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Clinical Manager - Ambulatory Procedures (Cardiovascular & Pulmonary)
Category: Nursing Leadership
Job Requisition: 23425
Department: Cardiac - Catheterization Laboratory
Facility: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Geographic Region: Washington, DC
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Day Shift
Hours per Week: 40.00
Location: Washington, DC
General Summary of Position:
Manages the operational, personnel, quality improvement, and financial activities of the Interventional Procedures department. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.

    • For RN candidates: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
    • For Allied Health candidates: Associate's degree. BS preferred.
  • Graduate of an AMA-approved school of radiation science preferred. Master's degree in related field preferred. BLS/ACLS required for all.
  • EXPERIENCE: A minimum of three to five years of progressive clinical experience inclusive of two years of supervisory experience required.
    • For RN candidates: Current D.C. licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse.
    • For Allied Health candidates: Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS), Registered Cardiovascular Technologist (RCVT), or Registered Radiology Tech (RT) required.
  • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Must have a working knowledge of budget preparation and control, departmental staffing and disciplinary procedures, patient relations strategies, planning and implementing new programs and services, computer systems, and management practices. Have superior interpersonal skills to communicate with all levels of the organization. Must be able to learn principles/procedures associated with assisting in hemodynamic monitoring, cardiac angiography and identification of ischemic changes during procedures and use of radiographic equipment. Must be able to act quickly and independently and to remain calm in stressful and emergency situations.

Consideration will be given to an appropriate combination of education/training and experience.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Administers and maintains all department services in accordance with standards and criteria established by JC and state, local and federal agencies to ensure compliance with those external requirements.
  • Administers the daily operations of the department inclusive of cardiology, vascular, pulmonary, renal biopsies, bone marrow harvest, and urology studies. Responsibilities include case scheduling and completion, as well as serving as principal liaison to administration, physicians, cardiology fellows, and nursing units. Also ensures that all rooms are prepared appropriately for clinical procedures, and assists the physicians with clinical/technical procedures in patient care and overseeing adjunct services.
  • Monitors all procedures reporting data to the Medical Director for monthly Morbidity and Mortality Conference. Maintains report of monthly conference and submits to Division QA Committee.
  • Staffs procedures and the holding room as needed to ensure patient and physician access.
  • Prepares monthly reports on case volume, types of procedures, productivity, and staffing patterns. Also provides monthly reports on implantable devices for insurance tracking to Finance Department.
  • Plans for growth of departments, anticipates department needs develops/creates job descriptions, and adds positions as needed to adapt to the changes in the delivery of health care and the increasing volume of patients.
  • Supervises the maintenance of adequate equipment and supplies for the assigned areas by ordering and restocking, while monitoring cost through inventory and price control programs to stay within budget. Negotiates with vendors to obtain favorable pricing and discounts on supplies and equipment, keeping operating costs to a minimum while incorporating new emerging technologies. Works closely with the Director of Materials Management and the Purchasing Department to ensure that the best pricing and any applicable credits or rebates are received.
  • Oversees and performs the billing for procedures, ensuring that the appropriate codes are added and changed within the hospital billing system to adjust to changes in equipment and procedures performed in the department. Coordinate with Hospital Finance and Billing departments to add appropriate coding to allow for maximum reimbursement. Performs, or supervises account reconciliation, to ensure that all procedures are properly billed to avoid lost revenue.
  • Performs personnel management functions to include clinical supervision, interviewing, hiring, scheduling, coaching, counseling, evaluating, and terminating employees with the approval of the administrator.
  • Ensures that the lab equipment is properly maintained through appropriate quality control and quality assurance programs. Negotiates and monitors related service contracts and agreements.
  • Acts as Database Administrator for the Philips Inturis Archiving System and the Apollo Inventory and Cath Lab Reporting System. Ultimately responsible for coordinating with Information Systems and Biomedical Engineering departments to ensure that these systems are always properly maintained and fully operational.
  • Acts as coordinator of the departmental PI process. Coordinates PI and QA functions of the department. This includes the identification of PI needs and application of the FOCUS-PDCA approach to improvement. Documents PI measures, outcomes and process. Prepares information for submission to the hospital scorecard system and other required reporting systems.
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures for the department and reviews/revises policies and procedures as needed.
  • Plans, provides and evaluates orientation, training, continuing education programs, or other opportunities for learning for the department technical and nursing staff.
  • Assists senior hospital administration and Cardiology Administrator in the formulation of the capital equipment and operational budgets.
  • Assumes responsibility for establishing and monitoring quality improvement standards.
  • Coordinates with Radiation Safety Officer on tracking employee radiation badges and ensuring that staff radiation is kept at a minimal and acceptable level. Ensures that annual inspections are done on X-ray equipment as required.
  • Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are appropriate to the position and area.

The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered all-inclusive.
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MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.

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A qualified individual with a disability will be considered for employment on the same basis as non- disabled applicants if he/she can perform the essential functions of the job sought, with or without a reasonable accommodation, and without imposing a direct threat to the health or safety of others or him/herself.

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