School of Radiologic Technology

School of Radiologic Technology Program



CHI St. Vincent is a faith-based, not-for-profit, full service health care organization, founded in 1888 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. Today, CHI St. Vincent proudly serves the total health needs of individuals from throughout Arkansas and the mid-South as a member of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious Catholic health systems.

CHI ST. VINCENT HEALTH SYSTEM

Offers a 24-month program in Radiologic Technology, combining didactic instruction with practical experience, which provides a sound foundation on which to build a career. Student radiographers are educated in the art and science of using radiation to provide images of tissues, organs, bones and blood vessels of the human body.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Radiologic Technologist or Radiographer is a vital part of the Radiology Department and the health care team. Responsibilities include patient care, operating radiographic equipment, performing radiologic procedures and assisting the radiologist. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply for admission to the certification exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Upon passing the registry examination, the graduate is certified as a Registered Technologist, Radiographer R.T. (R) ARRT and is eligible to apply for active membership in the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.

ACCREDITATION
CHI St. Vincent Health System School of Radiologic Technology is accredited by the Joint Review Committee for Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), which is recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) as an accrediting agency.

JRCERT
20 N. Wacker Drive
Suite 2850
Chicago, Il 60606-2901
312-704-5300
mail@jrcert.org
www.jrcert.org


CURRICULUM

In addition to didactic courses, the student receives approximately 1,600 hours of clinical education experience during the 24-month program.

MISSION STATEMENT
The program strives to produce radiographers that are competent in clinical practice and have the confidence to practice the profession in any entry-level radiography clinical setting.

Goal with SLO (Click here for a detailed breakout of the goals)

Goal # 1: The program will produce graduates that are clinically competent and able to adapt to unique clinical situations in all entry level clinical procedures
Student Learning Outcomes:
1. The student will be able to properly position all required competencies.
2. The student will be able to formulate correct exposure techniques.
3. The student will be able to accurately evaluate radiographic images compensatory to the clinical competency level.


Goal #2: The program will produce graduates that demonstrate critical thinking addressing cognitive complex issues using processes of problem and resources identification, prioritizing alternative and recognizing conditionality, subsequently choosing a response.
Student Learning Outcomes:
1. Using cognitive reasoning skills, 1st year students will be able to identify problems, relevant information, and explore interpretations to
modify procedures in order to produce diagnostic images.
2. Using transition and mastery cognitive reasoning skills, second year students will be able to develop alternatives, integrate, monitor, refine strategies, and communicate conclusions, in order to produce diagnostic images when standard imaging methods are not possible. 3. The students, first and second year, will demonstrate critical thinking skill patterns that identify problems, organize information, prioritize factors, resulting in an option that provides reasonable concrete and theoretical modifications and outcomes.


Goal #3: Produce graduates that demonstrate a desire to seek further professional growth, display a professional image and attitude.
Student Learning Outcomes:
1.Students will be encouraged to be an active members of the State Society of Radiologic Technologist and/or the ASRT
2. Students will participate in a state or national professional organization activities.
3. Students will display affective skills of sensitivity, caring, pride in schoolwork & profession, ethical practice, emotional maturity which constitutes a positive and professional attitude


Goal #4: The program will educate students to be effective communicators.
Student Learning Outcomes:
1. The student/graduate can communicate to obtain an accurate
patient history and effectively communicate with the patient before, during, and after the exam.
2. The student/graduate can communicate with peers and other
healthcare professionals in a group or as a team member.

Goal #5: Provide the community and CHI St. Vincent Health System with qualified radiographers –Program Effectiveness
1. Employers will indicate that they are satisfied that the graduates they hire are qualified for the entry level position.
2. Graduates will show satisfaction with the quality and quantity of their clinical education and indicate that they were prepared to meet the needs of the community.
3. Graduates will pass the ARRT certification examination test on the first try.
4. Program completion- rate completed within 3 years (150%)
5. Job Placement-prior to 2014 within 6 months

Enter the Expanding World of RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY

Radiologic Technology is a rewarding paramedical specialty, using x-ray and other
imaging modalities for diagnosis and treatment of disease and injury. Advances in medicine and constant expansions in hospital and health services are
creating increasing demand for the services of the well qualified Radiologic Technologist. As a result, qualified radiographers are generally well-placed in the job market after graduation.
The importance of the Radiologic Technologist’s contribution to medicine and the increasing demand for services, establish the technologist in an employment situation affording vocational security and a salary which compares with other paramedical group.

CHI St. Vincent Health System provides services without regard to race, color, sex, religion, handicap, age or national origin.

STUDENT RECEIVES

  • 10 weeks vacation - total
  • Six holidays annually
  • 10 personal days off during the 2 year program
  • Discount on food purchased in the hospital cafeteria

HOURS
School hours during the first and second year are 40 hours per week, didactic hours included. Clinical hours vary depending on clinical assignment, including an occasional evening rotation (10 AM to 6 PM).

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

1.Applications are accepted between November 1 and March 1 of each year for the class that begins the last week of June. Applications received before November 1 or after March 1 will not be processed.

