This functional statement is specific to the Cardiology Specialty of Medicine assigned under Specialty Medicine Service Line. It is understood this functional statement is not inclusive of all assigned duties and/or responsibilities but provides an overview of general performance expectations and responsibilities. It is understood physicians are to adhere to OPM (Office of Personnel Management), VHA, Medical Staff By-Laws, and VHA/Medical Center policies and regulations. The responsibilities include hands on clinical work, oversight, and administration of all aspects of the service, including an extensive research program and guidance and training for medical residents and other trainees. Provides guidance and support to the nurse practitioners assigned to Cardiology/ Medicine Service in their respective areas of expertise. 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. 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. 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. Demonstrates commitment to high quality customer service, including specific measures identified as performance goals by the Medical Center. Adheres to all information security and privacy measures set by VHA and the Medical Center. Annually develops and evaluates professional and personal goals. Identifies individual professional learning needs and participates in formal programs, seminars, conferences, as well as self-directed learning activities, completes facility wide mandatory education yearly The incumbent will ensure operations and compliance with Veterans Health Administration guidelines for Cardiology Section of Medical Service. The incumbent will provide leadership as the Section Chief of the Cardiology section. This will include developing and implementing improved Cardiology processes. Patients seen have a wide range of medical problems thus the Section Chief will provide all critical duties relating to his/or Cardiology section and report any discrepancies to the Chief of Medicine. The incumbent is responsible for the daily administrative and clinical operations pertaining to their section/specialty of Cardiology Services. The incumbent will, as defined by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the Subspecialty Board of Cardiology/Emergency Medicine, admit, evaluate, diagnose, and provide treatment. The incumbent will take part in continuing medical education and quality assurance activities. The highest degree of good judgment, ethical behavior and professional demeanor is required at all times in the incumbents contact with patients, peers and all other employees. Incumbent should have clinical leadership experience. Cardiology physicians will be required to round in the Intensive Care Unit and be responsible for Urgent Care/Emergency Room consults along with Inpatient Unit rounding as requested. Consistently demonstrates expertise in diagnosing and treating seriously ill, multi-symptomatic patients when clinical assignments so dictate. The Cardiologist physician may need to respond to codes or other emergencies within the facility. Must be available for "on call" as identified on the published schedule. "On call" is defined as the ability to be on station within one hour. On call Cardiology physician will provide coverage "inpatient and emergencies". On call duties are typically divided among all available providers for the rotation. Shifts are subject to change to ensure efficient use of medical center resources and appropriate levels of care are maintained. Physicians may be assigned duty as a supervising or collaborating physician for a mid-level provider. Physicians are expected to provide clinical oversight and review. Supervising or collaborating responsibilities and performance will be noted in the physician's performance evaluation. Prohibited abbreviations should not to be used. Clinical reminders should be addressed as appropriate. All documentation will be completed in accordance to VA guidelines. Special Assignment/Duties: Any specific work conditions or job duties within or addition to the above broad functional description can be discussed with the provider at the time of interview and joining, and effort will be made to accommodate the preferences depending upon the qualifications of the provider and the needs of the facility. Assists in the development and implementation of education and training programs for medical students and fellows and residents, rotating through Medicine Service and accountable Clinical Services. Meets scholarly activity requirements, including peer-reviewed publication, discover, and national professional organization participation. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:45a.m. - 4:30p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 598953100
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