No, we are a fast-growing, physician-led group that forms long-term partnerships with hospitals across the country to increase access to emergency heart care.
Our standard scheduling model is a 7-on/7-off rotation, with each physician on-call 24/7 during their time on-site. However, we can do 10-day or 14-day rotations, among other options, as well. Our full-time employment contracts require 182.5 days per year, but those days can be scheduled flexibly.
No, we do employ part-time, or “back-up”, providers that can help cover long weekends and some weekdays at the hospitals we work with.
The benefits available to you will depend on how you are paid. Our physicians are employed as 1099 Independent Contractors and can choose to be paid as an individual or as an LLC. Those that choose to be paid as an individual are eligible to receive their health benefits (medical, dental, vision) through CardioSolution.
The workday is structured differently at each of our sites, but an average day could look like this:
- Early morning hospital rounding and elective cases in the lab – 7:00-10:00 am
- Morning clinic – 10:00 am-12:00 pm
- Afternoon hospital rounds and clinic – 12:00-5:00 pm
- Evening hospital rounds and clinic – 5:00-7:00 pm
To build relationships with local providers and patients, our physicians must complete rounds once per hospital shift per day based on the hospitalist and ED physician scheduling structure. Additional duties include STEMI call and imaging reads (echo, nuke, stress tests – read within 24 hours).
While the requirements vary from site to site, most of our hospitals require overnight call coverage by the scheduled physician. However, patient safety and physician liability are top priorities for us, so we will always look to our providers for proactive feedback so that we can add resources as needed.
Currently, we have about 50 full-time physicians on our roster, and another 50 or so part-time physicians that we work with.
It is something we have explored, but unfortunately, at this time we cannot offer visa sponsorship.
We have 22 active service lines, with several more in the works.
As we grow, we will continue to have opportunities for physician leaders to join our team. Our physician team is led by our Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder, Dr. Lou Vadlamani, as well as three additional Regional Chief Medical Officers.
Yes, your malpractice coverage with CardioSolution will be on a claims-made basis. You are insured under this policy from your hire date through your termination date. If you leave the team, the time you were employed with CardioSolution will be covered as long as the group policy is in effect. If the group policy is discontinued, CardioSolution will purchase tail coverage, which will cover any claims reported from your time with our group indefinitely.
Your pay rate will be based on experience and the level of the position.
The call requirement will be no more than 50% and varies based on the client’s needs.
Contract length varies based on the specific position and the client. Our support staff can see contracts anywhere from 13 weeks to 1 year in length.
Yes, you are welcome to request time off. We are happy to send any requests to the client. However, CardioSolution cannot guarantee time off in your contract because we do not manage the schedules.
We reimburse for mileage to (beginning) your assignment and from (end) your assignment. We also reimburse for state licenses.
We do not set up housing. We are, however, happy to help with providing housing leads.
Chances for extension are very high, as it is important for our clients to have consistency over time as we implement these new programs.
Pay is bi-weekly.
Each client hospital has their own scheduling rotation that they use. Some do three 12-hour shifts, others do five 8-hour shifts or four 10-hour shifts.
All of our employees are eligible for Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Voluntary Life and AD&D, and Voluntary STD and LTD.
Yes, we are always looking for folks who are interested in growing their careers in the Cath Lab.
Whether it is with an extension or moving you to another client site, it is always our goal to keep you employed with CardioSolution.
Yes, absolutely. We are always looking for individuals who are motivated and interested in growing within the cardiovascular field. We have opportunities for everything from basic cath lab coverage to Cath Lab Manager and Service Line Director roles.
Program implementations can take anywhere from 6 months to 1 year, depending on what needs to be done to get things up and running.
We typically look for individuals with 1-3 years of Cath Lab experience, but we do occasionally have opportunities that do not require any Cath Lab experience.
The majority of our sites do not have surgical back-up on-site.
CardioSolution provides comprehensive cardiovascular service line solutions. We are passionate about bringing cardiology services to rural and regional hospitals, and serve even the largest of health systems as well. Our dynamic team can bring heart care to communities that have never had it, elevate existing service lines, and provide management services to ensure a viable and sustainable!
Locum tenens agencies provide an important and vital component to hospitals. They provide a “stop-gap” filler for a necessary position much like a temp or contractor would do, but CardioSolution takes it a big step further. We provide the cardiologists at a flat daily rate, conduct marketing and outreach, guarantee 24/7/365 coverage, and seek ways to improve patient care, as well as hospital revenue.
Converting your program from diagnostic-only to full-service interventional cardiology can increase access to emergency care, drive patient loyalty back to your hospital, and boost production in cardiology and in the hospital as a whole. Once your patients know that they can get life-saving care close to home, they will be more likely to come to your hospital for all of their healthcare needs!
The timeline for launching a 24/7 interventional program depends largely on your hospital’s current situation. Without a cath lab, the buildout process could take one to two years, but there are options available to get the program kicked off sooner, such as a mobile or modular lab or starting as a diagnostic-only program until the lab is ready. With a cath lab already present, we can almost always get the program started as soon as we have the staff.
Your new cardiology program will benefit patients as soon as day 1. Patients with chest pain will now have the option to receive a diagnostic screening or procedure at your hospital, knowing that if an interventional procedure is required it can be performed right on the spot. They will no longer have to be transported by ambulance or helicopter to a hospital an hour or more away from home to get the quality care they need, saving valuable time and money.
Yes! CardioSolution is not a one-size-fits-all organization. Our cardiovascular service line solutions are completely customizable to the unique and changing needs of your hospital and your community.
Yes—in this circumstance, we are simply adding to your existing practice. Our cardiologists will work with yours in the clinic, taking call, and networking with referring providers to take your cardiovascular service line to the next level.
The Management Services Agreement, or MSA, is an extremely valuable resource. This service allows your hospital to utilize our team of subject matter experts that we have brought in from some of the top programs across the country. Some of their many responsibilities include:
- Oversite of national quality registries such as NCDR, PCI etc.
- Development and maintenance of the hospital’s strategic plan for the cardiovascular service line
- Cath lab management support including inventory, capital, budgeting, and staffing
- Interdepartmental service line development and adherence to highest standards of cardiac care
- Utilization management
- Revenue cycle management and charge capture optimization
- Internal and external quality reporting and quality management
- Physician management