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Dignity Health Senior Director Heart and Vascular Services in Rancho Cordova, California

Senior Director Heart and Vascular Services

Mercy Healthcare SacramentoRancho Cordova, California

Requisition ID 2021-212760 Employment Type Full Time Department Cardiovascular Admin Services Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Monday - Friday Remote No Category Nursing - Leadership


Dignity Health, one of the nation’s largest health care systems, is a 22-state network of more than 9,000 physicians, 63,000 employees, and 400 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging and surgery centers, home health, and primary care clinics. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality, and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved. For more information, please visit our website at You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Since 1925, Dignity Health Mercy General Hospital has been providing a wide range of health, social, and support services with special advocacy for the poor and underserved. The 419-bed facility includes the nationally recognized Dignity Health Heart & Vascular Institute and The Joint Commission-certified Stroke Programs. Mercy General Hospital also houses the first CARF- (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accredited Acute Rehabilitation Unit in the region. Mercy General Hospital’s Alex G. Spanos Heart & Vascular Center is a state-of-art, four story addition that provides all cardiac services under one roof: Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiac Support Unit and Cardiopulmonary Services. It also includes: 71 private, family-friendly patient rooms, expanded 21-bed cardiac ambulatory procedure area and a highly advanced 20-bed cardiac surgery ICU. Additionally, Mercy General Hospital has achieved Level 4 Epilepsy Center designation.


The Senior Director of Heart and Vascular Services is responsible for leading the systems necessary for the development, organization, implementation, marketing, and evaluation of programs within the Dignity Health Heart and Vascular Institute (DHHVI), including hospitals in the Greater Sacramento Service Area (GSSA) as well as other Dignity Health hospital located in California, Arizona, and Nevada based on contractual relationship. Provides direct management and development of DHHVI related outpatient clinic services to ensure the continuum of patient care, including but not limited to the Advanced Heart Disease Clinic (Transcatheter Valve Therapies, Left Ventricular Assist Device, Heart Failure, Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion/AF and other advanced specialties), Cardiovascular Disease Management services (CHAMP®), and community marketing/education within the GSSA. Direct report departments include staff assigned to the regional (DDO) and facility level (MGH/MSJ). Provides clinical, quality, human resource, and budget leadership of assigned departments. Collaborates with administration, physician medical groups, marketing, and service area leadership to create, develop, and implement business strategies to promote program growth across the wide geographic referral area. Ensures that the level of care provided and the atmosphere in which it is provided is consistent with the Mission and Philosophy of the Sisters of Mercy of Auburn.

Principal Duties:

  • Assist in the development of key priorities for DHHVI and execute strategic and business strategies that support the fiscalgoals and growth opportunities in the GSSA and referral network.

  • Develops new clinical specialty programs and advises on current services.

  • Keeps current with related certifications, including but not limited to DT-VAD, TJC Heart Failure, Advanced Heart Disease Clinic regulations that promote the functions and services of the DHHVI across GSSA.

  • Foster an environment of teamwork, collaboration, and trust among physicians, staff, and administration throughout the region and referral facilities. Demonstrates effective communication and collaboration with all constituents to support the growth and function of the DHHVI.

  • Develops and maintains quality dashboards for assigned program, departments, and services and provides oversight of the accurate collection and timely reporting of quality and satisfaction measures to assigned committees.

  • Manage staff involved in the required CMS registries for advanced therapies, including but not limited to TVT, Intermacs (LVD), LAAO/AF.

  • Assures compliance with all applicable rules, regulations, and certification requirements for healthcare delivery within assigned areas.

  • Maintain the Advanced Heart Disease Clinic CDPH license for the on-campus, provider-based clinics. Ensure all regulatory parameters are met.

  • Develops, monitors and achieves financial targets for operational and capital budgets for assigned areas, current and new programs. Provides recommendations to ensure strong financial contribution for DHHVI, including patient care areas, marketing, community and professional education, and outreach.

  • Ensures that departmental and business/marketing funds are used in a cost-effective manner to maximize return oninvestment.

  • Continually analyzes operations and implements recommendations to achieve financial efficiencies for regional programs.

  • Provides leadership and direction for staff employed in areas of responsibility. Provides personnel management for hiring, firing, counseling, and professional growth for department staff. Knowledgeable and follows union contractual obligations and processes.

  • Supports and motivates staff to perform jobs effectively, efficiently, and uphold the customer service standards of Dignity Health. Manages employee satisfaction to achieve established targets. Ensures appropriate number of qualified staff to provide competent, compassionate, and professional services.

  • Collaborates with Research Institute to ensure cardiovascular research studies are linked with applicable specialty program staff and patient care is coordinated between the two entities.

  • Leads development of education and outreach activities, calendar of events, physician participation, marketing activities and collaterals to ensure consistent presence of DHHVI in the regional and referral network.

  • Provides accurate documentation, tracking, and reporting of Community Benefit for DHHVI programs. Provides account management and demonstrates fiscal responsibility for the DHHVI related Mercy Foundation accounts to meet philanthropic intent.

  • Oversees the Community Benefit reporting and Mercy Foundation accounts for accuracy and timeliness of reporting.

  • Performs other duties as requested in a professional manner.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Position requires a minimum of one of the following licensures:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

  • Registered Dietician (RD)

  • Registered Nurse (RN)

  • RT-AHA

  • Bachelor's degree in nursing or other related healthcare field

  • Five (5) years of management experience

  • Progressive management experience in healthcare, including cardiovascular service line management.

  • Clinical expertise in outpatient settings and strong knowledge in business administration and marketing.

  • Previous experience in multi-hospital setting

  • Ability to lead and influence change

  • Adept at project and program development and management

  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders

  • Excellent collaboration and conflict management skills

  • Experience with promoting regulatory standards and requirements, performance improvement management, financial management, operational program development

  • Human resource management and leadership experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in nursing or other related healthcare field

  • Seven (7) years of management experience

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Dignity Health is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.