Program Director of Congenital Heart Institute in San Antonio, Texas, United States
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Methodist Hospital

Program Director of Congenital Heart Institute

San Antonio, TX, United States
Full-time  No Weekends 
Category: Directors and Managers • Job ID: 839959
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This position is incentive eligible.


Are you passionate about the patient experience? At HCA Healthcare, we are committed to caring for patients with purpose and integrity. We care like family! Jump-start your career as a(an) Director of Pediatric Cardiology today with Methodist Hospital.


Methodist Hospital, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as free telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with 10% off HCA Healthcare stock
  • Family support through fertility and family building benefits with Progyny and adoption assistance.
  • Referral services for child, elder and pet care, home and auto repair, event planning and more
  • Consumer discounts through Abenity and Consumer Discounts
  • Retirement readiness, rollover assistance services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)
  • Employee Health Assistance Fund that offers free employee-only coverage to full-time and part-time colleagues based on income.

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Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

Come join our team as a(an) Director of Pediatric Cardiology. We care for our community! Just last year, HCA Healthcare and our colleagues donated $13.8 million dollars to charitable organizations. Apply Today!

Job Summary and Qualifications

Methodist Children’s Hospital is seeking a Director, Methodist Children’s Heart Institute. This position plans, directs and supervises the operations of Methodist Children’s Hospital Congenital Heart Program. This includes, but is not limited to, the management of staff, budgeting, equipment and services for these areas or areas critical for the function of the Heart Institute (such as operative, clinic, office space, outreach, quality of care and related services, and family-patient non-clinical support). He/she is responsible for the quality of services for all the physician groups affiliated with or providing services to the Methodist Children’s Heart Institute, process improvements, and maintaining high standards of customer service for both internal and external customers to include physicians and their staff, patients/family members and the public. We are an amazing team that works hard to support each other and are seeking a phenomenal addition like you who feels patient care is as meaningful as we do. We want you to apply now! 

What You Will Do In Your Role:

  • Works in harmony with the Clinical Lead of the Methodist Children’s Heart Institute for programmatic operations and clinical activities for the Methodist Children’s Congenital Heart Program.
  • Oversees strategic direction and implementation of program initiatives of the Methodist Children’s Heart Institute.
  • Collaborates with key stakeholders for the service line to achieve programmatic goals that support the function of the Methodist Children’s Heart Institute including, but not limited to, operative, clinic, office space, outreach, quality of care and related services, and family-patient non-clinical support. 
  • Promotes cohesiveness within the department by developing relationships with staff and physicians.
  • Maintains regular line of communication with multidisciplinary team members and clearly outlines vision and goals for program.
  • Leads development of robust marketing and outreach strategy, including web site development and symposium planning.
  • Directs assigned staff and provides them the support, training and tools necessary for them to achieve their job and meet the department’s quality of service goal. Develops staff through feedbacks, coaching, training and mentoring. Maintains staff records competencies and ensures that all team members meet or exceed department specific, educational requirements.
  • Proactively determines staffing and hiring needs and plans accordingly. Maintains payroll and ensures timely reporting. Calculates and monitors productivity, modifies staffing when necessary, and adjusts procedure schedules to enhance efficiency as authorized by the Cardiology Section Committee.
  • Responsible for actively pursuing knowledge and ensuring compliance with JCAHO and all other regulatory bodies.
  • Meets yearly budgets. Assists the Vice President in evaluating and projecting payroll, equipment, and supply costs for all areas supervised. Assists the Vice President with researching and evaluating all equipment purchases to ensure alignment with departmental budget and continuous delivery and improvement of services.
  • Understands and enforces system, department and hospital policies and procedures as well as established rules and regulations.
  • Promotes the Methodist Children’s Congenital Heart Program by interacting with key customers such as patients/families, physicians, physician’s offices, and other system or facility departments assuring that their needs are met. Promotes a positive image of Methodist Children’s Hospital.

What qualifications you will need (one of the following): 

  • (Non-RN)- Bachelor’s degree AND 2 years management experience in a Cardiac service area.
  • RNs: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Management of Business Administration (MBA) or equivalent degree. MBA strongly preferred.

This role requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 based on local, state and /or federal law or regulations (unless a medical or religious exemption is approved).

Since opening in 1998 as the first and only hospital in San Antonio and South Texas designed and built just for children, Methodist Children’s Hospital has set the standard for treating the children of South and Central Texas. The hospital has built a strong reputation for its outstanding pediatric services in many specialty areas including pediatric heart surgery, pulmonology, orthopedics, neurosurgery, newborn and pediatric intensive care, oncology and emergency services.

Our new tower is part of a landmark expansion that increased the footprint of the Methodist Hospital campus by 445,000 square feet. It includes 150 rooms and a dedicated children’s imaging department with new, state-of-the art technology. The Level IV NICU, the region’s largest with over 90 beds, has board-certified neonatologists in-house 24/7 to provide the highest level of neonatal care available. The hospital is among the nation’s top three providers of blood and marrow stem cell and cord blood transplants for children and is the largest BMT program in San Antonio. In addition, Methodist Children’s Hospital continues to be nationally recognized for the strongest quality record for patient safety. For more information, please visit our website at and select Methodist Children’s Hospital under Locations.

HCA Healthcare has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute more than ten times.  In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

"The great hospitals will always put the patient and the patient's family first, and the really great institutions will provide care with warmth, compassion, and dignity for the individual."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder

If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, we encourage you to apply for our Director of Pediatric Cardiology opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Unlock the possibilities and apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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