Director of Surgical Services (22983592)

Location: North Carolina - Hendersonville
Duration: Full Time
Job ID: 22983592
Company: All Med Search
Contact: Guerrino A. Ruta, Jr.    Call: 7432392005
Practice Type:   Hospital
Job Salary:   Competitive
Job Posted: 07/25/21

Director of Surgical Services - 22983592


Responsible for direction of patient care in the operative environment.  Manages staff members in the Ambulatory Surgery, Surgery and PACU departments.  Consults with staff, physicians and Nurse Executive on nursing issues and interpretation of hospital policies to ensure patient needs are met.  Maintains performance improvement activities within the department and participates in CQI activities.  Formulates budget for department.


Must not only identify problems, but able to problem solve.

Results will be indicated by Dashboard of outcomes and up-to-date on how to achieve.

Exemplifies a good corporate citizen.

Must understand mission, values and goals of organization.

Results will be indicated by compliance with corporate measures, Progress ensured with core measures and Regulatory readiness of responsible operations

Responsible to own the business.  Take ownership for benefit of entire organization.

Is mindful of relationships with physicians as a means to increase business volume.  Understands clinical competence is not enough.  Must make it convenient for physicians.

Is passionate about the AdventHealth Experience

Results will be indicated by Ownership of the revenue line and the expense line, and understanding the marketplace, industry trends and customer preferences, and A constant search to enrich the patient experience, and Rounding in areas of responsibility and making changes as a result.

Responsible to build his/her team.  Associates are in the “right seat on the bus.”  Discipline and reward as appropriate.  Set high standards and demand performance which meets or exceeds.  Communicate candidly and openly.

Results will be indicated by Timely completion of performance appraisals, and objective administration of rewards and recognition, and Patient experience scores and associate engagement scores.

Is fiscally responsible; a good steward of assets of company.

Results will be indicated by Accurate and timely completion of time and attendance reports, and accurate and timely review of productivity reports through Visionware, and Accurate and timely review of patient charges, and Management of departmental expense/unit of service to budget.

Is a two-way communicator.  Shares information with associates and administration.

Listens to associates in their department and other departments about how performance and productivity can be improved and problems solved.

Listens to patients and physicians about how problems can be solved.

Results will be indicated by Associates feel informed about goals and objectives of the organization and are empowered to make a difference and Associates, patients and physicians feel heard when they make a suggestion.

Always shows a positive attitude.

Results will be indicated by Enhancing rather than depleting energy and creating a culture of affirmation in areas of responsibility.

Responsible for direction of patient care in the operative environment.

Manages staff members in the Ambulatory Surgery, Surgery, PACU, and Central Services departments.                           

Consults with staff, physicians and Nurse Executive on nursing issues and interpretation of hospital policies to ensure patient needs are met.                     

Maintains performance improvement activities within the department and participates in CQI activities.                                                                           

Formulates budget for department.

Directs action toward supervision of nursing care given to neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients within the surgical suite and PACU, according to nursing principles. 

Provides for safe transportation of all patients to and from Surgical Services Department.

Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain.  Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques.  Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.           

Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.                      

Verifies availability of all supplies required for correct operation of the department.  Obtains supplies per PAR levels.                                                      

Supervises and oversees sterilization process.                                        

Supervises care of OR suite and equipment to ensure cleanliness, sterility and operational ability of all items.                                                                   

Directs all safety measures to prevent accidents, harm or injury in any way to patient, staff or equipment.                                                                         

Controls traffic to avoid infection.                                                                     

Verifies that proper temperature, humidity, ventilation and lighting are maintained to provide a comfortable, safe work environment.                                

Assists surgeons in operations through provision of qualified staff; formulates schedule which provides staff available for all procedures.                          

Assures presence of Surgical Technician, RN circulator, and PACU nurses for all cases.  

Assigns personnel; delegates specific duties and tasks.               



Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required (BSN).

MBA, MSN or MHA or currently enrolled in program required.

NC RN license

At least 5 years of nursing management experience required, 3 in a Director of Surgical Services role.