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J Educ Eval Health Prof. 2017; 14: 9.
Published online May 11, 2017.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3352/jeehp.2017.14.9
The job competency of radiological technologists in Korea based on specialists opinion and questionnaire survey
Chang-Seon Lim1  , Yang-Sub Lee2  , Yong-Dae Lee3  , Hyun-Soo Kim4  , Gye-Hwan Jin5  , Seong-Youl Choi6  , Yera Hur7 
1Department of Radiological Science, College of Medical Sciences, Konyang University, Korea
2Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Asan Medical Center, Korea
3Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Sanggye Paik Hospital, Inje University, Korea
4Department of Radiological Science, Shingu College, Korea
5Department of Radiological Science, Nambu University, Korea
6Department of Occupational Therapy, Kwangju Women's University, Korea
7Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine, Konyang University, Korea
Correspondence  Yera Hur ,Tel: +82.42.600.6416, Email: shua@konyang.ac.kr
Submitted: March 21, 2017  Accepted after revision: May 11, 2017
Abstract
Purpose:
Although there are over 40,000 licensed radiological technologists (RTs) in Korea, job competency standards have yet to be defined. This study aims to clarify the job competency of Korean RTs.
Method:
A task force team of 11 professional RTs were recruited in order to analyze the job competency of domestic and international RTs. A draft for the job competency of Korean RTs was prepared. A survey was then conducted sampling RTs and the attitudes of their competencies were recorded from May 21 to July 30, 2016.
Results:
It identified five modules professionalism, patient management, health and safety, operation of equipment, and procedure management and 131 detailed job competencies for RTs in Korea. “Health and safety” had the highest average score and “professionalism” had the lowest average score for both job performance and importance. The content validity ratio (CVR) for the 131 sub-competencies were mostly valid.
Conclusion:
The establishment of standard guidelines for RT job competency for multidisciplinary healthcare at medical institutions may be possible based on the results. Above results will help educators of RT training institutions to clarify their training and education.
Keywords: Licensure; Professionalism; Republic of Korea; Safety; Radiological technology
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