Physician Assistant - Interventional Radiology
Job ID: R0026602 | Advance Practice Provider | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
UVA Medical Center is currently recruiting for a Physician Assistant for the Interventional Radiology Division in the Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging. In addition, the Physician Assistant will assist the Body Imaging Division's coverage of image-guided procedures by taking assignment of the Body inpatient procedure pager.

This position will report to the Director, Division of Angio/Interventional Radiology. The incumbent will assist in care in both inpatient and outpatient settings as outlined in the Principal Duties and Responsibilities below and will participate in all aspects of patient care as indicated. The incumbent will also have direct reporting responsibility to the primary attending physician of the day for all duties, but will also provide ancillary support to other physicians within the department.

Performs Interventional Procedures
  • Conducts minor procedures (under the direction and supervision of the attending physician), including insertion, revision and removal of peripherally inserted central catheters, temporary central venous lines, tunneled catheters and subcutaneous port catheters.
  • Exchange of previously placed biliary and nephrostomy drainage catheters.
  • These procedure skills include prescribing and supervising conscious sedation.
  • Initiates appropriate emergency care until the arrival of the supervising physician.
  • Functions as a first or second assistant in the Interventional Radiology suite in performing procedures, including suturing and closure of incisions.

Provides Medical Management
  • Venous access consults for inpatients.
  • Outpatient pre-procedure evaluation for venous access and other procedures.
  • Assists with preparation of patients for procedures performed in the Interventional Radiology suite by obtaining consents, skin preparation and administration of local anesthesia.
  • Completes individual or joins group rounds on all pertinent patients related to the service with special attention to venous access patients.
  • Outpatient follow-up as needed for venous access patients.
  • Provides routine medical management of inpatient care whenever necessary by evaluating and managing patients (with direct communication with the supervising interventional radiologist); ordering diagnostic tests, labs and X-ray studies; medications (within the scope of the PA license); activity orders; physical therapy orders; discharge planning; and nutrition.
  • Provides timely and complete communication to referring and primary care physicians.
  • Communication of treatment plans with Interventional Radiology team.
  • Provides communication to procedure patient families.
  • Serves as a resource person in the department and throughout the hospital for on venous access.
  • Completes appropriate documentation on all evaluations and services rendered in the electronic medical record, inclusive of informed consents.
  • Obtains appropriate consultation from specialty services after conferring with the appropriate interventional radiology attending.

Participates in Clinical Research
  • rovides staff and clinical service education for new protocols related to interventional radiology clinical trials.
  • Assists in organizing patients for clinical trial-related procedures and protocols.
  • Acts as a resource person for outpatient clinic.
  • Expedites disposition by identifying patient family issues for referral to appropriate personnel for transportation, housing, psychosocial, financial or other social services-related issues.
  • Responds to telephone inquiries on potential consultation for patients previously cared for by the division, while providing appropriate medical care or counseling for the patient, family or referring physician.
  • Acts as a resource person throughout the hospital and community for information with regard to interventional radiology, especially as it relates to venous access.
  • Assists in providing longitudinal care and follow-up of patients in accordance with desires of the attending interventional radiology physician.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.

The incumbent in this position will work at the University Hospital and affiliated facilities.

Position Compensation Range: $84,364.80 - $134,992.00 Annually

  • Education: Master's degree as an Advanced Practice Provider – Nurse Practitioner or as an Advanced Practice Provider – Physician Assistant.
  • Experience: One to two years minimum of experience as an Advanced Practice Provider – Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant preferred, including experience working in radiology.
  • Licensure: License or license eligibility as an Advanced Practice Provider (Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant) as set forth by the state of Virginia. If Nurse Practitioner, license to practice as a registered nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia is required. Must demonstrate and maintain all credentialing and licensing requirements of the UVA Medical Center, the Virginia Board of Medicine or the Virginia Board of Nursing, and the appropriate certifying bodies. Must be enrolled with all payers through delegated credentialing and can participate in Medicaid and Medicare for billing. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) required. Current PALS/NRP, as required specific to position. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) as required.

Job requires standing for prolonged periods and frequently traveling/bending/stooping. Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills. Attention to detail and ability to write legibly. Ability to lift/push/pull 20-50 lbs. May be exposed to chemicals, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.

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