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Vail Health Director, Perioperative Services 621 in Vail, Colorado

POSITION PURPOSE:

The Director of Surgical Services maintains 24 hour leadership accountability and responsibility for planning, organizing, developing, directing, coordinating, and evaluating surgical services throughout the OR, SPD, PACU, Pre-op, Acute Pain Service, Anesthesia, Cardiac Catheterization Lab and Pre-surgical Planning departments.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Assumes overall leadership, strategic planning, staffing and coordinating of services for assigned departments. Stays abreast of current developments and trends in all relevant technical/professional knowledge areas.

  • Aligns organizational strategy, structure, people, and resources for long-term success.

  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, local, accreditation, and regulatory standards for health care organizations.

  • Maintains a professional, effective working relationship with all staff. Leads by example in employee pride and engagement.

  • Responsible for being visibly present to the OR, SPD, PACU, Pre-op, Cardiac Catheterization Lab and Pre-surgical Planning teams as a resource and a manager.

  • Conducts audits, surveys, feasibility studies, and projects as directed and needed.

  • Collaborates with SPD and Materials Management in order to ensure timely instrumentation inventory, retrieval, and disposition of all surgical equipment.

  • Acts as a liaison and representative between Vail Health and Medical Staff/Surgeons.

  • Responsible for direct supervisory functions (hiring, orientation, productivity management, clear expectation setting, coaching, mentoring, supporting, scheduling, evaluations, and disciplinary actions).

  • Institutes practice changes based on findings from clinical monitoring, the evaluation process, and nursing research data.

  • Perform other duties as assigned. Must be HIPAA compliant.

  • Take lead of hospital-wide clinical operations by serving as and performing duties of the Nursing Supervisor as needed.

Experience:

Minimum of 5 years leadership experience. Orthopedics experience is required.

License(s):

Ability to obtain and maintain a State of Colorado Registered Nurse license.

Certification(s):

CNOR Preferred.

Basic Life Support (BLS) by The American Heart Association

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Education:

Bachelors required, Masters preferred.

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