Professional Roles and
Behaviors for the R.T.
RTEC 123
Health Care Team
• Hospitals are much
like a small city.
– Housekeeping/EVS
– Dietary
– Security
– Nurses
– Engineering
– ...
Patient Care….
that is why we are here
• The well-being
of patient
requires the
cooperative
efforts of
MANY team
members.
Imaging Department
• Radiology or Diagnostic Imaging
– Radiologist
– Technologists
– Radiology Assistants/Transporters
– F...
Career Paths in Radiology
• Technologist’s:
• Primary Certifications
• Radiography
• Nuclear Medicine Technology
• Radiati...
Career Paths in Radiology
• Mammography
• Computed
Tomography
• Magnetic Resonance
Imaging
• Quality Management
• Sonograp...
Communication
• Dependent on the ability of ALL team
members to relay information
systematically, preventing essential det...
Radiography as a Profession
• A profession is not only a field of study but
also the application of specialized
knowledge ...
Radiography as a Profession
• A profession is expected to advance and
to continually review and challenge the
basis of kno...
Professional Organizations
• ASRT – American Society of Radiological
Technologists.
– The oldest and largest national prof...
ASRT
• The only nationally recognized
professional society representing all
radiologic technologists in the U.S.
• Serves ...
Homework Assignment
• From asrt.org
–Download application for membership
–Be able to answer what is the CHAMP
Bill & CARE ...
CSRT
• California Society of Radiologic
Technologists
• www.csrt.org
– Hosting conference this November. In
conjunction wi...
Homework Assignment
• From csrt.org
–Download application for membership
–Be able to answer what is S 2322 &
H.R. 1426
– R...
ECC Radiologic Technology Program
Mission Statement
• The mission of the Radiologic Technology
Program is to prepare well ...
Goal # 4
• Instill in the student appreciation for the
concept of life long learning and continued
education along with th...
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Professional Roles and Behaviors for the R.T.

  1. 1. Professional Roles and Behaviors for the R.T. RTEC 123
  2. 2. Health Care Team • Hospitals are much like a small city. – Housekeeping/EVS – Dietary – Security – Nurses – Engineering – Chaplain – Counseling services – Administration – Doctors – Laboratory – Radiology/Diagnostic Imaging • All working TOGETHER to do WHAT?
  3. 3. Patient Care…. that is why we are here • The well-being of patient requires the cooperative efforts of MANY team members.
  4. 4. Imaging Department • Radiology or Diagnostic Imaging – Radiologist – Technologists – Radiology Assistants/Transporters – Film Library Staff – Reception Staff – Managers/Department Leaders – PACS Manager
  5. 5. Career Paths in Radiology • Technologist’s: • Primary Certifications • Radiography • Nuclear Medicine Technology • Radiation Therapy • Sonography • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  6. 6. Career Paths in Radiology • Mammography • Computed Tomography • Magnetic Resonance Imaging • Quality Management • Sonography • Bone Densitometry • Vascular Sonography • Cardiac-Interventional Radiography • Vascular- Interventional Radiography • Breast Sonography • Registered Radiologist Assistant
  7. 7. Communication • Dependent on the ability of ALL team members to relay information systematically, preventing essential details from being overlooked. • One of the biggest challenges in health care today!
  8. 8. Radiography as a Profession • A profession is not only a field of study but also the application of specialized knowledge to benefit others. A profession is organized to govern itself – to effectively set standards of professional behavior, education, and qualification to practice, and to enforce those standards within its ranks.
  9. 9. Radiography as a Profession • A profession is expected to advance and to continually review and challenge the basis of knowledge on which it functions. • Life long learning through continuing education. Licensure requirement
  10. 10. Professional Organizations • ASRT – American Society of Radiological Technologists. – The oldest and largest national professional association for technologists in Radiologic sciences. 1920. – Developed Radiologic science curriculum for all modalities. Sets the instructional standards across the nation.
  11. 11. ASRT • The only nationally recognized professional society representing all radiologic technologists in the U.S. • Serves its membership in many ways, including significant contribution to education, professional advancement, legislation, and public relations. Opporuntities for CE’s at a low cost….
  12. 12. Homework Assignment • From asrt.org –Download application for membership –Be able to answer what is the CHAMP Bill & CARE Bill • ASRT Disappointed in Language of CHAMP Bill • Extra credit opportunity in RT 106 for joining ASRT…..
  13. 13. CSRT • California Society of Radiologic Technologists • www.csrt.org – Hosting conference this November. In conjunction with Rad Tech Week. Second week of November. – Why early November? – Good opportunity for CE’s. Keep this in mind for your professional future.
  14. 14. Homework Assignment • From csrt.org –Download application for membership –Be able to answer what is S 2322 & H.R. 1426 – Read more about the RadCARE bill & CARE bill – Extra credit opportunity in RT 106 for joining CSRT…..
  15. 15. ECC Radiologic Technology Program Mission Statement • The mission of the Radiologic Technology Program is to prepare well qualified imaging practitioners who are committed to professional growth and life long learning, while supporting the highest standards of ethics, patient care, and technical practice.
  16. 16. Goal # 4 • Instill in the student appreciation for the concept of life long learning and continued education along with the value of participation in professional organizations.

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