Cardiologist

Date Posted
10/02/2018

State
MD

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

 
Job Description

CORE DUTIES:

  • Perform a full range of physician services in accordance with privileges granted by the MTF.
  • Direct, perform or assist in the instruction of other health care professionals within the scope of the clinical privileges or responsibilities.
  • Examine, diagnose, treat or prescribe courses of treatment within the scope of training, experience, and privileges.
  • Provide preventive and health maintenance care, including annual physicals, positive health behaviors, and self-care skills through education and counseling.
  • Order diagnostic tests as applicable as well as request consultation or referral with appropriate physicians, clinics, or other health resources as indicated.
  • Technically proficient in directing and teaching other medical staff, providing educational lectures and participating in the provision of in-service training to clinic staff members. Such direction and interaction will adhere to Government and professional clinical standards and accepted clinical protocols.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES include but not limited to the following:

  • Routine ambulatory outpatient Cardiology Clinic
  • Reviews all cardiology referrals. Examines and treats newly referred cardiology patients. Provides a plan of care and recommends appropriate follow-up care
  • Responds to walk-ins of acutely ill cardiology patients. Examines, treats, and provides plan of care and recommendations for follow-up care. Refers patients for emergency care and treatment as their condition requires
  • Provide and document medical advice to patients by telephone as appropriate
  • Inextraordinary circumstances, in which the life of a patient may be at risk, assist the ECC physicians with expert cardiology opinion urgently in the MTF ECC
  • Initial evaluation, consultation, and follow-up care including pacemaker clinics
  • Performance and interpretation of noninvasive cardiology evaluation including EKGs, holter monitors, treadmills, and echocardiographs
  • Follow and provide medical care for the internal medicine problems of cardiology patients
  • Performs transesophageal echocardiograms
  • Performs diagnostic cardiac catheterization
  • Subspecialists in Cardiology perform angioplasty, percutaneous intervention of atherosclerotic disease, implantation of pacemakers and defibrillators, electrophysiology studies and ablation of abnormal heart rhythms such as atrial fibrillation
  • Inpatient Services:
    • Inpatient consultation services during normally scheduled hours of performance
    • Temporary pacemaker insertion
  • Participation in teaching programs which includes the following:
    • Provide one-on-one instruction for adult nurse practitioner students, physician assistant interns, medical students, interns, and residents in the form of clinical rotations as requested by the Director of Education
  • Manages critically ill cardiac patients in the ICU
  • Perform the following as the situation dictates:
    • Consult with appropriate specialists
    • Write initial admission orders
    • Utilize paraprofessionals as appropriate
    • Respond to and provide management of cardiopulmonary arrests
  • Interpret: electrocardiograms, exercise stress tests. holter monitor tests and cardiac monitoring
  • Perform arterial puncture
  • Infiltration of local anesthesia
  • Performance of closed cardiac massage
  • Emergency: endotracheal intubation, cardioversion, and cricothyrotomy airway
  • Prescribe and administer drugs
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.).
  • Graduate from an accredited medical school in the United States or Canada. This degree must have been accredited by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association; Association of American Medical Colleges; Liaison Committee on Medical Education; Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association, or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) at the time the degree was obtained (e.g. Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC).
  • Current board certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine or the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiology
  • Successful completion of an internship and residency program (corresponding to the specialty required in the TO) which has been approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or the Committee on Postdoctoral Training of the American Osteopathic Association.

EXPERIENCE:

  • At least 2 years of experience within the last 3 years. Must be capable of performing the full range of cardiology services

LICENSURE:

  • Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in any state in which a license is held or has been held within the last 10 years.
  • Current with and have completed all continuing education requirements specified by their professional licensure or certification.
  • Must be current with and have completed all continuing education (CME) requirements specified by their professional licensure or certification.
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
  • Current Advanced Life Support (ACLS) certification
Place of performance: Malcolm Grow MTF's (Joint Base Andrews, MD & Anacostia - Bolling, D.C.)

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