What is the role of the doctor in an elective cardioversion?

See Below. The doctor determines the suitability of the procedure by coordinating the indications and administers the procedure.
Safety and efficacy . The physician oversees all aspects of an elective cardioversion-- including evaluation of the patient to ensure they are an appropriate candidate, informed consent, proper defibrillator pad placement and defibrillator setup, sedation management (a responsibility sometimes shared with an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist), and management of post cardioversion care (including any complications).