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Cardiologist - Heart Failure

PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth

Bellingham, WA, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2023

Job Description

Description

Ideal Candidate

  • Cardiology MD/DO who is BC/BE in both Cardiology & Advanced Heart Failure
  • 2-3 years of experience preferred; will consider candidates graduating from Fellowship
  • Board Certification in Echo and Nuclear Medicine preferred
  • Interest in the opportunity to manage outpatient and inpatient responsibilities
  • Interest in working at PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center once every three months

Practice Highlights

  • Collaborative and established practice with a wealth of knowledge and experience
  • 36-member Clinician team includes 12 General Cardiologists, 1 Advanced Heart Failure Cardiologist, 4 Interventional Cardiologists, 2 EP Cardiologists, 3 Cardiothoracic Surgeons, 3 Vascular Surgeons and 12 APCs
  • Robust clinical and support staff including an NP dedicated to the Heart Failure program
  • Established referral base
  • Structural heart program including TAVR, MitraClip and Watchman
  • Cardiopulmonary Stress Testing, Cardiac MR, 3-D TEE, and dual source Cardiac CTA on site
  • 16-18 patients per day
  • Call is shared 1:8
  • Epic EMR

Bellingham, WA is the perfect blend of endless outdoor recreation, urban living, strong schools, great shopping & cuisine, and so much more! These amenities are surrounded by incredible scenery, from the sea to the mountains and the rainforest, making this community an amazing place to live. Head to Mount Baker for a day in the snow. Tour the San Juan Islands by sea kayak or sailboat. Trek the North Cascades on foot. Stay in town to explore the shops and cafes of historic Fairhaven and Downtown and then catch a show at Mount Baker Theater – you can do it all in Bellingham!

  • Guaranteed first-year income: $522,019.00
  • Employment Bonus
  • Relocation stipend based on miles between locations
  • Education Loan Reimbursement program (if applicable and eligible)
  • Robust Clinician Wellness Program
  • CME: up to $3,300 per calendar year for CME and/or professional dues/fees (based on 1.0 FTE; prorated for lower FTE)
  • Comprehensive Benefit package including Medical /Dental / Vision / Disability / Life / Wellness / Retirement

PeaceHealth has been serving the communities of northwest Washington since 1890 with PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center, now a 253-bed, two-campus hospital providing a Level II Trauma Center and a full range of inpatient and outpatient services. PeaceHealth's Whatcom Region also includes the comprehensive heart care services of the Cardiovascular Center at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center as well as the primary and specialty care provided by PeaceHealth Medical Group.

Contact: Sharon Thompson, Physician & Provider Recruiter / SThompson1@peacehealth.org

Job Summary

Demonstrates compassion, respect and caring while working within the scope of practice of Physician to provide safe and efficient care to patients and assistance to their families and visitors. Works collaboratively with all other healthcare team members toward the best outcomes for the patient and the organization. Provides professional services to the hospital and its patients.

Essential Functions

  • Practice of medicine within the scope of license, training and credentialing.
  • Practice of medicine in accordance with the current standards of care as well as the quality criteria adopted by the clinic.
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate individual patient care appropriate to the age of patients served by demonstrating knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education

  • Accredited School of Medicine Required: . And
  • Required: . completion of Internship/Residency Program in area of specialty

Experience

  • Required: Computer experience

Credentials

  • Required : Licensed to practice as a physician in the State, and board certified or board eligible and
  • Required : Drug Enforcement Admin Federal Number and
  • Required : Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Skills

  • Demonstrated expertise in clinical management of patients. (Required)
  • Maintains current knowledge and skills with continuing education. (Required)
  • Must meet all training requirements for specific department. (Required)
  • Able to work varied hours; rigorous on-call and call-back schedule. (Required)
  • Must not be a practitioner excluded from participation in the Medicare or Medicaid program. (Required)

Department / Location Specific Notes

Working Conditions

Lifting

  • Patient handling no greater than 35 lbs. without the use of assistive equipment and/or devices (NIOSH).
  • Fine motor skills to be able to grasp and control medical equipment and perform precise procedures.
  • Perform hands on CPR at least 20 mins using 100-125 lbs. of force (National Assoc. of EMS Physicians and AHA) Frequency should be seldom or occasionally.
  • Ability to move around area with frequent sitting.
  • Bending/ stooping / reaching occasionally.
  • Lifting (non-patient) up to 20 lbs. occasionally and 5 lbs. frequently.

Environmental Conditions

  • Exposure to biohazard, body fluids and airborne particles.
  • Time spent on site in medical/hospital setting.

Mental/Visual

  • Vision and hearing required within normal limits (glasses, contacts, hearing aids permitted).
  • Ability to communicate and exchange accurate information.

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