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Director of Surgical Services

Portsmouth, NH · Healthcare
Position:   Director of Surgical Services
Location:  Portsmouth, NH
Salary:  Competitive salary - Based on experience
Annual Bonus:  Yes
Relocation Assistance:  Yes
Benefits:  Yes - Comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401-K with Company Match, Employee Stock Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Loan Forgiveness, Adoption Assistance, and more!
Position Type:   Full-time, permanent position
Facility Type:  220-Bed, Full-Service, Level II Trauma Hospital
Department:   Surgical Services, 10-Bed OR

JOB DESCRIPTION
  • The Director Surgical Services Department 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.
Responsibilities include:
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.
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
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
Finance
  • Supports new program strategies and/or program enhancements which would expand patient services.
  • Develops, prioritizes and defends a capital equipment requests.
  • Is responsible for the fiscal management of department; assures proper utilization of organization’s financial resources.
Growth
  • Advances the growth agenda for Surgical Services.
  • Strives to become the OR of Choice for physicians, patients, staff, and payers in the community they serve
Community
  • Demonstrates a poised and confident demeanor that reassures others and commands respect within the organization and the community.
  • Develops and builds strategic internal and external networks.
  • Performing other duties as assigned
EXPERIENCE
  • Must have BSN and Main OR experience
  • 3+ years of experience in Surgical Services, preferably OR nursing
  • 3+ years of experience in a leadership role or equivalent combination of education and/or experience

EDUCATION:
  • BSN, Required
  • Master's degree MHA, MSN, MBA, or related field, Preferred
LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:
  • New Hampshire RN License (active/unencumbered), or recognized compact license (subject to NH’s licensing requirements)
  • CNOR
  • CSSM
WHY WORK FOR US?

Together, we believe our success is dependent on an environment where caregivers, staff, administrators, physicians and volunteers are at the core of a patients-first culture.

We offer: 
  • Security and stability from working with America’s leading healthcare provider! 
  • Unmatched potential for a variety, flexibility and career growth. 
  • The joy of teaming with people who share your passion for the care and improvement of human life.
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