Requisition #: 17002450
We have an outstanding opportunity for a Congestive Heart Failure specialist to join SSM Health-Dean Medical Group in Madison, WI. The ideal candidate will have fellowship training in Heart Failure, including experience in both evaluation and care of VAD patients. Responsibilities will include: continued development of the current Heart Failure Clinic to improve access, extend the scope of services and to identify patients at risk for mortality, hospital readmission, and other adverse events; establishment of a comprehensive inpatient Heart Failure service including consultative, diagnostic and treatment services for high risk patients; evaluation of patients for VAD therapy, including , short-term support (including ECMO), destination therapy and bridge to transplant support in coordination with a collaborating transplantation center. Qualifications include board certification in cardiology and fellowship training in Advanced Heart Failure.
The 14 member Cardiology Division consists principally of 4 Interventionists, 6 noninvasive and 4 EP specialists. The Cardiology Division is well recognized among their peers for outstanding quality data, excellence in care and service to patients throughout our 18 county service area. The practice is conveniently based on the campus of St Mary's Hospital which is recognized as a Top 50 Heart Hospital and an Accredited Chest Pain Center. Typical schedule is a four day work week and call schedule would be 1 in 4 weekday/weekend.
Dean Medical Group, a subsidiary of SSM Health, is one of the largest multi-specialty, integrated healthcare delivery systems in the country, with more than 775 medical staff members. Dean provides tertiary care services across an 18 county region through our extensive regional clinic system. Dean Health Plan provides health care coverage for over 230,000 covered lives across our service area. Also for the fifth time in six years, Dean Health Plan ranks highest in member satisfaction with health plans in the Minnesota-Wisconsin region according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2014 Survey.
Excellent guaranteed salary, signing bonus and comprehensive benefit package are being offered for this outstanding opportunity.
St. Mary's is an acute-care hospital licensed for 440 beds and offers broad scope of medical and surgical specialty areas. The Dean & St. Mary's Cardiac Center includes three dedicated cardiovascular operating rooms, a 37-bed nursing unit that offers 24-hour telemetry monitoring, 12-bed Medical Intensive Care Unit and a 10-bed Surgical Intensive Care Unit. SSM Health Care, parent organization of both St. Mary's Hospital and Dean Medical Group, in May 2003 became the first health care organization in the country to be named a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award winner. The award is the top honor a U.S. company can receive for quality management and quality achievement. St. Mary's Hospital is also the only hospital in the region to earn the prestigious Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center of the American Nurses Association.
Madison, the capital of Wisconsin, offers a quality of life second to none. As featured in Money magazine as the "Best Place to Live in America" out of the 300 largest U.S. cities, Madison offers a strong economy, outstanding health care and a range of cultural activities usually found only in cities far larger than this. With a population of over 220,000, Madison is situated on an isthmus between the areas two largest lakes, a setting that offers impressive beauty, a compact and vibrant metropolitan area, and a wide variety of recreational activities. Madison's climate brings four distinct seasons with blue skies, golden leaves, clear water and sparkling snow. Just an hour away lie peaceful retreats among the woods, gently flowing streams, and lush valleys of southern Wisconsin. Madisonian's enjoy nearby downhill ski hills, extensive cross-country ski trails, a nationally ranked trout stream, and more bicycle trails than any other state in the nation. These qualities combine to make Madison one of seven "Dream Cities in the United States" for outdoor enthusiasts according to Outside magazine in July 1995.
Cultural activities abound, from the summer open-air Concerts on the Square by the Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra to theater, opera, and ballet at the Overture Center for the Arts. Independent theater groups, including the highly acclaimed American Player¹s Theater in nearby Spring Green, offer year-round variety on the stage. The area hosts concerts in a range of venues, including the annual Isthmus Jazz Festival, as well as an array of night life that only a university town can offer. For those seeking an escape to the "big city" Milwaukee, Chicago and Minneapolis are within a few hours' drive. Madison is economically healthy, with ample opportunities in education, government, industry, finance, health care, and biotechnology.
The public schools are among the best in the country, with more recipients of the Presidential Award of Excellence than any other city in the United States. Commutes are short, the cost of living reasonable, and the crime rate low. Madison's unique blend of features and opportunities make it a premier place to live.
Board certification in cardiovascular medicine and advanced heart failure preferred. WI licensure.