Cardiac Cath Lab Director - Cardiology Services - TMC

TMC HVI, Houston, Texas
Dec 06, 2017
Dec 19, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Director, Patient CareTMC HVI

Job Description
Across Memorial Hermann, affiliated heart and vascular physicians performed more than 50,000 procedures last year alone. Memorial Hermann’s expertise extends from lifesaving heart attack treatment to heart rhythm disorders, treatment for advanced heart failure and complex surgeries, including the most complex vascular and heart surgeries.. That’s just the beginning. New minimally invasive procedures allow for life-saving interventions for people too ill for traditional open heart surgical procedures, These innovations continue to put Memorial Hermann at the forefront of advancing heart health in Houston. And when patients have a better chance of recovering faster, they can return to the things they enjoy sooner.

More than half of Houston’s heart specialists are on active staff at Memorial Hermann, giving patients access to a complete range of world-class cardiac care from interventional cardiology and electrophysiology to complex robotically assisted procedures. With the addition of the Center for Advanced Heart Failure located at the Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute at The Texas Medical Center, patients now have access to innovative medical, minimally invasive and surgical options for heart failure including heart transplant.

Position responsible for providing leadership, direction and support for one or more patient care departments, ensuring the delivery of quality care to patients; and for planning, implementing, reviewing and controlling the budget, staffing, and robust process improvement. This role will covers the Cardiac Cath Lab, Noninvasive and Cardiac Rehab Department.


Education:  Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited school of professional nursing required; Master’s Degree preferred.

  • Current State of Texas license or temporary/compact license to practice professional nursing
  • Professional Certification in clinical area or management within one year of hire preferred

Experience:  Five years of progressive clinical experience; see attached Table 1 for Direction 1-IV leveling Demonstrates commitment to the Partners-in-Caring process by integrating our culture in all internal and external customer interactions; delivers on our brand promise of “we advance health” through innovation, accountability, empowerment, collaboration, compassion and results while ensuring one Memorial Hermann.


Directs the day-to-day operations for assigned patient care departments, maintaining 24/7 operational responsibility and directing clinical and non-clinical staff.

Reviews and approves all new hires, establishes and controls standards for performanceappraisals; works with managers to identify staffing needs and provides for accordingly; coordinates training needs of staff with education department; remains available, accessible and visible to staff; recognizes staff’s achievements and accomplishments and provides ongoing feedback on performance.

Works with service line leaders and managers to establish departmental scope of service, goals and strategic plan for the department; stays up-to-date on new developments in the field and incorporates such in the department’s scope of service; reviews departmental policies, procedures, and systems; conducts appropriate department promotional activities and participates in hospital market activities.

Monitors and directs all patient care activities.

Considers the diverse needs of each patient through the entire continuum of care, providing and ensuring the highest level of service according to established service standards, optimizing the patient experience.

Participates in a systemic, interdisciplinary, and ongoing evaluation of programs, process improvement, desired client-centered outcomes, and organizational outcomes.

Ensures that revenue, expenses, contribution margin and FTE’s meet or exceed budget; prepares and submits budget and related reports; forecasts and accurately projects expenses; takes corrective action to address negative variances; identifies and proposes capital budget items appropriately.

Promotes physician input and communication; includes medical staff in planning new or revised policies, procedures and services; provides rapid response and follow-up to medical staff issues/concerns; seeks new ways to encourage new physicians to utilize hospital services.

Promotes a safe and accountable environment; adheres to all Memorial Hermann policies, procedures, and standards, being a good steward of resources, including time management, supply management, productivity and quality of service.

Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency; supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; coaches and mentors managers, charge nurses and staff; serves as preceptor, mentor and resource to less experienced staff.

Adheres to all regulatory and Texas Board of Nursing requirements and standards.

Performs other duties as assigned, within scope of practice and clinical competency.

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