Market Cardiologist - GA
Cardiology
Decatur, GA
ChenMed is transforming healthcare for seniors. We provide big answers to big problems in health care delivery. ChenMed is a full-risk primary care market leader with an innovative philosophy, unique physician culture and end-to-end customized technology. These things allow us to provide world-class primary care and coordinated care to the most vulnerable population – moderate- to low-income seniors who have complex chronic diseases. As a company, we are making a difference in the lives of seniors and the health care system overall. CORE 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 cardiovascular skills. • 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 member volume. • Assists the Medical Director, Cardiology 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 market. • 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 business objectives. This position will have an estimated 80% direct patient care responsibilities (typically will consist of outpatient care, but may include targeted inpatient visits as needed), 10% leadership/administrative duties, 10% echo reading time and is expected to include the following activities: DIRECT PATIENT CARE RESPONSIBILITIES: • 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 3,500 to 4,000 patients (with the support of the Care Team and Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant). • 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. • Finds most appropriate treatment for patient, i.e. individualized treatment. • 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 appointments. • May have responsibility for cardiology clinical operations of 2-4 centers in the market, under the supervision of the MDC. • Exercises final medical judgment in issues of health care for paneled patients. • 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. LEADERSHIP/ADMINISTRATIVE: • 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 stakeholders. ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS: • Reports to: to Associate Chief Medical Officer or Chief Medical Officer with indirect reporting relationship to the Medical Director, Cardiology or Regional Medical Director, Cardiology or National Director, Cardiology. • Direct reports: May have direct responsibility for allied health staff such as the Care Promoters, X- ray Technicians and/or Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants. • Other key relationships: Market Chief Medical Officer, Director, Operations, Director, Network and Medical Costs, Market Sales Director/Manager, Center Managers, external sub-specialists and providers in hospitals and post-acute The Market Cardiologist (MC) 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 MC 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/JenCare/Dedicated standards for quality, service, productivity and teamwork. He/She also participates in clinical rounds and conferences. Best, Valentina Zerrin Akyol Sourcing and Research M: (561-492-7325) valentina.akyol@chenmed.com

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