Position Type: Permanent Faculty
Department: Radiology - Abdominal Imaging - 412813
Appointment Type: Fixed Term Faculty
Vacancy ID: FAC0002602
Position Summary: The Department of Radiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is recruiting for a Clinical Instructor faculty appointment. The primary purpose of the position is to participate in the diagnostic imaging care of patients including but not limited to inpatient, outpatient, and emergency department patients, performing imaging procedures within the scope of training of a Registered Radiologist Assistant (RRA). This position will facilitate communication between Radiology and ordering Clinicians, providing improved outcomes for patients. Position will assist in the training and education of Radiology residents and Radiologist Assistant Students. Responsibilities include: Outcomes Identification and Planning Development - evaluates and modifies the daily division exam schedule. Care Management, Education and Treatment - participates in all phases of fluoroscopy used in patient care including collecting history, determine appropriateness and protocoling exams, in-patient consults, and performing diagnostic testing. Employs diverse and complex strategies, interventions, and promotes a healthy and safe environment. Participates in care management to achieve optimal quality and cost-effective care. Documents and communicates with healthcare team members to achieve and integrate care delivery. Delegates appropriate monitoring, assessment, and interventions according to the patient and scope of practice of the caregiver. Provides consultation to influence the identified fluoroscopic exams, to enhance the abilities of others to provide health care, and to effect change in the healthcare system. Performs appropriate procedures that are based on current knowledge, research, and practice. Provides preliminary diagnostic results to the supervising radiologist. Evaluation - uses a systematic, ongoing evaluation of the assessment data and outcomes to revise or resolve the diagnoses, outcomes, the diagnostic procedure, and the implementation as needed. Bases the evaluation process on knowledge, practice, research, and documents appropriately. Utilizes the results of the evaluation to determine the impact of the patient, family, caregiver, organization and system to make and recommend process or structural changes including policy, procedure, or protocols as appropriate. Professional Performance - participates in quality improvement activities or research to improve the care delivery process and patient care outcomes. Uses and communicates results to initiate change in practice. Uses creativity, new knowledge, and innovation to improve care. Takes action to achieve goals identified during performance appraisal and peer review, resulting in changes in practice and role performance. Participates in lifelong learning that improves skills and competence in clinical practice and role performance. Serves as preceptor, role model, and mentor. Contributes to the professional development of peers and colleagues to improve health care and to foster the profession's growth. Integrates ethical considerations and research findings into practice. Provides leadership by participating on committees or in professional organizations, or writing, publishing and presenting. Serves as a leader, influencing both healthcare and Registered Radiologist Assistant practice and policy. Research - Participates in implementation and data collection related to clinical research studies, and participates in maintaining clinical database. Teaching - Develops educational materials and structure and teaches and mentors radiology residents and radiologist assistant students.
Application Deadline: 01/02/2019
Education Requirements: Graduate of a masters degree radiologist assistant program recognized by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and Certification as an RRA-Registered Radiologist Assistant by the ARRT and clinical portfolio of documented number of cases performed during the past 24 months. Proof of maintenance of 50 Continuing Education Credits in accordance with ARRT certification every 2 years.
Qualification and Experience: Skills and Competencies include: Clinical Knowledge - imaging professional knowledge and clinical ability sufficient to provide evaluation and treatment of patients in one or more specialty areas as a radiologist assistant. Communication - excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills. Knowledge - application of pathophysiology and diagnostic imaging. Demonstrated skills in physical assessment, consultation, research and teaching. Professional knowledge sufficient to perform comprehensive patient history to access appropriateness of procedures, and assign protocols. Ability to maintain competency in skills and procedures.
Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Department Contact Name and Title: Vickie Holland
Department Contact Telephone Number or Email: [email protected]
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