Director of Surgical Services

    May 10, 2022
    Davie, Florida
    Job Type


    The HCA East Florida Division,  a 317 acute care licensed bed facility, is a significant force in the communities we serve. We continue to take a leading role in fundamentally transforming the way healthcare is provided. Our entire team – our physicians, our nurses, our staff, our volunteers and each of our board members – is deeply committed to providing quality, compassionate, patient-centered care.

    The Director of 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.

    Major Responsibilities:

    • 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.


    • 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 roundingIdentifies and mentor potential future leaders


    • 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


    • 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.


    • 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


    • 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.

    Supports HCA by:

    • Promoting consistent positive patient interactions that advance the agenda of unparalleled patient service
    • Practicing and adhering to the “Code of Conduct” philosophy and “Mission and Value Statement”
    • Performing other duties as assigned



    Education & Experience:

    • Bachelor's degree required
    • Master's degree MHA, MSN, MBA, or related field preferred
    • 3+ years of experience in Surgical Services, preferably OR nursing required
    • 3+ years of experience in a leadership role preferred
    • Or equivalent combination of education and/or experience

    Licenses, Certifications, & Training:

    • 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

    General Comments

    Additional Info:


    • 156 beds, brand new hospital. Opened in November 2021
    • 7 OR’s
    • This hospital is almost replacing Plantation. Have kept part of Plantation open.  Will have an ED there, NICU, & OB at Plantation, but University will be full service
    • Moving 2 DaVinci robots from Plantation to there, pretty robust
    • GYN, women’s, new service lines…..want to go heavier in ortho, have already recruited Neuro surgeon, have a cath lab….but going to have it report to Director of imaging to start, he is former cath lab tech
    • Staff – have done a great job of building team back up
    • This person will have a Manager, charge nurse or clinical nurse coordinator over board, 2 service line coordinators, ortho/neuro & robotics coordinator, have charge over PACU & charge over outpatient
    • Staff transitioned there as well, still a lot of recruitment
    • Has a Union, but great relationship with the Union reps
    • Did report the COO, but she just transitioned to a promotional role. Therefore it is now reporting to the CEO (Madeline Nava) and the CNO


    Salary Range: 110- 140 K MAX 

    15% bonus plan potential/ can earn up to 22.52% potential


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