Continuing Competency Program Optional Tools

Click to view the following PDF documents:

 

  • Self-Assessment Form – is a fillable form of the CLXT Self-Assessment, including general instructions. Note: when clicking "more" for a link to that particular item in the Competency Guide, you MUST right click and open in a new tab. Otherwise when you come back to the fillable form your bullets will not be saved.

 

  • Self-Assessment Form (non-fillable) – this is a simple version of the CLXT Self-Assessment, including the instructions. Easily downloaded and printed.

 

  • PeerVue Document - for those that have no access to PeerVue or Tableau - please use this document for proof of completion. This is a review of imaging cases that are not your own; for learning purposes only, and is in no way a performance assessment tool. It allows technologists the ability to learn from image critique for review in positioning, technical factors, markers etc.

 

Special Project Review

To start the review process, complete Special Project Review Application. We will receive a system generated email notification when you complete the form.

Once we receive your application, we will review the information provided and determine if your project is eligible for special project credit and if so, the allowable credit allotment.

We strive to provide you with an answer within 4-6 weeks; processing times vary based on information received and the complexity of the project.

When approved, you will receive an email notification and the activity will be added to your Learning Plan with the approved credit allotment.

You are required to complete the following in your assigned activity:

  1. Update activity in your 2019/20 learning plan with band/standard outlined in your application form.
  2. Under your Learning Goal- update from “TBA” to your desired goal.
  3. Plan Implemented- remains “Planned”
  4. Estimated Date of Completion- update from April 1, 2019, to the desired date of completion.
  5. Click “Save” at the bottom of the activity. 

 

Director's Digest August 2018

What’s in a name, or in this case a Title?

All regulated health professionals have protected titles.  They are listed in the Health Profession Act and usually look something like this:

Use of titles, etc.

2  A regulated member of the Alberta College of Combined Laboratory  and  X-ray Technologists may, as authorized by the regulations, use any of the following titles, abbreviations and initials: 

  (a)       combined laboratory x-ray technician; 

  (a.1)   combined laboratory x-ray technologist; 

  (b)       CLXT. 

 

In the last several months, issues of inappropriate usage of title (CLXT’s misusing other professional titles) have come to light.

 

Here are some common questions/comments received when title issues arise:

 

  • What happens when someone else uses a CLXT title or a CLXT uses a different title? 
  • Is it really that big of deal?
  • Does anyone care that I called myself a “lab tech” or “x-ray tech”?
  • “Lab Tech” and “X-ray Tech” are not protected titles, so it really should not matter.
  • It’s hard to explain what a CLXT is.

 

First and foremost, there is a risk to patient safety and public protection when you misidentify yourself (with either name, profession or both), as it does not tell the patient/public who is accountable for their care. Patients and the public recognize health professional titles because they indicate a level of competence and fitness to practice.

 

While the CLX profession is made up of laboratory and DI competencies and CLXT’s work in a lab and/or in x-ray, “lab tech” and “x-ray tech” are common names for two separate and distinct professions. Section 128 (1) of the HPA states:

No person or group of persons shall represent or imply that the person is a regulated member or that the group of persons consists of regulated members unless the person is a regulated member, or the group of persons consists of regulated members.

Using the term “lab tech” or “x-ray tech” implies that you are a member of either of those professions and by extension a registrant of their College. The Act then goes on to say:

A person commits an offence if they use a title protected by the College if they are not registrants of the College at the time of using the title, the HPA further provides that a person who contravenes section 128 is guilty of an offence and liable under s129 as follows:

(a) for a first offence, to a fine of not more than $2000,

(b) for a 2nd offence, to a fine of not more than $4000, and

(c) for a 3rd and every subsequent offence, to a fine of not more than $6000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than 6 months or to both fine and imprisonment.

Not only can you be held to account professionally, you may also be fined a significant amount of money.

Finally, it is a privilege to hold a protected title. CLX technology can be called a niche profession; small numbers and not well exposed.  If a patient doesn’t understand what a CLXT is, take the time to explain (while you are collecting blood or wheeling a patient down from the ER) what the profession entails and the benefit CLXT’s serve to the public.

 

The title CLXT is one that a registrant should actively promote and celebrate.

Advanced Practice

An ACCLXT Registrant wishing to carry out activities that exceed entry to practice requirements must have the necessary competence to perform the processes/procedures safely and effectively. Competence is achieved by completing additional programming/training as approved by the College.

Upon successful completion of an approved program, a CLXT Registrant must apply to the College to receive an advanced authorization (Specialization) applied to their practice permit. Registrants that hold an advanced authorization on their practice permit will be required to verify maintenance of competence upon renewal each year.

 

Current Advanced Authorizations:

Bone Densitometry

Medication Preparation

IV Certification (supervised)

 

Approved Advanced Practice Courses - click here to view approved courses.

Application Process - click here to view the process to apply for an Authorization.

 

 

Temporary Permit

Temporary Registrants

If you are:

  • A prospective registrant who needs to challenge and pass the ACCLXT Provincial Examination to complete registration requirements to obtain an Active registration and permit with the ACCLXT.
  • A student who has completed their training and has the opportunity of employment prior to challenging the ACCLXT Provincial Examination.
  • A candidate who is currently completing a mandated refresher program in order to be eligible for reinstatement into the ACCLXT.

…then you may be eligible to apply for an ACCLXT Temporary registration and permit.

 

Requirements

An applicant who has completed NAIT or Sask Polytech training and has the opportunity of employment prior to challenging the ACCLXT Provincial Examination may be registered on the Temporary register.

ACCLXT Temporary permit applicants:

  • Must have completed the required program practicum.

 

Specifications

Temporary permits expire 3-months from the effective date and may be extended for up to one year. Once a Temporary registrant successfully passes the ACCLXT Provincial Examination, the registrant must move to the Active register to obtain an ACCLXT Active Permit.

As per Legislation a temporary permit holder may practice only while on direct or indirect supervision by an ACCLXT Active Registrant on the general register or by another person approved by the Registrar.

Indirect supervision is defined as having a supervisor/designate available for guidance and/or consultation but is not directly at the side of a Temporary Registrant.


Application

Once you are approved as an Exam Candidate you may apply for your Temporary registration and permit in the MyACCLXT database. You will need to include the following important documents with your application for Temporary Permit. Your application process will go much quicker and smoother if you have obtained these documents prior to application.

  • Encon Insurance Application (Errors and Omissions Insurance) – please ensure you fully complete #1-3 (a)(b), date and sign. Click here to obtain the application.
  • Two character declaration references. Click here to obtain the Character Declaration form. Ensure that each Character Declaration is completed and includes a full reference.

Note: the following are also required to be submitted with your application. 

  • Unofficial educational transcripts (official transcripts WILL be required upon successful graduation of your program). All ACCLXT Registrants are responsible to provide official educational transcripts in their first Learning Plan.
  • Criminal Reference check dated within 6 months of application.