Technical and Professional Standards for Medical Radiography
A student entering the Radiography Program at Tulsa Community College should be aware of the following performance requirements necessary to fulfill the job requirements of a medical radiographer (X-ray technologist).
Must be a graduate of an educational program in radiography which has been accredited by a mechanism acceptable to the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist. Tulsa Community College is accredited by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, plus specific programmatic accreditation by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
Radiography graduates of Tulsa Community College will be expected to exhibit cognitive, technical and interpersonal skills, and demonstrate the following competencies as adopted by the Tulsa Community College Radiography Advisory Committee.
The graduate will be able to:
- Exhibit a proficiency in routine office and filing procedures of a radiology department in order to maintain proper patient records and patient confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA regulations.
- Operate automatic developing equipment and digital imaging equipment, process radiographs, and maintain quality control of automatic processing and digital imaging equipment.
- Demonstrate a professional personal appearance and the radiology department and demonstrate an ethical relationship with all personnel.
- Select and operate the proper equipment and accessories to provide the patient with the best possible radiographic examination.
- Scientifically select the proper technical factors to produce the highest quality radiographs with the lowest possible radiation exposure to the patient.
- Transport and position patients for all routine radiographic procedures, including: portables, surgery and selected special procedures; all while maintaining the highest standard of radiation protection for the patient and the technologist.
- Assist the physician in administering contrast media and other common medications used in radiography.
- Assist in medical emergency situations as necessary.
- Practice proper sterile techniques and isolation procedures to prevent contamination and promote disease control for the patients and all other personnel.
- Perform in all areas of the radiology department with full responsibility in the performance of all routine and selected special procedures.
- Assist in the instruction and evaluation of future radiographers.
- Be responsible for other duties as delegated by their supervisor or physicians.
- Demonstrate a basic knowledge of advanced imaging modalities.
- Demonstrate college-level reading and writing skills.
- Understand and be able to apply knowledge of the history of the U.S.
- Understand and be able to apply knowledge of the study of American Federal Government.
- Apply psychological principles to human relation problems with special emphasis on group dynamics, interpersonal communications and decision making.
- Demonstrate general knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the human body and how it relates to radiography.
- Possess an understanding and proper usage of "Standard Precautions" in dealing with blood borne pathogens.