Under the direction of the CNO, this position is responsible for the direction and leadership of operational, financial, programmatic, and personnel activities for the perioperative departments. This includes establishing, meeting and continuously monitoring the goals and objectives while maintaining alignment with the strategic goals and objectives of the organizations.
Is accountable for overall supervision of the surgical service departments, communicating collaboratively with the CNO and/or CEO to resolve issues and develop systems to facilitate the overall departmental function, creating an environment of patient-centered care.
Demonstrates critical thinking skills, ability to organize and delegate to respond to urgent or emergent situations. Demonstrates decision-making skills based on accurate information and/ or analysis of data.
Interprets, executes and enforces the policies and procedures of the hospital and the nursing departments.
Contributes to the success of the organization by providing leadership, direction, and coordination of operations, finances, and human resources within the assigned areas.
Continually assesses services provided, identifies problems, and utilizes data to analyze and propose innovative approaches for solutions.
Reports all problems or patient complaints to Chief Nursing Officer and initiates immediate steps to correct problems when appropriate.
Interprets, implements and monitors Joint Commission, state, and federal regulations pertaining or department functions. Ensures organizational compliance with Joint Commission standards as well as requirements set by state and federal regulatory bodies.
Identifies potential risks to patients: identifies risks to patients in order to reduce incidence of injury; identifies actions to eliminate, minimize or report risks; identifies procedures to follow in the event of an incident; reports processes for common problems, failures and user errors.
Demonstrates the spirit of the philosophy, mission, and values of the hospital through words and actions and implements them into departmental processes, programs, and the working environment.
Applies the principles and values of customer service and continuous quality improvement while performing day-to-day activities of the position.
Develops and implements clinical outcome measures for quality improvement, cost and complication reduction, implementation of evidence-based medicine.
Analyzes surgical block allocation/reallocation and overall utilization management across perioperative services.
Education: Graduate of a school of nursing. Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred. Master of Science in nursing or related field preferred.
Experience: Minimum five (5) years experience as RN in a hospital setting with three (3) years demonstrated leadership and supervisory ability.
Required License/Certifications: Current RN licensure by the State Board of Nursing of Louisiana. Current CPR certification required, ACLS/PALS Certification.
Preferred License/Certifications: Advanced certification in perioperative services
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Effective communication skills; both orally and written. Computer skills needed. Ability to manage a team and work with others within a team to ensure quality patient care. Strong problem-solving skills.