In celebrating World Radiography Day, the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (the Board has released new Professional capabilities for medical radiation practice (the professional capabilities).
The new professional capabilities recognise the various roles that a practitioner carries out including the professional, the partner in care, the communicator and collaborator, the educator, and the radiation safety expert.
The professional capabilities outline professional behaviours all medical radiation practitioners should demonstrate to ensure that the medical radiation practice workforce is ready for, and adaptable to, technological change while continuing to deliver safe contemporary practice.
They apply to all medical radiation practitioners working across all practice settings including research, education, management and other roles not involving direct clinical care.
The new professional capabilities build upon the previous version by:
The Board asks that practitioners:
When will they take effect?
The revised Professional capabilities for medical radiation practice come into effect from 1 March 2020.
They are being released now to allow the profession to become familiar with the new requirements before they take effect.
How you can help
We are seeking your help to share and promote the professional capabilities to practitioners and other stakeholders.
Resources for medical radiation practitioners
Several resources have been developed to help medical radiation practitioners and stakeholders understand the revised professional capabilities, including:
Updated web information that provides
Sharing this information
We encourage you to share this information through your website, online platform or in your publications.
To reach as many people as possible, we are also hoping to further raise awareness on social media. Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn and remember to use the hashtag #MRPBA201 and tag @AHPRA to be part of the conversation.
Chair, Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia
Web | www.medicalradiationpracticeboard.gov.au