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Director - Surgical Services, Columbus, OH


Organization: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Category: Director
Location: Columbus, OH
Date Job Posted: October 13, 2020
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Director - Surgical Services (Job Opening 461689) - Scope of Position

Perioperative Services (Peri-Op) at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center at University Hospital East (UHE) includes the Operating Suites, Pre-Operative Holding (Pre-Op), the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), and Central Sterile Supply (CSS). The Director of Perioperative Services and Operations is responsible for providing leadership for Perioperative Services and coordinating/managing processes and activities related to staffing, block scheduling management, OR utilization, timely processing of OR patient billing information, maintaining OR activity statistics and processing of surgical instruments and equipment. The Perioperative Services staff responds to the emergent needs created in the dynamic OR environment. The activities of the Perioperative Services team support a 24-hour/day, 5-days/week operation with on-call services. The Director of Perioperative Services and Operations works in collaboration with the Medical Director of Perioperative Services, Anesthesia Medical Lead, Surgeons, Peri-op Nursing Leadership, Nursing staff, CSS staff and OR Materials Management for budgeting, capital expenditures, procurement of necessary supplies, medical device tracking and patient billing related to surgical procedures.

Position Summary

The Director of Perioperative Support Services and Operations reports to the Associate Executive Director/CNO and is responsible for overall planning, organization, direction and evaluation of all services provided in Perioperative Services. The Director of Perioperative Services is responsible for coordinating and managing the activities of the Operating Suites, Pre-op, PACU, and CSS.

The Director is responsible for clinical quality and effectiveness of daily operations and works in conjunction with the Perioperative Medical Director, Nurse Manager, Assistant Nurse Manager, members of the Anesthesia and Surgery Departments to plan, implement and direct ongoing activities of the Perioperative Services. The Director of Perioperative Services and Operations oversees the Nurse Manager and Assistant Nurse Manager or Business Manager of Perioperative Services and Supervisor of Central Sterile Supply and serves as a leader and mentor within the department(s) and the hospital.

Education and Experience

Master's degree in nursing or a Master's Degree in a related field with a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from a CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education) or NLNAC (National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission) accredited nursing program required; current license as a registered nurse from the State of Ohio Board of Nursing required. The candidate must have working knowledge of and be familiar with (a) patient billing practices and guidelines, (b) computerized charge capture programs and fee schedule compilation related to OR, CSS, and PACU supplies and services, (c) purchasing, materials management, and inventory management in the perioperative environment, and (d) reprocessing and sterilization of surgical instruments and equipment. Knowledge and experience with OR block scheduling and management and staffing strongly preferred.

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