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2015-2016 Program Mission Statement,Goals and Student Learning Objectives

Mission Statement:  United Hospital Center, Inc.(UHCSRT) offers a well-structured and comprehensive program in Radiologic Technology designed to prepare individuals for professional practice in this healthcare specialty. Through integrated didactic and clinical education UHCSRT students and graduates are equipped to enhance the health status of citizens within northcentral WV and this region.

Goal 1: Each student will demonstrate clinical competency.

a: Each junior student will effectively manipulate equipment during the simulation evaluation for upper extremity, part 2.
b: Each senior student will pass a multiple exam clinical competency on the first attempt.
c: Each Senior student will identify special situations and take appropriate actions regarding procedures, materials, equipment and exposure factors.

Goal 2: Each student will demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills.

a: Students will employ the requisite skills to skillfully manipulate the C-arm, as well as recognize and affect appropriate image display features during OR procedures.
b: Each junior student will comprehend the interrelationships of multiple exposure factors and correctly apply mathematical formulas.
c: Junior students will modify procedural requirements when imaging an extremity on a trauma patient.


Goal 3: Each student will exhibit effective oral and written communication.

a: Each senior student will effectively explain the UGI/SB procedure to patients including pertinent and accurate history taking and translation of information through image annotation in the pursuit of clinical competency for this exam.
b: Senior students will employ professional and appropriate oral communication skills during patient interactions.
c: Junior students will annotate pertinent and accurate information during simulation evaluations of headwork.


Goal 4: Students and graduates will understand the value of continued professional growth and development.

a: Junior and senior students will contrast the processes of accreditation, certification and licensure, differentiating the roles of various professional organizations in these processes.
b: Junior and senior students will exhibit punctuality and take steps to actively minimize disability expenditures.
c: Each senior student will demonstrate effective interviewing skills.


Goal 5: The Program will effectively deliver an educational experience that prepares individuals for professional certification and entry-level employment.

Program Performance

Class Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Students Enrolled 15 15 15 15 14 15
Students Completing 12 11 12 14 10 10
Percentage of Program Completion 80% 73% 80% 93% 71% 67%

 Number of First Time Examinees taking the ARRT certification exam

12 11 12 14 10 10
Number of First Time Examinees passing the ARRT certification exam on the First Attempt

12/12

100%

11/11

100%

12/12

100%

13/14

93%

10/10

100%

10/10

100%

 Number of Graduates Actively Seeking Employment

11/12

92%

11/11

100%

12/12

100%

12/14

86%

10/10

100%

10/10

100%

Number of Graduates finding Employment by 12 months post-graduation

11/11

100%

11/11

100%

12/12

100%

11/12

92%

10/10

100%

10/10

100%

Graduate Satisfaction @ 6 months post graduation 94% 97% 100% 100% 100% Data Pending
Employer Satisfaction @ 6 months post graduation 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% Data Pending
Graduate Satisfaction @ Exit Interview  N/A N/A  100% 100% 100% 100%


Five Year Program Performance (May 2011 - 2015)

 

Number of first time ARRT examinees taking the ARRT exam 57
Number of first time ARRT examinees passing the ARRT exam on first attempt 56
 Percentage of program graduates passing the ARRT exam 98%

 

 

Number of program graduates actively seeking employment 55
Number of graduates finding employment 54
Percentage of program graduates finding employment 98%

 


Program effectiveness data may be found at the website of the JRCERT at: (https://portal.jrcertaccreditation.org/summary/programannualreportlist.aspx)

General Information

United Hospital Center School of Radiologic Technology (UHCSRT) is a twenty-four month, certificate-granting program that prepares interested individuals for employment as a radiologic technologist. Students are scheduled for clinical and didactic assignments on five days each week including minimal weekend and evening shift assignments during the two-year training period.  As a component of radiologic technology training, students perform supervised clinical assignments at United Hospital Center and related outpatient facilities, as well as Fairmont Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph's Hospital in Buckhannon, and the VA Medical Center in Clarksburg.

