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Interventional Pysician Assistant needed in Memorial City, TX!

Subspecialty: Interventional Radiology

Posted: May 17, 2019 Radiology Partners
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Contact Name: Belinda Reynaga
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Facility: Radiology Partners Houston
Location: Houston, Texas
USA
Degree: MD
Years Partnership: N/A
Board Status: Board Certified
Fellowship Required: No
Beginning Comp.: Negotiable
Potential Comp.: Negotiable
Perm/Locum: Perm ASAP
Workload: Full Time
Position Type:
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Date Posted: 05/17/2019
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Interventional Pysician Assistant needed in Memorial City, TX!
Subspecialty: Interventional Radiology


Radiology Partners Houston, a Radiology Partners practice, is seeking a motivated and experienced Physician Assistant for our hospital in Memorial City.

The Physician Assistant works in collaboration with the Interventional Radiologists to provide comprehensive care for their patients. The IR PA is responsible for the following tasks: patient evaluation, completing history and physical exams, ordering diagnostic studies, interpreting test results, performing radiological procedures under imaging guidance (see list below), providing oral and written communication with referring physicians and other clinical staff, developing and implementing patient treatment plans all under the guidelines set forth in the Standard Care Arrangement. The IR PA will also be expected to write prescriptions for patients under the guidelines set forth in the Standard Care Arrangement. As a clinical leader for the Interventional Radiology program, the IR PA is involved in process improvement projects and is an educational resource for patients, families, and staff.


POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Acting as the first point of contact for referrals and patients
• Performing initial examinations and patient assessments
• Writing pre-procedure orders
• Making recommendations to the referring physician, the patient, and patient’s family under the guidance of the interventional radiologist
• Serving as a liaison between the patient, nursing staff and referring physician
• Performing daily rounds and communicating patient progress to the medical staff and the radiologist including writing daily progress notes
• Orchestrating patient discharge and making additional referrals for home care
• Helping to manage patient consults and follow ups in the IR clinic
• Working alongside the Interventional Radiologists to manage patients in the Wound Care department
• Writing prescriptions when appropriate
• Helping with process and quality improvement
• Helping with educational activities such as lectures

DESIRED PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

• Catheter pulls (tunneled and non-tunneled)
• Non-tunneled catheter placement and exchange (including PICC lines and temporary hemodialysis catheters)
• Tunneled catheter placement and exchange
• Fluid or abscess drainages
• Thoracentesis
• Paracentesis
• Simple US or CT guided procedures including chest tubes
• Drain evaluation through drain injection
• Drain removals
• Simple biopsies including liver, thyroid, bone marrow and superficial structures
• Spinal procedures
• Lumbar Puncture
• Myelogram
• Blood patch
• Venograms
• Arthrograms

DESIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
• Current license and certificate of authority to practice as a Physician Assistant in the State of Texas required
• Must be a graduate of a Physician Assistant program that qualifies the graduate to sit for the certification examination of a national certifying organization recognized by the Texas Board of Nursing
• BLS certification required, ACLS certification desired
• Interventional Radiology or comparable invasive procedure experience preferred