Vascular Medicine Specialist

Employer
Virginia Mason Franciscan Health
Location
Seattle, Washington
Closing date
Nov 4, 2023

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Specialty
Surgery, Surgery, Vascular
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
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Overview

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health brings together two award winning health systems in Washington state, CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason. As one integrated health system with the most patient access points in western Washington our team includes 18,000 staff and nearly 5,000 employed physicians and affiliated providers. At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health you will find the safest and highest quality of care provided by our expert, compassionate medical care team at 11 hospitals and nearly 300 sites throughout the greater Puget Sound region.

Responsibilities

As a part of our growing system, we are recruiting a BE/BC Vascular Medicine Specialist. This is an exceptional leadership opportunity, to grow and build the practice of vascular medicine across the system. The vascular specialist, will drive the multidisciplinary oversight for cardiovascular patient care by partnering with cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, hematology/oncology, wound care and primary care. In this role, you'll maintain a clinical practice within vascular surgery and work closely with the cardiovascular service line, with a goal of expanding this line across the region.

Position highlights

  • Opportunity to grow and integrate the VMFH Center for Cardiovascular Health within the Greater Puget Sound region 
  • Lead the development of the vascular medicine program for two highly reputable systems and build a patient centered program that provides the highest quality care for cardiovascular patients 
  • Partner with two system vascular surgery department heads and our leader of the Cardiovascular Service Line 
  • Oversee and recommend standards and protocols for cardiovascular patients - Lead the initiative to develop a co-integrated Vascular Imaging Lab 
  • Practice alongside a vascular service line with an established team of 10 Vascular Surgeons and 9 APP's. 
  • Clinical practice in Downtown Seattle Virginia Mason Medical Center and St. Joseph's in Tacoma, WA

Ideal candidate 

  • Utilize the published SVS guidelines and help develop local protocols for the surveillance of vascular pathology 
  • Create protocols in collaboration with primary care for risk factor reduction in our population and guide medical management of atherosclerosis 
  • Design protocols and guidelines for the anticoagulation regimen and work with the anticoagulation clinic in management the perioperative surgical patients (e.g. patients undergoing surgery) 
  • Aid in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with vasculitis and non-atherosclerotic vascular disease 
  • Create protocols for the treatment and management of acute and chronic DVT as well as venous insufficiency. 
  • If desired and qualified, the vascular medicine specialist may perform appropriate ambulatory venous procedures. 
  • Help with protocols and direct the non-operative management of patients with claudication, initiating and engaging a walking regimen, optimal medical treatment, and help navigate patients in a newly developed vascular rehabilitation exercise protocol. 
  • Help with the surveillance of non-operative cerebrovascular disease patients and patients with aneurysmal disease 
  • Be an integral part of the Limb salvage Program. As part of the LSP he/she would help wound care centers fine tune the existing referral protocol to identify the appropriate candidates for revascularization. 
  • Would participate in the Vascular M&M 
  • Be involved in the certification and implementation of protocols within the dedicated (ICAVL-approved) Vascular Lab to perform radiologic studies on these patients.
Qualifications
  • BE/BC in Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship or advanced training in Vascular Medicine preferred
  • 2-3 years of experience preferred - Ability to obtain a medical professional license in the State of WA
  • Ability to obtain a DEA with full prescriptive authority needed for specific practice

About Virginia Mason Franciscan Health

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health brings together two award winning health systems in Washington State, CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason, as one integrated health system with the most patient access points in western Washington. At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health you will find the safest and highest quality of care provided by our expert, compassionate medical care team at 11 hospitals and nearly 300 sites throughout the greater Puget Sound region. Our integrated health system includes Bailey-Boushay House, the first skilled-nursing and outpatient chronic care management program in the United States; Benaroya Research Institute, internationally recognized for autoimmune disease research; and Virginia Mason Institute, a teaching organization which coaches health care professionals and others around the world in the Virginia Mason Production System, an innovative lean management method for improving quality and safety.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health

We commit to fostering an equitable, diverse and intentionally inclusive environment, we strive for all to feel valued, respected and that they belong. Our unique life experiences and backgrounds make our patient care extraordinary. Our diversity fuels our culture of innovation and transformative health care. Our differences are our strengths and inspire a promising future.

Living in the Pacific Northwest

Located in the Pacific NW, Seattle is an area with a mild climate year-round and close to the great outdoors where we enjoy an abundance of activities with our close proximity to the waters of Puget Sound and surrounding mountains. City life and cultural activities are also thriving. With a variety of neighborhoods and areas to work and live, there are many choices for the type of lifestyle you'd like to enjoy.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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