Director Of Surgical Services- Portsmouth, NH

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States


  • Direct Hire
  • 1
  • Never
  • 2-5 years
  • Green Card, US Citizen

Job Description

Director, Surgical Services Portsmouth, NH

SHIFT: Full - Time |  No Weekends

Portsmouth Regional is a 220-bed acute care hospital located in Portsmouth, NH offering a range of services, including emergency care, mental health, weight loss treatment and pregnancy and birth services. In addition, Portsmouth Hospital provides physical therapy and heart and vascular care. Portsmouth Regional Hospital serves the seacoast region’s residents in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts and is also one of the area’s largest employers. Portsmouth Regional Hospital is the only Level II Trauma Center on the Seacoast and one of only three in New Hampshire to earn this important distinction.

Job Summary

The Director 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.

Job 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.

• Advances the growth agenda for Surgical Services.

• Strives to become the OR of Choice for physicians, patients, staff, and payers in the community they serve

• Demonstrates a poised and confident demeanor that reassures others and commands respect within the organization and the community. 

• Develops and builds strategic internal and external networks.

• Performing other duties as assigned


Education & Experience
•Bachelor's degree required

Must have BSN and have Main OR experience

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

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

•3+ years of experience in a leadership role or equivalent combination of education and/or experience


Licenses, Certifications, & Training:
•Currently licensed as a registered professional nurse in the state in which he or she practices, in accordance with law and regulation.

•Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR)

•Certified Surgical Services Manager (CSSM)


Additional Information

  • 220 Beds
  • Level 2 trauma
  • 10 OR’s
  • Position open since May
  • Nurse Manager reports to this individual
  • Must have recent inpatient, acute care surgical experience; outpatient experience not acceptable for this position
  • Must be able to build good relationships 
  • Must have an understanding of the Main OR


The Director Role will oversee:

Central Sterile Reprocessing

  • 10 employees
  • 1 clinical nurse coordinator


Operation Room

  • 49 Nurses, techs and orderlies
  • 1 clinical nurse coordinator



  • Manager
  • 10 Nurses/techs


IMPORTANT: All resumes must be submitted with a brief candidate summary that outlines the key qualifications required for this position as per the job description. Please showcase all skills and experience relevant to each requirement for THIS particular job. This write-up will be shared with the client along with the resume. Candidates without a proper write-up will not be forwarded to the client.

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