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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 technology state of the profession 2002

Nuclear Medicine TechnologyState of the Profession2002

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

President, Southeastern Chapter

Society of Nuclear Medicine

Technologist Section

2002

housekeeping
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
my agenda from unclear medicine to nu clear medicine
My Agenda: From “UnClear” Medicine to Nu Clear Medicine
  • Workforce
  • Expansion and Recruitment for Educational Programs
  • Prepare for the Future
challenges and opportunities
“Challenges and Opportunities”
  • Clinical Environment and Scope of Practice
  • Where we stack up with $$$
  • Proposed Credentialing Considerations
  • Advocacy with Substance
what does this mean
What Does this Mean?

Nowserving #78

workforce trends and needs short term
Workforce Trends and Needs:Short Term

American Hospital Association

April 2002

  • Of Hospitals Surveyed:
    • Nursing Shortage – 84%
    • Radiologic/Nuclear Imaging – 71%
workforce stats for alabama
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

workforce trends and needs long term
Workforce Trends and Needs:Long Term

5 million jobs

To be filled by 2010

radiologic programs
Radiologic Programs:
  • Since 1999:
  • Radiography Programs

up 12.3 %

  • Nuclear Medicine Programs

up 29.1% 1252 in 2001

  • Radiation Therapy Programs

up 22.3%

us salaries per length of service
US Salaries per Length of Service

1 year – 20 years

$39,629 - $48,343

$46,480 - $49,046

www.nmtcb.org news and pub

less than one year vs one year
Less than one year vs. one year
  • Current Position
  • $39,629 and $39,174
  • Current Institution
  • $46,480 and $43,607
salaries by state
Salaries By State:

1 High: Alaska $57,710 n=2

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

20 Alabama $46,426 n=25

c a r e
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.
suggested changes in educational standards
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”?
what to do advocacy with substance
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….
find the numbers
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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