We are currently recruiting a Registered Nurse (RN) Director of Surgical Services in San Antonio, Texas for the largest living donor kidney transplant program in the nation. The hospital is a 383-bed facility and the goal of this program is to provide exceptional care for patients suffering from chronic kidney disease. The surgeons of our transplant program excel at performing liver and pancreas transplants. We provide specialized services for liver cancer care, weight loss surgery, urology surgery, vascular surgery, colorectal surgery, and behavioral health care. The Director of Surgical Services leads the perioperative team by focusing on safe patient care while effectively managing operations. The Director of Surgical Services has 24/7 responsibility for their departments.
Major Responsibilities of the Director of Surgical Services:
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 rounding. Identifies and mentors 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 that assures quality patient care consistent with the Hospital's 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/Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens.
Enforces safe procedural site and patient verification policy
Monitors and response to quality event reporting
Supports new program strategies and/or program enhancements that would expand patient services.
Develops, prioritizes, and defends 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 the facility 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.
Qualifications of the Director of Surgical Services:
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
Compensation and Benefits for the Director of Surgical Services: