Dignity Health

Director, Cardiovascular

Job ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Cardiovascular Admin Services
Hours / Pay Period
French Hospital Medical Center
Standard Hours



French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, CA is a part of Dignity Health of the Central Coast and is recognized for the highest quality hospitals, physicians from the top medical schools in the country, primary care offices to ensure access for all patients, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically advanced imaging centers, outpatient services and a comprehensive home health service; all recognized for quality, safety and service. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to provide additional funding to support new programs and services, as well as to advance the community's access to health care.




Position Title: Director of Cardiovascular Services


Position Summary: 

Provides daily and strategic administrative oversight and operational control for the assigned Cardiovascular departments Implements monitoring in the fiscal management of the department. Manages department budget within fiscal year approved targets. Explores and initiates revenue enhancement activities such as program development..

  • Assures departmental competency and compliance to all regulatory, accreditation and hospital standards of care.
  • Prepares and justifies annual budgeting including, anticipates realistic volume trends, maintains effective staffing and leadership development plans, determines productive and non-productive expenditures, determines and prioritizes capital expedites and determines non-labor expense requirements justified.
  • Implements control in fiscal management of the department, manages department budget within fiscal year approved targets, explores and initiates revenue enhancement activities such as program development.
  • Develops, implements and monitors department safety management programs which includes Workers' Compensation, patient safety and written safety procedures.




  • Knowledge of organization's budget process and ability to apply policies and practices for planning and administering a budget.
  • Knowledge of and ability to manage a cardiac catheterization laboratory's operations, including monitoring the development, interpretation and application of laboratory services and programs and operational policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of all clinical standards and policies set for a healthcare environment; ability to use industry standards, policies and procedures in the processes of clinical practice.
  • Knowledge of key business concepts relevant to the healthcare function; the ability to balance business needs with patient care priorities.

Education and Experience: 

  • Experience: Minimum of five (5) years of experience in a related field. Minimum of three (3) years of management experience.
  • Education: Master's degree in Nursing or related health care discipline required and/or additional job related experience in lieu of the degree.
  • Licensure: R.N. or RT-AHA healthcare license required; ACLS and BLS preferred.
  • Special Skills: None specified.
  • Training: None specified.

Acute care hospital management experience in procedure based department. Cath Lab preferred



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