Registered Radiologist Assistant (RRA)- WellSpan Radiology

York, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 58318

Position Summary:

General Summary:

Under the general supervision of the department supervisor and the direct supervision of the Radiologist, performs patient assessment, patient management and selected clinical imaging procedures and otherwise assists the Radiologist in the diagnostic imaging environment. Performs routine and specialized diagnostic and technical radiographic procedures at an advanced skill level.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1 Reviews the patient’s medical record to verify the appropriateness of a specific exam or procedure and reports significant findings to the Radiologist.
2 Interviews patient to obtain, verify or update medical history.
3 Explains procedure to patient or significant others, including a description of the risks, benefits, alternatives and follow up. Patient must be able to communicate with the Radiologist if he/she requests or if any questions arise that cannot be appropriately answered by the Radiologist Assistant.
4 Obtains informed consent. Patient must be able to communicate with the Radiologist if he/she requests or if any questions arise that cannot be appropriately answered by the Radiologist Assistant.
5 Determines if patient has followed instructions in preparation for the exam (e.g., diet, premedications).
6 Assesses risk factors that may contraindicate the procedure (e.g., health history, medications, pregnancy, psychological indicators, alternative medicines) Assessment must be reviewed by the Radiologist.
7 Performs additional procedures the Radiologist deems appropriate.
8 Positions and transfers patients safely and comfortably.
9 Immobilizes patients as necessary and practices radiation safety procedures.
10 Evaluates images for completeness and diagnostic quality. Recommends additional images as required (Applies to general radiography).
11 Evaluates images for diagnostic utility and reports clinical observations to the Radiologist. (Applies to general radiography).
12 Reviews imaging procedures, makes initial observations and communicates observations to the Radiologist only.
13 Records previously communicated initial observations of imaging procedures according to approved protocols.
14 Communicates Radiologist’s report to referring physician consistent with ACR Communication Guideline.
15 Provides physician-prescribed post care instructions to patients.
16 Documents procedure in appropriate record. Documents exceptions from established protocol or procedure.

Required Skills

Bachelor’s Degree from Accredited Radiologist Assistant program; appropriate, on-going continuing education credits,
Registration and certification in radiography by ARRT; Registration and certification as a Radiologist Assistant by ARRT; ACLS certification
Master’s Degree preferred

Required Experience

3-5 years’ experience required, At least 3 years as a Registered Radiologic Technologist with at least 1 year as a Registered Radiologist Assistant (will consider new graduates)

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Why WellSpan Health?

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

Diversity & Inclusion

Know, Respect, Include

WellSpan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected and valued, while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)