The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center is recruiting for a Physician (Chief of Cardiology) that will have appropriate training and experience in managing and providing clinical, administrative, and teaching services in an inpatient and outpatient clinical setting for Cardiology services. This will include providing administrative and quality management that enhances further growth and development of the Cardiology department. Duties of the position include, but are not limited to: Participation in Cardiology Clinics, inpatient consultations, and e-consultations. Performance include providing direct patient care, including through rotation into the Cardiology clinic, inpatient, e-consultations, and invasive/non-invasive procedures within his/her scope of practice as stated in Cardiology medical staff privileges. Participation, delegation, and approval of the clinical on-call schedule. Coordination and ensuring Cardiac provider coverage for daily procedures to include: Transespophageal Echocardiography, Tilt Table Testing, Cardioversion, Cardiac Catherization, Pacemaker and AICD procedures, and all future procedures requiring provider coverage. Distribution of daily Electrocardiogram, Holter, Event, ECHO, Exercise Stress Testing, interpretation workload among other Cardiologist. Provide collaborative care for transplant patients including timely submission of required transplant referral documentation. Responsible to assist in ensuring that the Cardiology service meets national (JCAHO) accreditation standards. Refer to other specialties for Cardiac-related diagnoses. Assisting the Chief of Medicine in the coordination of patient care for patient requiring transfers for cardiac procedures outside WPB facility. Working to ensure timely Patient Access to clinic and procedure appointments. Preparing the Cardiology work schedule within the timeframe assigned by the Chief of Medicine (i.e. 3 months or more) for the Cardiologist and ARNP/PA positions. Cardiologist and ARNP/PA schedule includes sub-specialty clinics and main cardiology rotations include: Clinic, Inpatient, Nuclear Stress Test, Non-Invasive, Cath/Clinic, Pacemaker, Heart Failure, and all future Cardiology procedures performed in the Cardiology section. Making certain that scheduling coverage is adequate, as well as reviewing and coordinating the leave solicitation process for the Section. Supervision of Providers and addressing of issues such as tardiness, completion of TMS, encounters, unsigned notes, unresolved consults, and completion of peer reviews and all required documentation in a timely manner. Assignment and ensuring the completion of Peer Reviews, Service Level Reviews, and Patient Advocate Complaints, and developing and implementing action plans related to Service and/or section-level performance monitors. Participation in disciplinary actions as appropriate. Assignment and ensuring the completion of Focused and Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluations. Evaluating and enhancing productivity through best coding practices. Leading service level agreements and memorandum of understanding between Primary Care, Surgery, and other services. Participation in Resident education including supervision of the clinical rotation in Cardiology. Providing leadership for ensuring best clinical practices and advocating for future technology and clinical skills needs. Participate in, and attend, CME activities and VA continuing educational activities. Participate in process improvement projects, construction meetings, design meetings and equipment meetings as assigned by the Chief of Medicine. Managing relevant committee assignments. Perform other duties as assigned by the Chief of Medicine. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Eligible *See "Additional Information" section below for more details. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 600170900
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