Director Of Cardiovascular Services
Georgetown, TX 78626 US
- You will maintain 24-hour responsibility for the direction, supervision, coordination and evaluation of activities and performances in the professional practice of the Cardiovascular [CV] staff in the following depts. Cardiac Catheterization Lab Interventional Radiology Lab EKG Dept./Echo Lab Cardiac Pre/Post Procedure Dept. Cardiac Rehab.
- You will demonstrate The Hospital's values on a daily basis and holds those within the supervised dept(s) accountable to these values to promote a healthy culture and work environment.
- You will demonstrate an understanding of productivity guidelines and patient acuity in providing for quality patient care. Meet productivity guidelines for each shift as closely as possible.
- You will review and approve employee payroll. Assure that payroll sheets are accurately completed and are turned in to the Payroll Department within the specified time frame.
- You will assure that new employees receive appropriate orientation to the unit. Unit orientation includes the use of equipment used in the supervised dept(s), QA and QI activities and special skills certifications.
- You will assure that education and training of the CV staff is ongoing. Education and training are designed to maintain and improve the knowledge and skills associated with the care of cardiology patients and are based on identified learning needs of the staff. In-service or other educational activities are routinely provided for staff.
- You will assure that staff members are certified to perform the specialized skills required in the cardiovascular departments. (i.e. Moderate Sedation, CPR, Venipuncture, etc).
- You will hold at least 6 unit specific staff meetings per year. Meeting content includes discussion of QA and QI activities, identification of problems, proposed solutions, exchange of information, and relevant educational topics. Minutes are written and maintained for all meetings held.
- You will interview and hire qualified staff members whose skills and knowledge match the patient care needs of the cardiovascular departments. Each time an employee is hired, assures that past experience is investigated, licensure is verified when applicable, employment physicals, drug screens and other requirements are completed prior to hire. Hiring paperwork is accurate and complete.
- You will perform all employee evaluations on time. Collaborate with the Supervisor and other staff in obtaining accurate information regarding employee’s knowledge, skills, and performance of their responsibilities.
- You will deal directly with physicians, visitors and/or patients who express concerns or have complaints concerning any aspect of cardiovascular services. Respond professionally and in a kind and understanding manner.
- Provide written information and follow-up to the Chief Nursing Officer and/or Chief Operating Officer and/or AVP of Cardiovascular Operations when appropriate.
- You will, in internal and external disasters and disaster drills, perform functions as described it the disaster plan.
- You will respond to all code situations in the supervised depts. immediately: (Code Blue, Code Red, etc). Provide direction and acts as a resource to other responders. Assign staff to respond as needed.
- You will assure that patient care assignments are based on the state licensing laws, hospital policy; and the individual education, experience skills, skills checklists and certification records of the nursing staff members.
- You will provide clinical resource persons to nursing staff member. Assist staff with clinical needs when possible and provide assistance to other departments as requested for skills or specialized care of patients that they are unfamiliar with cardiac.
- You will serve as a liaison between the medical staff and nursing. Attempt to meet the needs of medical staff when possible. Forward requests of the medical staff on to the Chief Nursing Officer and/or the Chief Operating Officer and/or AVP of Cardiovascular Operations. Provide adequate equipment/supplies and other needs to the medical staff.
- You will ensure a safe and effective working environment; monitors and/or revises the department safety plan and/or any specific accreditation/regulatory required safety guidelines. Responsible for staff maintenance of credentials and competencies, per accrediting/ licensing agency and/or department guidelines as applicable.
- You will remain current and proficient with regulatory requirements for the provision of clinical services. Translate the requirements into operations to ensure compliance. Use automated systems to access, transmit and produce information.
- You will coordinate the provision of comprehensive, interprofessional patient care that results in clinical excellence, optimal outcomes and maximum patient and family satisfaction.
- You will maintain expert level knowledge of key quality metrics and registries [i.e. NCDR, TVT/STS etc.] the supervised dept(s) participate in and be able to clearly articulate to executive leadership, current dept. performance and action items being taken to improve and drive performance.
- You will understand and effectively apply quality improvement tools [i.e. Flowcharts, Pareto diagram, PDSA, FMEA, etc.] to drive positive quality performance and illustrate current process vs. desired process for executive review.
- You will create department strategies to achieve financial target and staffing needs, through optimizing productivity, supply/resource efficiency, minimizing incidental overtime and overtime percentage, and other areas according to department specifications.
- You will project anticipated volume and demand for resources, conducts cost analysis, analyzes, and monitors budget reports and variances, evaluating human and material resource utilization and making necessary adjustments. Analyzes and interprets complex data sets and reports (variance analysis, financial/quality, population specific reports).
- You will assure equipment and supply needs of nursing/physician care are met. Anticipate necessary equipment changes/updates/maintenance agreements and purchases as needed.
- You will work collaboratively with Supply Chain Director and the Clinical Resource Director, however CV Director will hold ultimate accountability to adhere to the following:
- Ensure consignment contracts are kept current along with vendor compliance to consignment policy.
- Actively participates in SMAT/CV-CVAT
- Ensure vendor compliance with Verified Professional tracking Follows company/facility policy for the introduction of new devices or commodities.
- Directs, develops and implements strategic and operational/high level projects to grow the business of the cardiovascular service line and expand the breadth of services offered by the facility to the community with secured compliance in ethical and legal business practices and accreditation/regulatory/government regulations.
- Identifies and implements innovative solutions for practice or workflow changes to improve department, entity or system operations by leading unit projects and/or other department/system-directed activities. Proactively leads task forces and committees. May represent St. David’s Healthcare at assigned community or professional organization meetings.
- Drives change initiatives, maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjusts effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements or cultures. Partners effectively with stakeholders as appropriate.
What qualifications you will need:
- ACLS must be obtained within 90 days of employment start date
- BLS must be obtained within 30 days of employment start date
- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited School of Nursing, Radiology or Cardiovascular Technology or other healthcare related bachelor’s degree.
- 2+ years’ experience in a Cardiac Cath Lab
- 1+ years’ experience in management
- RN or ARRT or RCIS preferred
- # of labs at site (EP/Cath): 1 cath lab, with 1 in the future (1-3 yrs out)
- Currently have IR suite (since Nov 2022), ramping up cardiac capabilities. Will be over IR service line too & help transition this suite to cardiac. It’s a “Combo lab” (IR/Cath). Starting peripheral vascular procedures (vascular most to start) & then cardiac in summer.
- FTE: IR, cardiac rehab, imaging/echo/ekg- roughly 10-15 FTE & growing
- Strategic growth & development- focus
- Will start up a cath lab- Need SME- cath lab & cardiology
- Will have larger scope for education at facility: ICU leader/educators/managers- develop curriculum & education for service line.
- Preference to RN- willing to consider non RN, but need RN competency for education
- Max Salary $150k plus leadership incentive bonus
Meet Your Recruiter
With over 30 years of executive and senior leadership roles in national restaurant chains, Guerrino “Jerry” Ruta is a proven leader. He has helped build successful organizations by effectively sourcing, developing and promoting exceptional people. Jerry is a focused, driven leader who values professional relationships. He is a persuasive, influential communicator who thrives in challenging situations. He has a straightforward, helpful, collaborative approach with recruiting and staffing.
Jerry and his wife, Terry, are Pittsburgh natives and now live in Carver, MN. They have two grown children, Nicole and Augustin.