Physician Electrophysiologist

Employer
St. Charles Health System
Location
Bend, Oregon
Closing date
Nov 23, 2023

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Specialty
Cardiology
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
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DEPARTMENTAL SUMMARY: The St. Charles Heart & Lung Specialists clinic contains the subspecialties of Non-invasive Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Structural Heart.  Together, these specialists deliver a complete patient centered program of care for patients with cardiac conditions. The program delivers care in the outpatient setting throughout Central Oregon and inpatient hospital care at the St. Charles Bend campus.

POSITION OVERVIEW: The SCMG Electrophysiologist is responsible for providing Cardiology services in the inpatient and outpatient setting.  This includes evaluation & management services, interpretation of cardiac diagnostic studies, implanted device interrogation and electrophysiology procedures including device implants and cardiac ablations.   Electrophysiology will work in collaboration with other medical specialties to assess and manage patients following established standards and practices.

Work schedule: Physician will work a minimum of 40 hours per week with a minimum of 36 hours patient contact time. Duties include a blend of procedures, scheduled clinic visits and interpreting cardiac diagnostic studies.  This includes clinical documentation and all other necessary duties. 

  • 4 days per week.  Each provider has a day off each clinic week.  Each week consists of a combination of:
  • Outpatient clinic: Patient clinic hours between 8am – 5:00 pm, with a minimum of 12 appointment slots daily.  If assigned to an outreach clinic location, performed at the agreed upon interval based on clinical need in outreach area. 
  • Electrophysiology lab: Procedural care days start at 7:30 am until scheduled and inpatient add on cases are completed.  2-4 elective procedures (dependent on anticipated case duration) scheduled for each EP lab day. 

Call expectation: 

  • Physician will participate in the non-invasive Cardiology call rotation, which is shared equally by all physicians in the Non-Invasive Cardiology and Electrophysiology group based on FTE allocation. This shift requirement will adjust based on changes to the FTE structure within the group.  Current ratio 1:10
  • Night Non-invasive Cardiology call: 5pm – 7am weeknights as assigned
  • Weekend Non-invasive Cardiology call:  24 hour service coverage for each day of assigned weekend.  Includes hospital rounding, admissions, and discharges.  Split equally between Non-Invasive and Electrophysiology physicians.
  • EP service call rotation: Upon development of an EP service providing call coverage for EP needs to the Cardiology team, general Cardiology call responsibilities would be removed.  This coverage agreement would be approved by the division prior to implementation. 

Work location: Physician’s inpatient work location is St. Charles Bend Hospital with clinic in the Bend Heart & Lung Center plus any agreed upon Heart & Lung Specialist outreach clinic. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES: (May perform additional duties of similar complexity within SCHS as required or assigned)

Clinical Expectations:

  • Examines, diagnoses, and provides a broad scope of treatments for cardiac disease processes
  • Performs interpretation of electrocardiograms, cardiac monitors, device interrogations according to the established cardiac diagnostic reading standard.
  • Performs electrophysiology procedures as including but not limited to cardiac ablation, cardiac device implant, removal, upgrade and lead replacement.
  • Performs patient examinations, obtains and records pertinent medical history, subjective, and objective findings. 
  • Orders and interprets appropriate laboratory, imaging, and other diagnostic procedures. 
  • Utilize appropriate risk calculators as a part of assessment for patients and is familiar with new studies, emerging technology and medications beneficial to the patients being treated.
  • Interprets and integrates data to determine diagnosis, and therapeutic plan.
  • Administers and prescribes medications in compliance with state law and practice guidelines. 
  • Orders and performs appropriate medical procedures in accordance with State law and practice guidelines.
  • Instructs patient and family regarding medications and treatments.
  • Educates patients regarding health, illness prevention, and healing.  Recommends community resources to meet patient and family needs.
  • Maintains and reviews patient records, charts, and other pertinent information, documenting clearly and concisely.
  • Triages patient telephone calls, providing consultation as needed.
  • Communicates effectively with colleagues, patients, physicians, staff and administration.
  • Maintains quality of clinical practice by selecting appropriate avenues for professional growth.
  • May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the organization, as required or assigned. 

EDUCATION

Required: 

  • Graduation from an accredited medical school.
  • Successful completion of an accredited residency program in Cardiology.
  • Successful completion of a fellowship in Electrophysiology.
  • Successful completion of additional educational programs necessary to enable Physician to acquire and maintain privileges to perform the range of services contemplated. This includes board eligibility/certification in the specialty being practiced.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION

Required:

  • Oregon license as MD/DO
  • Board certified or eligible in Electrophysiology to be board certified or qualified to sit for the boards in primary area of practice at the Hospital.  Those applicants who are not board certified at the time of application but who have completed their residency or fellowship training are required to become board certified within seven years of residency or fellowship training.
  • Current ACLS certification required.
  • Valid driver’s license and the ability to meet SCHS driving requirements.
  • Maintain unrestricted DEA number.       
  • Maintain unrestricted ability to participate in Medicare / Medicaid, or other federal or state governmental health care programs.

EXPERIENCE

Required:

  • Experienced in hospital and outpatient practice environments providing care in Cardiology.

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