STANDARDS for an Accredited Educational Program in ...
The JRCERT Standards How They Affect Everyone Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists April 11, 2015 1 JRCERT Mission Statement The JRCERT promotes excellence in education and elevates quality and safety of patient care through the accreditation of educational programs in radiography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance, and medical dosimetry.
2 Board of Directors Debra J. Poelhuis, M.S., R.T.(R)(M) Chair Laura S. Aaron, Ph.D., R.T.(R)(M)(QM), FASRT 1st Vice Chair Stephanie Eatmon, Ed.D., R.T.(R)(T), FASRT 2nd Vice Chair Darcy Wolfman, M.D. Secretary/Treasurer 3
Board of Directors Laura Borghardt, M.S., CMD Susan R. Hatfield, Ph.D. Tricia Leggett, D.H.Ed., R.T.(R),(QM) Jason L. Scott, M.B.A., R.T.(R)(MR), CRA, FAHRA 4 Executive Staff Leslie F. Winter Jay Hicks Director CEO
Executive Associate Professional Staff Barbara Burnham Special Projects Coordinator Tom Brown Accreditation Specialist Traci Lang Accreditation Specialist Jacqueline Kralik Accreditation Specialist Brian Leonard Accreditation Specialist
Program Statistics (April 2015) Radiography 619 Radiation Therapy 76 Magnetic Resonance 8 Medical Dosimetry 18
Other 109 8 2014 Accreditation Awards 8 Year 59 5 Year 13 3 Year 6 2 Year 2 Probation 5
Involuntary Withdraw 3 9 JRCERT Activity Update New Information Technology Administrator Paul Luhn, B.A. Semi-Annual Newsletter The Pulse Learning Modules JRCERT Accreditation (Student Focused) Interim Report Modules
Outcomes Assessment Understanding of Program Effectiveness Data Key Points Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in: Radiography Radiation Therapy Magnetic Resonance Medical Dosimetry Program
Accountability and Transparency Sequence and Flow 11 Sequence and Flow STANDARD TWO STANDARD THREE STANDAR
D FOUR STANDAR D FIVE STANDARD SIX Resources Curriculum Health and and Safety Academic Practices
Assessme nt Institutional and Programmati c Data Administrativ e Structure Student Learning Sponsoring
Institution Learning Resources/ Services Program Effectivenes s Personnel STANDARD ONE Fiscal Support
Clinical Education Settings Integrity Analysis and Actions Program Sponsorship and Substantive Changes The STANDARDS Impact Everyone!
. . . Not just students and instructors Patients Staff Technologists Department Administrators 13 Standard One Integrity The program demonstrates integrity in the
following: o representations to communities of interest and the public, o pursuit of fair and equitable academic practices, and o treatment of, and respect for, students, faculty, and staff. Standard One - Integrity Objective 1.2: Equitable learning opportunities for ALL students
Examples: o If opportunity exists for females to observe or participate in breast imaging, then males must be afforded the same opportunity o If evening or weekend rotations are utilized, must be equitable for all students 15 Standard One Integrity Objective 1.3: Timely, appropriate, and educationally valid clinical experiences Clinical placement must be non-discriminatory in nature and solely determined by the program.
Radiography clinical staff to student ratio 1:1 Uncommon procedures Advanced imaging modalities are not included in the calculation of authorized clinical capacity (unless exclusively used for these rotations) 16 Objective 1.3 (2014 STANDARD) Students may not be assigned to clinical education settings during holidays that are observed by the sponsoring institution Programs may permit students to makeup time
during term or scheduled breaks. Programs must assure that its liability insurance covers students during these makeup assignments. 17 Standard One Integrity Objective 1.4: 10 hours/day and 40 hours/week Objective 1.6: Grievance procedure
Objective 1.7: Students made aware of JRCERT Standards and avenue to pursue allegations 18 Standard One Integrity Objective 1.9 Admissions, academic policies, tuition and fees, clinical obligations, criteria for transfer of credit, etc published to students and general
public: Clinical obligations drug screening, background checks, and associated fees, and travel to geographically-dispersed clinical education settings 19 Standard One Integrity Objective 1.11 Engages communities of interest Communities of interest - institutions, organizations, groups, and/or individuals interested in educational activities in
radiography 20 Standard Two Resources The program has sufficient resources to support the quality and effectiveness of the educational process. Standard Two Resources Learning Resources/Services Objective 2.7: Reviews and maintains learning resources
Objective 2.8: Provides access to information Personal Counseling Requesting Accommodations for Disabilities Financial Aid 22 Standard Three Curriculum & Academic Practices The programs curriculum and academic practices prepare students for professional
practice. Standard Three Curriculum & Academic Resources Objective 3.7: Provides timely and supportive academic, behavioral, and clinical advisement to students o Think about it - we are all teachers and role models! 24 Standard Three Curriculum & Academic
Resources Objective 3.8: Faculty and clinical staff responsibilities delineated Objective 3.9: Evaluates program faculty and clinical instructors o Evaluations must be shared in a timely manner with faculty and clinical instructors to assure continued professional improvement 25
Standard Four Health & Safety The programs policy and procedures promote the health, safety, and optimal use of radiation for students, patients, and the general public. Magnetic Resonance Standard Four - Health and Safety The programs policies and procedures promote the health and safety for students, patients, and the general public.
