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Radiologist

Aliases: Radiologist Doc

Industry/Sector(s): Healthcare


JOB DESCRIPTION 1
The tasks a Radiologist is expected to perform include:
  • Diagnosing diseases and disorders of human system by studying X-ray pictures of affected parts
  • Providing treatment such as therapeutic radiation for the diseased part of the body
  • Checking patients for nature of complaint, and accordingly providing radiation treatment
  • Deciding on the type of X-ray pictures to be taken with respect to the diseased or affected part of body, such as ulcers, fractures, lung diseases, etc.
  • Keeping abreast with latest research, development techniques in the fields of imaging, etc.
  • Administering certain drugs, to the patients, orally or by injections to render particular organ of the body opaque to X-rays
  • Taking X-ray picture or directing the X-ray technician to take the X-ray picture of the affected part
  • Studying developed X-ray film in viewing box and assessing nature, location and magnitude of disease or injury
  • Advising on the type of therapeutic treatment to be given
  • Instructing X-ray machine operators about the required intensity on affected part of the body for specified period
  • Injecting the radium needle as needed
  • Treating ailments such as cancer, tumour, blood diseases, skin diseases, cardiorespiratory system, etc.
  • Operating image intensifier for study of movements of certain parts of body like heart, lungs, etc.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 1
  • It is not a desk job
  • Need to handle a team of nurses and other medical staff
  • Local travelling is not a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are available
  • Work from home option is not available

 

Working hours

  • Hospitals/clinics usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from hospital to hospital

  • Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

No

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 4

Minimum – MBBS

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Skilled in studying X-rays and fluoroscopic screen
  • Knowledge of all possible allergies to drugs in radiation treatment
  • Knowledge of injection like barium-meal, barium iodine,  etc.
  • Detailed knowledge of X-ray and other therapeutic machine such as deep X-ray, cobalt, gama rays, etc.
  • Knowledge of Ministry of Health (MoH) policies and general system of health management
  • Knowledge of all the potential side effects associated with a particular drug so as to inform the patient accordingly
  • Skilled in using medical equipment and instruments

 

DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 4
Not applicable 

 

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 5

Government and private medical colleges and universities across India

SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 
http://www.aiims.edu/aiims/academic/aiims-syllabus/Syllabus%20-%20MBBS.pdf

 

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 1

Intern → Junior Radiologist → Radiologist → Senior Radiologist → Head of the Department → Medical Director/Superintendent

 

 

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: Yes

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EXPECTED EARNINGS 4
For freshers - ₹ 66,000 to ₹ 91,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
 

 

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 4
Preferably minimum experience of 1 to 3 years in relevant field

 

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 

  • Hospitals

  • Clinics

  • Government primary healthcare centres

KEYWORDS 

Radiologist

OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20152212.0600Radiologist
ISCO 20082212 Special Medical Practioners
NIC 200886201Medical practice activities
QP ReferenceNANA
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