Catholic Health Initiatives Director of Cardiovascular Services - Iowa Heart Center in DES MOINES, Iowa

Director of Cardiovascular Services - Iowa Heart Center



Directs Cardiothoracic Surgery operations for the Iowa Heart Center in accordance with practice, state and other regulatory standards.


  • Plans, directs, and implements goals and objectives congruent with the overall Iowa Heart Center and Mercy mission, goals and objectives.

  • Directs functions including performance evaluations, disciplinary actions, hiring, job training, counseling, and terminations in coordination with Human Resources.

  • Oversees annual budget and plan for the cardiothoracic surgery operations in conjunction with Administration.

  • Approves all schedules of Mercy based providers and staff to include call, vacation, etc.

  • Optimizes resources utilization at all Mercy based locations.

  • Assists with Marketing and Public Relations.

  • Assists with quality initiatives including hospital-based national registry completion, in conjunction with the Iowa Heart Quality Coordinator and Mercy Clinical Documentation departments.

  • Identifies problems, works with providers and Iowa Heart Center staff to develop solutions. Works collaboratively with IHC and Mercy CSD management staff to identify improvements in patient care/safety, quality, and efficiency.

  • Facilitates communication between Iowa Heart Center and Mercy operational teams including staff, management and providers.

  • Collaborates with Directors/Managers regarding operational/staffing issues.

  • Participates in departmental meetings monthly and provider meetings as requested.

  • Facilitates operations to support the CSD strategic initiatives for Iowa Heart Center operations.

  • Acts as liaison with CSD and Mercy Hospital administrative staff, Mercy and IHC management team and IHC Providers to address/improve patient care issues.

  • Ensures personnel and policies are in compliance with laws and regulations governing the practice as OSHA, ADA, ERISA, CLIA, etc.

  • Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations and certifications.

  • Assists with risk management programs, including records of complaints and incidents. Develops corrective actions with physicians and staff.

  • Supports ongoing provider and staff education.

  • Operates required vehicle(s) in a safe manner to perform required duties of the position.


  • Performs other related work as required.



  • Five or more years of healthcare management experience; cardiovascular services preferred.

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s preferred

  • Valid Iowa Driver’s/Chauffeurs License required, must meet Mercy’s Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, must be at least 18 years of age and be eligible to drive per Iowa state law.

  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider certified or obtained by the end of the orientation period (approximately six (6) weeks).

Job Director/Manager/Supervisor


Daily Schedule Days

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required None

Req ID: 2018-R0162379

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.