Professional relationships in health care settings are based on mutual trust and respect, and result in improved patient care.
Members must be able to practise effectively within interprofessional care teams to achieve the best possible outcomes for the patient. Members are responsible for communicating about and coordinating care provision with other members of the team, and must be able to take the appropriate action to address gaps and differences in judgement about care provision.
Members may accept the delegation of controlled acts under the Regulated Health Professions Act not authorized to members under the Medical Radiation and Imaging Technology Act, provided they comply with the Regulated Health Professions Act and the Standards of Practice. Members cannot delegate to other individuals controlled acts authorized to members under the Medical Radiation and Imaging Technology Act.
a. use a wide range of communication and interpersonal skills to effectively establish and maintain professional relationships
b. demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the roles, knowledge, expertise and unique contribution by other members of the health care team for the provision of quality care
c. share knowledge with other members of the health care team to promote the best possible outcomes for patients
d. collaborate with other members of the health care team for the provision of quality care
e. participate effectively in interprofessional team meetings
f. resolve concerns about an order or treatment plan by:
discussing the concern directly with the responsible health professional
providing a rationale and best practice evidence in support of the concern
identifying outcomes desired for resolution
g. perform controlled acts not authorized to members under the Medical Radiation and Imaging Technology Act, based on delegation, only when the following conditions have been met:
the health professional who is delegating the controlled act (the delegator) is a member of a regulated health profession authorized by their health profession Act to perform the controlled act
the delegator is acting in accordance with any applicable legislation and any guidelines and policies of their regulatory body governing delegation, and has not been restricted or prohibited from delegating the controlled act
the delegator has the knowledge, skills and judgement to perform and delegate the controlled act
the member has the knowledge, skills and judgement to perform the controlled act delegated to them safely, effectively and ethically given the circumstances of the situation
a written record of the transfer of authority (delegation) and certification of the member’s competence is maintained
the member complies with any conditions established by the delegator in order for the member to maintain the authority to perform the controlled act
patient consent has been obtained
the appropriate order authorizing the performance of the controlled act delegated to the member is in place