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Sr Director/CV Institute Job

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Date: Sep 8, 2022

Location: Memphis, TN, US

Company: Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare


The Sr. Director, Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) develops and implements high-level strategies and provides overall management of operations and resources for the CVI.  The Director is responsible for the development, communication and implementation of a strategic plan to grow the program in volume, breadth, and depth of services.  Accountable for the operations of the CVI in a manner that ensures patient safety, meets or exceeds national quality standards, and is responsive to the need of the patients, their families, and the Medical Staff.  Other responsibilities include financial management, human resource management and management of the revenue cycle for the CVI in accordance with corporate policies and procedures, regulatory guidelines, and statutes.  Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in the MLH Mission, Vision and Values.




Education/Formal Training

Work Experience




Bachelor’s degree in business, health care administration, or related field. A licensed registered nurse may be required depending on the organizational assignment

At least 5 years of progressive experience in managing functions and departments in a clinical or clinical education environment with a knowledge of work flows and systems.




Master’s degree in health/hospital administration, business administration, or related field.

At least 3 years of direct management responsibility for a clinical setting, including budget responsibility. Specific experience with cardiovascular services, practice management, practice management systems, financial management, and clinical management systems.








  • understanding of the key business issues that exist in the health care industry, particularly related to physicians, medical schools, and medical education. These include, but are not limited to, knowledge of strategic and operational planning, health care economics, personnel administration, federal, state, and local laws, financial management, and trends in the health care industry.
  • Knowledge of business office operations, particularly pertaining to third party billing and reimbursement activities.
  • Knowledge of process analysis and design.
  • Knowledge of applicable regulatory requirements and their application to academic medical centers and academic physician practices. 
  • Proven skills in interpersonal relationships, planning, organizing, and follow-up, budget preparation and monitoring, and management and leadership.
  • Demonstrated ability to set and manage priorities, be a team member and educate others, relate to all levels of the organization, comprehend complex and technical subjects, create and motivate behavior changes, translate financial and technical language to lay audiences, and plan, implement, and monitor processes in a complex health care environment.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Provides strong leadership and direction in establishing a CVI that meets or exceeds national quality standards.  Ensures compliance with hospital, JCAHO, and other regulatory authorities.
  • In collaboration with system leadership, will assist in facilitation and coordination of system wide initiatives involving cardiovascular services.
  • Partners with physicians, nursing, other clinicians, and families to create a clear vision for the CVI.  Develops a strategic plan that clarifies steps for implementing the vision, reflects an understanding of the CVI market including threats, opportunities and industry trends, and positions the service line for success. Communicates the vision to internal and external constituents.
  • Creates a culture of high clinical and professional standards, family centered care and service to referring physicians.
  • Leads and facilitates the effort to integrate all aspects of cardiovascular services, including those outside of direct reporting relationship, into a single comprehensive service line.  Plans, organizes, develops, and implements operations to meet the needs of cardiovascular patients, their families, and physicians throughout the full continuum of care.  Meets corporate and departmental goals while directing, coordinating, and developing policies, procedures, and processes for the CVI. 
  • Supports the physician co-Directors of the CVI in the continual development of the academic mission, including the fellowship program and continuous medical education.  Assists non-physician clinical leaders in establishing a culture of continual learning.  Develops clinical experts to actively participate in educational programs affiliated with local clinical degree programs, and provides presentations to medical staff and personnel.
  • In partnership with the Foundation, identifies extramural funding for new or expanded research, academic or clinical programs.
  • Through the identification of grants and other funding, promotes research by physicians and other clinicians to create the next generation of techniques and technologies.
  • Prepares and administers an annual expense budget, capital request budget, and human resource utilization plan for hospital services within the CVI; participates in preparation and administration of UTMG’s annual expense budget, capital request budget and human resource plan for physician services within the CVI.
  • Lead business plan development process for new programs and services.
  • Promotes and builds strong professional and collegial relationships with Medical Staff, ancillary departments, and other internal and external partners.
  • Provides support on administrative (contractual, legal, financial) matters for CVI Co-Directors, Faculty/ Medical Staff.  Advocates for the needs of the CVI with UTMG, UT, and hospital administrations.
  • Develops a medical/executive committee structure that facilitates service line planning and communication.
  • Operationally responsible for various cardiovascular service areas as assigned.

Physical Requirements

  • The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
  • Must have good balance and coordination.
  • The physical requirements of this position are: light work - exerting up to 25 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently.
  • The Associate is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity, such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
  • The conditions to which the Associate will be subject in this position: The Associate is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions; job functions are typically performed under conditions such as those found in general office or administrative work.
  • Frequent travel outside the facility.

Nearest Major Market: Memphis

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