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General Rules of Conduct

General Rules of Conduct

The University and Clinical Education Centers expect RADSC students to adhere to the regulations stated in the POLICIES AND RULES FOR STUDENTS and RAD RULES (Policy and Procedure Manual) . Certain actions may cause immediate dismissal from the program. They are:

  1. Negligence, disorderly conduct, or inconsiderate treatment of patient, visitor, or hospital personnel.

  2. Falsifying any records, reports or information regarding patients, or hospital operations.

  3. Divulging confidential information regarding patients, hospital operations or program issues.

  4. Violation of program privacy policy.

  5. Interfering with the work performance of another student or employee, threatening , intimidating or coercing another employee or student.

  6. Theft, misappropriation, unauthorized possession or use of property belonging to the hospital, or to any patient, visitor, fellow student or staff member.

  7. Willful / careless destruction, mishandling or defacing of hospital equipment or property.

  8. Unsatisfactory performance or failure to perform duties within the scope of assignment as stated in RAD Rules (Policy and Procedure Manual). Outlined in this manual are the clinical objectives for each area of assignment. Failure to perform these objectives is detrimental to the purpose of clinical education and may result in failure of meeting course objectives.

  9. Use or possession of intoxicating beverages on the hospital premises, or reporting to class or clinical areas under the influence of such beverages.

  10. Illegal use or possession of narcotics or drugs.

  11. Unauthorized possession or use of a dangerous weapon on hospital property.

  12. Gambling or possession of gambling devices on hospital property.

  13. Willful or repeated violation of hospital safety, fire, disaster and security regulations.

  14. Unauthorized selling or soliciting on hospital property.

  15. Repeated absenteeism or tardiness. The Clinical Education Component is designed to prepare the student to function in a graduate technologist staff position. Throughout the seven semesters the student gains skills and assumes increasing responsibilities. Repeated absenteeism and tardiness on the part of staff radiographers diminishes the quality of patient care and departmental efficiency. Student adherence to scheduled clinical hours is a method of structuring dependable and prompt work habits which are GENERAL RULES OF CONDUCT necessary in the "real world". Excessive absenteeism may result in a student's inability to successfully complete required objectives for the semester.

  16. Leaving the building unless on lunch break, traveling to/from lab or authorized by clinical coordinator, clinical facilitator, clinical instructor, radiology manager, supervising technologist or program director.

  17. Soliciting or accepting tips, gifts or gratuities from patients, relatives, or visitors.

  18. Sleeping while in the clinical setting.

  19. Insubordination. Throughout the clinical period students are supervised by the following: staff technologists, radiologists, clinical coordinator, clinical facilitator, clinical instructor, program director. Failure to complete an assigned task or refusal to do the task is viewed as defiant and disobedient. Neither one of these actions is tolerable in the health care field where the well being of the patient always comes first.

  20. Failure to demonstrate genuine interest in the patient's well-being. Part of the clinical education experience centers on patient evaluation and staff response. Patients entering the Radiology Department have some apprehension, uncertainty, and fear. They are also concerned about their modesty. Preserving the patient's well-being is a task incumbent to any allied health vocation.

Revised 10/18/2004