Neurointerventional Radiology Physician Assistant - Boston, MA

Boston, MA 02108

Employment Type: Permanent Specialty: Physician Assistant Job Number: 27617

Job Description

  • Under the general supervision of a physician, the Physician Assistant is responsible for providing varied medical services, which may include: obtaining complete medical history and performing a physical examination; ordering and interpreting laboratory tests and imaging studies; formulating a diagnosis and treatment plan; prescribing and/or dispensing medication; assisting in surgery or other invasive procedures; rounding on admitted patients; counseling patients and families, and other patient care duties.
  • May be involved with a patient's medical care in any role which the attending physician deems proper and consistent with applicable law, hospital regulations, delineation of privileges, and the Physician Assistant's training, knowledge, skill, and experience.
  • Working under the direction of the Chief of Radiology and other attending physicians and the Chief Physician Assistant, is responsible for the initial assessment and admission of patients; assisting in the evaluation and preparation of patients for Neurointerventional radiology procedures; acting as first and second assistant in the Neurointerventional Radiology suite; caring for patients following intervention, helping prepare  patients for discharge, and participating in the care of patients in Neurointerventional Radiology clinic
  • Provides patient care management. Reviews history, performs physical assessment, formulates care plans, and follow-up. Orders and interprets laboratory and diagnostic tests.
    Performs and/or interprets routine diagnostic studies, including routine laboratory procedures, common radiological studies, and initial interpretation of interventional radiology imaging studies,
    Presents and discusses the findings of the initial evaluation with the Attending Physician to determine the treatment plan. Documents the treatment plan and writes appropriate orders.
    Serves as first or second assistant in the interventional radiology suite.  Prepares and drapes patient; accesses the vascular tree as needed; secures lines and dresses procedural sites; inserts intravascular catheters for monitoring purposes; performs  related procedures, and post-treatment care as directed by interventional radiology attending.
  • Provides postoperative care of patients. Performs, as needed, basic nursing care, such as,  phlebotomy, intravenous and intra-arterial line placement; arterial blood gas sampling; insertion, removal and management of catheters; insertion and removal of tubes; removal of staples and sutures, perform necessary wound care (i.e. debridement, dressing changes), etc.
  • Must be licensed as a Physician Assistant in Massachusetts.  A certificate issued by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), is also required.
  • If prescribing medications is included in clinical duties and privileges, Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration and federal DEA Controlled Substance Registration are required.
  • Prior experience in similar cardio-thoracic setting/specialty preferred.
  • Must also be a graduate of a Physician Assistant Program approved by the American Medical Association
  • Boston is the state capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as well as the cultural and financial center of the New England region of the United States. It is the 24th-most populous city in the country.

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