Provides support to body interventional practice through performance of inpatient and outpatient consults and clinical support operations for the Dotter Department of Interventional Radiology. Works in partnership with faculty physicians provide excellent clinical care and customer service in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Works in conjunction with the Chair of Dotter Department of Interventional Radiology, Physicians, PA and Allied Health providers and OHSU leadership to provide services to further the University’s missions and goals of teaching, research, patient care, outreach, and public service and the Department’s/ Hospital’s goal of providing effective, efficient care.
Responsibilities of the position include, but not limited to;
Care will be provided at Legacy Emanuel medical Center, Randall Children’s Hospital, Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital and, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. Duties include inpatient rounding, inpatient discharges, patient follow-up by phone/ MyChart, tunneled and non-tunneled line and port removals and pre/ post procedure care; serve as an extension of the interventional radiologists; and engage in public service through consultative activities with non-university groups as approved by the Chair, Dotter Department of Interventional Radiology. Under the guidance and supervision of the department Chair, faculty members, PA may perform detailed patient history and physical examinations and obtain informed consent for procedures; write appropriate orders and review lab results to insure acceptable limits; assist in development of patient care protocols and follow-up guidelines; administer drugs including narcotics, stimulants and depressants; write routine pre/ post procedure orders as necessary; attend appropriate hospital conferences/ educational opportunities; follows inpatients after procedures and writes appropriate orders as necessary; write discharge orders and coordinate arrangements for follow-up care; perform image-guided procedures; assist with major radiology procedures performed within the department; round on patients, write appropriate progress on patient charts indicating status of treatments and procedures performed.
Duties may encompass but do not require scholarly activity in the use of diagnostic/ interventional techniques to better our understanding of detection/ treatment of diseases. In addition, this position will participate in the instruction of Physician Assistant students in interventional radiological techniques.
Previous experience in a procedural practice setting.
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