Virginia Commonwealth University Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiologist in Richmond, Virginia

School/Unit: School of Medicine

Rank: Assistant Professor

Department: Internal Medicine

Purpose of Position:

Expanding the heart failure program is one of the primary initiatives of the heart center. Significant opportunities exist in the Richmond area as well as outlying areas. Demand for access to our program continues to grow. Outreach efforts have been extremely successful. We plan to continue this effort with also developing offices outside the MCVH campus. Heart failure cardiologists also work in the cath lab doing their biopsies and right heart caths. Heart Failure provides the platform to supply the overall cardiology program with patients for a multitude of procedures. Heart failure is key to the success of the heart transplant and device program – signature program of the organization.

Position Responsibilities:

  1. Teaching: Time and effort shall be devoted to teaching and teaching related activities. This shall include medical students, graduate students, allied health students, residents, and fellows, nursing personnel and colleagues where appropriate. Teaching responsibilities also shall be considered to include preparation of instructional materials, evaluative materials, testing and maintenance of personal professional skills through continuing education, advising and mentoring trainees and participation in academic reinforcement programs.
  2. Research: To support clinical research protocols in recruitment and adjunctive clinical management.
  3. Service: Participation in activities to support the effectiveness of the Division of Cardiology and the Department of Internal Medicine will be appropriate and will be assigned in the future based on mutual agreement. Service will include participation on committees as requested.
  4. Clinical: Your primary clinical responsibilities will be providing clinical care for the Division of Cardiology patients in inpatient and outpatient settings. As part of your clinical duties you are required to meet all institutional and external requirements for timely documentation, appropriate and timely billing for rendered services and completion of all required institutional educational programs. Heart Failure & Transplant specific duties include: a) enhance the capacity and innovative care of the heart failure and transplant service. b) outpatient CHF clinics at least 3 half days per week with representation in the community. c) regular rotations for inpatient clinical service and off hours coverage for Team C service and consults.

Required Qualifications:

Candidates should be a BC/BE Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiologist, with Demonstrated skills in the area of Advanced Heart Failure and Mechanical Circulatory Assist Devices. Candidate should be clinically oriented and possess sufficient research and teaching experience to be eligible for academic appointment. The candidate must be able to communicate effectively and work with a large multidisciplinary program. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in teaching and educational programs. Applicants must be eligible for medical licensure in the state of Virginia. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ability and credentials to perform right heart catheterization and biopsy skills are preferred. Physician scientists with translational research expertise in heart failure are encouraged.

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