Radiology Physician Extenders Survey
The Society of Radiology Physician Extenders is asking for your input on your current employment, duties, and your views on the RPE profession. Please take this quick 5-10 minute survey to tell us about your employment and/or challenges of employment during your time as an RPE.
18th Annual SRPE Educational Conference
APRIL 5-9th, 2017
Harrah's Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Breaking Down Barriers Through Education, Communication, and Excellence
The conference is open to all allied health professionals and offers 25+ ASRT approved A & A+ CE credits with seminars on radiologic procedures, radiation safety, patient care, pathologies, ethics, etc. related to medical imaging.
Attendees will enjoy dynamic speakers, the SRPE social, open forum, latest trends from industry’s top vendors, networking with other professionals, and all Las Vegas has to offer.
You may register for the conference at the "early bird" rate until Saturday, March 18th, 2017.
3475 Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Please note that attendees may make reservations in the block at group rate until Saturday, March 4th, 2017. After that time, the group rate will be offered based on hotel availability only. Please follow this link to make your reservations.
If you prefer to phone in your reservations pleasecall the Reservation Center at 1-888-458-8471 to secure a reservation on the group rate. Use this reservation code, SHSRP7, when calling. (Please be aware there is an additional charge for booking through the reservation center)
ACLS and CBRPA Recertification Information
ACLS recertification will be Saturday April 8th, 2017. To register, add ACLS to your cart.
Registration for the CBRPA recertification seminar on Sunday April 9th, 2017, must be made through the CBRPA website. http://cbrpa.org/recertification/
ARRT Seeks Comments on Proposed Changes for R.R.A. Documents
The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) is looking for help from Registered Radiologist Assistants (R.R.A.s) and educators in R.R.A. programs. As an interested party, you are encouraged to review the proposed changes to the Examination Content Specifications and Summary of Clinical Experience and Competence Assessments.
Our goal is to produce comprehensive, accurate and fair documents that cover the knowledge and cognitive skills required of R.R.A.s. ARRT’s examinations are job-related. That is, we only include topics if knowledge of those topics relates directly to a clinical activity typically required in one’s job.
ARRT’s R.R.A. Job Analysis and CQR Advisory Committee (composed of subject matter experts from throughout the nation) began working on these documents in March 2016 and will complete its work on them later this year. After that, ARRT’s Board of Trustees will review the proposed changes. The revised Examination Content Specifications and Summary of Clinical Experience and Competence Assessments have an implementation date of July 1, 2018.
ARRT to Open RPA to R.R.A. Pathway
For a limited time, ARRT will offer Radiology Practitioner Assistants (RPAs) a modified eligibility pathway to earn Registered Radiology Assistant (R.R.A.) credentials. This pathway will open in the near future and will be available through December 31, 2020.
RPA to R.R.A. Requirements
To earn R.R.A. credentials using the temporary RPA eligibility pathway, you must meet the following requirements by December 31, 2020:
- Be certified as an RPA by the Certification Board for Radiology Practitioner Assistants or have graduated from a Radiology Practitioner Assistant educational program that is based in an educational institution accredited by an ARRT-approved mechanism
- Be certified and registered with ARRT in Radiography
- Have at least one year of acceptable clinical experience in radiography, which must be completed after you’ve earned your ARRT credential in Radiography (Clinical experience may be earned concurrent to a radiologist assistant educational program, but cannot be satisfied by the program)
- Have a baccalaureate degree or graduate degree from an institution accredited by an ARRT-approved mechanism
- Meet ARRT’s ethic’s requirements
- Pass ARRT’s R.R.A. examination
The ARRT Rules and Regulations state that candidates must establish eligibility within five years after completing an educational program (for those completing a program prior to 2013) or within three years after completing an educational program (for those completing a program after 2012). However, we will waive this requirement for those using the temporary RPA eligibility pathway.