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1 Radiologic Technology Radiologic Technology uses five assessment tools to analyze the program. 1) ARRT national certification examination scores 1) ARRT national certification examination scores 2) Employer Surveys of our Graduates 2) Employer Surveys of our Graduates 3) Graduate Surveys of the Program 4) Students Course Evaluations 5) Student Clinical Performance Evaluations

2 GRADUATE SURVEY of 2010 Graduates Montana State University-Billings College of Technology Radiologic Technology The primary goal of radiologic technology programs is to prepare the graduate to function as an entry level radiologic technologist. This survey is designed to help the program faculty determine the strengths and areas for improvement in our program. All data will be kept confidential and will be used for program evaluation and assessment purposes only. BACKGROUND INFORMATION:Name: ________________________________________________________ Job Title: Current Salary (optional) Year graduated from program: _______ Length of employment at time of this evaluation _________months. Eligibility/Credential Status (check all that apply): ¨ National Registry ____ ¨ State license/certification _____ ¨ Other _______________________________ INSTRUCTIONS: Consider each item separately and rate each item independently of all others. Circle the rating that indicates the extent to which you agree with each statement. Please do not skip any rating. If you do not know about a particular area, please circle N/A. 5= Strongly Agree 4= Generally Agree 3= Neutral (acceptable) 2= Generally Disagree 1= Strongly Disagree N/A 1.Prepared me in general radiographic procedures. 5 (3)4 (1)321N/A 2.Prepared me in fluoroscopic procedures. 5 (2)4 (2)321N/A 3.Prepared me in OR radiographic procedures. 5 (1)4 (2)3 (1)21N/A 4.Prepared me in radiation protection procedures 5 (1)4 (3)321N/A 5.Helped me acquire the knowledge necessary to function in a health care setting as a radiologic technologist. 5 (3)4 (1)321N/A 6.Helped me acquire the general medical knowledge & patient care experience necessary to function in a healthcare setting. 5 (3)4 (1)321N/A 7.Prepared me to perform patient assessment. 5 (3)4 (1)321N/A 8. FT instructors presented quality lectures. 5 4 (4)321N/A 9. PT instructors presented quality lectures. 54 (4)321N/A 10. The clinical instructors provided quality instruction and training at the clinical sites. 5 (4)4321N/A 11. The staff technologists at the clinical sites provided quality instruction and training. 5 (1)4 (2)3 (1)21N 12. The instructional and clinical site equipment and facilities were of high quality. 54 (3)3 (1)21 N/A

