Revised professional capabilities webinar recording now available

18 Apr 2019

A recording of the webinar presentation about the revised professional capabilities for medical radiation practice is now available.

Hosted by the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (the Board), the webinar on 7 March was presented by Board Chair Mark Marcenko and attended by about 70 practitioners.

The Board’s consultation on revised professional capabilities for medical radiation practice closes at 12pm on Friday 26 April 2019. The webinar was for those interested in learning more about the proposed changes.

A recording of the webinar presentation, including the question and answer segment, is now available for you to watch. Please note that the file size is quite large and it may take a while to load.

You can also read a transcript of the webinar recording, or view the presentation slides without audio:

A FAQ on the revised professional capabilities will be published soon.

Consultation

The professional capabilities were first published in November 2013. The Board spent last year reviewing them before developing the draft revised professional capabilities which reflect changes in the scope and role of medical radiation practitioners.

Some of the changes include:

  • a revised structure
  • new capabilities for ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging
  • enhanced requirements for safe and effective practice in CT for all medical radiation practitioners
  • more complete descriptions for recognising and responding to deteriorating patients, and
  • the importance of conveying information when urgent or unexpected findings are identified.

The current professional capabilities describe the minimum level of professional capability required for general registration and independent practice as a diagnostic radiographer, a nuclear medicine technologist or a radiation therapist in Australia.

To read the consultation paper go to Consultations on the Board’s website.

Recording your CPD

Watching the webinar recording can count towards your continuing professional development (CPD) and meeting your obligations under the registration standard.

Keep a record of your CPD using the CPD logbook template found in the CPD guidelines. The logbook will take you through the information required for CPD evidence, including the reflection component.

For more information

  • Lodge an online enquiry form
  • For registration enquiries: 1300 419 495 (within Australia) +61 03 9275 9009 (overseas callers)
  • For media enquiries: (03) 8708 9200
 
 
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