RADIOGRAPHY ASSISTANT AT KNCV TUBERCULOSIS FOUNDATION NIGERIA

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KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria is looking for a Short-Term

Position: Radiography Assistant

KNCV Nigeria

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria is a local non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), the deadliest infectious disease in the Nigeria. KNCV Nigeria is a local center of excellence for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in a national context. Our multidisciplinary team of passionate professionals covers a broad range of expertise such as programmatic TB control, research, clinical management, social science, education, digital health, and project management.

USAID Nigeria TB LON Region 1 and 2 Project

 The TB LON Project is funded by USAID Nigeria and focuses on locally generated solutions to provide TB prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and notification, while addressing stigma and discrimination. The TB LON region 1 and 2 project is to be implemented by KNCV TB foundation Nigeria to expand the provision of and increase access to TB services among formal and informal health providers through the engagement  of the private sector, umbrella and local chapters of health and allied professional organizations, faith-based institutions, communities and civil society.The project is targeted at increasing the number of tuberculosis (TB) cases that are detected, treated and notified to  437,895 within the five year grant implementation period 2020 to 2025 and implemented across 14 states in Nigeria; Bauchi, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Nasarawa, Plateau, Taraba, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross River, Delta, Imo and Rivers State. The project’s four intermediate results are as follows;

  • Improved access to high-quality, person-centered TB, DR-TB, and TB/Human Immunodeficiency Virus (TB/HIV) services;
  • Strengthened TB service delivery platforms;
  • ReducedTB disease transmission and progression and
  • Accelerated TB innovations with improved impact on program implementation

KNCV Nigeria is working with a consortium of partners- two sub recipients- CCCRN and KNCV International and six strategic service package providers- Intrasat Global, IPCD, Jana Health Foundation, Diadem Consult, Public Health Concerns Ltd and TB Network. Towards meeting the project set targets, KNCV Nigeria and partners adopted a mixed model of community and facility based, health systems strengthening strategies and digital solutions to find TB cases in a Roll in, Roll on and Roll out staged approach. Roll in is in year 1 which is the planning stage, collaborations and capacity building, Roll on is the saturation stage in Year 2,3 and 4 while Roll out in year 5 is the transitioning Stage.

1) Radiography Assistant

 (Vacancy number KN036)

Location: Southern Nigeria

The main responsibility of the Radiography Assistant is to provide assistance to the ACF Radiographer on radiological duties in compliance with international standards in a mobile x-ray unit. Perform selected administrative, and clerical duties that assist in the delivery of quality radiography for the purposes of screening clients for TB in a mobile environment as part of an Active TB Case Finding (ACF) team.

Position in the organization

The Radiography Assistant reports to the ACF Radiographer.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Prepares the client for radiological procedures.
  • Conducts community advocacy and stakeholders engagement prior to scheduled active TB case finding using the Delft Light
  • Takes measures to protect clients, oneself and other staff from radiation exposure according to best practices and manufacturer’s guidelines.
  • Takes quality diagnostic radiographs of clients according to established procedures for patient care and safety.
  • Ensures a maximum of two and half minutes is spent per client for x-ray, while maintaining a repeat rate of two percent or less. Accurately documents completed radiological procedures, completely and promptly.
  • Documents results in pre-approved data collection templates
  • Stores all radiographs in an easily retrievable manner.
  • Ensures that all equipment is in good working condition and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Reports immediately any equipment malfunctions to the ACF Coordinator.
  • Makes suggestions to improve work methods.
  • Serves as the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO).
  • Keeps record of the dosimetry readings
  • Trains new employees.
  • Works closely with the other team members for the purposes of prompt diagnosis and treatment of patients

This function will be based in specific locations in southern Nigeria based on the location selected for ACF.

Who are we looking for?

Education:

  • Bachelor degree in Radiography or related medical fields
  • A Master degree in Public Health and affiliated fields will be an advantage.

Knowledge/experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years work experience in public health settings preferable – preferably TB or HIV programs;
  • Experience in managing a team.
  • Experience in coordinating multiple party stakeholder.
  • Experience in wide scale community-based intervention;
  • Experience in community mobilization efforts;
  • Experience managing complex health data

Behavioral competencies and skills:

  • An out-of-the-box thinker who can develop innovative ideas towards achieving the objective of increasing TB case finding;
  • Demonstrated facilitation skills;
  • Proven ability to develop effective working relationships;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • The ability to organize and prioritize with eye for detail.

What do we offer? 

  • A full-time (40 hours per week) fixed-term contract for a year, with the intention to extend the contract depending on funding and performance;
  • An informal work atmosphere in an international environment where initiative is appreciated;
  • A highly-motivated team of experienced, self-driven colleagues;
  • The salary is dependent upon education and relevant working experience;
  • KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation has its own Employment Conditions Scheme.

 Application and information

You can apply for this position by submitting your CV, including a motivation letter and 3 professional references which must be indicated on your CV and can be submitted via recruitment@kncvnigeria.org . For more information, please contact us via +234 (0)9030349255. Deadline for Submission is Tuesday 12th January 2021. Please note that we only consider applications that are received through the KNCV TB Foundation Nigeria recruitment email.