Advanced Heart Failure Cardiologist
The Heart Group Of LG Health
1410 General Cardiology
POSITION SUMMARY: Immediate opening for a BE/BC heart failure cardiologist to join Penn Medicine, Lancaster General Health. We are a team of 5 heart failure cardiologists and 7 nurse practitioners recognized nationally for the lowest heart failure readmission rates in the country. As part of a cardiology group consisting of 28 physicians, our heart failure team offers sub-specialty clinics in the areas of: pulmonary hypertension, adult congenital heart disease, cardio-oncology, maternal cardiology, and VAD. With the capabilities to offer a full spectrum of MCS devices, we thrive on innovation and are proud to serve some of the longest surviving destination therapy patients in the country. Established in 2005 as one of the earliest community hospitals to implant VAD, our program collaborates with 3 MCS cardiothoracic surgeons offering all available BTT and DT platforms. As a forward-thinking group, our team participates in over 20 clinical trials, encourages and supports research endeavors, and regularly presents at national meetings. We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:
•Consults with inpatients and outpatients to determine the appropriate course of treatment.
•Recommends and orders tests to determine extent of heart or vascular disease and help diagnose condition.
•Performs procedures as necessary to aid in the treatment or prevention of heart disease.
•Monitors lab results, medication adherence and medication toxicities.
•Prescribe or administer treatment, therapy, medication, and other medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury.
•Explain and discuss procedures, test results, or prescribed treatment with the patient.
•Coordinate work with nurses, social workers, rehabilitation therapists, pharmacists, psychologists, and other health care providers.
•Refers patients to medical specialists when necessary.
•Takes call as assigned.
•Provides clinical and didactic teaching to residents, medical students and staff.
•Represents the practice at Hospital committees in such a manner that the burden of attending the meetings is reasonably distributed among all of the physicians in the group.
•Assists in recruiting and interviewing of new physicians and staff to the practice.
•Attends Directors' and Committee meetings.
•Acquires the necessary CME credits and takes the certification examination to maintain re-certification status.
•Other duties as assigned.
COMMUNITY: Lancaster County is a growing and dynamic community. Lancaster offers the unique blend of access to major East Coast cities while providing a family friendly environment with excellent schools and easy access to the shore and mountain areas. There are five institutions of higher learning in the area to meet the needs of you and your family. The cities of Baltimore, Washington DC, Philadelphia, and New York are just 1.5 – 3 hours away.
MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
•Medical Doctor (MD), Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), issued by the Accreditation Council on Medical Education.
Posted on 07/11/2019
•Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine or Board eligible.
•Current Medical licensure issued by PA State Board of Medicine or the PA State Board of Osteopathic Medicine.
•Successful completion of cardiology fellowship.
•A health care provider in good standing with Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal and state health insurance programs, i.e. not excluded from participation in Medicare, Medicaid or any other federal or state health insurance program.