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Developments in Training and Regulation for the Clinical Technologist Profession November 2007 Jim Methven VRCT Registrar. The Future Healthcare Science Workforce. “Requires: Team working Flexible working Streamlined working Modern education and training New and flexible careers”
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Modern education and training
New and flexible careers”
Professor Sue Hill
Department of Health,Chief Scientific Officer
To IPEM Annual Scientific Meeting September 2007
The shape of the future Healthcare Science workforce?
Corrective activity / Specialised Roles / Management activity
PPM activity ? Stop / Go device support?
Skilled Staff – Enhanced Roles?
Creating opportunities for different staff groups
Equipment libraries, simple PPM, community equipment support, swapping out faulty units – technical and people skills
Technological nurses, clinical engineers, clinical technologists – clinical skills
Nurses, therapists, engineers – good teaching and communication skills
Engineers, scientists, economists – able to challenge clinical staff
Engineers, managers, professionals – commercial & people skills, able to work across organisations and into primary care
Embracing change and working in new ways, including:
Medical Engineering Technologist
Radiation Engineering Technologist
Measuring irradiance inside a UV treatment cabin for skin disease
Making Quality Assurance measurements on a diagnostic X-ray machine
Radiotherapy Physics Technologist
Production and administering of radiopharmaceuticals, performing imaging and non-imaging tests
Rehabilitation Engineering Technologist
IPEM Clinical Technologists Education and Training Prospectus October 2001
The Green Book – out of date and not compatible with Scope of Practice published by VRCT
The Green Book is currently being reviewed
To be published on the IPEM website as an e-document, it will be kept up to date as and when the Scope of Practice changes
Continuing Professional Development
Grand Parenting Route:
Completion of a formal training scheme + Degree or equivalent + 3 years
No approved training scheme + Degree or equivalent + 4 years
Completion of an approved training scheme
Modernising Scientific Careers
A common framework for training & developing Healthcare Scientists seeking to establish:
What Can You Do?
When the profession is regulated by the Health Professions Council we will have established:
The BSc Honours Degree or Postgraduate/Graduate Diploma in Clinical Technology
Thanks are due to: