Director Of Surgical Services - Dallas, TX

Dallas, Texas, United States


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  • 2-5 years
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Job Description

Title: Director of Surgical Services – Dallas, TX

# of Positions: 1

Schedule: Full time – Days


Position Director of 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.



 Minimum Education

•Bachelor's degree required – Magnet facility

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

 Minimum Work Experience

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

•3+ years of experience in a leadership role preferred 

•MUST have acute care experience

•MUST have BIG facility experience with 20+ OR's


Required Licenses/Certifications

•Currently licensed as a registered professional nurse in the state in which practices, in accordance with law and regulation required

•Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR) preferred

•Certified Surgical Services Manager (CSSM) preferred


Additional Information:

 Types of Services: Biggest case mix – is general, then ortho, BMT, transplant – have big kidney transplant program, do a lot of robotic womenx procedures….very lengthy cases, do everything

 # of Cases per year / Annual Volumes: Volume – average on weekday around 60 cases a day, had record high year with 103 cases last year, never cleared 100

Yearly Inpatient Surgeries - 11,298

Yearly Outpatient Surgeries – 8,495

Yearly Births - 3700

 # of OR’s31 - 4 lytho procedure rooms

 #FTE overseeing120

 Is there Managers/Supervisor: 2 Managers

 Who does the Director report to: It will report to a VP Surgical Services.  Just added that position, so for now it will report to VP Operations, & then all of Surgical ultimately reports the COO. 


Dallas, TX

·    31 OR’s, 4 lytho procedure rooms - MUST have BIG facility experience 

·    This role will have: main OR’s, lytho, & anesthesia tech call center. 

·    FTE’s - 120. 

·    Have 2 managers reporting up to this role.  One is OR business manager.Historically had 2 clinical managers  

·    2nd Director has all outpatient surgery endo & recovery, 3rd Director has Sterile processing.  They would collaborate with both of those peer directors, but do not have operational oversight for those areas

·     It will report to a VP Surgical Services.  Just added that position, so for now it will report to Nick Johnson, VP Operations, & then all of Surgical ultimately reports the COO, Ben Coogan

·     Someone that can be very relational with staff & the physicians. 

·     Have had Magnet status since 2003.  Must have BSN, prefer Masters Prepared


Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

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.

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