Heart Failure Program Director - RN

Roanoke, VA, US, 24014

Employment Status:  Full time
Shift:  Day
Facility:  CRMH - Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
Requisition Number:  142781

How You’ll Help Transform Healthcare:

RN leadership opportunity with Carilion Cardiovascular Institute as Heart Failure Program Director. We are looking for a dynamic, motivated leader who is willing to facilitate change management and eager to lead the Heart Failure program as a system into the future.


This position will focus on management of heart failure patients throughout the continuum of care clinic, hospital to home. Collaborates with the Vice President, Medical Director, and senior leadership to assure that system wide standards of care, service excellence, and goals and objectives are met.


Communicates, organizes, prioritizes, leads, facilitates, coaches and problem solves with members of Carilion’s management team to ensure quality, cost effective patient services for specified age groups which enhance customer satisfaction. Shares accountability to ensure goals and objectives.


Performs specific job responsibilities:

  • Manages and directs activities of the Advanced Heart Failure program. Responsible to VAD program and accreditation.
  • Partners closely with cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, department of medicine, and other key physicians and/or stakeholders to facilitate heart failure initiatives, promote the advanced heart failure program, and improve the care of the patient.
  • Serves as liaison on hospital committees, working with department managers, employees, and physicians to improve the care of the patient with advanced heart failure.  Ensures current practices are compliant with all relevant regulatory agencies. 
  • Establishes and oversees the pathway for patients going from hospital or Skilled Nursing Facility to Home Health
  • Partner with appropriate resources to develop a palliative & hospice program for advanced heart failure patients.
  • Facilitates communication and transitioning of care from clinic to hospital, through hospital discharge and throughout the continuum to eliminate communication gaps
  • Plans strategies to reduce length of stay, turnaround time, resource consumption, improve patient outcomes, and other organizational initiatives.
  • Collaborates with medical staff and operational leadership to facilitate evidence-based quality and patient safety initiatives; engages associates at all levels in continuous pursuit of improvement opportunities
  • Manages, coordinates, and providers oversight of key functions and processes for the systematic, coordinated, and continuous improvement of patient care delivery
  • Coordinates and facilitates the use of statistical process tools and process improvement methodologies for continuous improvement in patient care and outcomes
  • Serves a guide for the growth and development of other staff members towards specified patient centered organization goals and objectives

What We Require:

Education: Graduate of approved School of Professional Nursing. BSN required. MSN preferred. 

Experience: Management experience preferred.

Licensure, certification, and/or registration: Must maintain licensure as an RN in the state of Virginia.

Other Minimum Qualifications: Effective interpersonal, communication, and team working skills required. Must possess analytical business skills and ability to resolve complaints/problems in a customer focused manner. Must successfully complete orientation for position.

About Carilion

This is Carilion Clinic ...

An organization where innovation happens, collaboration is expected and ideas are valued. A not-for-profit, mission-driven health system built on progress and partnerships. A courageous team that is always learning, never discouraged and forever curious.

Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., you will find a robust system of award winning hospitals, Level 1 and 3 trauma centers, Level 3 NICU, Institute of Orthopedics and Neurosciences, multi-specialty physician practices, and The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute.

Carilion is where you can make your own path, make new discoveries and, most importantly, make a difference. Here, in a place where the air is clean, people are kind and life is good. Make your tomorrow with us.


Requisition Number: 142781 
Employment Status: Full time 
Location: CRMH - Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital 
Shift: Day 
Shift Details: Monday-Friday
Recruiter Phone: 540-525-4093 
Recruiter Email: MBWatts@carilionclinic.org
For more information, contact the HR Service Center at 1-800-599-2537.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Carilion Clinic is a drug-free workplace.


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What matters to you is important to us—like benefits, rewards, and resources to improve your life. Carilion understands the importance of prioritizing your well-being to help you develop and thrive. When you make your tomorrow with us, we’ll enhance your potential to realize the best in yourself. Below are benefits available to you when you join Carilion:

  • Employer Funded Pension Plan, vested after five years (Voluntary 403B)
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, & Vision Benefits
  • Flexible Work Arrangements/Schedules
  • Remote Work Options
  • Paid Time Off (accrued from day one)
  • Onsite fitness studios and discounts to our Carilion Wellness centers
  • Access to our health and wellness app, Virgin Pulse
  • Discounts on childcare
  • Continued education and training

Find more about Carilion Clinic’s benefits by vising our Total Rewards Page.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
Carilion Clinic is a drug-free workplace.

Nearest Major Market: Roanoke

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