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Clinical Competency Evaluation - Patient Care Rotation RTT 202C Clinical Internship



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Clinical Competency Evaluation - Patient Care Rotation RTT 202C Clinical Internship


Student:__________________________________ Date:_______________________

Staff Nurse Evaluator:________________________ Clinical Site:__________________


Preceptors are asked to evaluate students’ professional behavior and communication skills by identifying how well the student met expectations of performance in each criterion.
Interpersonal Domain: Candidates should demonstrate ongoing sensitivity to and compassion for each patient’s physical and emotional well-being, interact with members of the radiation therapy treatment team in a positive and productive manner, and maintain high ethical standards.


Reviews clinical rotation objectives with clinical nursing staff










Interacts professionally with patients and family members










Introduces self to patients & family










Interacts courteously with nurses & other medical personnel










Uses appropriate language (proper grammar, no slang, profanity, etc.)










Respects the professional knowledge/skills of nurses










Demonstrates cultural awareness and competent practice










Maintains eye contact, personal space, therapeutic touch with patient










Maintains patient confidentiality










Maintains patient modesty (draping, gowning, privacy)










Seeks clinical knowledge/skill experiences during slow periods










Cognitive Domain: As part of providing treatment, candidates should demonstrate their understanding of concepts related to patient care and reinforce the objectives achieved in the patient care course (RSC 305 Patient Care in Imaging).

Understands concepts of proper body mechanics and safe patient transferring










Understands radiation side effects and appropriate interventions










Understands the goals of patient& staff interaction during OTV, Follow-up visits & consultations










Psychomotor Domain: Candidates should demonstrate competence performing activities such as: discussing treatment plan, therapeutic touch, assessing patient’s physical status, documenting patient care, and formulating answers to frequently asked questions.

Identifies patient concerns & lists direct patient education or interventions










Lists the role responsibilities of the nurse, physician, & radiation therapist










Locates documentation of the Patient’s Bill of Rights, distribution to patient










Discusses the principle of medication administration with the nurse










Provide patient education for medical procedures










Recognize radiation side effects and complications and select the appropriate medical intervention










Describe the proper care of patients with tubes (IV’s, catheters, drainage)










Describe emergency response procedures (department, hospital)










Demonstrate the application of the principles of radiation protection during brachytherapy procedures










Demonstrate proper use of the principles of patient safety and transfer










Demonstrates adherence to patient modesty, draping, privacy










Lists challenges in patient communication: Hearing, vision and speech problems, Impaired mental function, Altered states of consciousness, Pediatric and adolescent patients, Geriatric patients, Communicating in stressful circumstances, Cultural diversity, Artificial speech, Transesophageal puncture (TEP), Esophageal speech, Electrolarynx devices










Identifies psychological considerations: death and dying, concerns, stages, family coping, quality of life










Other common patient concerns: Misconceptions related to radiation, Scheduling, Transportation, Financial, Sexual










Identify normal ranges & list signs & symptoms and ramifications of low levels of: (may use documentation from PT Care class) WBC, Hemoglobin, hematocrit, platelets









Staff Nurse evaluator comments: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­__________________________________________________

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Student comments:_____________________________________________________________

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Revised 8/11

Scheduling of Competency Evaluations
Competency evaluations are to be conducted by a clinical supervisor. It is the student’s responsibility to schedule these evaluations with the clinical supervisor.
It is also the responsibility of the student to inform the Clinical Coordinator, Program Director when the competency evaluation is scheduled.




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