Posted on: November 14, 2023
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Job Profile Summary
The Cardiologist is a Licensed/Board Certified professional who
plays a key role as part of the clinical operations team, providing
direct patient care and assessments, primarily in the ambulatory
health care center setting. The responsibilities of the
Cardiologist include but are not limited to: diagnosing and
treating various cardiovascular ailments or diseases, such as heart
attacks and coronary heart disease, taking medical history,
conducting physical exams, developing a plan of care, providing
health education, specialty referrals and case management
referrals, providing follow-up care and applying clear, in-depth
documentation through written progress notes and summaries
according to ChenMed standards for quality, service, productivity
and teamwork. He/She also participates in clinical rounds and
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides excellent inpatient and outpatient cardiovascular care as
well as, care coordination, echocardiogram reading, population
management of market's members, and oversight of PCP's
Leads a cardiovascular care team that may include Care Promoters,
Echocardiogram/X-ray Technician(s), and in some cases a mid-level
(ARNP or PA) dedicated to cardiology depending on the scope and
Assists the Medical Director, Cardiology (MDC) in managing the
day-to-day clinical and business operations and building positive
relationships with providers and key stakeholders for all
ChenMed/JenCare/Dedicated Senior Health centers within the
Consults with the Medical Director, Cardiology to ensure compliance
with guidelines along with participating in risk and quality
management programs, clinical meetings and other programs that
maximize and promote clinical value, improve clinical quality,
efficiency, physician/patient satisfaction and advance strategic
Manages the care of chronic cardiovascular diseases, e.g., examines
patient and runs or orders tests to determine chief complaint and
recommends appropriate care or treatment plans as indicated by
patient condition and to meet their clinical needs, for a panel of
at minimum 5,000 patients ( with the support of the Care Team and
Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant depending on ratio ).
Assesses patient's ability to withstand the stresses of
cardiovascular or other surgeries and helps surgeons or invasive
cardiologists in managing strategy for patient, including clearing
patient for surgery.
Runs and accurately reads EKG, chest X-rays and echoes; includes
ability to know which blood tests to order to check for certain
types of heart diseases. Orders studies, tests and other ancillary
services as needed.
Limiting external cardiovascular care where high quality internal
care can be appropriately provided to members.
Prescribes medication and treatment in accordance with patient
condition, payer coverage/guidelines and industry standards.
Reviews PCP requests for external cardiology referrals and
participates in delegated utilization authorizations; determines
level of urgency of follow-up, referral/consultation
May have responsibility for cardiology clinical operations of 2-5
centers in the market, under the supervision of the MD, CVC.
Exercises final medical judgment in issues of health care for
Provides patient education related to heart disease, wellness,
prevention and early detection, including supporting market CHF
clinics and other patient education initiatives.
Assists with training and hiring of dedicated cardiology Care
Promoters and NPs/PAs.
Coaches and mentors PCP physicians and other clinicians in
cardiology management in the PCP setting.
Participation in cardiovascular team meetings and daily huddles,
and participate in focused clinical discussions in market huddles,
super-huddles, and team meetings.
Aids with quality and performance initiatives, assists with
implementation of cost reduction and market clinical strategies and
builds relationships with internal and external physician
Performs other related duties as assigned and modified at manager's
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Thorough knowledge of pharmacological agents used in patient
Familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedures within
the Cardiology field
Superior clinical skills in the management of seniors with complex
medical needs throughout all environments of care
Exceptional communication skills with the ability to build
relationships with external organizations
Superb ability to cultivate strong relationships with our primary
care physicians, their center-based care teams and other staff
Good analytical skills and the ability to manage for results
Conflict management and resolution skills, and ideally, experience
of population risk management or complex chronic disease care
Effective verbal and written communication skills along with proper
Performs in a tactful and professional manner
Comfortable with the electronic medical record and agile with
Proficient Microsoft Office skills including Outlook, Word, Excel
and PowerPoint plus a variety of other word-processing,
spreadsheet, database, e-mail and presentation software
Ability and willingness to travel locally, regionally and
nationwide up to 15% of the time
Spoken and written fluency in English
This job requires use and exercise of independent judgment
EDUCATION / SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS:
MD or DO in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Geriatrics or
similar specialty required
Board certification in Cardiology required but, may have other
sub-specialty training and board certification as well
Current, unrestricted and active license to practice medicine in
state of employment
Current DEA and DPS Certificate of Registration required
A minimum of 2 years' experience as a Cardiologist required
Prior experience working with interdisciplinary teams in quality
improvement and or medical/healthcare leadership activities
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from the American Heart
Association (AMA) or American Red Cross required w/in first 90 days
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