Director, System Heart Failure & Electrophysiology (EP)
Company: Wellstar Health System, Inc.
Posted on: November 19, 2022
At WellStar, we all share common goals. That's what makes us so
successful - and such an integral part of our communities. We want
the same things, for our organization, for our patients, and for
our colleagues. As the most integrated healthcare provider in
Georgia, this means we pride ourselves on investing in the
communities that we serve. We continue to provide innovative care
models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare.
The Wellstar Health System Heart Failure & Electrophysiology (EP)
Program Director functions under the direct supervision of the Vice
President of the Cardiovascular Service Line Heart Failure/EP
physician leadership. The position is responsible for providing
leadership and oversight for system-wide planning, implementation
and growth of WellStar's Heart Failure Program across the continuum
of care. This role serves as the orchestrator for system Heart
Failure initiatives and programs by overseeing the collaboration of
multiple services including nursing, physicians and executive
leaders to ensure the growth, development, and execution of the
program aligns with WellStar's system initiatives and goals. The
director has the responsibility of implementing standards of
practice, system and
department policies and procedures while ensuring quality patient
care. Additionally, the director will be included for consultation
on heart failure related certifications and programs. A strong
emphasis on patient and healthcare provider understanding of the
disease process and successful daily management by the patient and
caregiver(s) will drive program success. This role will also serve
as the administrative dyad to the Heart Failure medical director
and the Electrophysiology Medical Director. In this role, a strong
clinical background, compassionate understanding of the heart
failure patient, ability to align resources and promote program
initiatives throughout the medical staff and system are key.
Through developing close relationships with WellStar leaders at all
levels, the director provides direction in partnering with
hospitals, departments, and health care providers to serve as a
professional interface for WellStar Health System. The director is
also responsible for data analysis to align standards of care with
evidence based practice guidelines to make strategic
recommendations to system leadership as appropriate. The director
will align resources and promote initiatives and new program
strategy and development throughout the system, to include
inpatient, outpatient, ambulatory and community settings. These
activities will comply with the policies and procedures established
by the WellStar Health System as well as standards and requirements
established by the regulatory agencies (e.g. Joint Commission, CMS,
etc). This leader will represent the Cardiac Service Line and
WellStar across the continuum, working with all hospitals and
multiple departments participating in decisions affecting financial
and patient/employee relations, all while upholding WellStar's
Required Minimum Education:
* Master's degree in related field.
* Master's degree in nursing (MSN).
Required Minimum Licensure/Certification:
* Must have a current BLS card from the American Heart Association
on the first day of employment in position.
* Current/active license as a registered nurse in the State of
Georgia OR Active Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, or
Medical Doctor/Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine licensed in the State
Required Minimum Experience:
* Five years of progressive, nursing/practitioner/physician
experience with a focus on Chronic Disease required.
* Two years of healthcare management experience required.
* Two years of large-scale, clinical program management experience
Required Minimum Skills:
* Must have a strong clinical background; function as a subject
matter expert; extensive knowledge and understanding of chronic
disease and comprehensive care.
* Working knowledge of Quality and Safety regulation/requirements;
Regulatory and Compliance regulation/requirements; hospital
financial systems and accreditation process.
* Ability to manage large, clinical programs including defining
program strategy, development and growth.
* Ability to manage financial and capital resources for large
* Strong strategic planning skills.
* Proficiency developing and implementing policies and procedures
for the program, in departments and for the system.
* Excellent relationship skills.
* Demonstrated ability to communicate and effectively collaborate
with system stakeholders including providers, leadership, clinical
and non-clinical employees across the system.
* Excellent communication skills: written, presentation, listening
and verbal; must be able to influence.
* Self-directed with strong problem solving skills; ability to
think/act independently as required by situation.
* Must have strong organizational and time management skills.
* Possesses strong and effective negotiation and mediation
* Supports evidenced based practice resulting in standardization of
* Supports excellent customer service, including quality and
* A positive role model for professionalism and
teamwork/collaboration and a continuous learner.
* Excellent computer skills; well versed in all Microsoft Office
* Ability to analyze data, develop budgets and other financial
Join us for outstanding benefits and development opportunities. We
also offer state-of-the-art technology, professional support and
advancement, and colleagues that rank amongst the best in the
Step up to your potential. Find out more and apply today!
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