Council Meeting Highlights

March 22 2019

  • Governance Policies were reviewed and monitored with minor changes.
  • 2018 year end financial statements were presented by the Auditor. Council motioned to approve as presented.
  • Council discussed board size and the election process, and the importance of having a good variety of skills and abilities of its members.
  • As the ACCLXT operates as a regulatory body with specific requirements to protect the public interest, a motion was made and passed to change the term Mission Statement to Mandate. The Mandate itself remains the same.
  • Council held discussion on the College's requirements on Bill 21 and passed a motion to approve the new standard.
  • The group continued discussions on Advanced Practice and moving forward with the CSCLXT/National Collaboration.

May 24 2019

  • Council welcomed the newest Public Member, David Ellement.
  • Governance Policies were reviewed and monitored with minor changes.
  • Council prepped and held a live lunch and learn webinar. Approximately 113 Registrants were registered to attend. The webinar was recorded for Registrants who were unable to attend, and will be available on the ACCLXT website.
  • A motion was made and passed to increase the number of Council members to 8, beginning with the next election cycle.
  • A motion was passed to utilize the Registration Committee for this years’ Council member application and nomination process as a pilot project.
  • ACCLXT Executive Director/Registrar gave an update on Transfusion Medicine and CT. The updates were then included in the live webinar for Registrants.
  • Updates were presented to Council on College requirements for Bill 21.
  • An update was also presented regarding the College and the CSCLXT/National Collaboration, and the importance of Registrants understanding of the two entities.

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Director's Digest February 2019

Practice Autonomy

As the role and scope of diagnostics expands in healthcare (especially rural health), we've seen an increase in the question "As a CLXT, am I allowed to do 'X'?"   

You can replace 'X' with a new lab test to a new employment role, and many other examples in between.  

Currently, when a person has a question about their practice or changes to their practice, there is no set process to follow for feedback. A Registrant contacts the College (usually via email), a review is performed and advice is provided.   

Upon review of the types of questions posed to the College, we came to the realization that we need to provide Registrants with a more standardized process regarding practice inquiries. And while situations will always arise where College advice is required, we want to provide more decision making autonomy to Registrants.  

With many thanks to the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta, we are currently adapting a Practice Decision tool to help Registrants decide if the practice/activity in question is appropriate for a CLXT to perform. 

This tool will consist of 6 questions: 

  • Is the role or activity consistent with CLXT competencies, legislation, regulation and professional standards? 
  • Are the competencies needed to perform the role or activity learned in entry-to-practice education? If not, does the CLXT have the post-basic education, training, or certification needed, including an ACCLXT Advanced Authorization if needed? 
  • Is the CLXT supported to perform the role or activity through employer policy and/or job description? 
  • Does the individual CLXT have the competence to perform the role or activity? 
  • Does the role or activity require additional clinical supports to be performed safely? 
  • Would a CLXT, using good judgment, perform the role or activity within this practice environment? 

As Registrants use the tool and work their way through the information and questions, the end result for the CLXT is:

  •  That they can perform the activity, or
  •  To stop and consult the College

We will also be releasing a Practice Review form in conjunction with the Practice Decision tool. This form is intended for Registrants, who, based on their answers to the Practice Decision tool, need to consult with the College. This form is not to replace the tool, as we will be specifically asking which Practice Decision question(s) require consultation and for what reason.  

The Practice Decision tool and form will be available late spring 2019. 

 

Complaints and Concerns

Coming Soon 

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.

 

  • DI Quality Assurance Log - 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.