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Providence Director Cardiovascular Services RN in Santa Monica, California



The Director provides leadership and assumes twenty-four hour accountability for patient care management, operational management, human resource management, and fiscal management of the cardiovascular and procedural areas within the Heart and Vascular Services which includes all adult and pediatric patients in Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Electrophysiology lab, and Interventional Radiology/Neurology, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Non-Invasive Cardiology. The Director is accountable for process management and for the design, implementation and evaluation of processes that meet the efficiencies and key performance indicators for Cardiovascular and Procedural Services.

The Director exhibits behaviors that enhance professional performance and reflect the key moral commitment, ethical principles, values, and philosophy of PSJHC.

The Director demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of patient care principles and evaluation of work performance in order to assure effective behavior in the leadership role. The Director also demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of nursing standards related to assigned units/service specialties.

The Director is accountable for the multidisciplinary approach to the quality improvement process through assessment, evaluation, analysis, and revision of intradepartmental and interdepartmental systems that allow for enhanced productivity, cost reduction, physician/employee/patient satisfaction and safe patient care. Collaborates multi-disciplinary teams and physician dyad partners to meet key performance indicators.

The Director mentors and develops unit leaders and promotes a positive teamwork environment, which includes unit management support, supervision in program development, and participation in the development of effective operational and marketing strategies for particular services. The Director is responsible for the selection, development, and evaluation of the management team and staff within the service.

The Director applies leadership skills as the incumbent serves as a representative or chair on multidisciplinary committees and task force committees.


  • Creates an environment or culture that enable Providence Saint John's Health Center (PSJHC) to fulfill its’ mission and meet or exceed its’ goals.

  • Establishes the relationship between the work of individuals and departments and the Mission / Values of PSJHC

  • Possesses an awareness of current external trends and internal goals. Using valid planning principles, develops and prioritizes innovative approaches to business requirements in the development of specific objectives.

  • Focuses on expected outcomes based on an understanding of systems.

  • The PSJHC Director continuously assesses self and determines own learning needs, seeking assistance and necessary education to acquire new knowledge and skills that enable one to adapt and prepare for a constantly changing environment.

  • Understands and maintains technical or professional aspects needed for areas of responsibility.

  • Maintains current knowledge related to clinical services and operations for the unit(s) / service(s) of responsibility.

  • Applies current knowledge of applicable TJC standards, compliance law, state regulations and related legal issues.

  • Participates in the departmental efforts to modify care delivery systems, provides leadership in overall departmental focus on care delivery.

  • Works with other departments to facilitate collaborative efforts in care and service delivery and promotes multidisciplinary patient care and planning as needed.

  • Serves as a resource to other departments, MANAGERS, supervisors and staff regarding related practice and standards and the review and revision of policies as needed.

  • Supports an organizational structure, which accomplishes objectives with minimal overlap or duplication and productivity, is maximized.

  • Assists in the development and maintenance of department standards to guide and evaluate nursing practice and operations.

  • Assesses trends or changes in census, acuity, physician preferences, etc., and determines impact on staffing. Plans with leadership team and uses staff resources in a cost-efficient manner, anticipating patent census and clinical trends.

  • Monitors the department’s staffing and scheduling system to assure correct and consistent implementation on the unit. Participates in corrective action plan as needed.

  • Responds and provides direction and leadership in crisis and emergency situations.

  • Anticipates potential problem situations and intervenes to offset adverse impact. Communicates situations with Nursing and/or Hospital Administration that warrant follow-up.

  • Assures services and care are provided to meet the developmental and age-related needs for the usual patient population(s) for their clinical area(s).

  • Fosters an environment to develop leadership skills and competencies for managers.

  • Provides supervision, leadership and development to program staff that directly report to the SLD (if applicable).

  • Provides leadership in coordination of Medical Center projects involving equipment and/or remodeling.

  • Provides leadership to assigned Service Line as demonstrated by the performance of core competencies.

  • Responsible for financial stewardship and participating in efforts in cost reduction and efficiencies.

  • Ensures initial and ongoing education and competencies for employees.

  • Collaborates with physicians in adhering to practice guidelines and standards through hospital and/or regulatory agencies.

  • Responsible for oversight of charges, billing reconciliation, appropriate supply PAR levels.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

  • Upon hire: California Registered Nurse License (Vendor Managed)

  • Upon hire: National Provider BLS - American Heart Association (Vendor Managed)

  • 5 years of current nursing experience, two of which were in management

  • Previous experience in Leadership with progressive healthcare management

  • Basic computer knowledge and competency skills.


  • Master's Degree in Nursing or Business or Healthcare Administration

  • Specialty Certification

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.

Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

Requsition ID: 192150
Company: Not Applicable
Job Category: Nursing-Patient Facing
Job Function: Nursing
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Shift: Day
Career Track: Leadership
Department: 7006 PSJHC CATH LAB
Address: CA Santa Monica 2121 Santa Monica Blvd
Work Location: Providence Saint John's Health Ctr-Santa Monica
Pay Range: $91.24 - $149.80
The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.
Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.