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Director - Cardiovascular Services

Memorial Medical Center Las Cruces, NM Full-Time
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Memorial Medical Center

Purpose:
Directs, coordinates, and supports aspects of Cardiovascular Services delivery at Memorial Medical Center.  The Director is responsible for directing, assisting, planning and marketing all activities to ensure that the service line demonstrates a high quality, cost efficient program in order to position the Hospital as the leader in Cardiovascular services in the area.
Accountabilities and Activities:
 
  1. Leads, coordinates and oversees all operational activities related to providing quality care of the cardiovascular departments, these include Cath lab, EEG, EKG, Cardiac Rehab, and the Anti-coagulation Clinic. 
  • Provides line supervision to managers’ to coordinates operations with area medical directors and Patient Care Directors.
  • Direct and manage the daily activities, personally or through delegation.
  • Selects and hires qualified staff to implement goals and objectives of department.
  • Conducts performance appraisals for employees in a fair and impartial manner.
  • Keeps staff informed by presenting ideas and information concisely and effectively.
  • Works closely with departmental staff to develop procedures that ensure efficient workflow.
  • Communicate clearly regarding staff responsibilities and expectations.
  • Solicits, accepts and appropriately acts upon staff feedback.
  • Develops staff members’ roles to maximize their potential.
  • Develop budgets, both operational and capital expenditures. Monitors budget on an ongoing basis.
    • Assist staff develop and monitor quality assurance indicators for each department.
    • Coordinates development and has ultimate responsibility for formalizing Cardiology program revenue budgets based on anticipated volume, acuity and case mix.
    • Presents Cardiology expense budgets, variances, and justifications to Associate Administrator.
    • Remains current on reimbursement and related issues relevant to Cardiology services and educates staff accordingly.
    • Manages staff productivity. 
  • Develop and monitor long range goals for each department.
    • Develops goals and objectives for department that are consistent with organizational strategies.
  • Plan and implement new services in conjunction with the Associate Administrator. Provide leadership role in the development and oversight of any expansion and construction that may be necessary to maintain our position as a Center of Excellence.
    • Project volumes for CV procedures for budget purposes. 
    • Coordinates and communicates the impact of Hospital’s primary care initiatives and ambulatory care
    • expansions in Cardiology programs.
    • Coordinates the evaluation of new products within the Cardiology Product Line.
    • Maintains and obtains Cardiovascular Accreditations, i.e. Chest Pain, ACC to differentiate our programs within the community. 
  • Monitor and assist in marketing Cardiovascular Services to ensure continued service line success and growth.
    • Works with Marketing to develop brochures, pamphlets, etc., on Cardiovascular Services.
    • Plan and organize yearly health fair, along with community education programs for service line.
    • Provide leadership in development of patient education materials.
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with associated department managers/directors and physicians in order to maintain the Cardiovascular Product Line.
    • Serves as a liaison between Hospital management and the cardiology medical staff. Leads Department meeting and appropriate Department Medicine/Cardiology functions.
    • Acts as liaison between nurse managers/directors, and physicians
    • Works closely with physicians in identification of new business opportunities and develop plans or business plans for such.
  • Monitor, evaluate and implement actions necessary to meet Quality Assurance Standards for the cardiovascular departments.
    • Assist department supervisors with setting up and maintaining quality assurance indicators.
    • Sit on the sub-committee for credentialing physicians for cardiovascular procedures.
    • Participate in CV medical care evaluation committee.
    Describe the kind and level of contacts required of the incumbent on this job.
    Internal contacts: Include but not limited to physicians, patients, management staff, ancillary departments, nursing, support departments, and administration.  External contacts: Physicians, vendors, representatives from other hospitals, patients and/or their families, managed care staff.
    Decisions made independently
      • Determines fiscal feasibility of new or expanding cardiology services and/or programs.
      • Determines department staffing
      • Decides when and how to intervene with physicians regarding U.R and Q.A. procedure.
      What does incumbent refer to his supervisor for approval or final disposition?
        • Recommendation on implementing new programs.
        • Major deviations from budget
        • Strategic plans
        • Significant quality assurance issues
        • Requests for capital purchases
        If supervisory, what are the duties with respect to employee development, placement, work
        assignments, salary administration?
          • The incumbent has the ability to hire, develop, appraise and discipline all subordinates.
          Immediate Supervisor’s Title: Associate Administrator
          Education: Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s degree preferred (MBA, MHA, MSN). Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Current registration. CCU courses, CPR courses with current status. Continuing education courses relating to cardiology and management skills.
          Experience: Experience of two or more years in clinical service development, preferably Cardiology, is essential.
          Management experience in a large, acute care setting is highly desirable. Two years Staff Nurse- Coronary Care Unit, two years Cath lab Staff Nurse, R.N. and minimum one-year management experience, or three years radiologic technology working in Cath Lab. ACLS provider.
          Job Knowledge: General and cardiac theory. Management principles. Operation and maintenance of all departmental equipment. Thorough knowledge of all procedures and complications in the Cath Lab, and Cardiology diagnostic procedures.

          Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

          Recommended skills

          Acute Care
          Cardiology
          Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
          Cath Lab
          Management
          Health Administration
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