Developing radiographer roles in the context of advanced and consultant practice
Article first published online: 5 FEB 2013
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Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
Volume 60, Issue 1, pages 11–15, March 2013
How to Cite
Field, L. J. and Snaith, B. A. (2013), Developing radiographer roles in the context of advanced and consultant practice. Jrnl of Medical Radiation Scie, 60: 11–15. doi: 10.1002/jmrs.2
- Issue published online: 13 FEB 2013
- Article first published online: 5 FEB 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 20 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 28 NOV 2012
- Manuscript Received: 17 AUG 2012
- Advanced practice;
- bone densitometry;
- dual-energy absorptiometry;
- professional boundaries;
- radiographer reporting;
- skill mix;
Skill-mix initiatives have provided opportunities for radiographers to develop roles and achieve their potential, thus contributing to radiographer retention rates and increased job satisfaction. This reflective article explores two radiographic roles within an interprofessional context including the implications for confidence, competence, and future sustainability. These were reporting roles which extended into two modalities, one into bone densitometry and another into ultrasound. This article discusses how successful skill mix can benefit the individual, their department, and NHS organization and that role expansion can develop a more dynamic and resourceful workforce with transferability of skills and attributes.