3 13. The classroom/laboratory work helped prepared me to perform radiographic procedures at the clinical site? 54 (4)321N/A 14. Prepared to communicate effectively in healthcare setting. 5 (3)4 (1)321N/A 15. Prepared me for the ARRT certification examination. 5 (1)4 (3)321N/A 16.member of a state radiologic technology professional association ¨ YES __4__ ¨ NO ____ 17.I am a member of the American Society of Radiologic Technologist (ASRT). ¨ YES ___2_ ¨ NO __2__ Please rate and comment on the OVERALL quality of your preparation as a radiologic technologist 5 = Excellent 4 = Very Good (3) 3 = Good 2 = Fair1 = Poor Comments: The program prepared me for entering the field of radiology. I believe more clinical time would be a benefit of the program. Possibly cutting some of the Christmas break out or the random holidays that take away from clinical time. I feel we received a great education through this program. We learned a lot to prepare us for a career as a Rad Tech, although there is still much to learn even after graduation. I was very thankful to have this opportunity. I am eager and motivated to begin my career as a technologist. Based on your work experience, please identify two or three strengths of the program? Comments : Being able to rotate through different areas of the hospital was definitely helpful. The review class was also beneficial, but maybe could be introduced earlier in the course. liked how the program was understanding to students who had to work full time through school. I have never held a job in x-ray, but I can say that the education I received is helping me in furthering my education. There was a great balance between didactic time and clinical time. If students needed help, they had plenty of people to turn to. Great clinical sites. Clinical instructors were awesome. Jayme and Mary really helped me feel comfortable as an up and coming technologist. The flexibility of class times with Mick was nice. Based on your work experience, please make two or three suggestions to further strengthen the program? Comments: More time could be spent in other modalities. Critique class could be introduced earlier. More little quizzes in lecture classes – helps students retain info longer. I believe it would be beneficial to students to have more homework. I feel many didn’t get as much out of their education as they could’ve. If there was required reading assignments and occasional quizzes. With a fast-track educational program, a lot of learning must be done on your own. Smaller class size due to the current job market. Make physics more fun. Allow more surgery rotations in clinicals. Throughout the course of the program, OR surgery is the area where I felt the weakest upon graduation. Where there qualities or skills expected of you upon employment that were not included in the program? Comments: Knowledge of Cerner(order entry) and PACS – but that is going to be different no matter where you go. As a student, I felt it was hard to become efficient in the OR. Although I am not employed, I wouldn’t feel confident enough to accept a job that required me to rotate through the OR. Unable to answer fully as I have not yet worked as an RT in the field. I believe so, but have not begun my career as a technologist. Please provide comments and suggestions that would help to better prepare future graduates. Comments: Be active in clinicals!!! Be eager to learn. Take responsibility. Study saia for the boards – everything on the test you need to know can be found somewhere int hat book/online questions. Students may feel less burned out if they had clinicals every other days (such as M-W-F) + class every other day (Tues & Thurs). Three straight days in clinicals tends to become a little overwhelming. GRADUATE SURVEY of 2010 Graduates

4 Montana State University-Billings College of Technology Radiologic Technology The primary goal of radiologic technology programs is to prepare the graduate to function as an entry level radiologic technologist. This survey is designed to help the program faculty determine the strengths and areas for improvement in our program. All data will be kept confidential and will be used for program evaluation and assessment purposes only. BACKGROUND INFORMATION:Name: ________________________________________________________ Job Title: Current Salary (optional) Year graduated from program: _______ Length of employment at time of this evaluation _________months. Eligibility/Credential Status (check all that apply): ¨ National Registry ____ ¨ State license/certification _____ ¨ Other _______________________________ INSTRUCTIONS: Consider each item separately and rate each item independently of all others. Circle the rating that indicates the extent to which you agree with each statement. Please do not skip any rating. If you do not know about a particular area, please circle N/A. 5= Strongly Agree 4= Generally Agree 3= Neutral (acceptable) 2= Generally Disagree 1= Strongly Disagree N/A 1.Prepared me in general radiographic procedures N/A 2.Prepared me in fluoroscopic procedures N/A 3.Prepared me in OR radiographic procedures N/A 4.Prepared me in radiation protection procedures 54321N/A 5.Helped me acquire the knowledge necessary to function in a health care setting as a radiologic technologist N/A 6.Helped me acquire the general medical knowledge & patient care experience necessary to function in a healthcare setting N/A 7.Prepared me to perform patient assessment N/A 8. FT instructors presented quality lectures N/A 9. PT instructors presented quality lectures N/A

5 EMPLOYER SURVEY of 2010 Graduates Montana State University-Billings College of Technology Radiologic Technology The primary goal of radiologic technology programs is to prepare the graduate to function as an entry level radiologic technologist. This survey is designed to help the program faculty determine the strengths and areas for improvement for our program. All data will be kept confidential and will be used for program evaluation and assessment purposes only. We request that this survey be completed by the graduate’s immediate supervisor. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Name of Graduate: Length of employment at time of evaluation: months. Name change (if different from that above): ____________________________________________________ Eligibility/Credential Status (check all that apply): ¨ National Registry ______ ¨ State certified/licensed _____¨ Other ________________________________ N/A. INSTRUCTIONS: Consider each item separately and rate each item independently of all others. Circle the rating that indicates the extent to which you agree with each statement. Please do not skip any rating. If you do not know about a particular area, please circle N/A 5= Strongly Agree 4= Generally Agree 3= Neutral (acceptable) 2= Generally Disagree 1= Strongly Disagree N/A= Not Applicable 1. Efficiently performs radiographic procedures N/A 2. Skilled in the use a variety of radiographic equipment 54321N/A 3. Knowledge and use of radiation protection procedures 54321N/A 4. Produces high quality radiographic images 54321N/A 5. Demonstrates appropriate patient communication skills N/A 6. Has the general medical knowledge necessary to function in a healthcare setting N/A 7. Uses sound judgment while functioning in a healthcare setting 54321N/A 8. Conducts themselves in an ethical & professional manner 54321N/A 9. Functions effectively as a member of the healthcare team 54321N/A 10. Accepts supervision and works effectively with supervisory personnel N/A 11. Self-directed and responsible for his/her actions N/A 12. Arrives to work prepared and on time N/A 13. Contributes to a positive environment within the department N/A 14. Communicates and works well with peers 54321N/A

