The Phoenix VA Health Care System (PVAHCS) Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona provides cardiology services to Veteran patients. The Medicine Service Line requires a Chief Cardiology Physician to provide supervision of the Cardiology Division and cardiology services for the Cardiology Clinic and Cardiac Catherization Unit. Cardiology Division performs percutaneous cardiac interventional procedures, candidate should be qualified and experienced as an interventional cardiologist. The PVAHCS Medical Center is in need of a Chief Cardiology Physician in cardiology services five days per week, with rotating weekend coverage and evening and weekend call, when necessary. Clinic services are required five days per week which includes patient examinations, patient education for procedure preparation, contacting patients with procedure results, and consult triaging. Cardiac Catherization Unit services are required five days per week, however, in emergent situations, evening and weekends procedures may be necessary. All medical record documentation will be done in the Computer Patient Record System (CPRS). Patients include all conditions and diseases relating to cardiology specialty. The Chief Cardiology Physician must be board certified or board eligible in Interventional Cardiology. The Chief Cardiology Physician is required to be credentialed and privileged at the Phoenix VA Health Care System, have a valid medical license in at least one state, and to abide by the rules and bylaws of the Phoenix VA Health Care System medical staff. Cardiology Clinic and Cardiac Catherization Unit procedures will occur during normal work hours, as indicated above, weekend coverage may be required on a rotating basis, and some on call may be required. The Chief Cardiology Physician will have responsibility for, but not limited to: Cardiology Clinic to include examination of patients and establish medical diagnoses by client history, physical examination. Cardiology core privileges: Admit, evaluate, diagnose, and treat or consult services for patients presenting with diseases of the heart, blood vessels and cardiovascular disease. Privileges include ACLS cardioversion; insertion and management of central venous and pulmonary artery catheters; use of thrombolytic agents; pericardiocentesis; echocardiography interpretation, including stress echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE); Holter scanning; treadmill testing, including radionuclide studies, temporary transvenous pacemaker placement; right heart catherization; intra-aortic balloon pump placement; electrical cardioversion; and use of Provider Performed Testing (PPT) and electrocardiography interpretation. Interventional Cardiology medicine (If certified), the physician is required to have training and experience in aortic valvulopasty, non-coronary atherectomy, non-coronary & non-cerebral percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, endomyocardial biopsies, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, left heart catherization, coronary artery angioplasty, coronary artery stenting, ICD placement with an electrophysiologist on our staff, ICD with bi-ventricular placement with an electrophysiologist on our staff, permanent pacemaker insertion including single and dual chamber pacemakers as well as bi-ventricular pacemakers. Carotid, renal and peripheral angiography, coronary artery atherectomy, intra-aortic balloon pump. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: No Telework: No Virtual: No EDRP: No Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.