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(Archived) Cardiologist - Kansas City

Last Updated: 6/09/21

Job Description

Initially reporting to the Chief Medical Officer, the Medical Director of Echocardiography is a dynamic and flexible individual who is licensed/board certified with experience in noninvasive cardiology and adult echocardiography. This professional will play a key role in providing direct patient care and assessments and be responsible for the ongoing development and quality control of ArchWell Health’s echocardiography program.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Provides excellent cardiovascular care in the outpatient and inpatient setting as needed
  • Management of chronic cardiovascular diseases including ordering appropriate imaging or lab tests and recommending treatment plans as indicated by patient’s clinical needs
  • Able to perform accurate interpretation of lab tests, EKG, chest x-rays and echocardiograms
  • Participates in population management of market’s members
  • Assists with implementation of cost reduction strategies
  • Assists with developed of a preferred Cardiology network in ArchWell Health markets
  • Supervision and coaching of primary care providers about management of cardiovascular disease and best practices
  • Reviews primary care requests for external cardiology referrals and participates in authorization with emphasis on high quality internal care providers when appropriate
  • Facilitation of team-building and forming positive relationships with community providers where needed
  • Coordination with Medical Director regarding managing day-to-day operations and participates in meetings for risk and quality management as well as improving clinical quality, efficiency, and patient and physician satisfaction
  • Directly oversees echocardiography program including:
    • Echocardiography interpretation and timely reporting
    • Assists in the hiring, supervision and training of echo technicians including functioning as a direct liaison to lead technician / imaging coordinator
    • Quality control of technicians and monitoring functionality of equipment and PACS system

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Exceptional communication skills to facilitate patient care including ability to foster and cultivate relationships with primary care physicians, center care team members, and staff
  • Extensive knowledge of cardiovascular disease and evidence-based practices and procedures
  • Well-versed in echocardiography guidelines, standards and practices as dictated by the American Society of Echocardiography
  • Strong analytical skills to handle complex clinical and administrative scenarios
  • Experience with conflict management and resolution
  • Personable, tactful, and professional demeanor
  • Comfortable with electronic medical record charting as well as teleconferencing including telehealth patient encounters
  • Spoken and written fluency in English
  • Fluency in Spanish or other languages spoken by people in the communities we serve (where necessary)
  • Embodies and serves as a role model of ArchWell Health’s Values:
    • Be compassionate
    • Strive for excellence
    • Earn trust
    • Show respect
    • Stay resilient
    • Always do the right thing

Education and Experience:

  • MD or DO in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine
  • Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease
  • Board Certified in Adult Echocardiography
  • Current, unrestricted, active license to practice medicine (state flexible)
  • Current DEA registration
  • Proficient PC skills

Company Details

Nashville, Tennessee, United States
ArchWell Health is re-imagining the practice of primary care. We are putting the relationship between patient and physician at the center of a value-based model focused on outstanding patient experience, improved access, and better outcomes. In our medical centers, we provide comprehensive primary care for senior adults with traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans, focused on delivering...