Diagnostic Radiologist


A vacancy exists for a Diagnostic Radiologist,based at Gaborone Private Hospital/Medical Imaging Botswana, reporting to The Hospital Manager.The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) section of the Radiology department which includes interpretation/reporting of MRI images and to supervise and ensure that all patient procedures and management protocols are complied with and that standard and patient-specific MRI protocols are followed.He/she should ensure that strategic objectives are met by supervising,motivating and support direct reports.

Critical Outputs:

Ensure effective management by

  • Performing or interpreting the outcomes of diagnostic imaging procedures including magnetic resonance imaging(MRI), computer tomographic (CT) imaging,fluoroscopic,mammography and ultrasound studies.
  • Develop or monitor procedures to ensure adequate quality control of images
  • Confer with medical professionals regarding image-based diagnoses
  • Document the performance, interpretation, or outcomes of all procedures performed

Ensure optimum operational efficiency by

  • Instructing radiologic staff in desired techniques,positions or projections
  • Prepare comprehensive interpretative reports of findings
  • Evaluate medical information to determines patient's risk factors,such as allergies to contrast agents,or to make decisions regarding the appropriateness of procedures
  • Participate in continuing education activities to maintain and develop expertise

Ensuring effective people management by

  • Communicating examination results or diagnostic information to referring physicians,patients and sometimes families
  • Provide counselling to radiologic patients to explain the procedures, processes, risks, benefits, or alternative procedures or studies available locally or else-where
  • Establish or enforce standards for protection of patients and personnel
  • Participate in quality improvement activities including discussions of areas where risk of error is high

Ensuring effective patient data processing by

  • Obtaining and recording patients, histories as provides by the referring clinicians, from previous imaging studies or patient interviews
  • Review, store or transmit images and information using picture archiving or other information storage facilities available

Ensuring effective governance by

  • Scheduling examinations and in collaboration with the control radiographer,assign and supervise personnel
  • Implement protocols in areas such as drugs,resuscitation, emergencies, power failures, and infection control
  • When teleradiology facility is installed, serve as an offsite teleradiologist for facilities that do not have on site radiologist
  • Ensuring full compliance to national medical regulations


  • Degree in Medicine and post graduate masters degree in Diagnostic Radiology
  • Two or more years experience in interpretation of MRI images and supervision of MRI examinations
  • Comprehensive knowledge of other radiological procedures including, but not limited to reporting CT scans, mammograms and plain radio-graphs, perform and interpret fluoroscopic and ultrasound studies
  • Understanding of the private healthcare industry, its challenges and role players would be an advantage
  • Must have a valid registration with Botswana Health Professionals Council (BHPC) or equivalent registration in the country where they are practicing
  • Must be of good conduct and a good team player


  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
  • Resilience
  • Engaging diversity
  • Verbal & written communication and presenation
  • Influencing
  • Drive & Energy
  • Excellence orientation
  • Ethical behaviour
  • Building relationships
  • Customer responsiveness
  • Organisational awareness
  • Leading my example (Key for Managers)
  • Motivating and developing people (Key for Managers)

Closing date and application instructions

Interested candidates who meet the requirements are invited to apply by emailing or forwarding comprehensive CVs and application letters to the:

Human Resource Manager

Private Bag BR130


Tel: +267 368 5605

or Email: Careers.Gaborone@lifehealthcare.co.za


Please consider your application as unsuccessful if you do not receive any feedback within 2 weeks from the closing date of this position advertised.




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  • Gaborone
Education level
  • Bachelors Degree
  • Medicine
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