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DIRECTOR OF SURGICAL SERVICES

Company: Cary Medical Center
Location: Caribou
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Description: Job Summary: Under general direction of Cary Medical Center's Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), the Director of Surgical Services is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing of the operations and staff (clinical and non-clinical) of the Surgical Services Department (Inpatient Operating Room, Outpatient Surgical Services, Post-Anesthesia Care Unit and Central Sterile). The Director of Surgical Services participates in business development activities, while providing overall direction and management, operational planning, administrative coordination and implementation of programs and activities related to surgical services. Essential Job Duties:

  • Develops and sustains an environment in the patient care units that support excellence and innovation in clinical nursing practice and patient care through assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating programs and standards that support positive patient care outcomes
  • Performs a variety of staff management functions including the interviewing, hiring, evaluating, counseling, and terminating of assigned management and support staff
  • Facilitates and develops the budget including estimates of future personnel and equipment needs; ensures that hospital resources are optimally utilized through participating in strategic planning and financial budgeting processes, and development of practices that achieve specific objectives and resolution of unfavorable performance variances; provides leadership and implements strategies to provide cost effective quality care
  • Provides coaching, mentoring, support and consultation to staff; serves as role model in professional behavior and leadership skills, problem-solving ability and interpersonal skills
  • Delegate's authority and accountability to nursing staff for clinical nursing practice and patient care decisions that are consistent with professional standards, regulatory agencies and organizational policies and procedures
  • Identifies patient and family needs of the populations served; recommends and/or develops new programs and services to meet those needs; assures that age specific equipment, supplies and educational resources are available for assigned units/services
  • Collaborates with Administration and physicians to identify future opportunities, and define the direction of Surgical Services; develops, and implements plans to achieve identified goals, including OR efficiency, productivity and patient through put targets across perioperative continuum
  • Maintains an ongoing departmental Quality Improvement Plan and process consistent with the organizational Quality Management Plan; develops and implements unit specific standards, policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of care and services; continuously assesses and improves assigned departments' performance while enhancing service
  • Reviews appropriate financial reports and makes appropriate modifications in processes and/or services to reduce costs associated with supplies, staffing, service agreements and/or identifies sound alternatives for purchasing equipment and supplies
  • Participates in committees, work groups, and meetings at as appropriate
  • Assures interdisciplinary performance improvement programs are active, maintained, and ongoing. Follows up to ensure that complaints have been satisfactorily handled. Collaborates to maintain a focus on providing excellent clinical services
  • Participates in strategic planning as it relates to patient care
  • Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, in-services, current literature and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends in fields of expertise; supports and promotes education and research
  • Maintains clinical skills by assisting with staffing needs as needed.
  • Complies with state, local, and federal laws and regulations. Other Responsibilities:
  • Meet the identified organizational requirements, work habits and promotes a collaborative and cooperative work environment.
  • Perform other work-related duties as assigned. Requirements: Education, Skills, Experience Requirements: Bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited program required, Master's preferred. Three to five years' experience in a surgical environment with at least 3 years of progressive management experience. Must have an active valid Maine RN license. Must communicate effectively, have good organizational skills and a working knowledge of the standards of practice and the standards of care in the department specialty. Professional certification, or willing to certify in areas of specialty is recommended. Ability to set priorities, multi-task, and work in an organized manner. Organizational requirements: Reports to work on time and as scheduled. Wears identification while on duty. Uses computerized punch time system correctly. Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and tidy. Fingernails must be free from nail polish. Jewelry cannot be worn. Maintains and ensures patient confidentiality. Complies with organizational policies regarding ethical business practices. Maintains regulatory requirements (i.e. licensing, certifications). Attends a minimum of 6 staff meetings annually, reviews monthly staff meetings annually, reviews monthly staff meeting minutes of missed meetings. Parks in designated employee area, allows accessible parking for the elderly, ill, and visitors. Not to exceed 3% of unscheduled absences. Work Habits: Completes work within a designated time Demonstrates the ability to work independently and is accountable for own actions Shows initiative and follow-through Demonstrates productivity at work (makes good use of down time) Performs duties willingly and enthusiastically Returns from breaks, meals, meetings, and in-services in a timely manner Takes appropriate actions when safety issues are identified (reports hazardous situations to appropriate person, removes malfunctioning equipment, etc.) Follows recommendations designed to reduce worksite injuries (proper body mechanics, personal protective gear, safe sharps, etc.) Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations Demonstrates judicious use of supplies Promotes a Collaborative and Cooperative Environment: Establishes good rapport and cooperative working relationships with other members of the organization to promote quality care and service Handles conflict appropriately (uses I statements to discuss issues, discusses privately and directly with the individual involved, obtains assistance from supervisor when needed) Responds appropriately to change (remains open-minded, keeps personal agenda out) Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner (language and actions reflect the mission and vision of CMC) Participates in performance improvement by identifying problems and potential solutions (Be part of the Solution, Not part of the Problem) Treats patients, family, visitors and co-workers with respect and dignity (addressing individuals courteously, knocking before entering, keeping voice down, displaying positive regard) Provides exceptional customer service, thus contributing to the WOW experience (helping before being asked, going one step extra to help, smiles and makes eye contact when speaking) Physical Demand Requirements: Standing and walking: 4-7 hours/day. Lifting: 25-50 pounds with good body mechanics. Twisting action: frequent 500-1000 or greater twists/day. Bending: moderate with 130-480 bends/day. Wrist position: moderate deviation. Endurance: moderate energy requirements (5-7 mets). Pinching actions: frequent with 500-1000 pinches/day. Hand/Wrist Repetitions: moderate with 3-960/day. Manual dexterity: frequent fine motor skills required. Both handedness: 100% of job cycle time. Near Vision: requires 20/40 near vision. Visual color discrimination: require both red/green and blue/violet discrimination. Visual depth perception: moderate depth perception. Hearing: requires hearing whispered voice at 8 feet (FAA Class III). Speech: requires frequent, clear speaking ability 4-8 hours/day. Cognitive Environment Requirements: Some problem solving required, as well as making independent judgments and decisions. Continuously assess situations and determine corrective actions as needed. Emotional Environment Requirements: Must remain calm & exercise self-control in working relationships. PI200142752

Keywords: Cary Medical Center, New England , DIRECTOR OF SURGICAL SERVICES, Healthcare , Caribou, Northeast

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