Classified Title: Radiologist Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG Starting Salary Range: $79,914-$109,866 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30-5:00 Employee subgroup: Salaried Exmpt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003165-SOM Rad Diagnostic Imaging Personnel area: School of Medicine
The Department of Radiology is seeking a full time Radiologist Assistant that enhances patient care by extending the capacity of the radiologist in the diagnostic imaging environment. Reporting to the director of Diagnostic Imaging and Body CT, the Radiologist Assistant is able to perform a variety of Diagnostic exams on both in-patients and out-patients
Review the patient's medical record to verify the appropriateness of a specific exam or procedure; (2) Interview the patient to obtain, verify, or update medical history
Explain procedure to the patient or significant others, including a description of risks, benefits, alternatives, and follow-up
Obtain informed consent
Determine if the patient has followed instructions in preparation for the exam such as diet and pre-medications
Assess risk factors that may be contraindications to the procedure such as health history, medications, pregnancy, psychological indicators, and alternative medicines
Obtain and evaluate vital signs
Perform physical examination and analysis of data such as signs and symptoms, laboratory values, and significant abnormalities, as required by the imaging procedure to be conducted
Report findings related to Regulation to the supervising radiologist
The scope of practice of a radiologist assistant includes the following general procedures:
Apply ECG leads and recognize life threatening ECG abnormalities
Position patient to perform required procedure, using immobilization devices and modifying technique as necessary
Assess patient's vital signs and levels of anxiety and pain and inform radiologist when appropriate
Recognize and respond to medical emergencies, such as drug reactions, cardiac arrest, and hypoglycemia, and activate emergency response systems, including notification of the radiologist
Administer oxygen as prescribed
Operate a fixed/mobile fluoroscopic unit
Assure documentation of fluoroscopy time
Explain effects and potential side effects to the patient of the pharmaceutical required for the examination
Administer contrast agents as prescribed by the radiologist
Administer general medications, excluding radiopharmaceuticals and narcotic or sedating medications, as prescribed by the radiologist
Monitor patient for side effects or complications of the pharmaceuticals
The scope of practice of the radiologist assistant includes performing the following examinations and procedures, including contrast media administration, placement of needle or catheter, and operation of imaging equipment, under the immediate available direction of a radiologist:
Small bowel studies
Evaluation of percutaneous gastric and enteric tubes
The scope of practice of the radiologist assistant includes performing the following examinations and procedures, including contrast media administration, placement of needle or catheter, and operation of imaging equipment, under the onsite supervision of a radiologist:
Cystogram and voiding cyst urethrogram
Nasoenteric and oroenteric feeding tube placement
Joint injection and aspiration
Arthrogram, including conventional, CT, and MR; PICC placement
Paracentesis with appropriate image guidance
Thoracentesis with appropriate image guidance
Lumbar puncture under fluoroscopic guidance
On a casebycase basis as specified in Regulation .12 of this chapter, the Board or its designee may approve a radiologist assistant to perform one or more of the following procedures under the level of supervision by a radiologist as specified in the request letter submitted by the radiologist and radiologist assistant:
Lower extremity venography
Lumbar, thoracic, or cervical myelography; Nontunneled venous central line placement; Venous catheter placement for dialysis
Breast needle localization; Ductogram (galactogram); Ttube cholangiogram
Other specific procedures approved by the Board
Graduate from an ACR/ARRT approved RA program.
Completed ARRT R.A. registry.
Must be licensed as a RA in the state of Maryland
CPR and ACLS certified.
Requires knowledge of radiologic procedures at a level acquired through completion of a minimum of 5 years of clinical experience in Diagnostic radiology, preferably in an acute care setting is desirable
Employees are required to maintain their license to practice and certifications during duration of employment.
Excellent interpersonal skills in providing patient care.
Must be able to work independently, displaying initiative appropriate judgment as well as a team member in providing a collaborative approach to patient care.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Proficiency in the use of software applications, databases, spreadsheets, and word processing required.
Outstanding organizational skills required.
Excellent attention to detail skills required.
Must have excellent time management skill.
Ability to understand and implement support for clinical trials.
Ability to manage multiple projects at once, and effectively prioritize each.
Requires outstanding verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
Must adhere to guidelines regarding honest reporting of sensitive and confidential patient information.
Understands the importance/impact of data integrity in terms of patients, study results, costs, quality of service and scientific research in general.
Regular contact with physicians, other health care personnel and occasionally, patients, requires the use of good judgment, tact and sensitivity.
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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