New videos on professional capabilities for medical radiation practitioners

24 Jun 2020

The Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (the Board) has published new videos to support practitioners and stakeholders to understand the revised Professional capabilities for medical radiation practice.

The professional capabilities came into effect earlier in the year and ensure that the medical radiation practice workforce is ready for, and adaptable to, technological change while continuing to deliver safe contemporary practice.

Two videos have been released as part of a series, one on the topic of ‘See Something, Say Something’ and one on responding to deteriorating patients. More videos are to come soon.

The videos will be shared on social media through a social media campaign and supplement a range of resources developed to help Australia’s 18,216 medical radiation practitioners understand what the professional capabilities mean and how they can apply them to their practice.

The resources include fact sheets for education providers and clinical supervisors, frequently asked questions and a policy to help practitioners to communicate safely if urgent or unexpected findings are identified.

Board Chair Mr Mark Marcenko said the Board was excited to release the videos as fun way to share the message of the importance of the professional capabilities and encourage practitioners to familiarise themselves with the capabilities so they can deliver the best care to their patients.

‘Good practice obliges practitioners to be aware of changes in practice, to stay current with contemporary models of care, and to reflect on and modify practice as appropriate,’ he said.

‘Practitioners can achieve this by meeting their professional capabilities, which puts patients at the centre of care by ensuring safe care and acknowledging the need to enhance their cultural competence and cultural safety,’ he added.

The Board developed the revised capabilities after an extensive review and consultations with practitioners, employers, professional associations, education providers and health consumer organisations.

Recognising that public safety is at the core of our work, the Board will carry out a review of the Professional capabilities for medical radiation practice to consider if there are any unintended consequences that have arisen 12 months after they come into effect.

As part of the review the Board will consult with stakeholders including patient safety bodies and healthcare consumer bodies.

To find out more about the professional capabilities go to the Board’s website.

Page reviewed 24/06/2020