images of high diagnostic quality.
Performing routine and special radiological examinations including mobile ultrasonography when required.
Maintaining the ultrasound equipment and maintaining orderliness in the room in which the procedure takes place.

Academic Qualifications
Diploma in radiology and higher diploma in Ultrasonography from a recognised institution in Kenya

Professional Qualifications
Must have a valid practicing license from the Kenya Nuclear regulatory authority.
At least 3 years experience conducting Ultrasonography in a busy set up.
Ability to operate an ultrasound machine

Other requirements (unique/job specific)
Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
Organization and decision-making skills.
Attention to detail; presentable, professionalism.
Confidence in using leading-edge technologies.
Demonstrable leadership skills.
Good customer service skills

Functional Skills
Adopting practical approaches
Inviting feedback
Making decisions
Meeting timescales

Behavioural Competencies/Attributes
Interacting with people
Taking action
Following procedures
Upholding standards

Key Performance Indicators
Number of patients served per day
Accuracy and completeness of patient records, charts and pertinent information
Level of responsiveness to client enquiries
Number of initiatives/forums/sessions held to provide medical education and health education
Level of compliance to SHOFCO’s health standard treatment and patient management policy and procedures
How to apply
Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed CV to jobsmathare@shininghopeforcommunities.org quoting their current and expected salaries.
The Subject should clearly indicate the position being applied for.
Applications without this information will not be considered.
Shortlisting will be done on a rolling basis and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For more information and job application details, see; https://www.shofco.org/job/diagnostic-radiographer-ultrasonography/

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