Radiology Practitioner Asst ( Job Number: 181094 )
Kaiser Permanente - Lafayette, CO

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Under direct physician supervision, provides primary patient care & determines normal from abnormal imaging examinations & assesses the radiographic findings to determine if immediate radiologist interpretation is needed. Increases the accessibility to quality radiologic health care & allows the radiologist to concentrate on highly technical requirements of interpretation. Makes members/patients & their needs a primary focus of one's actions; develops & sustains productive member/patient relationships. Actively seeks information to understand member/patient circumstances, problems, expectations, & needs. Builds rapport & cooperative relationship w/ members/patients. Considers how actions or plans will affect members; responds quickly to meet member/patient needs & resolves problems.
Essential Functions:
Performs selected fluoroscopic procedures, static & dynamic, evaluates imaging procedures to determine normal from abnormal & provides the radiologist w/ a technical report
• Performs selected invasive procedures, such as arthrograms, fluid drainage, placement of naso-gastric tubes, PICC lines, & any other procedures in which competency has been demonstrated
• Evaluates medical images, reviews preliminary reports & images w/ radiologists, & dictates final reports that will be reviewed & signed off by the supervising staff radiologist
• Participates in patient management by obtaining additional images or imaging studies necessary for accurate diagnosis
• Assesses & evaluates the current physiological & psychological status of each patient
• Administers intravenous medications & contrast media, under the supervision of a licensed physician
• Gathers pertinent information from the patient regarding health status & medical history as it relates to the diagnostic process, to assess its relevance to the imaging procedure & to patient management
• Analyzes medical image findings throughout the procedure to provide a comprehensive examination & to obtain sufficient data in order for the physician to provide appropriate patient management & render a final diagnosis
• Establishes that procedures performed comply w/ applicable protocols, documents if modifications were made in the protocol & determines if additional images will enhance the diagnostic value of the procedure
• Maintains values congruent w/ the Code of Ethics, as well as adheres to national, institutional and/or departmental standards, policies, & procedures regarding the standards of care for patients
• Performs other duties as assigned
• In addition to defined technical requirements, accountable for consistently demonstrating service behaviors & principles defined by the KP Service Quality Credo, the KP Mission as well as specific departmental/organizational initiatives
Basic Qualifications:
bachelors of Radiologic Sciences degree from an educational program recognized by the Board of Directors of the Certification Board of Radiology Practitioner Assistants (CBRPA)
• Must be certified & registered w/ the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) & credentialed to provide primary radiology health care w/ physician supervision
• Ability to exercise autonomy in decision making in the role of a primary caregiver w/ regard to patient assessment, patient management & in providing a broad range of radiology diagnostic & interventional services
• Must have strong customer service & communication skills w/ the ability to function in a team environment
• Demonstrated customer service skills, customer focus abilities & the ability to understand KP customer needs
• National Provider Identifier (NPI) & Taxonomy code required at time of hire
May work variable locations and modalities, variable hours, and variable shifts

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