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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Coaches and mentors PCP physicians and other
clinicians in cardiology management in the PCP
• 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
• 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
• 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
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.
Valentina Zerrin Akyol
Sourcing and Research