REPORTS TO POSITION: SCMG Chief Medical Officer (or designee)
DEPARTMENT: St. Charles Heart & Lung Specialists
DATE LAST REVIEWED: July 1, 2021
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OUR VALUES: Accountability, Caring and Teamwork
DEPARTMENTAL SUMMARY: St. Charles Heart & Lung Specialists-Cardiothoracic Surgery is a subspecialty of the St. Charles Heart & Lung Specialists practice, other subspecialties within the practice include Non-Invasive Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Electrophysiology and Structural Heart. Cardiothoracic Surgery provides cardiac and thoracic surgical care for patients throughout Central Oregon with a clinic in Bend and hospital services at the St. Charles Bend location.
POSITION OVERVIEW: Cardiothoracic Surgeon is responsible for providing medical, surgical, and postoperative management for Cardiothoracic Surgery patients referred to the clinic and within the hospital setting. Cardiothoracic surgeons will work in collaboration with other medical specialties to assess and manages patients following established standards and practices.
Work schedule: Full time Physician shall complete 165 clinical shifts per year. This will be a blend of hospital rounding, surgical block time and scheduled clinic visits including charting of patients and other necessary duties. A shift consists of:
Hospital CT service rounding with scheduled cases (OR/procedural area), urgent/emergent surgical call
Outpatient clinic with a minimum of 8 patient appointment slots.
Weekend CT hospital service rounding with urgent/emergent surgical case responsibility
Surgical procedure day without urgent/emergent surgical call
Call expectation: Physician will participate in the cardiothoracic surgery call rotation, which is shared equally by all physicians in the cardiothoracic surgery group based on FTE allocation. This shift requirement will adjust based on changes to the FTE structure within St. Charles Cardiothoracic Surgery.
Work location: Physician's primary clinic work location is St. Charles Bend Hospital with clinic in the Bend Heart & Lung Center.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES: (May perform additional duties of similar complexity within SCHS as required or assigned)
Examines, diagnoses, and provides a broad scope of cardiac and thoracic surgical treatments
Performs cardiac surgery including coronary artery bypass grafting, aortic, mitral, tricuspid valve repair/or replacement, aortic aneurysm repair, as well as additional cardiac procedures as needed
Performs thoracic surgery including but not limited to diagnostic and therapeutic thoracic procedures: lobectomy, wedge resection, decortication, as well as additional lung and thoracic surgical procedures as needed.
Performs patient examinations, obtains and records pertinent medical history, subjective, and objective findings.
Orders and interprets appropriate laboratory, imaging, and other diagnostic procedures.
Utilize the STS risk calculators as a part of surgical assessment for patients and will be 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 and surgical 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, 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.
Document all patient care within the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and complete all necessary tasks in compliance with health system policies and regulatory agencies to ensure timely and accurate billing.
Be familiar with the SCHS organization structure.
Participate in Clinical (Heart 1, M&M etc) and administrative (provider group) meetings.
Participate in OPPE and other components of professional evaluation and quality.
Participate in SCMG physicians meetings and assist in policy formation for SCMG and Physician's practice.
Keep medical knowledge and skills current through regular CME activity. Must attest to having adequate (CME) to meet maintenance of board certification and compliance with MSO rules and continuing privileges without restriction.
Keep all licenses and appropriate certifications current and unrestricted.
Maintain active privileges at St. Charles Health System hospitals sufficient to permit performance of job duties.
Participates in creating a healing environment that supports all aspects of the care environment and the wholeness of each individual, patient and caregiver.
Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients and guests. Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality.
Delivers first-rate customer service and/or patient care in a manner that promotes goodwill, and is timely, efficient and accurate, and courteous.
Educates, counsels, and assists patients and families regarding current health problems, health maintenance activities and preventive behaviors.
Provide a therapeutic presence in service to others by purposefully responding to the needs of patients/customers in a caring way.
This includes introducing oneself and stating your purpose, asking the patient their preferred name, spending time with the patient to determine their care goals, active listening, and using skillful communications (appropriate touch, eye contact, etc.).
Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the health system's corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violations of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all health system's investigations and proceedings.
Graduation from an accredited medical school.
Successful completion of an accredited residency program in Cardiothoracic Surgery.
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.
Oregon license as MD/DO
Board certified or eligible in Cardiothoracic Surgery 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.
Experienced in hospital and outpatient practice environments providing care in Cardiothoracic Surgery.
Prefer two years active practice in Cardiothoracic Surgery.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform the job safely.
Must have excellent communication skills and ability to interact with a diverse population and professionally represent SCHS.
Strong team working and collaborative skills.
Ability to multi-task and work independently.
Attention to detail.
Excellent organizational skills, written and oral communication and customer service skills, particularly in dealing with stressful personal interactions.
Intermediate to advanced proficiency with Electronic Medical Record systems.
Intermediate in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel).
Continually (75% or more): Use of clear and audible speaking voice and the ability to hear normal speech level.