Director of Surgical Services

    September 10, 2022
    Nashville, Tennessee
    Job Type


    Full-time • No Weekends


    We offer an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, student loan repayment program, employee discount program and employee stock purchase program. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.

    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.

    Serving our community for the past 40 years, this hospital has been a leader for a wide range of healthcare services, including emergency services, cardiology, orthopaedics and rehabilitation. They are Accredited 127 bed Chest Pain Center with PCI and a Primary Stroke Center. There are more than 300 board certified physicians representing more than 20 specialties, many of whom have offices located on our campus.

    What you will do in this role:

    • You will accurately identify real/potential problems affecting the service and implements solutions with follow through and communication
    • You will actively participate in service, departmental and hospital wide committees as assigned, providing ongoing communication to those one represents
    • You will advance the customer experience in Surgical Services
    • You will coach subordinates through providing feedback, constructive critique of work, facilitates individual development plan, and documents their job performance
    • You will adhere to all Human Resource policies
    • You will effectively communicate departmental, organization and industry information to staff
    • You will facilitate evidence based employee engagement practices
    • You will effectively build strong relationships and networks to deliver upon organizational and department goals
    • You will participate in employee and patient rounding and identify and mentor potential future leaders
    • You will enforce standards of care for surgical services and develops processes to measure and ensure consistent compliance
    • You will develop, implement, and evaluate an ongoing surgical services program which assures quality patient care consistent with the Hospital mission
    • You will monitor compliance with regulatory, accrediting and hospital policy, environmental, patient, and personnel safety
    • You will oversee a PI program that consistently monitors and evaluates critical aspects of care.
    • You will be responsible for department’s operational excellence by ensuring delivery of quality services in accordance with applicable policies, procedures, and professional standards
    • You will follow the Hospital Exposure Control Plans/Blood borne and Airborne Pathogens
    • You will enforce safe procedural site and patient verification policy
    • You will monitor and respond to quality event reporting
    • You will support new program strategies and/or program enhancements which would expand patient services
    • You will develop, prioritize and defend capital equipment requests
    • You will be responsible for the fiscal management of department; assures proper utilization of organization’s financial resources
    • You will advance the growth agenda for Surgical Services
    • You will strives to become the OR of Choice for physicians, patients, staff, and payers in the community they serve
    • You will demonstrate a poised and confident demeanor that reassures others and commands respect within the organization and the community
    • You will develop and build strategic internal and external networks
    • You will promote consistent positive patient interactions that advance the agenda of unparalleled patient service
    • You will practice and adhere to the “Code of Conduct” philosophy and “Mission and Value Statement”
    • You will perform other duties as assigned

    What qualifications you will need:

    • Bachelor's degree in nursing required
    • Master's degree in Nursing, Business Administration, Healthcare Administration or a related field preferred
    • 3+ years of experience in a leadership role preferred or equivalent combination of education and/or experience
    • Currently licensed as a registered professional nurse in the state in which he or she practices, in accordance with law and regulation required
    • Certified Nursing Operating Room (CNOR) preferred
    • Certified Surgical Services Manager (CSSM) preferred

    The role of 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.

    General Comments

    Scope: OR, SPD, PACU, SDS, PAT, ENDO

    8 Operating Rooms (6,900+ cases): primary service lines include Orthopedic, Spine, Robotics (2 daVinci) – General Surgery, GYN, Urology

    3 ENDO Rooms

    100+ Staff

    RN required

    Growth focused – working on an OR expansion project and realignment of very busy orthopedic surgeons, expecting continued volume growth with addition of new surgeons, etc.

    Strong focus on leadership, communication, and accountability

    Salary range: $96,400 - $141K  - Up to $20K Sign on bonus  -  $5K relo bonus.


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