Director - Surgical Services Job

Full Job Title: Director Surgical services

Job Number: 17014570

Facility: SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital

Location: St. Louis, MO

Schedule: Full Time, Days

Hours: 8:00AM-4:30PM


    • The Director plans, organizes, and directs operational and administrative activities for the Operating Room.
    • Implements policies, procedures, standards and regulations for nursing personnel, patients, medical staff and the public.
    • Participates in hospital committees in formulating general policies and interprets these policies to personnel in Surgical Services.
    • Sets priorities, develops goals or objectives; develops plans and actions, directs flow of work and delegates jobs to appropriate levels of staff.
    • Effectively plans and organizes work and duties of self and others to achieve specific results.
    • Establishes and implements policies and procedures for functional operation of the department.
    • Directs the preparation and maintenance of department reports.
    • Follows established standards of practice in providing for the preoperative care of patients and supporting the needs of their families.
    • Demonstrates the ability to take initiative and responsibility; communicates goals and objectives; recognizes contributions; and provides an example for others to follow.
    • In conjunction with other Nursing Managers defines the Hospital philosophy of Nursing and assures it is integrated into the delivery of perioperative care on a daily basis by assuring all staff are informed and committed to that concept.
    • Ensures the efficient, economic and quality performance of assigned departments/areas of responsibility to support or provide quality health care for children, adolescents and adults.
    • Delegates functions appropriately encouraging staff to take ownership of those responsibilities.
    • Active participation on committees as assigned.
    • Demonstrates the ability to establish performance expectations; monitor performance; provide feedback; take corrective action; provide coaching/training; and resolve departmental conflicts.
    • Selects, orients and assigns department staff (either directly or through designee).
    • Develops standards and evaluates performance, and initiates or makes recommendations for personnel actions.
    • Motivates and inspires employees to accomplish goals and objectives of department and hospital.
    • Represents Surgical Services at Nurse Practice Council, Department Administrative Meeting, Operating Room committee, and other Departmental/committee meetings as assigned.
    • Demonstrates the ability to coordinate work across departmental lines; shares resources; and works with peers to reduce conflict, duplication or waste, build a climate of trust.
    • Collaboratively works with peers and others to set and achieve interdepartmental/organizational goals and resolve barriers to interdepartmental/organizational performance.
    • Recommends changes in administrative policies to carry out hospital objectives more effectively.
    • Interprets, supports, and implements organizational decisions, policies, and procedures to staff.
    • Graduate from accredited school ofnursing; Master's required.
    • MO license in the State of Missourirequired.
    • At least 5 years nursing managementexperience; demonstrated management skills; computer skills.
    • Member of professional organizationssuch as AORN preferred.
SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. Learn More »

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