Working with a team of radiologists and other Diagnostic Radiology personnel in the Emergency Department, assists with the provision of efficient, timely care of patients referred for imaging. This consists of providing prompt, final readings 24 hours a day to all emergency patients and inpatients requiring emergent/urgent radiological services. Position will cover overnight shifts.
- Evaluates the clinical indication and appropriateness of imaging studies. Obtains detailed patient history and documentation to assist referring physicians in ordering appropriate imaging exams.
- Approves protocol studies, such as CT, MR, Fluoroscopy and ultrasound exams, and prioritizes the performance and interpretation of those studies.
- Reviews reports and provides information to clinicians on reported studies.
- Issues Critical Radiology Test Results via the Veriphy alert system where appropriate.
- Acts as liaison between radiologists, referring clinicians, technologists, nursing staff, patients and their families. Coordinates all aspects of care with section secretaries.
- Performs fluoroscopic examinations under the supervision of the attending radiologist.
- Reviews and dictates ED and various inpatient exams under the supervision of the attending radiologist.
- Participates in a variety of internal clinical and educational multi-disciplinary conferences.
- Assists in the proctoring program that is in place for physicians who are practicing outside of their area of sub specialization or who are new to the practice. May involve tracking the proctored cases and following up on communication and reconciliation of discrepant readings.
- Obtains informed consent from patients when necessary.
- Responds to telephone calls to the radiologist. Refers appropriate enquiries to the relevant individual. Makes follow-up telephone calls/pages/email communication as clinically appropriate.
- Provides appropriate education to patients and family members regarding medical findings, radiation, contrast and procedures. Participates in the development of general educational material and consent forms for patients.
- Provides written instructions to patient and family regarding clinical care.
- Screens prospective patients for medical eligibility in research protocols and clinical trials. Obtains informed consent when necessary for these various diagnostic and interventional procedures. Develops and manages procedures for intake, medical monitoring and follow-up of these patients. Attends related professional meetings; stays abreast of research literature.
- Assists with the design and development of presentations, manuscripts and grant and clinical trial proposals.
- Assists in the development and implementation of new protocols including writing and editing protocols for HIC submission.
- Oversees data collection for the clinical trials and research studies and maintains strict adherence to protocol requirements as demanded by HIC and FDA.
- May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelors Degree and graduation from a Radiologist Assistant program recognized by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Demonstrated ability to make appropriate independent decisions, and to appropriately initiate activity with minimal supervision and meticulous attention to detail.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Well-developed oral and written communication skills.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Excellent organizational skills and ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and priorities.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Ability to be flexible in scheduling as needed in order to maintain appropriate coverage.
Required Licenses or Certifications
Registered Radiologist Assistant (RRA) Certification or meeting the State requirements for a temporary license pending initial certification.
Weekend Hours Required?
Evening Hours Required?
Background Check Requirements
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The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.
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