Surgical Services – Director of Surgical Services
Under general direction of Cary Medical Center’s Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), the Director of Surgical Services is responsible for planning, organizing and directing of the operations and staff (clinical and non-clinical) of the Surgical Services Department (Inpatient Operating Room, Outpatient Surgical Services, Post-Anesthesia Care Unit and Central Sterile). The Director of Surgical Services participates in business development activities, while providing overall direction and management, operational planning, administrative coordination and implementation of programs and activities related to perioperative services.
Essential Job Duties:
- Develops and sustains an environment in the patient care units that support excellence and innovation in clinical nursing practice and patient care through assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programs and standards that support positive patient care outcomes
- Performs a variety of staff management functions including the interviewing, hiring, evaluating, counseling and terminating of assigned management and support staff
- Facilitates and develops the budget including estimates of future personnel and equipment needs; ensures that hospital resources are optimally utilized through participating in strategic planning and financial budgeting processes, and development of practices that achieve specific objectives and resolution of unfavorable performance variances; provides leadership and implements strategies to provide cost effective quality care
- Provides coaching, mentoring, support and consultation to managers, colleagues, and staff; serves as role model in professional behavior and leadership skills, problem-solving ability and interpersonal skills
- Delegate’s authority and accountability to nursing staff for clinical nursing practice and patient care decisions that are consistent with professional standards, regulatory agencies and organizational policies and procedures
- Identifies patient and family needs of the populations served; recommends and/or develops new programs and services to meet those needs; assures that age specific equipment, supplies and educational resources are available for assigned units/services
- Collaborates with Administration and physicians to identify future opportunities, and define the direction of Perioperative Services; develops, and implements plans to achieve identified goals, including OR efficiency, productivity and patient through put targets across Perioperative continuum
- Maintains an ongoing departmental Quality Improvement Plan and process consistent with the organizational Quality Management Plan; develops and implements unit specific standards, policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of care and services; continuously assesses and improves assigned departments’ performance while enhancing service
- Reviews appropriate financial reports and makes appropriate modifications in Perioperative Services to reduce costs associated with supplies, staffing, service agreements and/or identifies sound alternatives for purchasing equipment and supplies
- Participates in and/or chairs committees, work groups, and meetings at as appropriate
- Assures interdisciplinary performance improvement programs are active, maintained and Follows up to ensure that complaints have been satisfactorily handled. Collaborates to maintain a focus on providing excellent clinical services
- Participates in strategic planning as it relates to patient care
- Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, in-services, current literature and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends in fields of expertise; supports and promotes education and research
- Maintains clinical skills by assisting with staffing needs as needed.
- Meet the identified organizational requirements, work habits and promotes a collaborative and cooperative work environment.
- Perform other work-related duties as assigned.
- Ability to set priorities, multi-task and work in an organized manner.
- Complies with state, local, and federal laws and regulations.
Education, Skills, Experience Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in nursing form an accredited program required, Master’s preferred.
- Five years’ experience in a surgical environment with at least 3 years of progressive management experience.
- Must have an active valid Maine RN license.
- Must communicate effectively, have good organizational skills and a working knowledge of the standards of practice and the standards of care in the department specialty.
- Professional certification, or willing to certify in areas of specialty is recommended.