Medical Radiation Technologist
University of Calgary - Calgary, AB

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Job Profile

UCPL Number: MDPRJ1133
Job Title: Medical Radiation Technologist
Date: June 24, 2014
Faculty/Admin Area: Faculty of Medicine
Department/Unit: Department Of Medicine
Job Family (proposed): Technical
Development Phase (proposed): Phase I

The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) is a large, national, long-term study that will follow approximately 50,000 men and women between the ages of 45 and 85 for at least 20 years. The ultimate aim of the CLSA is to find ways to improve the health of Canadians by better understanding the aging process and the factors that shape the way we age.

The study takes an integrative approach, examining healthy aging through a number of different lenses. Study investigators will collect a wide range of information about the changing biological, medical, psychological, social, lifestyle and economic aspects of people’s lives. The study has a longitudinal design, meaning that it will follow people over a long period of time.
The CLSA is a strategic initiative of Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Support for the study has been provided by the Government of Canada through the CIHR and the Canada Foundation for Innovation, as well as the provincial governments of British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador.
Primary Purpose of the Position (Key purpose, functions, roles):

Reporting to the Calgary site Principal Investigator of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging, the Medical Radiation Technologist is responsible for performing examinations on research subjects, using a variety of equipment and procedures, ensuring high level of care and safety by following effective radiation protection practices and precautionary measures to avoid excessive radiation to research subjects and research staff.

This position is classified as Part time

Qualifications/Expertise Required:

  • Must have completed a recognized Post-Secondary Medical Radiation Technology program or Diploma from Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists.
  • License required with Health Professions Act of Alberta required.
  • Registration with the Alberta College of Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists.
  • Research experience would be considered an asset.

Accountabilities/Tasks and Duties ((Results and outcomes expected when roles are carried out successfully, with supporting details on how results are accomplished) :

  • It is imperative that work is precise dealing with research subjects and duties are carried out as outlined in the standard operating procedures of the CLSA.
  • Work will be monitored by the CLSA quality assurance program, the Principal Investigator and the Coordinator of the CLSA Calgary site.
  • Directly responsible for performing radiographic examinations of research participants through the operation of equipment as indicated.
  • Performing examinations on research subjects, using a variety of equipment (see below) and procedures.
  • Ensuring high level of care and safety by following effective radiation protection practices and precautionary measures to avoid excessive radiation to research subjects and research staff.
  • Provide support to the Coordinator of the CLSA Calgary site.
  • Operate bone densitometry equipment and ECG/ultrasound equipment (training will be provided)
  • Assist in the day to day operations of the Calgary CLSA site.
  • Performs basic verification and quality control checks on radiographic equipment.
  • Provides appropriate care of research subjects during the radiographic examinations.
  • Maintains confidentiality and security of all information related to research subjects.
  • Performs a number of physical measures such as pulmonary function test and anthropometric measurements.
  • Ensures accurate data collection and a high quality outcome for study participants.
  • Demonstrates technical dexterity, knowledge and skill working with computer technology required.
  • Demonstrates ability to function independently and within a team environment.
  • Strong communication and decision making skills.
  • Demonstrates strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrates superior physical and emotional assessment skills.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Occupational Health & Safety

  • Understands and complies with the requirements of the University’s Occupational Health and Safety Policy
  • Has knowledge of and understands the expectations of the University’s Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) and applicable Faculty/Departmental/Unit specific health and safety policies and procedures
  • Ensures that all work conducted is in accordance with the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulation and Code and other health and safety legislation as applicable

Core Competencies

The University has established 8 core competencies that flow from its mission and values. Competencies define the behaviors, knowledge and skills important for University of Calgary staff. Further information about the 8 competencies and detailed definitions can be accessed on the Human Resources website, or through contacting Human Resources.

Each of the 8 competencies is important for staff at the University. Applying relative weightings to them identifies which of the 8 are especially important for a particular position. Relative weightings assist with selection and performance development processes. Most job profiles have up to 3 competencies selected as having CRITICAL IMPORTANCE, with the rest being selected as having CORE IMPORTANCE.

COMMUNICATION: Ability to share information in an effective and collaborative manner.

Critical Importance

FLEXIBILITY: Ability to adapt and respond to the changing environment and to constructively create opportunities for change through active participation.

Core Importance

INNOVATIVENESS/INITIATIVE: Ability to be creative, challenge and demonstrate initiative to generate improvements and foster positive outcomes.

Core Importance

KNOWLEDGE AND TECHNICAL SKILLS: Ability to demonstrate proficiency in technical and job knowledge aspects of the position to achieve a high level of performance. An ability and desire to continuously learn.

Critical Importance

LEADERSHIP: Ability to achieve positive outcomes by encouraging, supporting, coaching, developing and mentoring others.

Core Importance

PERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS: Ability to demonstrate respect, dignity and integrity in interpersonal relationships and to demonstrate positive personal coping and wellness strategies.

Core Importance

TEAMWORK: Ability to function effectively in team situations both within and across departments and other organizations to achieve optimal collective results.

Critical Importance

UNIVERSITY UNDERSTANDING: Ability to demonstrate effectiveness within the University environment and demonstrate an understanding of the University context.

Core Importance

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