Physician Assistant

University of Iowa Health Care

Iowa City, IA Healthcare $94,002 yearly

Job Reference #: PD03

Perform direct patient care including diagnostic and therapeutic services with physician supervision. Within the Physician Assistant (PA)/Physician relationship, PAs exercise autonomy in medical decision-making and services provided. Assist in educating healthcare students, residents, and fellows as they rotate through the respective departments and divisions. To assist in research endeavors as appropriate.

The PA, after demonstrating competency and under the guidance, supervision, and discretion of the supervising physician, will perform procedures including, but not limited to the following: 

Position Responsibilities: 

·        Direct pre procedural preparation and postprocedural care of patients undergoing diagnostic and interventional examinations; diagnostic examinations including fluoroscopy, ultrasound, computed tomography, nuclear medicine, mammography, PET/CT, and magnetic resonance imaging

·        Perform and interpret fluoroscopic procedures and ultrasound examinations (angiographic and interventional) 

·        Assisting Interventional Radiology faculty in growing and expanding our pediatric interventional services

·        Competency in the principles of practice-based learning and improvement by participation in departmental QA/QI initiatives.

·        Core competencies in angiographic and interventional (arterial and venous) surgical techniques.

·        Obtain medical history and perform physical examination

·        Obtain procedural consent, perform or assist in procedures, and responsible for charting and dictation

·        Fluoroscopic procedures (static and dynamic) 

·        Ultrasound, Computed Tomography, or Fluoroscopic guided biopsies 

·        Ultrasound, Computed Tomography, or Fluoroscopic drainages and drainage catheter placements

·        Protocoling exams


Education Required

·        Must comply with registration and licensure requirements as specified by the Iowa Board of Physician Assistant Examiners which include graduation from an accredited PA educational Program.


·        Certification by the NCCPA.

·        BLS certification.

Experience Requirements

·        One to three years of relevant working experience. 

·        Previous experience with computer order entry, use of order sets and protocols.

·        Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

·        Sterile technique and infection prevention experience.

·        Strong clinical skills. 

Desirable Qualifications

·        Previous experience in radiology.

·        Previous experience working in an academic medical center. 

·        Understanding of safe work practices in the radiology area.

·        Active Iowa Board of Pharmacy Certificate of Registration for Iowa Controlled Substances Act is desired.

·        Active Controlled Substance Registration Certificate through the Department of Justice (DEA) is desired.

·        ACLS certification.

·        PALS certification.

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Applicable background checks will be conducted.


Application Instructions:

To apply: Please see requisition #19001499

Job ID: 67342

Posted 11 days ago

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