Candidate should be comfortable managing heart failure patients. The Cardiologist will participate in inpatient and outpatient quality care, teaching, and research 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, responsible for supervising U of Louisville training programs- Internal Medicine and Cardiology fellowship. Duties include but are not limited to: Prescribe appropriate treatments, supervise, teach and provide consultation to other health care providers, (nurse practitioners, medical students and residents rotating thru cardiology service and Cardiology Fellows). Provide consultations to the medical and support staff on cardiology issues when needed. Attend Cardiology Inpatient Service, outpatient clinics, EKG, Stress EKG, perform other procedures as appropriate and attend medical staff meetings; performance of chart reviews; coordinate with other providers regarding patient care issues; completely documenting in the electronic health record; perform history and physicals within 24 hours of request; perform outpatient encounters; document consult notes; and process new and renewal prescriptions. Performing echocardiography, exercise and pharmacologic stress testing, Holter monitor and electrocardiogram interpretation, diagnosis and management of arrhythmias and Ischemic Heart Disease. Taking an active role in education and in the evaluation of the patient, deciding treatment/care options along with documenting in the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS). Serving on service level and/or facility committees as needed and participating in the facility peer review program. · Maintaining professional competency, courtesy and flexibility to provide the necessary services of this specialty to our Veteran population. This role may also participate in the expanded use of clinical video telehealth (VVC and CVT)/electronic consultation (e-Consult) to improve access to cardiology care. May also be asked to serve on committees, participate in quality assurance programs, assist facility in meeting established performance measures in the areas of Cardiology and such other duties as assigned by the Chief of Medicine. Work closely with all staff to ensure compliance with National, Network and local performance standards Work Schedule: Variable including call coverage and weekend rounding (Alternate schedules may be necessary to meet the needs of the organization) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.