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Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

Interventional Radiology - Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

 

Department of Radiology

 

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

 

The University of Cincinnati is a premier, public, urban research university; ranked as one of America’s top 26 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News has ranked UC in the Top Tier of America’s Best Colleges. The Chronicle of Higher Education calls UC a “research heavyweight”. Forbes, Delta Sky and Travel + Leisure magazines have named UC one of the most beautiful campuses. UC is one of the largest employers in the Cincinnati region, employing over 15,000 full time and part time faculty, staff and student workers. #HottestCollegeInAmerica

 

Qualifications

  • Certified Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner with certification and licensed to practice in Ohio
  • Full prescriptive authority, including controlled substances
  • Experience in IR
  • Experience in Epic electronic health record system
  • ACLS certification will be required

 

Work schedule

  • Monday through Friday, 7:30 am – 5 pm

 

Sites of work

  • University of Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC) and West Chester Hospital (WCH)

 

Work activities to be performed in collaboration with IR physicians and healthcare providers in the Department of Radiology

  • Understand the indications, alternatives, risks and steps of IR procedures in order to provide this information to patients, family members, referring physicians, physician offices and other healthcare providers
  • Perform history and physical examinations prior to IR procedures performed by PA/NP and members of the Department of Radiology
  • Perform informed consent for IR procedures for outpatient and inpatients
  • Perform pre-procedure and post-procedure IR orders
  • Perform admitting history and physical and orders for inpatients admitted to the IR service
  • Provide medication reconciliation, prescribing and discharge for patients undergoing outpatients IR procedures
  • Make rounds on inpatients following IR procedures and other patients as scheduled
  • Provide discharge day care for patients receiving inpatient/observational care on the IR service
  • Answer telephone calls from patients regarding IR procedures
  • Perform evaluation of new inpatient IR procedure requests/consultations with IR physicians
  • Screen and evaluate new outpatient IR procedure requests/referrals with IR physicians
  • Evaluate and coordinate outpatient and inpatient IR procedure requests and address peri-procedural medical and scheduling issues. Communicate with requesting providers, IR physicians, IR technologist coordinator, and IR scheduler during the workday. In IR cases involving complex interactions between other services (e.g., Anesthesia, Gastroenterology, Transplant Surgery) facilitate communication and coordination of activities.
  • Perform follow up outpatient visits on patients who have previously underwent IR procedures. This may include
  • Become knowledgeable in Epic in regards to IR, such as the use of the Status Board and assisting rotating IR resident physicians in on boarding to our workflow.
  • Participate in IR section quality safety program (biopsy follow-up, Morbidity & Mortality maintenance)
  • Attend monthly IR Morbidity & Mortality Conferences, prepare/submit material as directed
  • Assist the IR physician in a fluoroscopic procedure, as needed
  • Perform the following procedures with image guidance:
    • Paracentesis
    • Thoracentesis
    • Abscessogram/drainage catheter study
    • Upper extremity venogram
    • Non-tunneled central venous catheter placement, including internal jugular, subclavian and arm PICCs
    • Tunneled central venous catheter (PowerLine) placement
    • Chest port placement

Tunneled central venous hemodialysis catheter placement

 

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

 

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

 

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.

 

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