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Johns Hopkins University
  • Position Number: 4151471
  • Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Position Type: Medicine - Radiology

Radiologist Assistant
We are seeking a Radiologist Assistant. The RA enhances patient care by extending the capacity of the radiologist in the diagnostic imaging environment. Reporting to the director of Diagnostic Imaging and Body CT, the Radiologist Assistant is able to perform a variety of Diagnostic exams on both in-patients and out-patients.

Specific duties & responsibilities

  • Review the patient's medical record to verify the appropriateness of a specific exam or procedure (2) Interview the patient to obtain, verify, or update medical history.
  • Explain procedure to the patient or significant others, including a description of risks, benefits, alternatives, and follow-up.
  • Obtain informed consent.
  • Determine if the patient has followed instructions in preparation for the exam such as diet and pre-medications.
  • Assess risk factors that may be contraindications to the procedure such as health history, medications, pregnancy, psychological indicators, and alternative medicines.
  • Obtain and evaluate vital signs.
  • Perform physical examination and analysis of data such as signs and symptoms, laboratory values, and significant abnormalities, as required by the imaging procedure to be conducted.
  • Report findings related to Regulation to the supervising radiologist.
  • The scope of practice of a radiologist assistant includes the following general procedures:
  • Apply ECG leads and recognize life threatening ECG abnormalities.
  • Perform urinary catheterization (3) Perform venipuncture.
  • Monitor IV for flow rate and complications.
  • Position patient to perform required procedure, using immobilization devices and modifying technique as necessary.
  • Assess patient's vital signs and levels of anxiety and pain and inform radiologist when appropriate.
  • Recognize and respond to medical emergencies, such as drug reactions, cardiac arrest, and hypoglycemia, and activate emergency response systems, including notification of the radiologist.
  • Administer oxygen as prescribed.
  • Operate a fixed/mobile fluoroscopic unit.
  • Assure documentation of fluoroscopy time.
  • Explain effects and potential side effects to the patient of the pharmaceutical required for the examination.
  • Administer contrast agents as prescribed by the radiologist.
  • Administer general medications, excluding radiopharmaceuticals and narcotic or sedating medications, as prescribed by the radiologist.
  • Monitor patient for side effects or complications of the pharmaceuticals.

The scope of practice of the radiologist assistant includes performing the following examinations and procedures, including contrast media administration, placement of needle or catheter, and operation of imaging equipment, under the immediate available direction of a radiologist.
  • Upper GI
  • Esophagus
  • Small bowel studies
  • Barium enema
  • Evaluation of percutaneous gastric and enteric tubes.

The scope of practice of the radiologist assistant includes performing the following examinations and procedures, including contrast media administration, placement of needle or catheter, and operation of imaging equipment, under the onsite supervision of a radiologist.
  • Cystogram and voiding cyst urethrogram
  • Nasoenteric and oroenteric feeding tube placement.
  • Joint injection and aspiration
  • Arthrogram, including conventional, CT, and MR PICC placement.
  • Paracentesis with appropriate image guidance.
  • Thoracentesis with appropriate image guidance.
  • Lumbar puncture under fluoroscopic guidance.

On a casebycase basis as specified in Regulation .12 of this chapter, the Board or its designee may approve a radiologist assistant to perform one or more of the following procedures under the level of supervision by a radiologist as specified in the request letter submitted by the radiologist and radiologist assistant:
  • Lower extremity venography
  • Lumbar, thoracic, or cervical myelography Nontunneled venous central line placement Venous catheter placement for dialysis
  • Breast needle localization Ductogram (galactogram) Ttube cholangiogram
  • Retrograde urethrogram
  • 52121Port injection
  • Fistulogram,
  • Sinogram
  • Loopogram
  • Swallowing study
  • Hysterosalpingogram
  • Other specific procedures approved by the Board.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduate from an ACR/ARRT approved RA program.
  • Completed ARRT R.A. registry.
  • Must be licensed as a RA in the state of Maryland.
  • CPR and ACLS certified.
  • Requires knowledge of radiologic procedures at a level acquired through completion of a minimum of 5 years of clinical experience in Diagnostic radiology, preferably in an acute care setting is desirable.
  • Employees are required to maintain their license to practice and certifications during duration of employment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in providing patient care.
  • Must be able to work independently, displaying initiative appropriate judgment as well as a team member in providing a collaborative approach to patient care.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Proficiency in the use of software applications, databases, spreadsheets, and word processing required.
  • Outstanding organizational skills required.
  • Excellent attention to detail skills required.
  • Must have excellent time management skill. Ability to understand and implement support for clinical trials.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once, and effectively prioritize each.
  • Requires outstanding verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must adhere to guidelines regarding honest reporting of sensitive and confidential patient information.
  • Understands the importance/impact of data integrity in terms of patients, study results, costs, quality of service and scientific research in general.
  • Regular contact with physicians, other health care personnel and occasionally, patients, requires the use of good judgment, tact and sensitivity.

Classified Title: Radiologist Assistant
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG
Starting Salary Range: $84,810-$116,600-$148,390 Annually (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F 8:30-5:00
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: School of Medicine Campus
Department name: SOM Rad Diagnostic Imaging
Personnel area: School of Medicine

Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University's good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate's conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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Accommodation Information

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