Getting involved

RCT Assessors required

We currently have vacancies for RCT Assessors on the RCT panel. If you are registered on the RCT are looking for a new challenge, this is an interesting and varied role to add to your CV and could also count towards your CPD. Please see below for further details.

If you would like to submit an application, please visit the ‘Get Involved’ page on the IPEM website when you are logged into your account, where you will find the role description and generic application form.

RCT Assessor Role Description:

To assess the applications from potential RCT registrants and determine their suitability for registration.

For primary route applicants this will involve ensuring they hold the relevant qualifications.

For equivalence applications this will involve assessing a portfolio report to determine whether they meet the criteria and have the relevant experience to be registered. In order to do this you must be working as a registered technologist with sufficient experience to assess an application.

Full training for how to assess applicants will be provided beforehand. This will involve one training session and your appointment will commence upon the completion of your training session.

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for the role you must be registered as a Clinical Technologist with the RCT and be working as a registered Clinical Technologist in one of the current RCT scopes of practice.

You must be able to critically review a portfolio of evidence and determine that all criteria has been met.

The RCT covers seven Scopes of Practice as below and we currently have an acceptable number assessors in Medical Engineering and Nuclear Medicine; however we would particularly welcome applications from potential assessors in the remaining five scopes:

Medical Engineering

Nuclear Medicine

Radiation Physics

Radiation Engineering

Radiotherapy Physics

Rehabilitation Engineering

Renal Technology

If you are not able to access the IPEM website and would like to request an application form, please email Marie Goodall

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Lay Member required

We currently have a vacancy for a lay member to sit on the RCT panel.

The RCT Management Panel is responsible for the management of the PSA accredited Register of Clinical Technologists (RCT), which aims to protect the public by regulating the clinical technologist profession. Its full functions are set out in its Terms of Reference. The Panel meets three times each year in York.

Membership of the Management Panel comprises the Registrar; Assistant Registrar; two elected registrants; two lay members; and two representatives from each of the three collaborating professional bodies: the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), the Association of Renal Technologists (ART) and the Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management (IHEEM).

Lay members are appointed to provide a wider perspective on healthcare and public protection and would not be part of the technologist profession. The lay members attend Panel meetings and contribute to all aspects of the Panel’s work. The positions are unremunerated but travel expenses will be paid in line with IPEM’s policy.

Topics discussed at meetings typically include education and training for clinical technologists; policies and procedures relating to registrants’ training, admission to the Register, continuing professional development and other professional activities; and communication with registrants. A separate Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) handles disciplinary cases and procedures and no member of the RCT Management Panel may sit on the PCC, as the Management Panel is the Panel of appeal for registrants who have been subject to disciplinary proceedings.

A full induction pack will be provided to new lay members chosen for this role and new lay members will be allocated an experienced member of the Panel who will act as an advisor and mentor for additional support.

If you have an interest in healthcare and the role of healthcare professionals; are committed to improving the quality of public services; and are keen to work alongside professionals to develop the technologist profession this voluntary role may be for you.

If you would like to submit an application, please visit the ‘Get Involved’ page on the IPEM website when you are logged into your account, where you will find the role description and generic application form. For those without an IPEM account, please download the job description here.

If you are not able to access the IPEM website and would like to request an application form, please email Marie Goodall

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