We are actively recruiting for the Director of Surgical Services in our Operating Room. This administrative and professional level position is responsible for the administration and management of the University Health Shreveport Operating Suite; responsible for planning, organizing and managing of the operating room and affiliated areas; supervises all nurses and technical personnel assigned to the unit.
Responsibility also includes direct management of 19 major operating rooms; minor operating rooms, greater than 100 personnel, and a large inventory of supplies and capital equipment; ensuring that safety and infection control policies are continuously updated and observed; that emergency facilities for emergency surgery are available; that flow of work/supply items needed to support more than 11,000 surgical procedures per year are maintained. Incumbent must be skilled in dealing with a variety of educators representing the various affiliation programs allowed to receive clinical experience at University Health. He/she must represent the Department of Surgical and Perioperative Nursing and the institution in the establishment and formatting of such programs
Responsibilities include but not limited to:
Directs over-all patient care management of operating suite services through the delegation of responsibility and authority to nurse managers in the operating rooms.
Promotes positive interaction with the medical staff in coordinating OR services.
Continuously evaluates quality of nursing care provided by planning, evaluating, and implementing nursing research studies. Ensures the operation of a viable performance improvement program in areas of responsibility.
Investigates and evaluates other nursing care delivery systems in an ongoing attempt to implement current and increasingly better ways of providing nursing care in the operative suite.
Maintains a clinical basis for professional practice via regular clinical rounds in the OR and staff development conferences, and development of formalized interdisciplinary approaches to individual and group patient education experiences that can be implemented at University Health.
Develops and implements performance improvement program to evaluate and improve quality of nursing care delivered.
Develops and implements unit policies and procedures consistent with those of the institution that guide delivery of nursing care.
Coordinates the overall operation of designated nursing areas with other services.
Collaborates with other departments to ensure quality delivery of patient care such as Anesthesia, Nursing, Pharmacy, CMS, Physical Plant, and Biomed.
Supervises the preparation of, and administers annual budget for the OR.
Schedules staff and monitors work schedules to ensure coverage and minimizes over-time.
Directs and/or guides supervisor or coordinator in employee evaluation and disciplinary procedure.
Establishes a climate in which nursing personnel can effectively function and grow professionally.
Collaborates with external educational agencies
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Applicant must meet ONE of the following education/experience requirements:
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing and six (6) years of experience in clinical nursing at a managerial level.
Master's Degree in Nursing, Business, Healthcare Administration, or equivalent and four (4) years of experience in clinical nursing at a managerial level.
University Health System is the proud hospital partner of the distinguished LSU Shreveport School of Medicine. University Health has two acute care hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe, and offers the latest developments in medical care in North Louisiana. Our academic teaching hospital maintains a strong commitment to state-of-the art treatment, clinical research, community education and prevention programs.
Both hospital campuses combined offer over 700 licensed beds, 28,000 annual admissions, 468,000 annual outpatient clinic visits and combined revenue of over $480 million. Specialty services include regional trauma centers, burn center, Feist-Weiller cancer center, St. Jude affiliation and a Children’s Hospital.
For more information regarding University Health, please visit uhsystem.com.
Each year, thousands of patients from around the region come to University Health for specialized surgeries, life-saving care, and complex treatments. We are a teaching hospital where medical knowledge is continually evolving and new cures and treatments are found.
University Health is the proud clinical partner of the distinguished LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine. As an academic hospi...tal, University Health upholds a strong commitment to state-of-the art treatment, clinical research, and community education and prevention programs.
University Health Shreveport is home to state-designated Centers of Excellence including the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center and a Center of Excellence in Arthritis and Rheumatology. On our main campus you also will find an accredited Children’s Hospital, a regional Burn Center and a Trauma Center serving communities across North Louisiana, East Texas and Southwest Arkansas. University Health Shreveport is one of only six hospitals in the nation affiliated with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
University Health Conway is also provides a 24-hour trauma center and is home to health care providers committed to improving the health of all local citizens. Profits are reinvested in our communities, allowing preservation of the safety net mission, along with facility and technology improvements.