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Full Time Cardiology Noninvasive Job FT. HOOD, TX

Full Time
Ft. Hood, TX
alarm 2 days ago
Employer Defense Health Agency

Job Description

Physician (Cardiology-Non-Invasive):

Works under the general supervision of the Chief, Department of Medicine, who discusses policies and objectives. There is no direct supervision, and the individual exercises independent judgment in selection and performance of the full range of diagnostic procedures for patients. Incumbent works independently in accordance with methods and practices of the medical profession and established administrative policies as an expert in the field of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease). Medical diagnoses are not reviewed and the individual has considerable latitude for professional technical decisions, overall effectiveness, and accomplishment of objectives. The quality of professional and administrative work is evaluated using the quality assurance principles, policies and regulations as mandated by the Joint Commission, and as structured by appropriate Army and local regulations and policies. Performs duties as a practitioner and as a consultant in Cardiovascular Medicine with emphasis on problems of marked complexity. 1. Serves as attending physician on the cardiology inpatient consult service. Attends inpatient multi-disciplinary rounds Monday-Friday of each work week. Must be available on-call from home up to 14 days per month. Must be available for telephonic or personal consultation for inpatient care when on call. 2. Examines, diagnoses, treats, and follows out-patients with cardiology problems of all complexities. Patients arrive at the Cardiology Medical Clinic referred from other clinics or physicians. Physician is able to competently manage cardiac problems in an outpatient clinic setting. a. Interprets echocardiogram and performs abbreviated point of care examination as emergently required. Aids in the performance of Transthoracic echocardiogram at level of competence. b. Provides continuing follow-up care for chronic diseases and complications of these diseases such as, valvular heart disease, ischemic heart disease, congestive heart failure, hypertension, and hyperlipoproteinemia. Provides comprehensive physical evaluations. c. Examines and conducts thorough evaluation of patients utilizing laboratory and clinical findings to appropriately treat or refer patients to the appropriate specialty clinic. d. Collaborates with specialists in other subspecialties or cases with complex and multifaceted problems. Follows through on all patients to ensure effective comprehensive medical service. 4. Conducts clinic orientation for new medical residents, teaches in formal lecture settings, mentors and conducts final evaluation feedback. Participates in the Carl R Darnall Army Medical Center Continuing Medical Education programs. Qualifies annually in the Basic Support Healthcare Provider Course. 5. Supervises medical students, interns, and residents as they provide medical care (diagnosis) and treatment) to patients in the Cardiology Clinic. PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.

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