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Makes preliminary diagnosis or decides on follow-up procedures. Administers or orders diagnostic tests, such as x-rays, electrocardiograms, and blood work, and interprets test results. Performs minor procedures, such as immunizations, injections, suturing, and wound care. Develops and implements patient care plans, instructs and counsels patients, and maintains records of treatments and results. Provides general health education and assists with emergency treatment and complex procedures. Answers calls and participates in audits and inquiries related to billed services. Records concise, accurate, and legible documentation of medical data on patients' charts. Reports and documents significant information and changes in patients' conditions. Interprets laboratory and radiological findings as they relate to patients' clinical presentation and current treatments. Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.
Master's degree in relevant field
Certification and Licensing:
Certifications in relevant specialty or field
Minimum 1 year of relevant experience
Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:
Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.
Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines.
Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.
Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary.
Commitment to the University's core values.
Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.
Department Specific Functions
Primarily performs duties at Uhealth Tower with rotations at other Uhealth Facilities included but not limited to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Interventional Radiology PAC Clinic, and Lennar Foundation Medical Center.
Performs minimally invasive vascular and nonvascular procedures as mentioned in management protocol and collaborative agreement independently or under general supervision of attending interventional radiologist and per hospital competencies including but not limited to: Assist with Port Placements
Central venous catheter insertion and removal
PICC Line insertion and removal
Tunneled catheter placement, exchange, and removal
Tube removal for biliary, nephrostomy, gastrostomy, or abscess
Suture of simple and complex incisions and lacerations not requiring ligament or tendon repair
Assist physician with any additional interventional studies
Preceptor: Demonstrates ability to serve as a preceptor when assigned, including introducing new Nurse Practitioners to the service area, communicating and reinforcing core and job specific expectations, validating initial competency, assessing learning needs, serving as a resource and providing feedback
Service educator: Serves as an education resource for staff
Pre study assessment & post study follow-up for interventional patients
Pre-assessment and assessment of interventional radiology patients undergoing imaging studies with IV contrast as required.
Patient Management of vascular and non-vascular illnesses
Assists attending interventional radiologists with vascular interventional procedures
Positively impacts Interventional Radiology patients' clinical management and provides ongoing continuity of care
Assists in coordination of patient imaging studies and laboratory tests required for specific Interventional radiology tests and procedures through contact with the referring physicians and/or the patients directly
Assists in the management of & the education of patients referred to the Interventional Radiology service in addition to counseling of patients and their families
Assists collaborating physicians during procedures
Recognizes need for and obtains physician's input and guidance as indicated within limits of scope of practice
Aids in ensuring clearance for interventional procedures based on physical and lab assessment of patients
Facilitates/initiates inter/intra-departmental problem solving and communication
Assesses potential problems/contraindications for interventional radiology patients receiving IV contrast or those with uncontrolled medical problems, and takes appropriate actions to reduce the risk of patient injury
Co-manages with physicians those patients who are/become high risk
Demonstrates the ability to extract pertinent patient clinical data in relation to the requested procedure
Monitors/communicates problems which may contribute to increased unnecessary length of hospital stay to appropriate clinicians
Conducts a pre-study focused screening
Conducts a pre-anesthesia, pre-procedural, and focused physical screening
Relays information to patients regarding preparation for laboratory tests, examinations, and procedures
Obtains an accurate abbreviated age-specific, advanced health history review of systems including biophysical and psychosocial data
Performs intake of patients, including the taking of a brief medical history & performing physical exam
Documents all consultations to include focused medical history, physical exam, and summary of consultations, treatment options reviewed, risk and benefits of procedures offered, patient disposition, and the results of all testing under the indirect supervision of the attending interventional radiologist
Dictates all procedures which are performed independently with final approval by attending interventional radiologist
Triages interventional radiology patients via telephone and determines the need for emergency consultations based on acquired information and diagnostic testing necessary. Evaluates interventional radiology patients as needed for pre-screening issues related to contrast media allergies, contrast media pre-medication for allergies, and patients on hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis
Participates in the development of individualized plans of care and ongoing follow-up.
Documents progress notes in the medical record
Provides verbal and written orders for medications as per collaborative protocol
Updates physicians as necessary regarding patient issues to ensure continuity of care
Defines the discharge plan of care including follow-up, medications, home care referral, etc
Helps to coordinate interventional procedures schedule to include requests from both the inpatient unit and outpatient referrals
Adheres to radiation safety regulations
Assures that pre- and post- procedures orders are carried out to include both pre-op and post-procedure instructions to patients, relatives and staff
Assists with the transferring of patients to other institutions when necessary
Demonstrates knowledge and skills in interventional radiology procedures, contrast administration, response to contrast reactions and extravasations related to interventional radiology procedures
Provides pre- and post-procedure patient education and counseling
Recognizes needs for/obtains physicians' assistance, input and guidance as indicated within limits of scope of practice
Works collaboratively with medical, technical and support staff
Facilitates/initiates inter/intra-departmental problem-solving and communication
Assists with & facilitates research activities
Participate in patient care conferences/tumor boards
Takes part in patient rounds with the responsible physicians as necessary
Diagnose health problems and manage the healthcare care of patients
Prescribe and Order Physical Therapy
Perform any other areas of management in which the PA has been formally trained and educated to provide
Participate in on call weekend coverage as assigned.
Performs related duties as requires
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