Degree Requirement For A.R.R.T. Professional Certification

Individuals seeking employment in radiologic technology must pass a national credentialing exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (www.arrt.org).   To qualify for this credentialing exam, individuals must successfully complete UHC’s accredited radiologic technology training program and possess an Associate’s Degree or higher from an accredited college.  For individuals pursuing admission that do not yet have an Associate Degree or higher, United Hospital Center partnered with Pierpont Community and Technical College whereby college credit is earned for successful completion of the radiologic technology curriculum. Through completion of additional general education classes, an Associate of Applied Science Degree is awarded from PC&TC at graduation from UHC School of Radiologic Technology. (Credit toward achieving the degree may be available for college courses completed while in high school or for courses from other college/universities at the discretion of the PC&TC registrar.)

Admission Process

Radiologic technology classes at UHCSRT begin during the last full week of June each year, but selection of students is completed in early April. Applications and required transcripts must be submitted prior to February 1 of the year in which the student hopes to gain admission.

Student selection is a two-part process that begins with a review of student academic transcripts by United Hospital Center Radiologic Technology Faculty. An impartial scoring system is used to rank applicants on the basis of academic transcripts, and ACT or SAT test results. Recommended prerequisite courses include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy/Physiology, Computer Science and Algebra.  
 
Interviews are conducted in March for individuals whose scores place them in the top sixty of those completing applications.  Interviews are conducted at United Hospital Center by Radiologic Technology faculty.  A maximum of fifteen students are selected for admission and are notified by April 1 to begin training in late June. Some applicants are designated as alternates and are notified in the event that an applicant selected for admission is unable to attend.

Admission Criteria

  1. The applicant must have earned a High School diploma or a GED certificate.
  2. The applicant must submit the following documentation to the Program Director at UHC or the Office of Admissions at PC&TC: Completed UHC or PC&TC Application, High School Diploma including the first senior semester or GED Certificate, A.C.T. or S.A.T. test scores, Official transcripts of any post-secondary courses.
  3. The applicant must be able to fully participate in all clinical activities in such a way as to not pose a risk to the safety of the patient or clinical personnel. A medical physical exam may be required at the cost of the applicant.

Technical Standards for admission consideration include:

Mental Requirements

  • Must have the ability to perform concentrated and complex mental activity with frequent involvement in complex and highly technical situations.
  • Must have the ability to work successfully under highly stressful conditions, and must be capable of adapting to varying workloads and work assignments on a constant basis.
  • Must have the ability to make sound, independent judgments based on scientific principles, and also be able to collaborate with other multi-disciplinary team members in an appropriate fashion.
  • Must have the ability to comprehend and perform oral and written instructions and procedures.
  • Must have effective reading and comprehension skills.
  • Must have strong communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Must read and write legibly in English.

Physical Requirements

  • Must have the ability to frequently walk, stand, stoop, kneel, reach, push, pull, lift, grasp and feel throughout the work shift.
  • Must have the ability to lift, move, and position patients of all weights, with varying amounts of assistance in a fair manner on a regular and recurring basis.
  • Must hear within the normal range.
  • Must demonstrate visual acuity within normal range acceptable to possess a WV Drivers License.
  • Must have the ability to perform heavy work: exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Must have the ability to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation with sufficient use of all four limbs and be capable of maneuvering their body successfully enough to accomplish the task in a life-threatening situation.

Request An Application

Two methods for completing an application for admission include:

 Required ApplicationSource of Application
For applicants possessing an associate’s degree or higher that do not require federal financial aid UHC School of Radiologic Technology Application

Call 681.342.1871

or DOWNLOAD
For applicants that do NOT have a college degree and/or plan to apply for federal financial aid, grants or the WV PROMISE Scholarship PC&TC Application for Admission

Call
304-367-4892 or 800.641.5678 ext.2

Or DOWNLOAD


Additional program information and policies may be found at the Education link of the United Hospital Center website- www.uhcwv.org/education or by contacting the Program Director 681.342.1871 or trupor@uhcwv.org .

Please direct completed applications or inquiries to:

Education Coordinator
United Hospital Center Diagnostic Training Programs
327 Medical Park Drive
Bridgeport, WV 26330
681-342-1871


For a list of training programs and information about a career in Radiologic Technology, visit www.arrt.org or www.jrcert.org.

 

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