The Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (National Board) has released a professional capabilities statement for medical radiation practice.
This statement identifies the minimum knowledge, skills and professional attributes necessary for safe, independent practice in diagnostic radiography, nuclear medicine technology and radiation therapy.
In order to be granted general registration by the National Board, a medical radiation practitioner must be able to prove they demonstrate these capabilities.
The requirements of the professional capabilities apply to all practitioners, including those who:
The capabilities have been grouped into domains which identify elements of practice. The domains for the professional capabilities for medical radiation practice are:
The National Board expects medical radiation practitioners to demonstrate elements from a number of domains during all procedures or treatments. This recognises that competent professional practice requires an ability to draw on and integrate the breadth of capabilities to support overall performance.
Further information about how to apply these capabilities will be provided in a separate document, as part of the suite of tools to support professional learning and development.