VAMC Coatesville is seeking applicants for a Non-Invasive Cardiologist to join it's Cardiology team. Selected Candidate should be comfortable managing heart failure patients. The Cardiologist will participate in inpatient and outpatient quality care and teaching related to cardiovascular diseases. Candidate will apply national and VA guidelines to patient screening, surveillance and management of cardiovascular diseases. Position requires candidate to work as an attending physician. If you are searching for a unique opportunity that includes an excellent federal benefits package with one of the largest healthcare networks, then the Coatesville VA is for you. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. The successful candidate will serve on part-time basis (up to 20 hours per week) as a physician in the specialty of Cardiology at the Coatesville VA Medical Center. Board certification in cardiology and echocardiography is strongly preferred. Experience of more than 2 years preferred. Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Administrative: 1. Serves as acting chief of the service (if appropriate), as needed 2. Provides guidance and support to the nurse practitioners assigned to Medicine Service in their respective areas of expertise. 3. Provides guidance and supervision for the medical students and residents (interns, residents, and/or fellows) assigned to Medicine Service/subspecialty services and clinics according to the standards outlined in Center Policy Memorandum, 11-4, "Supervision of Postgraduate Residents," when assigned to do so by the Chief, Medicine Service. 4. Participates in and attends medical center committees and/or teams as assigned by the Chief, Medicine Service and in his/her absence or absence of their respective Section Chief. 5. Participates in various facility programs designed to enhance and improve the delivery of patient care services, such as Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) teams, as assigned by Chief, Medicine Service. Clinical: 1. Provides quality-centered patient care to both inpatients for adults age 18-65 and older adults age 65+ as assigned by the Chief, Medicine Service. 2. Maintains clinical privileges in the areas of his/her expertise and in all areas required to carry out the duties of his/her assignments/responsibilities within Medicine Service. 3. Demonstrate sound decision-making skills, both clinical and administrative, which bring credit to the profession and serve to enhance the distinctive and contributory role of physicians. 4. Facilitate the delivery of appropriate patient care in collaboration with other health professionals, medical center staff, and management. 5. Serves as staff attending for sub-specialty consult service as assigned. 6. Participates as a peer reviewer process when requested. 7. Participates in multidisciplinary activities involving the treatment plan and discharge plans of patients admitted to the Medicine bed service. 8. Systematically evaluates patient care programs in all Medicine venues. 9. Successfully integrates patient care activities on Medicine Services and other patient care programs at the medical center and in the community such as Social Work, Prosthetics, Home Based Health Care, and private nursing homes. 10. Consistently demonstrates expertise in diagnosing and treating seriously ill, multi-symptomatic patients when clinical assignments so dictate. 11. Demonstrates skill in implementation of clinical practice guidelines and protocols for patients with complex medical care needs. 12. Staff Cardiologists are responsible for the oversight of all aspects of cardiac medical care delivered to patients under their care. They directly provide or supervise fellows, residents, students and/or mid-level providers in the evaluation and treatment of both inpatients and outpatients. 13. Staff Cardiologists evaluate the patient to assess changes in the physical and mental status during inpatient or outpatient care. Documentation of every encounter will be entered into the electronic medical record, with the appropriate level of detail, with an assessment and plan for acute and ongoing care. Any notes written by the fellow, resident, student or midlevel provider under cardiology supervision are reviewed by the staff Cardiologist, with corrections and additions added in an attending note, as appropriate and in a manner consistent with the VA guidelines for resident and trainee supervision. 14. During assigned times, Staff Cardiologists shall be available for all urgent or emergent assessments requested from any location in the hospital or on-site outpatient clinics and services. Evening and night call will be required as determined by service needs. 15. Staff Cardiologists are appropriately credentialed and privileged. They participate in various hospital committees, Medicine Service and hospital in-service programs, and education programs of the Medicine Service, the hospital and the Academic Affiliate. They are also involved in continuous quality improvement and the VA peer review process. Research: Assists in conducting studies regarding treatment modalities, outcomes, and other aspects of patient care when appropriate. Work Schedule: Variable including call coverage and weekend rounding (Alternate schedules may be necessary to meet the needs of the organization)
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