2.Applicants are required to have OFFICIAL transcripts submitted by all colleges or other schools attended. COPIES OF TRANSCRIPTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. APPLICATIONS, AND ALL TRANSCRIPTS, MUST BE RECEIVED BY March 1.

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Mail to:
Program Director
School of Radiologic Technology
CHI st. Vincent Infirmary
Two St. Vincent Circle
Little Rock, AR 72205-5499

Personal interviews will also be conducted by members of the Admissions Committee. You can contact our office at 501-552-2989 for additional information or to request an application.

STUDENT EXPENSES

  • Non-refundable Application fee of $50.00
  • Entrance Fee - $200.00
  • Tuition Fee - $12,000 (4 installments over a 2 year period) (not including affiliate cost)
  • Students are responsible for purchasing school uniforms and books

APPLICATION QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must document a cumulative college grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher for all colleges attended.

The CHI St. Vincent Health System offers two degree tracks, an associate in applied science thru PTC and a bachelor of science thru UCA.

Individuals applying for the fall of 2013 and there-after must, upon entry into the program, either hold an associates degree or be pursuing an associates or bachelor's degree through a program affiliate, UCA or PTC.Rad Tech

Applicants seeking college credit for courses in Radiologic Technology taught by CHI St. Vincent Health System must complete the required pre-professional course work at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway (UCA) or Pulaski Technical College (PTC) in North Little Rock. Failure to complete the required hours BEFORE entering the professional curriculum at CHI St. Vincent will result in the student being ineligible to receive a Bachelor of Science Degree from UCA or an Associate of Applied Science degree from PTC.


All questions concerning eligibility for college credit will be directed to:

University of Central Arkansas (UCA)
Radiography Advisor - Deedra Smith, Cindy Shelton
Doyne Health Science Center, Rm 317
Conway, AR 72035-5003
Phone: 501-450.3194
www.UCA.edu

Pulaski Technical College (PTC)
Radiography Advisor - Ben Peacock
3000 West Scenic Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72118
Phone: 501-812-2200
www.PulaskiTech.edu

If you are an individual with a degree and are looking for a career change, the CHI St. Vincent School of Radiologic Technology may be for you.

Individuals, who have an associate’s degree or higher, are eligible, to apply to the Radiologic Technology Program as independent students. The existing degree will not need to be focused in the sciences; arts, English, general education degrees are acceptable. Independent students can complete the 24month program and upon completion are eligible for the ARRT certification in Radiography. Independent students are not eligible for financial aid; however, quarterly payment plans are available. If the independent student should wish to accumulate college credit hours while enrolled in our program; they would need to register as a PTC student. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the school at 552-2989.

EEOC

Catholic Health Initiatives and its facilities are Equal Opportunity Employers. We respect the dignity, diversity and religious expression of every employee. We also recognize the value of diversity and strive to employ a workforce that is as diverse as the communities and people we serve.

Coverage/Eligibility:

This policy applies to all employees and applicants for employment including hiring evaluation, promotion, training, transfer, compensation, benefits, demotion, displacement, separation and re-employment.

Our organization:

  • Complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws relating to employment as a matter of policy and practice. Our policy has been to hire and promote individuals solely on the basis of merit and their ability to perform, and to comply in this respect with all applicable laws. The organization will not discriminate in any employment practice on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status
  • Designated an EEO officer responsible for compliance with federal, state and local laws, including the monitoring, auditing and reporting of EEO practices.

Employment Responsibilities:

Become familiar with these EEO guidelines, support EEO and diversity programs and report alleged policy violations to their managers of human resources.

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS
CHI St. Vincent School of Radiologic Technology has established technical standards that must be met by students at this institution. They include the following:

1. Read and apply information to perform daily radiologic procedures.

2. Communicate verbally with patients, physicians and other individuals in related departments.

3. Push mobile x-ray equipment throughout the hospital.

4. Move immobile patients from stretchers to radiographic tables and push and manipulate wheelchairs from waiting rooms to x-ray rooms.

5. Reach all standard radiographic equipment used in daily routine procedures.

6. Understand and apply clinical information from physicians and other health related professionals.

After students are selected, enrollment in the program is contingent upon passing a drug screening provided by the School of Radiologic Technology. The screening is provided at no cost to the student through the hospital Employee Health Service. Failure to pass the drug screening will result in withdrawal of the offer of a position in the program.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The School of Radiologic Technology is approved for training of eligible veterans, by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

Information concerning dress code, standards of conduct and performance, disciplinary policies and procedures and standards of an Accredited Education Program for the Radiographer is printed in the Student Policy Handbook, available upon request, and available on this page.

Policies & Academic Information
Assessment Plan
Program Effectiveness Data

Financial aid is not provided by CHI St. Vincent School of Radiology but by the college affiliate.

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Contact Information

Interested parties may obtain additional information by contacting the school office:

501-552-2989

School of Radiologic Technology
CHI St. Vincent Infirmary
#2 St. Vincent Circle
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205

For more information on Radiologic Sciences, please go to the following:

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
American Society of Radiologic Technologists
Bureau of Labor Statistics
http://arsrt.org
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

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