Radiation Health - Licencing information for x-ray operators - Chest and extremities - Rural and remote (extended)
An X-ray Operator Chest and Extremities - Rural and Remote (Extended) licence is generally only available to registered medical practitioners, registered nurses and enrolled nurses working in rural and remote areas of Queensland. It is also available to other health sector employees as approved on a case by case basis by Queensland Health. It permits the use of plain film diagnostic radiation apparatus for plain film diagnostic radiography of the chest, extremities, lateral cervical spine, shoulder joint, hip joint and abdomen.
This type of licence requires the licensee to consult with a suitably experienced licensed diagnostic radiographer, whenever radiography other than chest and extremities radiography is required.
To apply for a licence, the following steps should be followed:
Download and complete the application form:
Refer to the following information sheet for details on the licensing criteria for this practice.
Submit the completed application form, with verification of qualifications and experience as requested by the licensing criteria information sheet, to Radiation Health. The prescribed fee must accompany the application.
The following links provide some background information on the legislated requirements applicable to use licence applicants: