Advanced Practice Practitioner for Cardiology Group
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Methodist Hospital, San Antonio, TX
Chartered in 1955, Methodist Hospital is the pioneer facility of the now world-renowned South Texas Medical Center. Opened in 1963, Methodist Hospital has grown to be the flagship facility of the Methodist Healthcare System, San Antonio’s largest and most preferred health care provider. Methodist Hospital maintains this excellent reputation with a commitment to the hospital’s value statement that defines quality as meeting the customer’s needs by exceeding their expectations. With nearly 900 beds, Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, oncology, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics.
Methodist Hospital is San Antonio’s largest private hospital, as well as the largest provider of health care to rural communities in South Texas and international patients from Mexico.
In late 1998, Methodist Hospital opened the Gamma Knife Center, the only one of its kind in San Antonio and South Texas. The Gamma Knife offers new radiosurgical technology designed exclusively for the non-invasive treatment of malignant and benign brain tumors, vascular malformations, and other neurological disorders.
Methodist Hospital offers many advanced imaging technologies that provide clear, detailed x-rays so physicians can diagnose and treat their patients’ diseases. These tools include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), 3T magnetic resonance imaging, computerized tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), cerebral angiography and picture arching and communications systems (PACS). PACS captures images through the computer instead of on x-ray film. As a result, physicians with the PACS software installed on their computers can view x-rays in their office, from several locations within the hospital and even from home, providing faster and more convenient access to their patients’ x-rays.
Approximately 2,000 physicians representing virtually all medical specialties comprise the Methodist’s medical staff. It also maintains one of the highest nurse-to-patient ratios in the Southwest.
Hospital Fast Facts:
Job SummaryCardiology group is seeking a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner. Special training in EP Cardiology would be highly advantageous, but is not required. CPT certification is required. HRS EP certification preferred.
Prefer APP with 1-2 years experience, however, will consider new graduates. Successful candidate will be expected to take call approximately one day a month, and will be required to do hospital rounds.
Work schedule is Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm, with occasional part-time work on Saturday.
A typical work schedule will include a combination of work in the office and hospital: triaging of newpatients, discharging patients from hospital, follow-up of chronic patients on antiarrhythmic drugs including amidarone and some procedures, including tilt table testing. The APP will need to learn advanced skills involving cardiac rhythm interpretation and management and device interrogation including pacemakers and ICDs. The APP may also be involved in the EP lab assisting the physician with mapping and ablation procedures. Some work on the weekends will be required to assist the physician rounding on inpatients and helping to discharge patients.