Radiology Practitioner Assistant

Rochester, NY


This position serves the Department of Imaging Sciences as a Radiology Practitioner Assistant


A Radiology Practitioner Assistant (RPA) is a health care professional certified and registered in radiography (AART certified) and is credentialed by the Certification Board for Radiology Practitioner Assistants (CBRPA) to provide primary health care services in medical imaging with physician supervision. Within the physician/RPA relationship and under the supervision, guidance and direction of the supervising physician, RPA's exercise autonomy in decision making in the role of a primary health care provider with regard to patient assessment, patient management and in providing a broad range of radiology diagnostic and interventional services.


Clinical - (80%)

  • The RPA will evaluate the schedule of procedures with the supervising physician and determine where his/her skills will be best utilized. The RPA will perform procedures including, but not limited to:

  • Fluoroscopic procedures (static and dynamic)

  • Ultrasound, Computed Tomography or Fluoroscopic guided biopsies

  • Ultrasound, Computed Tomography or Fluoroscopic guided drainages and drainage catheter placements

  • Arthrograms

  • Myelograms

  • Vascular Access Procedures (Arteriograms, Venograms)

  • Venous Access Procedures (Declots, Permacath Placements, Central Line Placement)

  • IVC Filter Placement

  • Fistulagrams

  • Gastrostomies

  • GI Studies

  • Urograms

  • VCUG

  • Retrograde Urethrograms

Other clinical duties include:

  • Obtain clinical history from patient or medical record

  • Evaluate Medical Images, review preliminary reports and images with supervising physician, and prepare technical reports that will be reviewed and signed off by the supervising physician

  • Assess and evaluate the physiologic and psychological responsiveness of each patient

  • Participate in patient management, including prescriptive powers for acquisition of additional imaging

  • procedures, following review with the supervising physician

  • Obtain consent for and administer and/or order intravenous medications and contrast media, under the supervision of a physician

  • Participate in facility quality assurance program

Physician & Procedural Support (20%)

  • Check medical record for pre-procedure lab results

  • Communicate the reports of radiologist's findings to a referring physician or an appropriate representative with appropriate documentation

  • Determine appropriateness of ordered medical imaging examinations and procedures


  • Be a graduate of an educational program recognized by the CBRPA

  • Certified by the CBRPA or be considered eligible for the CBRPA certification examination

  • Maintenance of an active radiographer registration status Current certification in Advanced Life Support (ACLS) skills

  • Obtain and maintain registration by the State of New York as a Radiologic Specialist Assistant under Title 8, Article 131-C, Section 6548, Education Law and Part 60 of the New York State Education Department Commissioner’s Regulations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $45.55 - $68.32 Hourly

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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