Director Of Surgical Services - Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center - Denver, CO

HCA Denver , CO 80208

Posted 4 months ago

The Director Surgical Services Department leads the perioperative team by focusing on safe patient care while effectively managing operations. The Director Surgical Services has 24/7 responsibility for their departments.

Major Responsibilities:


  • 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 mentor 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 which assures quality patient care consistent with the Hospital 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/Blood borne and Airborne Pathogens.

  • Enforces safe procedural site and patient verification policy

  • Monitors and responds to quality event reporting


  • Supports new program strategies and/or program enhancements which would expand patient services.

  • Develops, prioritizes and defends a 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 HCA 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


  • Master's degree MHA, MSN, MBA, or related field


  • 3 years of experience in Surgical Services, preferably OR nursing.


  • 3 years of experience in a leadership role


Or equivalent combination of education and/or experience

Licenses, Certifications, & Training:

  • Currently licensed as a registered professional nurse in the state in which he or she practices, in accordance with law and regulation.


  • Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR)


  • Certified Surgical Services Manager (CSSM)


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Personal Characteristics:

  • Reference HCA LEADS
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