Drug Screen and Criminal Background History
The candidate must be willing to complete a criminal background check and drug screen if accepted for program entrance. Background checks and drug screenings must prove to be satisfactory or participation in clinical education coursework may not be possible. Background checks are typically
completed summer quarter during the program and may be required additionally throughout the program, depending on clinic site placement, all at the student’s expense.
Complete Disclosure of Academic Performance
By law, education records, which contain information directly related to a student and maintained by an educational agency or institution can be shared with other school officials who have legitimate educational interests. You will need to give written permission for a Complete Disclosure of Academic Performance to YVC prior to entry into the Radiologic Sciences Program.
Each student participating in the clinical education program is strongly encouraged to acquire comprehensive health and accident insurance that will provide continuous coverage during his or her tenure in the program. Students are responsible for their own health care costs, health insurance coverage, and their own health needs, including injuries that might occur in the clinical setting.
Students who are accepted to the Radiologic Sciences Program must supply official documentation of their immunization status prior to entering the second quarter of the Radiologic Sciences Program. Immunization status is coordinated through the YVC Radiologic Sciences Office. If a student’s immunization record is incomplete, the student may be required to obtain immunizations or proof of immunity at their own expense. If immunizations expire, or new requirements are added while a student is enrolled in the program, it is the student’s responsibility to provide the necessary documentation reflecting current immunization status.
If immunization status is not current, the student will not be allowed to participate in clinical courses.
Current Immunization requirements are as follows:
- Tetanus injection (TDAP) within the past 8 years.
- Measles, mumps, rubella injection (MMR)
- RT students are required to have 2 doses of MMR in a lifetime. In addition, MMR titers are required if it has been more than 8 years since the last vaccine. If titers for Measles (Rubeola), Mumps, and Rubella do not prove immunity, 1 MMR is required.
- Hepatitis B Vaccine (HEPB)
- Consists of a series of three injections; the second injection is given one month after the first injection and the third injection is given six months after the first.
- PPD Testing
- RT students are required to have a two-series PPD, 1 – 3 weeks apart unless they have had a PPD the two previous years. Subsequent to the 2 step PPD, single dose PPD’s are required annually. A positive PPD test must furnish the results of a negative chest x-ray.
- Hepatitis A Vaccine
- This is optional, however, it is highly recommended due to a large amount of Hepatitis A infections in Washington State. Single vaccine within the last 8 years or proof of two-lifetime doses.
- Students are to provide proof of Chicken Pox disease with a positive titer (blood test for proof of immunity) documentation, or Varicella vaccination (series of 2 vaccines
- H1N1 Influenza – required annually
- It will be the student’s responsibility to ensure compliance with these immunization requirements. Currently, some immunizations are being offered by the Allied Health Programs. Students may contact the Program Assistant at 509.574.4932 or 509.574.4931, for information regarding the availability of immunizations.
- Drug Screen and Criminal Background History: Satisfactory clearance required prior to clinical practicum and may be required additionally, depending on clinic site placement, all at the student’s expense.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Prior to entering the second (2nd)quarter all students are required to obtain CPR certification. The certification must cover One-person & Two-person Adult C.P.R. and Obstructed Airway Management, Child and Infant C.P.R., Obstructed Airway Management and AED for health care professionals.
Students will not be allowed to participate in clinical courses unless CPR certification and immunization information are current.
Students are responsible for their own transportation and for complying with parking regulations on campus and in the assigned clinical agencies. The Radiologic Sciences Department will attempt to schedule classroom and clinical sites as close to the main campus as possible. However, some distant sites within our college district may be utilized.
Disabled Student Services
The Radiologic Sciences Program, as part of YVC, is committed to the principle of equal opportunity. The program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status. When requested, and with appropriate documentation, the program will provide reasonable accommodation to otherwise qualified students with disabilities. Students who need adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, emergency medical condition, or need special arrangements in case a building must be evacuated, should notify the Program Coordinator and the instructor of their course. More information is available through Disabled Student Services at 509.574-4961.
Occupational hazards for the field of radiology may include but are not limited to exposure to infectious diseases such as AIDS or hepatitis, exposure to hazardous chemicals or substances, accidental injury, neuromuscular problems, exposure to bloodborne pathogens, exposure to radiation, and allergic reactions to latex, anesthetic agents, or other chemical agents. Students accepted into the radiologic sciences program are required to sign a “Hazards and Risks” acknowledge document. Questions may be directed to the Program Coordinator.