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Summer Radiologic Technologist Assistant Program
The Summer Radiologic Technologist Assistant Program (SRTA) operates as part of the Lifespan Summer Youth Employment Program. The SRTA program provides education on basic skills, competencies, and safety to prepare students for positions in clinical departments in diagnostic imaging. A radiologic technologist assistant (TA) provides support to the radiologic technologist and imaging department.
- Proof of diploma or GED certificate (preferably individuals of ages 17 to 21)
- Interest in pursuing a career in health care, especially radiology
- Valid CPR card
- Background check and immunization
- Class dates: 2 days in late June
- Clinic practice: 8 weeks, Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a 45-minute lunch break
Program Completion Requirements
- Students must successfully pass all clinical practicums.
- Attendance is mandatory. Any missed clinical time will need to be made up before certificate is awarded.
- A certificate will be awarded to those candidates successfully completed the program.
Job responsibilities will include:
- Assisting technologist and/or radiologist during imaging procedure
- Transporting patients
- Identifying and assisting patients before and during imaging procedure
- Answering questions
- Preparing imaging room and equipment including supplies for imaging procedure
- Observing safety rules
- Working with various hospital information systems
- Ordering and stocking supplies
- Each department may have additional tasks that may be unique to that department. These additional tasks/responsibilities will include an on-the-job training program once hired for a technologist assistant position.
Departments where Employed
Radiologic technologist assistants are employed in many hospital departments. These may include:
- Computed Tomography
- Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound)
- Interventional Radiography
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Successful completion of MRI Screening form is required)
Lifespan also offers the Seacole Scholars Program for high school students who have their certified nursing assistant (CNA) license.