Summer Radiologic Technologist Assistant Program
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The Radiologic Technologist Assistant 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)