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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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    1. Nuclear Medicine TechnologyState of the Profession2002 Mary Anne Owen, M.H.E., RT(N) President, Southeastern Chapter Society of Nuclear Medicine Technologist Section 2002

    2. 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

    3. My Agenda: From “UnClear” Medicine to Nu Clear Medicine • Workforce • Expansion and Recruitment for Educational Programs • Prepare for the Future

    4. “Challenges and Opportunities” • Clinical Environment and Scope of Practice • Where we stack up with $$$ • Proposed Credentialing Considerations • Advocacy with Substance

    5. Changes in Healthcare Delivery

    6. What Does this Mean? Nowserving #78

    7. Workforce Trends and Needs:Short Term American Hospital Association April 2002 • Of Hospitals Surveyed: • Nursing Shortage – 84% • Radiologic/Nuclear Imaging – 71%

    8. 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

    9. Workforce Trends and Needs:Long Term 5 million jobs To be filled by 2010

    10. Radiologic Programs: • Since 1999: • Radiography Programs up 12.3 % • Nuclear Medicine Programs up 29.1% 1252 in 2001 • Radiation Therapy Programs up 22.3%

    11. US Salaries per Length of Service 1 year – 20 years $39,629 - $48,343 $46,480 - $49,046 www.nmtcb.org news and pub

    12. Less than one year vs. one year • Current Position • $39,629 and $39,174 • Current Institution • $46,480 and $43,607

    13. Salaries By State: 1 High: Alaska $57,710 n=2 50 Low: S.Dakota $37,666 n=11 20 Alabama $46,426 n=25

    14. Salary Survey: SE 1.

    15. 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.

    16. 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”?

    17. 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….

    18. 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

    19. The Future

    20. So we can get back to basics