Objective 4.1: Makes available to students and the general public accurate information about potential workplace hazards associated with magnetic fields. 27 Magnetic Resonance Interpretation: Information regarding the potential dangers of implants or foreign bodies in students must be published and provided to students and the general public. Programs must establish a safety screening protocol for all
students that assures that students are appropriately screened for magnetic wave or radiofrequency hazards. Programs must describe how they prepare students for magnetic resonance safe practices and provide a copy of the screening protocol. Adopted by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology: 10/14 (effective 10/14) 28 Standard FourHealth & Safety
Objective 4.3: Employ proper radiation safety o Students must be instructed in the utilization of imaging equipment, accessories, optimal exposure factors, and proper patient positioning to minimize radiation exposure to: Patients Selves Others Radiography, Radiation Therapy, and Medical Dosimetry Standard Four - Health and Safety The programs policies and procedures
promote the health, safety, and optimal use of radiation for students, patients, and the general public. Objective 4.3: Assures that students employ proper radiation safety practices. 30 Radiography, Radiation Therapy, and Medical Dosimetry Interpretation: Programs must establish a safety
screening protocol for students having potential access to the magnetic resonance environment. This assures that students are appropriately screened for magnetic wave or radiofrequency hazards. Programs must describe how they prepare students for magnetic resonance safe practices and provide a copy of the screening protocol, if applicable. Adopted by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology: 10/14 (effective 10/14) 31 Standard FourHealth & Safety
Supervision and More Supervision! Objective 4.4: Direct supervision (Therapy and MR- Obj. 4.4) o Prior to student achieving competency Objective 4.5: Indirect supervision
(MR Obj. 4.4) o After student achieves competency o Immediately Available Objective 4.6: Direct supervision when repeating images Standard FourHealth & Safety Objective 4.7: Assures sponsoring institutions policies safeguard the health and safety of students. Policies must, at a
minimum, address: Emergency preparedness Harassment Communicable Disease Substance Abuse (TherapyObj. 4.5; MR Obj .4.6) 33 Standard FourHealth & Safety Objective 4.8: Assures students are orientated to clinical setting policies and procedures. Policies and procedures must,
at a minimum, address: Hazards (chemical, electrical, fire) Emergency preparedness Medical emergencies HIPAA Standard Precautions (Therapy-Obj. 4.6) MR Obj. 4.7) 34 Standard Five Assessment The program develops and implements a system of planning and evaluation of
student learning and program effectiveness outcomes in support of its mission. Standard Five Assessment Student Learning Objective 5.1: Develops an assessment plan in relation to:
clinical competence critical thinking professionalism communication skills 36 Standard Five Assessment Program Effectiveness Objective 5.2: Documents the following program effectiveness data
5-year average credentialing examination pass rate of not less than 75% at first attempt (2014: exams within 6 mos) 5-year average job placement rate of not less than 75% within six months of graduation (2014: actively seeking employment) Annual program completion rate (2014:150% of the stated program length)
Graduation satisfaction Employer satisfaction 37 Standard Six Institutional & Programmatic Data The program complies with JRCERT policies, procedures, and Standards to achieve and maintain specialized accreditation
Standard Six Institutional & Programmatic Data Sponsoring Institution Objective 6.1: Documents the continuing institutional accreditation of the sponsoring institution. 39 Standard Six Institutional & Programmatic Data
Personnel Objective 6.3: Documents that all faculty and staff possess academic and professional qualifications o Baccalaureate degree for full-time didactic faculty Effective - January 1, 2018 40 Standard Six Institutional & Programmatic Data Clinical Education Settings
Objective 6.5: Documents that clinical settings are in compliance with state and/ or federal radiation safety laws. 41 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850 Chicago, IL 60606-3182 (312) 704-5300 [email protected] www.jrcert.org THANK YOU . . . for supporting
programmatic accreditation in support of excellence in education and quality patient care!!!
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