Advanced Heart Failure SMH

Advanced Heart Failure opportunity in Richmond, Virginia


Bon Secours Mercy Healthcare system is currently seeking a Heart Failure Cardiologist with expertise and training in advanced heart failure, mechanical circulatory support and heart transplantation to join their established practice at the Advanced Heart Failure Center at St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. Our program is recognized for high-quality, comprehensive care in all spectrum of heart failure therapies and completed Joint Commission Certification for Destination Therapy LVAD in 2011.

Qualified candidates should be:
  • Board Certified/Board Eligible in Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant
  • Proficient in management of LVAD, heart transplant and short-term mechanical support devices including Impella and ECMO
  • Eager to work in a growing, high-volume practice and have excellent interpersonal skills, be able to communicate effectively and work with a large multidisciplinary program.
  • More than 5 years post-fellowship experience is preferred but graduating fellows are welcome to apply
  • Optional: able to perform right heart catherizations and RV biopsies, Cardiomems

Job description:
  • Full time and permanent position
  • Inpatient consultative and outpatient care responsibilities
  • Primary night call and weekend call coverage 1:4
  • Minimal general call responsibility with ANP as front line

Practice Highlights:
  • The practice is a strong, multidisciplinary team which provides comprehensive patient care with excellent outcomes in advanced heart failure and LVAD therapy
  • Moderate size LVAD program; we do not perform heart transplantations
  • The group collaborates closely with four regional heart transplant referral centers
  • Advanced surgical treatment options include LVAD, minimally invasive options including bypass surgery, heart valve surgery, and implantable heart devices, including Impella 5

About practice:
  • Team is comprised of 1 physician, 3 ANP, 2 VAD coordinators, 1 social worker, 3 clinical nurses, 2 nurse navigators and various clerical support staff.
  • Consultative inpatient service is provided at St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond, St. Francis Medical Center in Midlothian and Memorial Regional Medical Center in Mechanicsville.

About St. Mary's Hospital

Established in 1966, Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital is a 391-bed facility located in Richmond's Near West End. St. Mary's has 1,200 associated physicians who provide over 75,000 outpatient visits annually. The hospital has a service area containing approximately 1.3 million people and primarily serves residents of the City of Richmond and Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, and Louisa Counties.

Highlights of the hospital include:
  • Point of care testing in the Emergency Department to provide lab results and imaging in minutes.
  • 28-bed Neuroscience Telemetry Unit & Neuroscience Step-down Unit, with exclusively private rooms.
  • State of the art, 64 slice CT scanner adjoining the Emergency Department for ultra-fast head imaging.
  • Bi-Plane interventional imaging system for cerebral angiography, delivery of intra-arterial thrombolytics & use of the MERCI ischemic stroke clot removal system.
  • Joint Commission Certification in Advanced Heart Failure
  • Joint Commission Certification in LVAD Therapy
  • Joint Commission Certification in Palliative Care
  • Joint Commission Certification in Comprehensive Stroke Center
  • America Heart Association 2020 Gold Plus HF Honor Roll in Heart Failure
  • AACN Beacon Award of Excellence
  • NICHE Designated Hospital
  • Magnet Recognized American Nurses Credentialing Center

About Bon Secours Mercy Health

On September 1, 2018 Bon Secours Health System and Mercy Health combined to become the United States' fifth largest Catholic health care ministry and one of the nation's 20 largest health care systems. Bon Secours Mercy Health serves communities along the east coast and in Ohio and Kentucky.

At Bon Secours Mercy Health, we are dedicated to continually improving health care quality, safety and cost effectiveness. Our hospitals, care sites and clinicians are recognized for clinical and operational excellence. By utilizing robust measurement and reporting processes, we hold ourselves accountable for enhancing care and improving outcomes for our patients, residents and clients. Through partnerships and by investing in innovative processes, technology and products, we are continually striving to drive health care quality while reducing costs and in addressing health care issues facing entire communities (such as enhancing access to behavioral health care services and fighting opioid dependency).
Bon Secours Mercy Health at a glance:
  • Not-for-profit Catholic health system sponsored by Bon Secours Mercy Ministries
  • Provides almost $2 million each day in community benefit
  • Owns, manages or joint-ventures facilities in seven states
  • 43 hospitals, more than 1,000 care sites
  • More than 57,000 employees, including 2,100 physicians and advanced practice clinicians

About Richmond, VA

Richmond provides easy access to the amenities of a large urban setting as well as an easy commute for those seeking a more rural lifestyle. Within two hours of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Atlantic Ocean and Washington D.C., Richmond is uniquely situated within Central Virginia. It is home to the State Capital, Washington Redskins Training Facility, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and countless cultural, food, and music festivals. The area offers a wide range of entertainment, recreational, and leisure activities usually found in much larger cities and consistently ranks as one of the top places in the country to live, work, and play!