Cardiovascular Intensivist

Job Description

The Christ Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio is recruiting highly motivated and skilled physicians with fellowship training in critical care medicine. These physicians will be directly employed by the Heart and Vascular institute/ The Christ Hospital Physicians. These physicians will work alongside academic minded specialists in cardiothoracic and cardiology, staffing our CVICU. This is a talented and multidisciplinary group (with backgrounds in critical care medicine, cardiology, advanced heart failure, emergency medicine and cardiac anesthesiology). The Christ Hospital has a robust and advanced cardiothoracic program and is a regional referral center for cardiogenic shock, LVAD, ECMO, heart transplantation, multivalvular, and complex cardiac care. The CCM physicians will have a balanced schedule sharing time equally as cardiac intensivists in our 28 bed CVICU. Critical care cases will include managing a wide range of critical illness and cardiac conditions such as severe valvular disease, AMI, cardiogenic shock, dissections, mechanical cardiac support, heart transplantation and chronic heart failure.


  • 555 Bed hospital with a Heart and Vascular Institute model.
  • Greater than 1000 Cardiopulmonary bypass cases per year and growing.
  • Established 12-yr old LVAD program, with now greater than 40 LVADs per year and over 350 cases total.
  • New and rapidly growing heart transplant program (17 transplants in first 12 months).
  • Approximately 400 structural heart cases including TMVR, TTVR, TAVR, PV intervention, experimental protocols and novel devices.
  • 28 bed CVICU - currently operating as 20 ICU beds and 8 flex beds.
  • Multidisciplinary intensivist group with backgrounds in interventional cardiology, heart failure, and emergency medicine.
  • Dedicated support from clinical pharmacy and 10+ Advanced Practice Providers.
  • ACGME accredited residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship programs in General Cardiology and Structural Interventional Cardiology, with plans for additional super-specialty fellowship training programs. Faculty/Teaching opportunities if desired.
  • Access to participation in clinical trials as well as investigator-initiated trials through The Carl and Edyth Lindner Center for Research and Education.



1.0 FTE - Cardiac Intensivist, covering CVICU - 12hr shift model, fixed compensation, supported team with APPs and clinical pharmacy.

PTO - 15 days

Call requirement:

  • Approximately 14 twelve-hour in-house shifts per month, may be daytime (7a-7p) or nighttime (7p-7a), typically grouped as consecutive days to provide continuity of patient care - such as 7 on / 7 off model.

Teaching requirement:

  • In CVICU - As part of direct patient care, the intensivist may provide instruction to general cardiology fellows and/or internal medicine residents (elective rotation); In addition, the CVICU is an optional clinical rotation for student APPs.

More about The Christ Hospital:

Providing 125 years of exceptional care, The Christ Hospital is a 555-bed not-for-profit acute care facility recognized as one of the nation's top hospitals. Christ Hospital provides a comprehensive range of world-class care to the community it serves. The facility is both locally and nationally awarded for its excellence in care; it has been named Cincinnati's Most Preferred Hospital for 21 consecutive years by National Research Corporation (NRC), has achieved Magnet status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center since 2008 and is consistently recognized by the U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation's top performing hospitals. The Christ Hospital offers services in cardiovascular care, orthopedic and spine treatment, women's health, major surgery, cancer, behavioral medicine, emergency medicine and more. The Christ Hospital is a part of a regional system of care with more than 100 locations in the Greater Cincinnati area.

More about TCHHN Heart and Vascular Institute:

HVI is comprised of 32 cardiologists, 8 surgeons, and 49 APPs, with specialists in general/preventive, interventional, structural, electrophysiology, advanced heart failure and transplant, intensive care, as well as vascular, thoracic and cardiac surgery. We have specialized programs for VAD, hypertension, women's heart disease, cardio-oncology, cardiac amyloid, South Asians plus an Autonomic Lab for evaluation and treatment of autonomic dysfunction. We are integrated with the Carl and Edyth Lindner Center for Research and Education, with over 160 active research trials from multicenter RCTs, investigator-initiated studies and NIH funded trials. The Lindner Research Center is internationally known for clinical research and has performed over a dozen first-in-man and over 30 first-in-the U.S. uses of novel drugs and/or medical devices. Physicians working in the Lindner Center currently publish over 200 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and abstracts yearly.


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  • Fellowship training in critical care medicine (board certified or board eligible)
  • Additional training and experience with ECMO, LVAD, and cardiac transplant desired
  • Experience in perioperative care of cardiothoracic surgery patients is preferred
  • Individuals with unique training, job experience, or backgrounds are encouraged to apply
  • Eligibility for Ohio medical license and DEA certificate
  • Experience managing patients in the immediate postoperative period s/p heart transplant is preferred