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The attendance policies in compliance with the school must be fulfilled.
Each instructor establishes expectations for the students and arranges test and quiz schedules.
Students must maintain a 75 average in all courses in order to remain in the program.
This has been created to help resolve all student's complaints, misunderstandings, and grievances. The following is considered proper procedure should the subject object to reprimand.
The purpose of this policy is to ensure radiation-monitoring practices conform to appropriate state and local regulations.
1) Students must wear a radiation monitoring, Radiation Monitor Device, at all times - both in classroom and clinical.
2) Students will be issued a Radiation Monitor Device at the beginning of each month by the Clinical Coordinator.
*No student will be permitted to participate in radiographic examinations without the dosimeter on his/her person.
*Students must always keep track of their dosimeter.
*Students should keep their dosimeter in a safe place where it cannot be damaged for any reason.
*Should a student misplace or lose their dosimeter, they are issued a spare dosimeter immediately to continue their radiation monitoring for the remainder of that time period.
3) The Clinical Coordinator will collect all the used Radiation Monitor Devices, at the same time.
4) Peconic Bay School of Radiologic Technology will provide a Radiation Monitor for all affiliates.
5) The monitors will be sent out for reading.
6) The Clinical Coordinator will access the readings electronically via the Landauer website. Those readings are forwarded to the Program Director for transfer to the Radiation Monitor Tracking Sheet.
7) The Program Director will then review and transfer the data to the Radiation Monitor Tracking Sheet.
8) Should a student’s monitor show a reading beyond the Occupational Dose Limits**, the student will be notified by the Program Director utilizing the ALARA Notification Letter (NYS/NYC levels) document consistent with Northwell policy. If necessary, the Program Director/Hospital Physicist will in-service the student on proper radiation protection procedures.
To ensure the annual deep dose limit of 50 mSv (5,000 mREM) is not exceeded, the ALARA action dose/threshold dose is established:
|AREA||Bade Report Terminology||ALARA I
(per calendar quarter)
(per calendar quarter)
|Annual Dose Limit|
(including head/trunk, active blood forming organs and gonads)
Deep Dose Equivalent
|Lens of the Eye||LDE
Eye/Lens Dose Equivalent
|Skin of Whole Body||SDE
Shallow Dose Equivalent
Shallow Dose Equivalent
(Specific to Extremity Monitor i.e. finger)
***NOT USED BY STUDENTS***
9) The student will initial their monthly reading on the Radiation Monitor Tracking Sheet.
10) Copies of monitor reading reports from Peconic Bay Medical Center/Northwell will be forwarded to each facility: John T. Mather Hospital/Northwell, South Shore University Hospital/Northwell, Huntington Hospital/Northwell, North Fork Radiology-Northwell Imaging, Northwell Imaging offices in Smithtown and Greenlawn and Long Island Community Hospital/NYU Langone. (This statement will be adapted as the program/school adds clinical sites.) (The student will consent to the release of the information as needed.)
11) All Radiation Monitor Tracking Sheets and any additional dosimetry information will be kept on file at Peconic Bay School of Radiologic Technology.
12) The hospital physicist will review readings on all Radiation Monitor Devices prior to the quarterly Radiation Safety Meeting.
13) The student will be made aware of these policies at Orientation and then at each counseling session attended with Program Director/Clinical Coordinator.
Student Radiologic Technologists must at all times use proper Radiation Protection measures required by New York State Sanitary Code and the National Council on Radiation Protection.
Disclosure of a pregnancy by a Student Radiologic Technologist is VOLUNTARY.
If the student chooses to disclose her pregnancy, the following procedure is to be followed:
3. The student can choose to withdraw their written declaration of pregnancy IN WRITING from their school portfolio.
4. THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR WILL PLACE ALL DOCUMENTS/PLANS/RADIATION DOSE MONITORING REPORTS IN THE STUDENT’S PERMANENT FOLDER.
The program chooses candidates for admissions on the basis of ability and qualifications without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status, in compliance with federal, state, and municipal laws and requires that the applicant meet qualifications as set forth by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.
In accordance with Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the program strives to make reasonable adjustments in its policies, practices, services and facilities to ensure equal opportunity for qualified persons with disabilities to participate in the program and activities.