Lifespan School of Medical Imaging
Radiologic Technologist Assistant Program
Contact the Radiologic Technologist Assistant Program
Contact us through email at LSMI@lifespan.org or by phone, by calling 401-606-8531.
The Radiologic Technologist Assistant Program will provide education on basic skills, competencies, and safety to prepare the students for positions in clinical departments in diagnostic imaging. A radiologic technologist assistant (TA) provides support to the radiologic technologist and imaging department.
To be eligible for the program you need:
- Proof of diploma or GED certificate
- Valid CPR card
- Background check and immunization
- Class capacity is 5 students.
- Application submission will be available for four weeks or before if capacity is reached.
- Selection will be made on a first come/first served basis.
- The first five students to submit a completed application, proof of diploma or GED certificate, and valid CPR card will be admitted to the program.
- Applications will not be held from year to year. Applicants must reapply each year to be eligible.
- Accepted students will be required to successfully pass a background check.
- Class dates: 2 days in early March
- Clinic practice: 5 weeks: Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a 45-minute lunch break.
- Uniform: Navy blue scrubs (top and bottom). Students are expected to purchase their own uniform.
Program Completion Requirements
- Successfully passing 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 and Information
- 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 when the applicant is hired for a technologist assistant position
Departments where radiologic technologist assistants are employed include:
- Computed Tomography
- Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound)
- Interventional Radiography
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Successful completion of MRI screening form is required.)