All persons wanting to work in New Zealand in the profession of medical radiation technology must be registered with the Medical Radiation Technologists Board.
This section of the website provides information specifically of interest for persons wishing to apply for registration as a medical radiation technologist and those medical radiation technologists (any scope of practice) who have already been granted registration with the Board.
When you apply to the Medical Radiation Technologists Board for registration you will need to provide a number of documents as evidence that you have the required qualifications and experience that demonstrate you are competent to practise in the profession of medical radiation technology
Recertification is a mechanism used by the Board to ensure that registered medical radiation technologists continue to be competent to practise within their scopes of practise.
If you are a registered medical radiation technologist but have not worked in the profession in New Zealand for at least three years, you will be required to demonstrate to the Board that you are competent and fit to practise before being issued with an annual practising certificate (APC).
The Board has a number of avenues it can use if concerns are raised about the competence and/or conduct of a registered medical radiation technologist.
The Board has defined the competencies, performance criteria and learning outcomes required for the registration and ongoing practise for each of the five scopes of practice (not including training scopes of practice) within the profession of medical radiation technology.
If you are a registered medical radiation technologist and plan to leave New Zealand to work overseas you are obliged to notify the Board. You may also be requested by an overseas employer to provide evidence of your New Zealand registration and competence to practise.
If you are registered as a medical radiation technologist you are required under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 to promptly notify the Medical Radiation Technologists Board of any changes to your name and/or address.