Executive Director (RN) - Heart and Vascular Services

  • 4725 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Holy Cross Hospital (HCH) administers oversight of several key healthcare organizations in Broward County:  Holy Cross Hospital, Home Care Services, Holy Cross Medical Group, and the Holy Cross HealthPlex, Holy Cross Physician Partners (CIN).  The Hospital is part of Trinity Health, one of the largest and most respected religious health systems in the nation. 

Founded in 1955, HCH is a leading acute-care specialty referral hospital in South Florida.  It is a full-service, not-for-profit, Catholic hospital sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy.  Its primary service lines are Heart & Vascular Care, Cancer Care, Orthopedics, Neuroscience, Women’s Services and General Surgery.  The organization has remained financially sound in these difficult economic times, operating through a payer mix that is predominantly Medicare and Managed Care.

The Hospital employs approximately 3,000 associates and has 600 physicians on staff with 56 specialists in cardiology.  The Holy Cross Medical Group’s physician practice employs approximately 180 physicians in offices throughout Broward County, which represents a community of 1.8 million residents.  Its primary service area has a population of approximately 800,000.  The medical group operates an outpatient diagnostic and surgery center as well as home health. 

HCH offers inpatient and outpatient medical services along with a heart and vascular center, cancer treatment center, women’s health center, intensive rehabilitation unit, and research. 

HCH offers inpatient and outpatient medical services along with a heart and vascular center, cancer treatment center, women’s health center, intensive rehabilitation unit, and research. 

Inherent to its business model are the Hospital’s core values.  Spirituality has an essential role in the way HCH ministers to its patients, serves its community, and envelops the cultural environment from the staff members to the senior management team, embodying the mission of the organization.  The organization strives for the highest quality of care delivered with compassion while providing for the spiritual, emotional, social and physical needs of those they serve.  

Balanced with its core values are bottom line considerations.  HCH is continuously looking to streamline its procedures to enhance effectiveness, operating margins and competitiveness.  This successful candidate will join the organization at a pivotal time as significant short and long term growth plans are pursued throughout the county.  As a critical service line to the hospital, the cardiovascular program represents the greatest revenue and expenses to the organization and is a key business segment for the future of the Hospital. 

Job Description

BASIC FUNCTION:

HCH’s inpatient and outpatient cardiovascular programs are structured as separate business entities.  The ED, HVS is an executive level position that will focus on the continuum of care for CV patients. This leader will provide the clinical and administrative strategic vision for the heart and vascular service line while ensuring that plans align with the tactical programming and implementation.

The successful candidate will develop and maintain a collaborative working relationship with the physicians to ensure the cardiovascular strategic plan is achieved.  He/she will be expected to strive for performance improvement with a goal to optimize outcomes and achieve recognition as a high quality program.  This will include monitoring the service line performance by potentially utilizing a dashboard system or some other professional system to track relevant indicators including volume, profitability, outcomes, and patient satisfaction at a minimum. 

He/she will be responsible for managing the budget for this division and be accountable for driving the growth and profitability of the service line.  This individual will develop program specific business and marketing plans, evaluating the competition, market, potential revenue, costs, and operational implications to ensure continued market growth in a highly complex healthcare community with 16 acute care hospitals.

Currently, the Hospital’s outpatient cardiovascular services are offered through three catheterization (cath) labs, two Electrophysiology (EPS) labs, one IVR and one neuro IVR lab as well as non-invasive services such as ECHO/EKG and rehab services.  Our medical group team consists of 24 cardiologists and 3 CV surgeons with offices in our service area. 

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:

·        Passionate spirit towards patient satisfaction and quality results, serving as an inspirational and visionary leader and mentor within cardiology and to other areas for clinical and quality consciousness.

·        Solid understanding of the clinical component of the service line to relate to physician issues and a customer service mindset with a natural propensity to be supportive to the physicians in a complementary and constructive manner.

·        In-depth knowledge of cardiology developments and standards of care along with a deep appreciation for the issues facing the healthcare industry and the implication of these issues for the provision of the cardiology service line.

·        Ability to anticipate and effectively address trends and issues that pose potentially difficult economic and/or operational impact to the service line, in the near and/or long term future, and recommend changes in practice based on research and evidence.

·        Strong commitment and desire to remain completely current on new cardiology services that are key to clinical, operational, marketing, and fiscal developments to ensure best practices.

·        Outstanding leadership qualities with the ability to motivate and influence others to achieve objectives and a comfort level in collaborating with physicians, administrative peers, and management as appropriate.

·        Excellent management skills associated with budgeting, scheduling, and planning and familiar with computerized management reports and analytical techniques necessary to the financial management of cardiology services.

·        Ability to lead change and innovation while promoting positive working relationships and creating mutual respect within the cardiology service line among physicians, nurses, and staff as well as other interdisciplinary relationships.

·        Capable of building a cohesive team, appropriately rewarding and recognizing performance and serving as a strong proponent of professional development for team members, placing a significant emphasis on education and training, including career growth.

·        Participatory management style advocating interactive planning, permitting and encouraging team members to act autonomously for professional growth while incorporating teaching in all aspects of the business.

·        Charismatic and sincere spokesperson representing the outpatient cardiology team to senior management, demonstrating a sincere commitment, respect and belief in the CV services as an integral component to the services provided by HCH.

·        Team-oriented with superior verbal and written communication skills and a reputation for establishing strong interpersonal relations with the professional staff, medical colleagues, referring physicians, and administration.

·        Thorough knowledge of legal, regulatory, and ethical requirements with a deep commitment to the principle of superior standard of care.

·        Proven history of activity in professional organizations and a willingness to establish a strong presence and alliances in the local community.

·        High tolerance for change as the organization continuously transitions and expands with the flexibility to learn and grow professionally taking on broader and greater responsibilities.

Qualifications

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS/SKILLS:

The ideal candidate will be a team player encouraging shared decision making.  He/she will have exceptional analytical and problem solving skills with assessment techniques indicating an instinctive and pragmatic nature to examine, question, evaluate, report and act upon findings to actively curtail potential issues and/or optimize business results.

EDUCATION:

This position strongly prefers an RN candidate with a Master’s degree in Health Administration (MHA) or Business Administration (MBA), however, will consider professionals possessing an undergraduate degree only with equivalent clinical/technical related experience.  Additional certifications, such as a RN, will be viewed positively.

Additional Information

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