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Director, Surgical Services

  • Job ID: 562768106
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport
  • Department: POS ADMINSTRATION
  • Location: 700 High Street, Williamsport PA 17701
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $50.34 to $75.52 / hour

Description

Purpose:
Administrative oversight of Surgical Services. Responsible for planning, organizing, directing and evaluating clinical patient care, operational processes/issues, and financial processes/performance.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Lead the activities related to program planning, goal setting and policy development to support the mission and strategic plan of the Hospital.
  • Mentor staff awareness and participation in these activities.
  • Direct development and marketing of programs, in collaboration with other departments to improve clinical services, manage costs and increase revenues.
  • Maintain fiscal accountability for areas of responsibility and motivate appropriate partnering and cooperation within the organization to maximize efficient use of resources.
  • Govern personnel management for areas of responsibility and recruits, coaches and evaluates managers and other staff.
  • Ensure implementation and evaluation of appropriate orientation and continuing education programs.
  • Oversee the development of policies, procedures and standards of care.
  • Ensure compliance of operations with federal, state and local regulatory and accrediting agencies by interpreting and applying the law to clinical practice.
  • Assure the development and monitoring of quality assessment and improvement programs and facilitates continuous quality improvement activities promoting customer satisfaction through a multi-disciplinary approach.
  • Responsible for overseeing clinical functions of multi-area concern.
  • Manages information systems related to clinical and financial data.
  • Negotiate and support various contractual agreements.
  • Promote consumer relations with patients, physicians, community, staff and third party payers.
  • Responsible for the care, security and appearance of equipment and facilities.
  • Secure necessary repairs and renovations.
  • Evaluate products and equipment and recommends acquisition.
  • Responsible for procuring and maintaining inventory of supplies and equipment.
  • Partner with other disciplines by serving on medical staff, Hospital and departmental committees.
  • Application of clinical nursing theory and expertise to daily standard of care practice.
  • Promote cohesive approach of Surgical Services to patient care.
  • Responsible for following the mandatory reporting procedures for any incident or serious event that did affect or potentially could have affected the clinical care of any patient.
  • Lead, manage and provide direction in collaboration with leaders on projects and activities related to patient outreach, community initiatives, initiatives related to underserved communities related to disparities and manages work around focus groups. Prepare reports on results, make presentation and participate in committees.
  • Develop and maintain detailed project plans. Manage outcomes, tracking, and reporting relating to activities/initiatives to determine effectiveness, as well as manage dashboards/metrics. Responsible for reporting out to leadership and EMG members, etc.
  • Promote and support the development of educational programs around initiatives for employees, patients and our community.
  • Collaborate with HR on demographics, recruitment and engagement initiatives.

 

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.
  • Masters degree in nursing, clinical theory or management.
  • Minimum five years of progressively responsible clinical nursing and anesthesia experience to acquire an in-depth knowledge of nursing and anesthesia theory, techniques, equipment and clinical operation.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively interact with senior management, medical staff, patient caregivers as well as to provide comfort to patients and their families.
  • Oral and written communication skills necessary to effectively communicate goals and objectives, resolve interdepartmental complaints, make management presentations and compose reports.
  • Analytical ability necessary to evaluate unit resources, operations and care and to identify appropriate solutions to complex issues.
  • Clinical nursing and anesthesia theory and skill application.
  • Supports the coordination of research activities within a patient care service.
  • Remains abreast of clinical advances within the field of perioperative nursing and anesthesia (technique, pharmacological, clinical management).


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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