Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Physician - Vascular Medicine Specialist in Seattle, Washington
Physician - Vascular Medicine Specialist
Virginia Mason Medical CenterSeattle, Washington
Requisition ID 222701 Employment Type Full Time Department Vascular Surgery Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Variable Category Physician and Physician Assistant
Virginia Mason Franciscan Health brings together two award winning health systems in Washington state – CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason. As one integrated health system with the most patient access points in western Washington our team includes 18,000 staff and nearly 5,000 employed physicians and affiliated providers. At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health you will find the safest and highest quality of care provided by our expert, compassionate medical care team at 11 hospitals and nearly 300 sites throughout the greater Puget Sound region.
Virginia Mason Franciscan Health (VMFH) brings together two award winning health systems in Washington State – CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason. As one integrated health system with the most patient access points in Western Washington our team includes 18,000 staff and nearly 5,000 employed physicians and affiliated providers. At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health you will find the safest and highest quality of care provided by our expert, compassionate medical care team at 11 hospitals and nearly 300 sites throughout the greater Puget Sound region.
As a part of our growing system, we are recruiting a BE/BC Vascular Medicine Specialist. This is an exceptional leadership opportunity, to grow and build the practice of vascular medicine across the system.
The vascular specialist, will drive the multidisciplinary oversight for cardiovascular patient care by partnering with cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, hematology/oncology, wound care and primary care.
In this role, you’ll maintain a clinical practice within vascular surgery and work closely with the cardiovascular service line, with a goal of expanding this line across the region.
Opportunity to grow and integrate the VMFH Center for Cardiovascular Health within the Greater Puget Sound region
Lead the development of the vascular medicine program for two highly reputable systems and build a patient centered program that provides the highest quality care for cardiovascular patients
Partner with two system vascular surgery department heads and our leader of the Cardiovascular Service Line
Oversee and recommend standards and protocols for cardiovascular patients
Lead the initiative to develop a co-integrated Vascular Imaging Lab
Practice alongside a vascular service line with an established team of 10 Vascular Surgeons and 9 APP’s.
Clinical practice in Downtown Seattle Virginia Mason Medical Center and St. Joseph’s in Tacoma, WA.
Utilize the published SVS guidelines and help develop local protocols for the surveillance of vascular pathology
Create protocols in collaboration with primary care for risk factor reduction in our population and guide medical management of atherosclerosis
Design protocols and guidelines for the anticoagulation regimen and work with the anticoagulation clinic in management the perioperative surgical patients (e.g. patients undergoing surgery)
Aid in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with vasculitis and non-atherosclerotic vascular disease
Create protocols for the treatment and management of acute and chronic DVT as well as venous insufficiency.
If desired and qualified, the vascular medicine specialist may perform appropriate ambulatory venous procedures.
Help with protocols and direct the non-operative management of patients with claudication, initiating and engaging a walking regimen, optimal medical treatment, and help navigate patients in a newly developed vascular rehabilitation exercise protocol.
Help with the surveillance of non-operative cerebrovascular disease patients and patients with aneurysmal disease
Be an integral part of the Limb salvage Program. As part of the LSP he/she would help wound care centers fine tune the existing referral protocol to identify the appropriate candidates for revascularization.
Would participate in the Vascular M&M
Be involved in the certification and implementation of protocols within the dedicated (ICAVL-approved) Vascular Lab to perform radiologic studies on these patients.
BE/BC in Internal Medicine
Fellowship or advanced training in Vascular Medicine preferred
2-3 years of experience preferred
Ability to obtain a medical professional license in the State of WA
Ability to obtain a DEA with full prescriptive authority needed for specific practice
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