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Vice President, Cardiovascular Service Line

Washington Regional Medical Center

Washington Regional Medical Center

Fayetteville, AR, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 6, 2024

Job Details

WHI Cardiovascular Clinic - Fayetteville, AR
Full Time
Graduate Degree
Vice President


Organization Overview, Mission, Vision and Values

Our mission is to improve the health of people in the communities we serve through compassionate, high-quality care, prevention, and wellness education. Washington Regional Medical System is a community-owned, locally governed, non-profit health care system located in Northwest Arkansas in the heart of Fayetteville, which is consistently ranked among the 10 Best Places to Live in the country. Our 425-bed medical center has been named the #1 hospital in Arkansas for three consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report. We employ 3,400+ team members and serve the region with over 45 clinic locations, the area’s only Level II trauma center, and five Centers of Excellence - the Washington Regional J.B. Hunt Transport Services Neuroscience Institute; Washington Regional Walker Heart Institute; Washington Regional Women and Infants Center; Washington Regional Total Joint Center; and Washington Regional Pat Walker Center for Seniors.

Position Summary

The Vice President, Cardiovascular Service Line (the “Vice President” or “VP”) reports directly to the Vice President of Clinic Operations (the “VPCO”) and the Administrator/Chief Operating Officer (the “COO”). The Vice President is the principal executive responsible for organizing, planning, directing, and evaluating the day-to-day operations of the Hospital and System as it relates to cardiovascular care services. The Vice President, in partnership with Hospital and System leadership teams, implements strategic workflow models to develop a collaborative and systematic approach to identify and bridge gaps within the cardiovascular service line incorporating innovation, industry-standard models and evidence-based practices. The Vice President collaborates with hospital and System leaders to ensure all cardiovascular departments and clinical departments fully contribute to advancing hospital and System business, clinical and patient safety goals, as well as enhancing care transitions and patient throughput.

This position shares responsibility for ensuring compliance with applicable federal and state legal requirements and shall serve as a point of contact for regulatory and accreditation bodies that interact with all cardiovascular service functions. The VP is principally responsible for managing department staff, budgets, and strategic initiatives in accordance with System policies, procedures, and directives of senior leadership. In collaboration with the VPCO, the COO, and other System leadership teams, the executive helps to establish and implement professional standards and policies, including innovative staffing, recruiting and retention strategies. Under the direction of the VPCO and the COO, this role will be assigned System level process improvement activities in accordance with the strategic plan and defined Hospital and System policies and objectives.

Essential Position Responsibilities

  • Set expectations, guide, and motivate cardiovascular department directors, managers, and providers to promote Washington Regional’s mission, values, and strategic plan.
  • Help to develop an organizational culture which creates a clear vision for the future and defines the values that underlie day-to-day activities and meets the changing needs of the community. In this regard, work to establish and maintain a hospital working environment that fosters employee engagement, inclusion, shared decision-making, professional autonomy, lifelong learning, competency, and teamwork. Cultivate and sustain a culture that embraces and exemplifies professional practice, the development of future leaders and leadership excellence.
  • Develop and implement productivity measures and methods of budget control within assigned areas of responsibility to further the mission, values, and strategic plan.
  • Coordinate capital budget planning projects, working closely with the executive team to ensure collaboration and integration of capital requests with the hospital’s strategic plans and goals.
  • Draw on information from a variety of resources to establish market strategy, service offerings and alter processes to improve performance.
  • Actively participate with other hospital leaders (governing body, medical staff, clinical, and management leaders) on long range planning that promotes the Hospital’s and System’s strategic plan and supports future community health needs. In this regard, participates in the strategic planning of the hospital to optimize the role of cardiovascular services, supporting structures and systems.
  • Provide a framework and collaborative culture in which department directors, managers and providers can effectively plan, direct, coordinate, provide, and improve health care services.
  • Lead recruitment, retention, and staff development efforts within assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of standards, policies and procedures, critical paths, and other processes which integrate cardiovascular services across the Hospital and System.
  • Accurately assess needs and services to develop an organizational culture focused on continuously improving performance to meet the changing needs of the community, including provider recruitment and service line technology and equipment needs.
  • Ensure effective performance improvement activities are integrated into the framework of all assigned departments. Collaborate with system leadership to achieve quality and assure that work is delivered in a safe, efficient and effective manner.
  • Actively participate with Hospital and System management to ensure that the Hospital is in compliance with hospital facility and environment of care accreditation standards of The Joint Commission and related federal, state and local regulatory requirements, including Medicare Conditions of Participation, Rules and Regulations for Hospitals and Related Institutions in Arkansas, as administered by the Arkansas Department of Health.
  • Direct personnel functions related to areas of responsibility including hiring, supervision and performance management of personnel within the Vice President’s areas of responsibility.
  • Support staff education and development which cultivates leaders at every level who can act to fulfill Washington Regional mission, vision, and values.


  • Education: Master’s degree in business, healthcare administration or related field preferred.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of directly related healthcare leadership experience including data collection and analysis, leading teams and personnel to success around a common goal, experience and success in developing and implementing systematic changes and experience in implementing policy and procedures that perpetuate a customer centric environment.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of direct experience within the Cardiovascular service line
  • Possession of a valid Arkansas driver's license is a requirement for this job.

Professional Skills

  • Approximately seven to ten years progressively more responsible related work experience which includes five to seven years supervisory and managerial experience, in order to effectively direct and manage activities within patient and customer experience and services.
  • Advanced interpersonal skills necessary in order to provide effective leadership to subordinate personnel and effectively communicate with a wide variety of hospital personnel, community residents and outside agencies personnel.
  • Advanced analytical skills necessary in order to develop and implement new policies techniques and procedures, determines need for capital equipment, personnel, expense and revenue budgets, and prepare special and recurring reports or analyses.