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Program Manager Nuclear Medicine and Cardiovascular PET/CT

Location:  Falls Church, VA

Status:  Exempt


  • No evenings
  • No Nights
  • No Weekends
  • No Major Holidays

Virginia Heart is Northern Virginia's premier cardiovascular practice, bringing an unparalleled standard of excellence to our patients. We are seeking experienced professionals to join our team in our outpatient cardiology setting.  Every employee, at every level, begins their journey at Virginia Heart learning about the history of the organization and its established culture built on trust and integrity. Our employees drive this culture, and we want you to be a part of it. 

We offer great benefits! 

  • Comprehensive benefits package with low premiums (Medical, dental and vision) 
  • Life insurance of 50K covered by Virginia Heart, with option to purchase additional
  • 401K pension plan based on profit and a percentage of salary 
  • Paid Short Term Disability with optional long-term insurance available for purchase 
  • Employee assistance program for mental and physical well-being
  • Up to 34 days vacation and sick leave, with accrual of 1 additional vacation day per year through year 10
  • Annual merit-based increases
  • Employee Appreciation Events, includes therapy dogs, raffles, other fun rewards
  • Career Advancement Opportunities
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Semi-annual employee engagement surveys
  • Employee Discount Programs
  • Flexible spending accounts, pretax dollars for health and dependent care 
  • Employee Committee Opportunities (e.g., Diversity/ Inclusion, Employee Advisory Committee)
  • No nights, no weekends, no holidays and no on-calls!
  • Set shifts and schedules 


The Program Manager Nuclear Medicine and Cardiovascular PET/CT will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and is responsible for daily operations and assisting in developing the strategic course for cardiovascular imaging services which includes Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiovascular PET/CT, in alignment with Virginia Heart’s overall strategic & operational plans. This position establishes and implements the goals, standards, and practices that guide and support patient care initiatives while ensuring the delivery of high-value, quality care.

The Program Manager Nuclear Medicine and Cardiovascular PET/CT will provide both direct leadership and support to the lead nuclear technician, as well as the medical and technical staff. The Program Manager Nuclear Medicine and Cardiovascular PET/CT will oversee educational requirements for all clinical and technical imaging service staff and they are responsible for meeting all accreditation and licensure requirements for the various imaging departments and licensure of staff members. In service of our partnership with Inova Health System, the Program Manager Nuclear Medicine and Cardiovascular PET/CT will work in tandem with Inova's leadership of the Cardiac Diagnostic Sites (CDS).

The Program Manager Nuclear Medicine and Cardiovascular PET/CT will support and manage the procurement, training, and delivery of new cardiovascular clinical technology within Virginia Heart, and where applicable, the Inova CDS sites.


  • Interacts with the Executive Leadership Team and Physician Leadership to develop and establish short-term and long-term strategic & operational plans in support of Virginia Heart's mission, vision, and goals. 
  •  Identifies high-value systems needed to support the imaging services based upon technology and business trends, resource availability, and changes in provider and patient needs. Establishes effective working relationships with all constituents including patients, physicians, employees, volunteers, and vendors.
  •  Identifies and implements operational and system improvements to optimize operational efficiency.
  • Ensures compliance with Patient Care Quality Standards; directs and participates in Imaging Services planning, marketing, revenue analysis, budgeting education, and human resource management activities. 
  • Develops, implements, and maintains policies, procedures, standards, protocols, clinical guidelines, documentation systems, and programs that support evidence-based practice.
  • Oversees and maintains all Imaging Services accreditation including Nuclear Cardiology, and Cardiovascular PET/CT.
  • This position is responsible for oversight of multiple locations and requires travel and physical presence on a frequent and as-needed basis.
  • Supports the Practice with clinical applications and technology management, procurement, procedures, deployment, communication, and upgrades, in coordination with appropriate stakeholders.
  • Functions also as Nuclear Medicine Technologist, as needed
  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in a healthcare field, or equivalent education/experience.
  • Professional imaging technologist experience in Nuclear Medicine which demonstrates a thorough knowledge of cardiovascular imaging procedures and/or techniques.
  • Strong technical and operational knowledge of cardiovascular technology and clinical applications. EPIC experience preferred.
  •  Management experience in Nuclear Cardiology industry experience required.
  • Demonstrates a strong understanding of the current medical practice environment and the key issues facing physicians and administrators including in the financial, regulatory, operational, and strategic arenas.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only job duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employee may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all federal, state, and municipal laws.