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Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Cardiology

Company: St. Charles Health System
Location: Bend
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:



TITLE: SCMG Advanced Practice Provider (APP) -Cardiology

REPORTS TO POSITION: SCMG Chief Medical Officer (or designee)

DEPARTMENT: St. Charles Heart & Lung Specialists

DATE LAST REVIEWED: April 15, 2019

OUR VISION: Creating America's healthiest community, together

OUR MISSION: In the spirit of love and compassion, better health, better care, better value

OUR VALUES: Accountability, Caring and Teamwork

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 Cardiology Advanced Practice Provider is responsible for providing Cardiology services in the inpatient and outpatient setting. Provides both inpatient and outpatient care that includes daily rounding, orders, post-op instructions and discharge summaries, clinic consultations and post-operative office visits.

The Cardiology team will work in collaboration with other medical specialties to assess and manage patients following established standards and practices.

Work schedule: Provider will work a minimum of 40 hours per week with a minimum of 36 hours patient contact time

Duties include a blend of hospital rounding, admitting, discharges and scheduled clinic visits. This includes clinical documentation and all other necessary duties.

Each week consists of a combination of:

  • Inpatient Service Rotation:
  • Monday- Sunday hospital service rotation, split between the APP team that are working in the inpatient and outpatient setting (current rotation 1:6), No clinic responsibilities the week following inpatient service. This is a day shift only, no night coverage.
  • Hospital rounding, admissions, discharges, consults with Cardiologist
  • Coordinates procedural care for patients within the Cardiology service
  • Patient Education and coordination of outpatient follow up at discharge

  • Clinic day:
  • Bend outpatient clinic: clinic hours between 8am - 4:30 pm, with a minimum of 12 appointment slots daily.
  • Outreach outpatient clinic: Outreach clinic performed at the agreed upon interval based on clinical need in assigned outreach area. Outreach clinic start adjusted depending on distance from Bend campus.
  • Four clinical days per week

Call expectation: Cardiology APP has no call responsibility outside of work hours.

Work location: Physician's inpatient work location is St. Charles Bend Hospital with clinic in the Bend Heart & Lung Center and 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 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 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, 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.

Administrative Expectations:

  • 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 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.

Behavioral Expectations:

  • 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.



  • Successful completion of an approved Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant course of study and certification as appropriate to the incumbent's license.
  • Complete annual fire/safety, etc. education in-services as required.
  • Attend mandatory educational offerings as described in SCHS policies/procedures and/or as required by other regulatory bodies.
  • Complete annual CME as required to maintain license and appropriate Board certification.
  • Complete in a timely manner assigned Computer Based Learning modules.



  • Unrestricted Physician Assistant and/or Nurse Practitioner licensure in the state of Oregon.
  • Physician Assistant requires NCCPA certification. Nurse Practitioner requires AANC, NCC or AANP, AMCB certification. If Physician Assistant, ability to establish and maintain a Practice Agreement with a Supervising Physician through OMB.
  • Unrestricted Federal DEA number registered in Oregon.
  • Unrestricted ability to participate in Medicare / Medicaid, or other federal or state governmental health care programs.
  • Valid driver's license and the ability to meet SCHS driving requirements.
  • Current ACLS certification required.
  • Additional certifications may be required based on privileges granted to provider by Medical Staff Services at SCHS Inpatient locations.



  • Experienced in hospital and outpatient practice environments providing care.
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills to effectively interact with a diverse population and professionally represent St. Charles Health System.
  • Experience working in a team environment and proven ability to collaborate, manage facilitation and consensus building among health care professionals and agencies to achieve expected results.


  • Experienced in Cardiology care


  • 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).

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Keywords: St. Charles Health System, Bend , Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Cardiology, Other , Bend, Oregon

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