Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Digital Radiography Competency

DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY COMPETENCY ASSESSMENT

Department: Imaging Services Position: Radiology Technologist I and II

Competency Statement: Demonstrates ability to produce quality images in Digital Radiography.

Performance Criteria: Produces diagnostic quality images

Criteria

Assessment Criteria

Date & Initial

1. Selects patient from worklist using one of the three methods.

A, B or C

2. Selects appropriate exposure factors for exam, patient age/size and clinical objective.

A, B or C

3. Collimates as much as possible for patient radiation protection and clinical objective.

A, B or C

4. Positions patient per exam criteria while being aware of the patient’s abilities to move/understand and respond to instructions.

A, B or C

5. Uses markers on the films

A or B

6. Understands how to view each image for diagnostic quality. For example, can identify if an image is underexposed or overexposed.

A, B or C

7. Demonstrates how to print the exam, using correct orientation and multiformat if necessary

A, B or C

8. Troubleshoots recurrent errors, knows process to contact service if necessary.

A, B or C

9. Demonstrates how to send exam, or individual images to PACS.

A, B or C

References:

1.) Department Policy & Procedure Manual SRMH and PVH

Assessment Options:

A = Actual Job Performance (Outcome Data)

B = Simulation

C = Oral Test

D = Written Test

Observer Initial Observer Signature

Based upon Imaging Director’s/Supervisors review of competency, along with observations and interaction with this employee and input from other staff members, this employee is (please check appropriate box below):

r 1. Competent to function within the current job description.

r 2. Competent to function within the current job description. Action plan follows.

r 3. Unable to function within current job description. Action plan follows.

Action Plan to Achieve

Review

Successfully Completed

Competency

Competency

Date

Yes

No

Comments

Employee Signature Date

Reviewer Signature Date

Retain original in department file

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