Director of Surgical Services

Location: Savannah, Georgia
Date Posted: 24-08-2018
The Director of Surgical Services leads the perioperative team by focusing on safe patient care while effectively managing operations. The Director Surgical Services has 24/7 responsibility for their departments.
Service
Accurately identifies real/potential problems affecting the service and implements solutions with follow through and communication.
Actively participates in service, departmental and hospital wide committees as assigned, providing ongoing communication to those one represents.
Advances the customer experience in Surgical Services.
Quality
Enforces standards of care for surgical services and develops processes to measure and ensure consistent compliance.
Develops, implements, and evaluates an ongoing surgical services program which assures quality patient care consistent with the Hospital mission.
Monitors compliance with regulatory, accrediting and hospital policy, environmental, patient, and personnel safety
Oversees a PI program that consistently monitors and evaluates critical aspects of care.
Responsible for department’s operational excellence by ensuring delivery of quality services in accordance with applicable policies, procedures, and professional standards.
Follows the Hospital Exposure Control Plans/Blood borne and Airborne Pathogens.
Enforces safe procedural site and patient verification policy
Monitors and responds to quality event reporting
 
People
Coaches subordinates providing feedback; constructive critique of work; facilitates individual development plan; and documents their job performance.
Adheres to all Human Resource policies.
Effectively communicates departmental, organization and industry information to staff.
Facilitates evidence based employee engagement practices.
Effectively builds strong relationships and networks to deliver upon organizational and department goals.
Participate in employee and patient rounding
Identifies and mentor potential future leaders
 
Qualifications and Requirements
Education:
Bachelor’s Degree required.
 
Licensure/Certification/Registration:
Currently licensed as a registered professional nurse in the state in which he or she practices, in accordance with law and regulation required
Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR) preferred
Certified Surgical Services Manager (CSSM) preferred
 
Skills:
3+ years of experience in Surgical Services, preferably OR nursing required
3+ years of experience in a leadership role preferred
 
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