Purpose of Position: Under the direction of the Cape Cod Hospital, Vice President of Patient Care, the Director of Cardiovascular Procedure Area is responsible for maintaining a high quality, comprehensive program for the Cardiology/Radiology/Interventional procedure Services at Cape Cod Hospital, planning, organizing and directing the functions and activities of the service.
- Manages overall operation of CVPA Suite lab and insures that required policies, systems and standards are in effect. Develops and implements service line to reflect national standards of operation and practice. Remains current in Interventional technology advancements and delivery of patient care for both inpatient and outpatient services.
- Coordinates with Administration and Medical Staff in the development of strategic goals for the department, involvement in clinical research, education of staff, enhancement of relationships with office practices. Promotes and ensures patient satisfaction while maintaining quality and cost effective care.
- Collaborates with the Medical Directors of Cardiology and Interventional Services and other physicians to identify program and system needs.
- Develops standards of practice and performance within the assigned areas. Develops nursing, technical and allied health care provider quality compliance and labor management. Refers issues requiring interpretation or clarification of hospital policy or practice to the VP of Patient Care for resolution.
- Supports nursing philosophy, objectives and standards of performance. Maintains current knowledge of The JC standards for assigned areas and populations of patients served, insure that policies and procedures are current, participates in inspections by The JC, State Public Health, or insurance representatives, makes corrections resulting from such surveys and documents changes made and reports as reports as required. Seeks appropriate consultation with Risk Management.
- Organizes assigned areas to provide quality patient care in accordance with The JC, state and professional standards and hospital policies. Assesses areas for performance in relation to established goals.
- Interviews, selects, orients, schedules and assigns personnel reporting to this position; evaluate performance and effects appropriate personnel actions involving promotion, pay, discipline, termination, etc.
- Recommends positions and necessary staffing required, participates in preparation of unit operating and capital budgets, justifies need for additional staffing, reviews periodic performance reports to the budget, monitors patient charges and expenses and maintains expenditures within allocated funds.
- Responsible for safety and comfort of patients and health and safety of employees and provides for orientation to and practice of emergency procedures, fire drills, evacuation procedures and internal/external disaster plans and procedures. Provides for orientation to and compliance with all infection control policies and procedures. Collaborates with hospital support services to provide a safe, clean and secure environment for patients, staff and visitors. Evaluates and sets standards for unit facilities and equipment and monitors utilization of equipment, supplies and utilities.
- Serves as a resource to other units in clinical specialty. Serves on nursing committees, hospital committees or professional nursing organizations. Fosters good public relations for unit, department and hospital. Performs other work related management duties and activities as assigned or requested.
- Supervises nursing activities related to patient care and sets standards for accurate reporting and recording of patients’ symptoms, reactions and progress. Serves as clinical resource person and assists nursing personnel in assessing patient/family status to plan nursing care. Communicates with family members and health professionals regarding care of patients.
- Functions as liaison between service line personnel. Establishes and maintains communication within the service line and with other hospital departments. Develops relationships with professional affiliations and others as appropriate.
- Provides for professional growth and development of staff through identification of educational needs, sponsoring educational programs, encouraging formal and continuing education and evaluation of same. Promotes cooperative relations between clinical staff, medical staff, patients, other hospital personnel and the public. Represents Cape Cod Hospital in the community and promotes continuity of care between the hospital and other health care providers in the community. Assumes responsibility for own personal continuing education and development needs; attends meetings, workshops and conventions to enrich personal knowledge, growth and skill in providing clinical care for patients.
- Responsible for aggregating and reporting monthly operational, performance, access and customer satisfaction metrics that are benchmarked against internal and external sources and goals, using the metrics to identify opportunities for continuous improvement in each area, then chartering and/or leading teams and initiatives to show sustained and continued performance improvement.
Consistently provides service excellence to all patients, family members, visitors, volunteers and co-workers in a manner that reflects Cape Cod Hospital’s commitment to CARES: compassion, accountability, respect, excellence and service.
- BSN, MSN preferred
- Current license to practice nursing in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
- Current BLS certification required.
- ACLS certification required within ninety (90) days of employment.
- 5 - 7 years cardiac cath lab experience/interventional required, with previous management experience preferred.
Schedule Details: 40 hours per week, 8a-4p Monday-Friday, occasional weekends