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The UCSD Department of Radiology is one of the most innovative and productive academic departments in the country, offering challenging career opportunities in the diverse areas of advanced educational programs, leading-edge research, and state-of-the-art services for clinical and translational studies. The department is committed to offering a dynamic learning environment and growth opportunities to its talented and dedicated employees.
The Vascular and Interventional Radiology (VIR) division operates within the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and serves to provide image-guided procedures and the associated medical care, teaching, and research to UCSD patients with indicated need for such services.
Under the direction of the Chief of Vascular and Interventional (IR) Radiology, the Interventional Physician Assistant (PA) serves as a designated expert for assessing more complex VIR cases and performing difficult procedures that require advanced skills and knowledge, including lumbar punctures, PICC line placement, vascular access placement, insertion, changing, and removal of gastrostomy and gastrojejunostomy tubes and T-fasteners, paracentesis, and thoracentesis, and image guided biopsies. The PA may be requested to assist the VIR physician perform more complex VIR procedures. In the outpatient vascular and interventional radiology (VIR) clinic setting, see patients independently or in conjunction with the attending MDs for new patient consultations and clinical follow-up visits.
Duties include but are not limited to writing notes, entering electronic orders, and scheduling procedures. In addition, maintain appropriate forms and develop relevant protocols for the clinic. Schedules and conducts clinical consultations for interventional procedures, obtains and interprets medical histories, performs initial and periodic physical exams, assesses test results and other measurements, prescribes medications and supportive therapies, and provides or mediates patient follow-up.
The PA performs daily rounds on hospitalized patients who have had IR procedures; assesses catheters and drains that maybe in place; assesses laboratory findings including blood tests, non-invasive peripheral vascular studies, ultrasounds, MRI, CT scans and X-rays; reviews physical examination findings, laboratory and imaging findings and makes plans for procedures with the interventional radiologists; organizes and orders follow-up imaging and laboratory studies and clinic visits on patients who have had procedures and require continuity of care; communicates clinical findings to interventional radiologists, nurses and interventional radiology technologists; communicates plans for procedures with the interventional nurses and technical staff; plans, implements, and evaluates health care treatments. Provides initial triage and delegation of VIR referrals and clinical inquiries from patients, families, and providers. Liaisons and coordinates care with referring teams, bills appropriately for VIR encounters.
The PA utilizes critical thinking skills to individualize patient care in order to manage illness, promote well-being, and foster rehabilitative and disease preventive lifestyle choices. Identifies and solves complex clinical IR problems, collaborates with other UCSD and community health care providers, prepares cases to the relevant VIR attending and consulting physicians, and trains staff and study coordinators to meet clinical standard of practice. Prepares and maintains files in anticipation of internal, TJC, sponsor, or FDA audits. Recruits and schedules clinical trials subjects, collects study data, establishes and maintains research protocols, and coordinates all follow-up procedures. The PA oversees regulatory compliance and quality assurance for industry studies and serves as primary resource for clinic staff. Plans and presents in-services to staff and/or community groups.
Current State of California Physician Assistant (PA) license.
Current Physician Assistant Certification from NCCPA.
BLS/CPR and ACLS certification at time of hire with commitment to get ART within six (6) months of hire date.
Current DEA and NPI number, or must obtain within first year of hire.
Current California Fluoroscopy Operator's Permit, or must obtain within six (6) months of hire.
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