Hours Typically From: 8:00am-4:30pm, Occasional Early Shift
Must be willing to travel to several different locations based on needs. Locations include: Lisle, Naperville, Glen Ellyn, and Tinley Park
An RPA is a health care professional certified and registered in radiography and is credentialed by the Certification Board for Radiology Practitioner Assistants (CBRPA) and/or American Registry of Radiologist Assistants (ARRT) to provide primary health care services in medical imaging with physician supervision*. Within the physician/RPA relationship and under the supervision, guidance and discretion of the supervising physician RPAs exercise autonomy in decision making in the role of a primary health care provider with regard to patient assessment, patient management and in providing a broad range of radiology diagnostic and interventional services.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The RPA will evaluate the day's schedule of procedures with the supervising physician and determine where his/her skills will be best utilized.
The RPA, after demonstrating competency and under the guidance, supervision* and discretion of the supervising physician, will perform procedures including, but not limited to the following:
Fluoroscopic procedures (static and dynamic)
Ultrasound guided biopsies
Vascular access procedures
Venous access procedures
Evaluate medical images, review preliminary reports and images with a supervising physician, and prepare technical reports that will be reviewed and signed off by the supervising physician.
Assess and evaluate the physiologic and psychological responsiveness of each patient.
Participate in patient management, including prescriptive powers for acquisition of additional imaging procedures, following review with the supervising physician.
Administer and/or order intravenous medications and contrast media, under the supervision* of a physician
Maintaining the weekly and monthly Radiologists' schedule including ICC call and vacations.
Preparing tumor board cases.
Available to work on some weekends.
Maintain values congruent with the Code of Ethics, as well as adhering to national, institutional and/or departmental standards, policies, and procedures regarding the standards of care for patients.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Perform a variety of imaging procedures and the evaluation of images to determine normal from abnormal pathology, Knowledge of anatomy and physiology, proper patient placement and radiological patient assessment are essential for this position.
EDUCATION and / or CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE:
Be a graduate of an educational program recognized by the CBRPA and/or AART recognizaed RA program.
Certified by the CBRPA and/or ARRT- RA. Maintenance of an active radiographer registration status.
Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) skills.
Maintain current levels of education in emerging techniques, procedures and therapies by obtaining a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education each biennium as required by CBRPA and ARRT and maintain Basic Life Support certification.
Two (2) years of experience preferred
About DuPage Medical Group
Join one of the fastest-growing healthcare teams in Chicagoland and experience what superior care and innovation is all about. DuPage Medical Group is the largest independent, multi-specialty physician group in the state, providing physician-directed healthcare focused on quality, efficiency and access. Our team is comprised of more than 600 experienced physicians and 4,000 dynamic individuals who work collaboratively to transform healthcare for the thousands of patients we serve each day. We seek candidates who can help fulfill our mission to enhance the well-being of the patients we serve by providing the highest quality medical care available.