Performance Standards - RATE
During your academic experience, you'll be exposed to a very hands-on and interactive learning environment that is both supportive and challenging. Your education also includes clinical experience at varying facilities which will involve direct patient contact and involvement with community professionals. Student should consider this responsibility both an opportunity and a requirement.
Students are expected to follow the code of student behavior set by the College and to conduct themselves in a professional, ethical, and responsible manner with other students, faculty, administrators, all program and College facilities, community professionals and clients, equipment, and supplies.
Performance Standards for Successful Completion of the Radiologic Technology Program:
These Performance Standards should be used to assist each applicant and student to determine if they are otherwise qualified to be a Radiologic Technologist. It is the policy of MCC-Penn Valley to provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. If you need an accommodation due to a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Access Resource Coordinator at 816.604.4089 or visit the disability services department. Two to six week advance notice is required for some accommodations.
|ABILITY||STANDARD||SOME EXAMPLES OF
|Mobility/Dexterity||Ability sufficient to assist patients to move from room to room and surface to surface, move over varied terrain, and provide safe and effective patient care in a timely fashion.||
|Motor Skills||Fine and gross motor abilities sufficient to provide safe and effective patient care in a timely fashion.||
|Hearing||Auditory ability sufficient to monitor and assess health needs of patients for safe patient care.||
|Visual||Visual ability sufficient for observation and assessment necessary in the operation of equipment and for safe patient care.||
|Critical Thinking||Critical thinking sufficient for safe, clinical judgment.||
|Interpersonal Skill||Interpersonal abilities sufficient to interact with patients, families, groups, team members from a variety of social, emotional, cultural, and intellectual backgrounds||
|Communication||Communication abilities sufficient for interaction with others orally and in writing.||
Requirements for students in the radiologic technology program:
- Pass the EDL background check
- Pass the Family care and safety background check
- Criminal Background Check (CBC): Clinical sites require that only students with an
acceptable consumer report, as it relates to criminal background, be allowed to participate
in clinical rotations. Therefore, prior to commencing the clinical portion of your
program, MCC will have Validity Screening Solutions, a credit reporting agency, conduct
a criminal background check. You are responsible for completing the required application
information with the credit reporting agency and paying the cost. Criminal background
checks are normally conducted once during the program; however, some clinical sites
may require a more current report.
MCC shall not use the results of a background check as criteria for admission to any program or course. However, you should know that you will not be able to obtain a license to practice or be allowed to participate in clinical should you have an unacceptable background as defined by state law regarding health care providers. An unacceptable background includes a felony and/or class "A" misdemeanor conviction
- Pass a pre-clinical physical examination
- Annual TB test
- Hepatitis B vaccination series or sign a waiver
- Evidence of MMR, varicella and tetanus vaccinations
- Students may be required to submit to a drug screen for clinical sites.
- Purchase Liability Insurance through the college every semester
- Maintain CPR certification (CPR for the health professional or professional rescuer)
- Receive a "C" grade or better in all coursework