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SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium
Juneau, AK 99801

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About Us::
SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement.

Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.
Job Overview::
In collaboration with the Specialty Services Medical Director, is responsible for the development and coordination of cardiology services for SEARHC. In addition to the direct provision of cardiology services, this position coordinates patient care provided by visiting cardiologists from partner organizations as well as the patients’ primary care physicians. This position has a high degree of responsibility and no on-site supervision by a cardiologist. Primary work location will be Juneau but monthly travel to provide field clinics at remote locations may be required.
  • Performs cardiology consultations and chronic cardiovascular disease management services in the outpatient setting. This includes the management of patients with coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, dysrhythmias, valvular disease, hypertension and other related conditions including post-procedure follow-up.
  • Performs exercise treadmill tests (ETTs) and stress echocardiograms. Provides interpretations of EKGs, Holter monitor, and ambulatory blood pressure studies.
  • Performs evaluation and treatment of cardiac device patients in the outpatient setting. These responsibilities include diagnosis and medical, therapeutic, and corrective measures for cardiac device patients.
  • Confers and consults with cardiologists, other health professionals, and support staff to provide coordination of cardiac care including referrals for services and higher level care as appropriate. Performs outreach serviced to educate patients, nursing staff, interdisciplinary healthcare team, and the community.
  • Performs provider-to-provider consults for primary care providers across the consortium with questions regarding diagnosis, treatment and coordination of care for patients with cardiac concerns.
  • Updates and maintains a variety of files, records, charts and other documents. Maintains an accurate cardiac device database for medical purposes and reimbursement of services. Records orders and progress notes in accordance with SEARHC standards.
  • Conducts routine out-patient device interrogations, interpretation of findings, reprogramming of devices or referral as needed; remote transmission and trans-telephonic monitoring; coordinating scheduling of patients for device follow-up as well as routine office visits with cardiologist and physicians; initiating scheduling of follow-up procedures as needed such as generator changes, upgrades, and coordinates follow up patients with device recalls and/or alerts are required.
  • Performs quality assurance assessments and provides feedback to the Medical Director on quality of patients care delivered. Utilizes current research and evidence-based decision making in all clinical practice. Serves as an expert consultant to physicians, nursing staff and members of the healthcare team.
  • Participates in all medical staff functions as requested, to include quality assurance reviews and medical staff meetings. Abides by medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations, and clinical services policies/procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Nursing AND a Master of Science Degree as a Nurse Practitioner.
Licensure and Certification:
  • Pending or active licensure in the State of Alaska (may practice under any active state license as a direct hire employee pending AK licensure).
  • Specialty certification through the ABCM, ANCC or other nationally recognized body involved in certification of providers specializing in cardiac care.
  • Current Advance Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support Certifications.
  • Five (5) years experience involving Cardiology care and Cardiac device follow up experience with competence in arrhythmia interpretation.
Other Qualifications:
  • Proficient in use of device programmers: St. Jude, Boston-Scientific and Medtronic.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of:
  • Cardiac device terminology and procedures common to the cardiology department.
  • Medical terminology, anatomy, physiology and concepts of cardiac disease process.
  • Single and dual chamber pacemakers and ICDs including timing cycles, upper rate behavior, sensor, and special functions.
  • Professional protocols and practices in healthcare and patient treatment, case management, and physical and mental hygiene.
  • Policies and procedures for the care of patients.
  • Customer service concepts and practices.
  • Hospital environment and how the services function and interact.
  • General culture and needs of Alaska Natives and American Indians.
  • Effectively managing and leading staff and delegating tasks and authority.
  • Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
  • Critically analyzing data obtained which would include critically evaluating ECG’s, analyzing atrial and ventricular EGM’s, analyzing stored cardiac device data for appropriateness of therapy and troubleshooting problems.
  • Evaluating health problems and making recommendations based on observations.
  • Analyzing safety issues and preparing recommendations based on findings.
  • Operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software applications including EHR.
  • Provide effective oral and written communication in interactions with staff, patients, and families.
  • Work independently in caring for critically ill patients.
  • Coordinate care providing smooth transitions between the primary care providers, hospitalist teams and cardiologists/tertiary care centers.

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