The Director of Surgical Services leads the development and implementation of policies, procedures and strategies for Surgical Services.
Develops departmental goals, plans and standards consistent with the clinical, administrative, legal and ethical requirements/objectives of the organization.
Plans, organizes and directs all activities related to staffing, including hiring, orienting, evaluating, disciplinary actions and continuing education initiatives.
Prepares budgets and ensures compliance with allocated funding. Coordinate and directs internal/external audits.
Directs and evaluates all clinical activities, including care plan development, service level determination, and complaint management to achieve performance and quality control objectives.
Works with the medical staff to plan and implement services which meet community need.
Anticipates and implements valid physician needs before they develop into complaints.
Assess physician practice patterns and utilization on a quarterly basis to serve as first line of reference for executive staff on physician issues and decision support.
Assures that resources (e.g., block time) are managed to maximum capacity and utilization on a continuing basis.
Supports and assures compliance with medical staff bylaws, policies and procedures, the Joint Commission and other licensing authorities’ standards in the operating room, PACU, day surgery and endoscopy.
Ensures timely/guaranteed starts. Identifies turnover processes and performs concurrently by acknowledged standards to maximize valuable resources.
Checks operating equipment and components, runs and completes same day as used.
Reviews available supplies for appropriate levels 24 hours prior to use.
Ensures effective patient processing and flow meeting or exceeding patient and family service expectations while assuring timely patient flow and processing for on time starts.
Develops a budget/operating plan for the operating room, PACU, day surgery and endoscopy in alignment with the organization's strategic and operating plans.
Maintains control on costs to meet stated requirements.
Provides direction and control over physical assets.
Assures processes are in place to maximize the fiscal, physical and human resources.
Develops and maintains effective relationships to promote the services, programs and mission of the medical center and network.
Reviews and acts on reports and recommendations from authorized planning, regulatory and inspecting agencies.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Licensed Registered Nurse credentialed from the Texas Board of Nursing
Certified Professional Nurse Executive credentialed from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
Bachelor of Applied Science
Bachelor’s degree required.
Master's degree required.
Either Bachelor's or Master's degree must be in Nursing.
Seven (7) years of successful nursing experience is required, to include five (5) years of leadership experience, with a minimum of three (3) years of that leadership experience in departmental management.
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