Director of Cardiology

  • WellStar Health System
  • Roswell, GA, USA
  • Nov 19, 2020
Full time Executive

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 Director of Cardiology is a registered professional nurse (RN) who provides leadership and management of the hospital and outpatient clinic's cardiology services through the application of advanced competencies in communication; job knowledge, professionalism and business skills. This leader will report to the executive director of operations and may serve as her/his designee for assigned responsibilities. He/she demonstrates leadership to effectively partner with nursing and physician leadership, hospital vice presidents, medical staff and other departments to create a center of excellence for their specialty service and to meet or exceed the hospital's mission, vision and goals.

The Director of Cardiology provides direct leadership for a group of managers and others who comprise their specialty service line. He/she is a standard bearer and holds leaders and staff accountable for the delivery of safe, quality care and services through effective communication, employment of transformation leadership, managing by walking around, and instilling an accountability-based practice setting. The director of nursing serves as sponsor for performance improvement; inspires others to seek opportunities to grow and improve their performance and successfully applies lean and evidenced based practice to ensure all targets pillar outcomes are achieved. This leader employs all safety first interventions and as the chief safety officer creates a culture of safety for his/her service line through the development/use of these skills by other leaders, physicians and staff. He/she effectively uses data and technology to make decisions and proactively mitigates unnecessary risks for his/her area of responsibility, providing instruction and mentoring for assigned leaders to be able to do the same. This leader ensures that nurse managers and staff create a desirable, safe work environment that enables the organization to meet or exceed all licensure, regulatory and accreditation standards. He/She models the way by fostering exemplary skills in attaining effective teamwork and collaboration with physicians, staff, patients and other departments.

It is expected that all nurse leaders are licensed, knowledgeable and uphold the practice of nursing as outlined by the Georgia Professional Nurse Practice Act and implements the Scope of Practice and Code of Ethics Standards put forth by the American Nurses Association. As a member of the patient services team, it is expected the individual upholds the voice of the patient, system policies and procedures while supporting service excellence goals.


Job Requirements:

Required Minimum Education

  • Must hold either a Master's Degree in Nursing or Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from accredited nursing schools with a Master's Degree in related field
  • Must be enrolled in a graduate program with completion expected within 12 months of hire date

Required Minimum Licensure/Certification

  • Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Georgia or hold a privilege to practice in the State of Georgia under the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC)
  • Must have a current BLS card from the American Heart Association on the first day of employment in position

Preferred Licensure/Certification

  • National certification in nursing administration or clinical specialty

Minimum Experience Required

  • Minimum of five (5) total years of experience as a Registered Nurse; includes three (3) years of progressive operational leadership to include direct management of others and financial management

Preferred Experience

  • Experience in a cardiac cath lab strongly preferred
  • Experience managing department-level budget and metrics strongly preferred

Minimum Required Skills

  • Should possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and relationship building
  • A knowledge of the health care environment
  • Leadership that includes such skills as successfully implementing and managing a change process - ability to use systems thinking- and inspire, coach others to be successful
  • Model the way for professional practice
  • Professionalism and teamwork/collaboration for self/department/medical staff
  • Possess necessary business skills to manage human and material resources
  • Must be a continuous learner who understands health care financing; strategy and operations for running a business unit(s)
  • Effectively employ data and technology to support work processes and make decisions
  • Supports shared governance or shared decision making
  • Manage the design and delivery of care that in based on evidence and focused on quality and safety
  • Knowledge of risk management and various accreditation/regulations/licensing requirements assuring that these are upheld while advancing industry standards through the achievement of goals by effective management and measurement of outcomes