Project Director Of Surgical Services

Community Health System Franklin , TN 37064

Posted 2 months ago

Community Health Systems ("CHSPSC, LLC") is one of the leading operators of general acute care hospitals. The organization's affiliates own, operate, or lease more than 100 hospitals in 20 states, with an aggregate of approximately 21,000 licensed beds. The consolidated organization owns and leases community hospitals that offer quality, cost-effective healthcare including a range of inpatient medical and surgical services, outpatient treatment and skilled nursing care. In over 60 percent of the markets served, CHS-affiliated hospitals are the sole provider of healthcare services.

CHSPSC, LLC seeks a Project Director of Surgical Services for its Franklin, TN, headquarters' Clinical Services- Quality team.

The Project Director of Surgical Services shall act as the expert resource and Interim Director/Manager of Surgical Services for hospitals as requested by Senior Director of Surgical Services, Division, or Senior Management. This person will be required to travel and reside in a market location for the duration of the interim assignment and may be asked to travel to other sites as assigned. This person will also provide expertise and be a mentor to new site managers or those needing assistance in enhancing department performance. This position reports to the Senior Director of Surgical Services who may request assistance for other corporate initiatives related to Perioperative Services. All duties will be fulfilled consistent with the mission of CHSPSC, LLC.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following, but are not limited to:

  • Evaluating and supporting the Perioperative performance improvement program in an assigned hospital.

  • Assuming responsibility for the consultative development and implementation of programs and clinical initiatives, while assisting in evaluation of program processes at a hospital.

  • Providing on-site consultative services as needed for Corporate's Surgical Services or programs for other assigned hospitals.

  • Serving as mentor and expert resource person for specialty surgery programs or service line directors at assigned hospitals.

  • Working collaboratively with others at Corporate to facilitate and improve our surgery programs quality of service.

  • Assisting with strategic planning, market analysis, business development, growth and quality improvement plans for CHS hospitals regarding surgical services programs.

  • Observing professional ethics in maintaining confidential information concerning the personal, financial and medical or employment status of patients and staff of CHSPSC, LLC.

  • Developing collaborative relationships with corporate and hospital personnel, staff and physicians, to ensure a continued focus and improved operations.

  • Researching and developing evidence-based practice standards, best practice criteria and outcomes metrics for CHS hospitals.

  • Experience in coaching, mentoring and developing others in a variety of key skills including: relationship management, project management, staffing and execution.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Excellent technical, management, operational and clinical knowledge of surgical services at all levels of care within an acute healthcare setting.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, organizational skills, presentation and computer skills.

  • Demonstrate experience and the ability to manage multiple groups, interact productively with varying levels of personnel and staff, and provide program direction and development.

  • Ability to produce and utilize data for project tracking and outcomes achievement.

  • Ability to prioritize projects and resolve conflicting priorities.

  • Ability to develop policies and procedures, performance dashboards and scorecards, assessment forms and other tools related to performance and quality metrics.

  • Demonstrate leadership abilities; flexibility to accept and manage change.

  • Identify educational needs and provide educational support, as appropriate for each facility.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to define problems, collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio.

Certificates and Licenses:

  • Current Nursing License required.

  • Certification in Lean Six Sigma preferred.

  • Member of Association of peri

Operative Registered Nurses (AORN).

  • CNOR preferred.
  • BLS Certification required.


  • Master's Degree in Nursing, Business, Health Care Administration or other health/business field or currently actively enrolled in Master's Degree program in Nursing, Business, Health Care Administration or other health/business related field is preferred.

  • Technical knowledge of surgical services and the operating room/procedural environment.

  • Knowledge of computer systems, information systems, information management, and data analysis.

  • Minimum of five years experience in varied disciplines of surgery.

  • Minimum of five years experience in management and administration at a large academic or tertiary facility.

  • Experience in multiple healthcare settings or healthcare system with multiple sites of operation preferred.

  • Experience in leading Perioperative Process Improvement focused on value stream mapping, rapid improvement events, metrics analysis and financial outcomes reporting.

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