6 EMPLOYER SURVEY of 2010 Graduates EMPLOYER SURVEY of 2010 Graduates Montana State University-Billings College of Technology Radiologic Technology 15. Did this individual adjust to the equipment, routines, procedures and imaging system in a reasonable amount of time? □ Yes □ NoComments: ____________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ 16. Based on the job performance of this graduate, would you hire another graduate from this program? □ Yes □ NoComments: ____________________________________________________________________ OVERALL RATING: Please rate and comment on the OVERALL quality of this graduate: 5 = Excellent 4 = Very good 3 = Average 2 = Below average 1 = Would not re-hire Comments: _________________________________________________________________________________ What qualities or skills did you expect of the graduate upon employment that he/she did not possess? Please provide comments and suggestions that would help this program to better prepare future graduates. What are strengths of the graduate(s) of this program? __________________________________________ _________________________________ ____________________________ Rater Signature Title Date Is the above rater the graduate’s immediate supervisor? Check response:  YES  NO Thank You!Mick Ender, Director of Radiologic Technology MSU-Billings College of Technology (406) Central Avenue, Billings, Montana 59102

7 EMPLOYER SURVEY of 2008 Graduates Results Montana State University-Billings College of Technology Radiologic Technology The primary goal of radiologic technology programs is to prepare the graduate to function as an entry level radiologic technologist. This survey is designed to help the program faculty determine the strengths and areas for improvement for our program. All data will be kept confidential and will be used for program evaluation and assessment purposes only. We request that this survey be completed by the graduate’s immediate supervisor. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Name of Graduate: Length of employment at time of evaluation: months. Name change (if different from that above): ____________________________________________________ Eligibility/Credential Status (check all that apply): ¨ National Registry ______ ¨ State certified/licensed _____¨ Other ________________________________ N/A. INSTRUCTIONS: Consider each item separately and rate each item independently of all others. Circle the rating that indicates the extent to which you agree with each statement. Please do not skip any rating. If you do not know about a particular area, please circle N/A 5= Strongly Agree 4= Generally Agree 3= Neutral (acceptable) 2= Generally Disagree 1= Strongly Disagree N/A= Not Applicable 1. Efficiently performs radiographic procedures. 5 (3)4 (5)321 N/A (2) 2. Skilled in the use a variety of radiographic equipment 5 (4) 4 (4)321 N/A (2) 3. Knowledge and use of radiation protection procedures 5 (6)4321 N/A (4) 4. Produces high quality radiographic images 5 (3)4 (5)321 N/A (2) 5. Demonstrates appropriate patient communication skills. 5 (5)4 (5)321 N/A 6. Has the general medical knowledge necessary to function in a healthcare setting. 5 (6)4 (4)321 N/A 7. Uses sound judgment while functioning in a healthcare setting 5 (3)4 (7)321 N/A 8. Conducts themselves in an ethical & professional manner 5 (3)4 (7)321 N/A 9. Functions effectively as a member of the healthcare team 5 (5)4 (5)321 N/A 10. Accepts supervision and works effectively with supervisory personnel. 5 (7)4 (3)321 N/A 11. Self-directed and responsible for his/her actions. 5 (4)4 (6)321 N/A 12. Arrives to work prepared and on time. 5 (8)4 (1)3 (1)21 N/A 13. Contributes to a positive environment within the department. 5 (4)4 (5)3 (1)21 N/A 14. Communicates and works well with peers 5 (6)4 (4)3 21 N/A

