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Nuclear Medicine Technology State of the Profession 2002 Mary Anne Owen, M.H.E., RT(N) President, Southeastern Chapter Society of Nuclear Medicine Technologist Section 2002 Housekeeping National Meeting in Los Angeles: June 15-19 http://www.snm.org/am/general_info_am02.cfm

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Nuclear Medicine TechnologyState of the Profession2002

Mary Anne Owen, M.H.E., RT(N)

President, Southeastern Chapter

Society of Nuclear Medicine

Technologist Section

2002


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Housekeeping

  • National Meeting in Los Angeles:

    • June 15-19

    • http://www.snm.org/am/general_info_am02.cfm

  • SE Chapter Meeting in Orlando

    • September 13-15

  • SE Chapter Webpage:

    • http://www.snm.org Chapters  Southeast


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My Agenda: From “UnClear” Medicine to Nu Clear Medicine

  • Workforce

  • Expansion and Recruitment for Educational Programs

  • Prepare for the Future


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“Challenges and Opportunities”

  • Clinical Environment and Scope of Practice

  • Where we stack up with $$$

  • Proposed Credentialing Considerations

  • Advocacy with Substance



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What Does this Mean?

Nowserving #78


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Workforce Trends and Needs:Short Term

American Hospital Association

April 2002

  • Of Hospitals Surveyed:

    • Nursing Shortage – 84%

    • Radiologic/Nuclear Imaging – 71%


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Workforce Stats for Alabama

RT (*) ?

  • Certified Respiratory Care Practitioners

  • Dentists

  • Dental Hygienists

  • Nurses

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Occupational Therapy Assistants

  • Optometrists

  • Pharmacists

  • Physical Therapists

  • Physical Therapist Assistants

  • Physicians

  • Psychologists

  • Physician Assistants

  • Social Workers

Nada


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Workforce Trends and Needs:Long Term

5 million jobs

To be filled by 2010


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Radiologic Programs:

  • Since 1999:

  • Radiography Programs

    up 12.3 %

  • Nuclear Medicine Programs

    up 29.1% 1252 in 2001

  • Radiation Therapy Programs

    up 22.3%


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US Salaries per Length of Service

1 year – 20 years

$39,629 - $48,343

$46,480 - $49,046

www.nmtcb.org news and pub


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Less than one year vs. one year

  • Current Position

  • $39,629 and $39,174

  • Current Institution

  • $46,480 and $43,607


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Salaries By State:

1 High: Alaska $57,710 n=2

50 Low: S.Dakota $37,666 n=11

20 Alabama $46,426 n=25



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C.A.R.E.

  • Consumer Assurance of Radiologic Excellence

    • ensure that patients undergoing all types of radiologic procedures have the same assurance of competency as those receiving mammograms under the provisions of the Mammography Quality Standards Act.


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SuggestedChanges in Educational Standards?

  • ASRT and SNM

    • Investigateand collect data surrounding B.S. as entry-level by 2010 – Professional Status

  • What happens to Certs and A.S. Degrees?

    • Grandfather?

    • Career Ladders based on competency and knowledge at each level?

    • Potential for “Radiology Extenders”?


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What to do? Advocacy with Substance

  • Stay in the Loop

  • Snag the people out of the Loop

  • Alert the people with the power

  • Help with recruitment

  • Use the data

  • Be a part of the process….


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Find the Numbers

  • http://www.nmtcb.org/ News and publications

  • https://www.asrt.org/asrt.htm  ASRT foundation

  • http://www.aha.org/workforce/index.asp  AHA

  • http://www.snm.org/about/new_chapters_1.html  snm workforce survey

  • http://www.issrt.org/download/SampleLetter.pdf  C.A.R.E. sample letter




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