Radiology Practitioner Assistant (RPA/RRA)

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  • Denver, CO
  • *National Jewish Health - Main Campus
  • Radiology
  • Full Time - Day Shift: Monday - Friday
  • Professional
  • Req #: 16972
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Position Summary
To provide clinical support for radiologists in general fluoroscopic procedures preliminary image interpretation, administration of intravenous medications or contrast media and catheter placement. Acts as a physician extender on behalf of the radiologists.

Essential Duties

  1. Provides patient care in radiology health care services under the supervision of the radiologists.
  2. Obtains patient consent, provides instructions, discusses alternatives, and initiates medical documentation and discharge summary when applicable. Provides patients with educational materials as requested.
  3. Performs fluoroscopic and invasive procedures such as Esophagram, Tailored Barium Swallow, Upper GI, Lower GI, small bowel, fluid drainage, and provides preliminary reports to radiologists. Assists or performs intravenous contrast injections and other contrast agents under the supervision of a radiologist. Closely monitors patients for adverse reactions.
  4. Works in accordance with A.L.A.R.A. (As Low as Reasonably Achievable) principles to minimize radiation exposure to the patient during fluoroscopic procedures.
  5. Implements care and services that recognize age-specific needs and issues. Effectively communicates patient/family education requests or needs to Radiology staff.
  6. Reviews images and provides feedback of these studies performed to the radiologists to assist in the interpretation of specified studies. Recommends additional imaging in a different modality, when warranted, following consultation with radiologist.
  7. Serves as a pathway to facilitating and mentoring continuing education to technologists as needed within the scope of their practice.
  8. Coordinates support for technical staff, radiologists and other health care professionals for scheduling fluoroscopic, imaging, invasive procedures and other concerns with patient management as needed.
  9. Works in conjunction with Radiology Division Head to troubleshoot workflow, imaging system and technical issues. Assists in development of imaging procedures, standards, protocols, and programs as dictated by the Radiologists and institutional needs.
  10. Participates in institutional research studies with role definition and over sight as determined by the radiologists.


  1. Accountability: Accepts full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member; displays honesty and truthfulness; confronts problems quickly; displays a strong commitment to organizational success and inspires others to commit to goals; demonstrates a commitment to National Jewish Health.
  2. Business Acumen: Using economic, financial, market, and industry data to understand and improve business results; using one’s understanding of major business functions, industry trends, and own organization’s position to contribute to effective business strategies and tactics.
  3. Collaboration/Teamwork: Cooperates with others to accomplish common goals; works with employees within and across his/her department to achieve shared goals; treats others with dignity and respect and maintains a friendly demeanor; values the contributions of others.
  4. Customer Focus: Ensuring that the customer perspective is a driving force behind business decisions and activities; crafting and implementing service practices that meet customers’ and own organization’s needs.
  5. Peer Relationships: Interacts with others in a constructive, positive, and respectful manner, regardless of individual differences. Assists team members or co-workers in achieving personal goals and completing assignments.

Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility    


Core Values

  1. Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
  2. Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
  3. Be well groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly.
  4. Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date annually.
  5. Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the institution.
  6. Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures. 
  7. Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.
  8. Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Education: Bachelor’s degree required.
  2. Work Experience: Minimum of five years of recent clinical experience required.
  3. Special Training, Certification or Licensure: Current Radiology Practitioner Assistant (RPA) and American Registry of Radiology Technologists (ARRT) certification required. CPR/BLS and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certificate required.


Salary Range: $53.00 - $63.00


At National Jewish Health, we recognize that our outstanding faculty and staff are the essence of our organization. For every aspect of health care, our employees are our greatest asset.
With that in mind, we have designed a valuable, comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and their families.

  • Medical Plans, Dental Plans and Vision Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • FSA and HSA
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Voluntary Benefits, like Accident Insurance, Critical Care and Hospital Indemnity
  • Sick and Vacation Paid Time Off
  • Wellness Program
  • Legal Plan



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