The examination must have been reviewed in Lab and checked off by the instructor prior to attempting performance in the clinical setting.
In cases when the examination has been deferred from the previous semester, the examination must be completed by the end of the following semester to avoid reduction in grade.
II. The student attempt an examination as many times as is needed to become comfortable in performing the exam before requesting to perform the exam for competency.
III. The student must inform the R.T. Evaluator of his/her intent to challenge a proficiency evaluation prior to the exam.
IV. The Student must successfully complete the challenge:
A. Without assistance
When an obvious error that would invalidate the examination or would
or would endanger the patient is seen, the R.T. evaluator must intervene
and complete the examination. This condition would warrant a failure on
the evaluation, and the student would be advised to a reinforcement
practice period before attempting another challenge of that examination
B. With direct supervision
See A. above
Reference: glossary of terms, Standards (JRCERT)
C. Without any repeats
D. With 85% accuracy
E. In view of hospital/clinic policies, students will be allowed to assist rather
than perform certain radiographic procedures. These are indicated on the
V. Grading shall be completed by the R.T. evaluator.
Grading: Total number of points attainable = 32
29-32 = A
26-28 = B
25 & below = F (failure)
Mastery vs. Non-Mastery is the factor in the grading system of this evaluation tool. When a student challenges a proficiency evaluation, he/she should feel just that – proficient. A rating of 0 would indicate that an area of performance was unacceptable. In other words, the area had NOT been mastered. A rating of 2 would indicate an acceptable area, or mastery of that area.
In view of the nature of Radiologic Technology, its source, its patient contact, and its constant strive toward professional recognition, it is felt that student of the field should strive for complete mastery of its skills and knowledge.
VI. If one failure of a specific challenge is recorded, only one (1) return challenge will be permitted.
VII. Upon successful mastery of a specific radiographic examination, the student may then proceed to challenge the proficiency evaluations to complete the requirements for that specific semester.
VIII. Continued competency refers to continuously attaining competency over and
over again in the performance of procedures already challenged to continue to
improve the skills required that that procedure. Procedures will be duplicated
each semester throughout the program.
IX. The categories are specified below and listed are the exams included in each. The student should consult this list each semester and maintain their own record of those exams completed previously by using the enclosed checklist. The Clinical Coordinator will send out an updated Master list of proficiencies completed at least twice each semester for the student to review.
CATEGORIES FOR CLINICAL PROFICIENCIES UPPER EXTREMITYLOWER EXTREMITYPELVIS/SPINE Finger or thumb Toes Pelvis
X. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: with the exception of the first semester of the program (no proficiencies required), all students shall complete the minimum number of radiographic exams per semester. Students not achieving a minimum of exams will be given a grade determined by dividing the number of exams performed by the number of exams required. Required exams not completed by the end of the semester will be carried over to the next semester and added to the required exams for that semester. This will result in a reduction in Proficiency grade for that semester. All proficiencies must be completed by the end of the last semester in order to graduate from the program. Simulation of exams that are not often available may be allowed as necessary.
XI. For the proficiency list – see the proficiency charts which follows.