8 EMPLOYER SURVEY of 2008 Graduates Results 15. Did this individual adjust to the equipment, routines, procedures and imaging system in a reasonable amount of time? □ Yes (10) □ No Comments: Good skills. ____ had an added responsibility in her role of being adaptable and learning new equipment and procedures since she is “loaned” out to other facilities.. ____ has done a great job in learning the MRI protocols and general knowledge. She has done a great job picking up on this modality. 16. Based on the job performance of this graduate, would you hire another graduate from this program? □ Yes (10) □ No Comments: Very knowledgeable. Very good tech I think this program has made great strides in producing well trained introductory radiographers. Very good tech OVERALL RATING: Please rate and comment on the OVERALL quality of this graduate: 5 = Excellent (2) 4 = Very good (8) 3 = Average 2 = Below average 1 = Would not re-hire Comments: Good tech. ______ has good skills and is an asset to department. _____ has met all expectations of her into this new modality. _____ has done well with her orientation and is able to function pretty well independently What qualities or skills did you expect of the graduate upon employment that he/she did not possess? Commnents: Met and exceeded expectations for every level MRI tech. Met and exceeded expectations for every level MRI tech. OR skills/experience. N/A – subspecialty modality. No opportunity to have these upon hire.. None. OR skills/experience Please provide comments and suggestions that would help this program to better prepare future graduates. Comments: Less buddy system – more independence. Being a clinical site, it would be good for the student to realize that the time they spend here is important not only for their education but it gives us a chance to evaluate them and decide if they would be a good hire. The students should be aware that their clinical sites are sizing them up while they are here to see if they would be a good hire for us. The students should be aware that the time they spend at a clinical site is used by the site as a year long interview. We are able to assess the student to know if they would be a good hire for us. They are pretty well prepared. This program is doing a great job preparing students to be entry radiographers. Less of the buddy system What are strengths of the graduate(s) of this program? Comments: Good basic training. Graduate has/have excellent work ethic. Good basic training. Graduate has/have excellent work ethic. Good skills, motivated, good team player. Very knowledgeable, can work independently, good skills. One of the better grads. One of the strengths that pertains to Billings Clinic is that we are one of the clinical sites so the graduates are already familiar with our equipment and procedures. One of the strengths that pertain to Billings Clinic is that as a clinical site for the COT, the students are familiar with our equipment and procedures and know they are interested in coming here as an RT. One of the strengths that pertains to Billings Clinic is that as one of the clinical sites for the COT students, the graduate already are familiar with our equipment and procedures and know if they are interested in coming here. Good RT base, which helps in the anatomical locations of scanning. They have good patient care skills and are willing to adapt to new surroundings. Very motivated, good skills, good employee, one of the better qualified. _______________________________________ _________________________________ ____________________________ Rater Signature Title Date Is the above rater the graduate’s immediate supervisor? Check response:  YES (10)  NO Thank You!Mick Ender, Director of Radiologic Technology MSU-Billings College of Technology (406) Central Avenue, Billings, Montana 59102

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10 Rad Tech Learning Objectives 1. Perform radiographic examinations with the knowledge and skill of an entry level radiologic technologist (Employer Surveys) 2. Assess the patient’s physical and mental status and formulate the appropriate x-ray technique and positioning requirements to produce 3. Manipulate x-ray equipment and computer equipment to produce diagnostic x-ray images 4. Implement radiation protection measures to insure the protection of the patient, co-workers, medical staff and the public 5. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with coworkers, medical staff, patients and patient families 6. Program graduates will demonstrate understanding of the basic theories of radiation physics, radiation protection, patient care and radiographic anatomy and procedures


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