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Director, System Heart Failure & Electrophysiology (EP)

Company: Wellstar Health System, Inc.
Location: Marietta
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:


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 reputation.


Required Minimum Education:

* Master's degree in related field.

Preferred Education:

* 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 of Georgia.

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.

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 clinical programs.
* 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 skills.
* Supports evidenced based practice resulting in standardization of care.
* Supports excellent customer service, including quality and safety.
* A positive role model for professionalism and teamwork/collaboration and a continuous learner.
* Excellent computer skills; well versed in all Microsoft Office products.
* Ability to analyze data, develop budgets and other financial reports.


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 country.

Step up to your potential. Find out more and apply today!

Keywords: Wellstar Health System, Inc., Marietta , Director, System Heart Failure & Electrophysiology (EP), Executive , Marietta, Georgia

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