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Interventional Physician Assistant

Subspecialty: Interventional Radiology

Posted: Feb 15, 2021 Radiology Partners
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Job Number: RAI - 4805
Contact Name: Lauren Krebs
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Facility: Radiology Affiliates Imaging
Location: Scranton, Pennsylvania
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:
  • Private Practice
Date Posted: 02/15/2021
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Job Number: RAI - 4805
Contact Name: Lauren Krebs
Company: Radiology Partners
Agency: No
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Interventional Physician Assistant
Subspecialty: Interventional Radiology

Position Summary

Radiology Affiliates Imaging is a 55 physician radiology practice serving our patients for over 45 years. RAI is one of the largest and most prestigious medical diagnostic imaging practices in the region, performing over 900,000 procedures per year. We provide services to eleven regional hospitals (across five health systems) and five imaging centers in the Philadelphia area, central New Jersey, northern Delaware, and Scranton, PA. RAI physicians are board certified with subspecialties in neuroradiology, musculoskeletal radiology, body imaging, pediatric radiology and women's imaging. Visit our website at

We are currently seeking a Physician Assistant (PA) to work in collaboration with the Interventional Radiologists. The candidate assists in providing procedure based radiology services two area hospitals in Scranton, PA. These services include but are not limited to pre-procedure evaluation and preparation of patients undergoing interventional or other image guided radiologic procedures, evaluation of patients in consultation, inpatient hospital rounds, and long term patient follow-up. The ideal candidate will be proficient or trained in all non-sedation IR cases: PICCs, midlines, central lines, tube changes, peripheral biopsies, thoracentesis and paracentesis. The candidate will represent the practice in interactions with hospital staff, referring clinicians, patients and the health care community in general.

The schedule for this position is Monday-Friday, 8A-5P with a competitive base salary, generous PTO, full complement of benefits to include health insurance and 401k.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform pre-procedure history and physical examinations under the direction and responsibility of radiologists on patients admitted by or cared for by the radiology service or on patients referred for consultation, both in inpatient and outpatient setting, to include evaluation and presentation of clinical, laboratory and radiologic data to the physician
  • Enter orders in collaboration with the radiologist
  • Provide continuity of care and appropriate follow-up by rounding on inpatients before and after interventional procedures and coordinating follow-up care
  • Provide patient education regarding disease process and prevention, interventional radiology procedures and follow-up care
  • Educate and provide support to nursing staff on patient care issues relevant to interventional radiology services
  • Assist in obtaining informed consent prior to procedures
  • Discharge patients from patient care units
  • Perform and/or arrange patient follow-up
  • Assemble relevant clinical, laboratory and radiologic data on patients for whom the interventional radiology service is consulted or provided care to. Write medical orders and interpret laboratory tests
  • Develop and implement patient comprehensive management plans, record progress notes and assist in provision of continuity of care
  • Track quality improvement, outcomes data and quality assurance issues in the section of interventional radiology
  • Coordinate invasive/therapeutic procedures performed throughout the various areas of department in collaboration with an interventional radiologist to expedite patient care and more effectively utilize the most appropriate radiologic modalities (i.e., coordinates treatment plan with other care givers such as physicians, community health nurses, physical therapists, social workers and nutritionists).
  • Interact with hospital staff and physician offices in order to have interventional radiology services easily and effectively utilized.
  • Have the knowledge and competency to perform the following functions and may perform them with appropriate supervision:
    • Apply dressings and bandages
    • Control external hemorrhage
    • Perform CPR
    • Carryout aseptic and isolation techniques
    • Venipuncture
    • Recognize and treat allergic contrast reactions
    • Perform procedures that are in accordance with hospital bylaws. PA has received written approval by the Radiology Department Chairperson allowing him/her to perform specific procedures at specific facility with appropriate training and physician supervision
    • Perform appropriate coding for interventional procedures and exams


  • Good knowledge of standard laboratory tests and interventional radiological procedures
  • Working skill in interviewing and counseling patients, in communicating observations information or recommendations regarding diagnosis or treatment to medical professionals and other staff in written or oral form
  • Considerable ability to apply the policies, procedures and programs of the area of assignment
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other professional and support staff members
  • Ability to identify a variety of symptoms commonly encountered in the area of assignment and to determine the appropriate treatment strategy, disposition or referral for such conditions or behaviors
  • Graduate of physician assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission of Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) or a predecessor organization
  • Must be up-to-date with the standards required for continuing medical education for physician assistants
  • Prior specific radiology experience will not be required initially, but desired.
  • Board certified by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)

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