Chair of Cardiology - Salt Lake City, UT - Intermountain Medical Center

Salt Lake City, Utah
Feb 21, 2019
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Intermountain Healthcare

Salt Lake City, Utah

Chair of Cardiology

Intermountain Medical Group

Intermountain Medical Center

The Role

This position will serve as the Chair for Cardiology responsible for inpatient and outpatient services provided at Intermountain Medical Center and across the Salt Lake Valley Geographic area including the Intermountain Health Institute (IHI) and Department of Cardiology at Intermountain Medical Center (IMED), providing clinical and administrative leadership for interventional and non-interventional cardiology, heart failure, electrophysiology, structural heart disease, echo, advanced imagine, and advanced practice clinicians working in cardiology. This position will partner and collaborate with other physician leaders throughout IMED and the Cardiovascular Clinical Program to create a professional and positive environment for providers to do their work. This position will champion provider growth and development, innovation, continuous improvement, and will be accountable to achieve hospital and system-wide cardiovascular related goals. In addition, the person in this position will promote excellence in the fundamentals of extraordinary care (safety, quality, patient experience, access, stewardship, engaged caregivers, and growth). Physician shall be employed as a member of the Intermountain Medical Group as a practicing cardiologist in the Intermountain Heart Institute.

The Chair of Cardiology is a geographic based position with primary accountability for both inpatient and outpatient cardiology services. Cardiologists in the Salt Lake Valley geographic location will report to this position. This position is also expected to collaborate, communicate, and build relationships with all members of the cardiovascular program and healthcare team including cardiologists, vascular surgeons, thoracic surgeons and CV surgeons. This position will report to the hospital and Medical Group administration.

The Location

Salt Lake City, Utah is home to five national parks, tons of mountains, and endless hiking trails. Choosing Salt Lake City as your home allows to experience the culture, art science and lifestyle of what Utah is all about. Here, we combine world-class healthcare with unmatched outdoor and recreational opportunities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain clinical responsibilities as a cardiologist
  • Cardiologists at IMC will report to this position
  • Lead cardiology services at IMED and across Salt Lake Valley and Wasatch Back Hospitals (Alta View, LDS, Riverton, and Park City)
  • Work collaboratively with the Cardiovascular Clinical Program, cardiovascular surgery and other cardiovascular physician leaders across the system
  • Lead and inspire a culture of success, collaboration, teamwork and dedication by all team members including physicians, APCs, nurses, technicians, and all staff members
  • Oversee and optimize all inpatient and outpatient cardiac services at IMED and CV services throughout the region including echo, EP, molecular imagine, EKG-based services, heart failure, adult congenital heart disease
  • Help develop, educate, and drive results for key performance metrics for safety, quality, patient experience, CMS metrics, documentation, and stewardship metrics including cost of care and utilization
  • Create and maintain accountable schedule which meets the needs of the facility and region
  • Collaborate with other members of the Cardiovascular Clinical Program team to develop care pathways for cardiovascular conditions
  • Help develop and implement privileging and maintenance of privileges criteria for cardiologists
  • Address performance concerns of cardiologist in concert with specialty care
  • Serve as the system expert for peer review for cardiovascular cases and ensures a rapid response to requests to evaluate care or concerns
  • Participate in the Cardiovascular Clinical Program strategic planning process. Help develop annual goals, and ensure goals and objectives are achieved
  • Support appropriate research endeavors for cardiovascular services and collaborate with the Office of Research
  • Responsible to orient and onboard new team members of the facility
  • Help identify and work closely with the Cardiovascular Clinical Program Clinical Quality and Consistency Domain Leaders
  • Provide specialty specific review and/or consultation as requested by SelectHealth
  • Provide specialty specific consultation as requested by Care Transformation/Information Systems

Specific Roles and Responsibilities Include:

  • Monthly MEC and credentials committee meetings
  • Lead Heart Institute and CV meetings
  • CV grand rounds
  • Ensure success of clinical quality meetings including echo, molecular, cath, M&M, TAVR, transplant, MCS
  • Oversee cardiology services and growth opportunities at AVH, LDSH, Riverton, and Park City

Experience Summary

  • Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree. Education must be obtained through and ACGME or AOA accredited institution, will be verified.
  • ABMS or equivalent AOA Board Certification in Cardiology or a Cardiology subspecialty
  • Active Utah Medical Licensure, or in process of obtaining licensure, is required
  • At least three years of clinical experience working as a cardiologist
  • Two years of experience leading successful improvement in clinical settings
  • Two years of progressive healthcare leadership experience
  • Experience with change management with the ability to provide leadership in the adaptation and implementation of new processes and/or technology that enhance safety
  • Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ideal candidate can conduct professional presentations, proposals and business plans
  • Candidate has a professional appearance, integrity, passion, and energy for the Clinical Program work while being a champion of the Intermountain operating model


Wilf Rudert

Physician Recruiter, Intermountain Medical Group