ERIC Number: ED149143
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Exploring Ways to Implement the Health Services Mobility Study: A Feasibility Study.
Lavine, Eileen M.; Moore, Audrey
A feasibility study was aimed at developing a strategy for implementing and utilizing the job analysis methodology which resulted from the Health Services Mobility Study (HSMS), particularly as it can be applied to the field of diagnostic radiology. (The HSMS method of job analysis starts with task descriptions analyzing the tasks that make up a job. The tasks are then rated (scaled) for their skill and knowledge requirements and arranged in groups according to their levels of skills and knowledge. This makes it possible to design job ladders based on similarities of task content, arranged in rising hierarchies of tasks according to the level of difficulty. This also forms the basis for developing curriculum objectives that are related to what is done on the job, and designing educational ladders that parallel the job ladders.) After in-depth interviews with potential users and thorough explorations of potential areas of implementation of the HSMS methodology, it was concluded that the methodology can be used in health and other work areas to develop critiera for (1) identifying job tasks and educational preparation required at different levels, (2) describing and evaluating job performance, and (3) for developing criterion-referenced tests with content validity to meet Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines. Recommendations for immediate, intermediate, and long-range applications of the HSMS methodology were made. Half of this report is contained in an appendix which includes general statements on HSMS, descriptions of use of HSMS task data, HSMS methodology and application in diagnostic radiology, examples of task description and curriculum objective sheets, and explanations of HSMS curriculum objectives and how they can be used. (BL)
Descriptors: Career Ladders, Cost Effectiveness, Curriculum Development, Efficiency, Feasibility Studies, Health Occupations, Health Personnel, Job Analysis, Job Simplification, Job Skills, Labor Utilization, Occupations, Program Development, Radiologic Technologists, Radiology, Task Analysis
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment of Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Health and Education Resources, Inc., Bethesda, MD.