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Director, OR/PACU/SDS - Germantown Job

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Date: Aug 29, 2021

Location: Memphis, TN, US

Company: Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare


The Director of OR, PACU & SDS is accountable for the 24-hour operations of the OR, PACU and SDS (defined by facility).  The Director is responsible for clinical care delivery, leadership of associates, fiscal stewardship of the department’s resources, and the creation of a positive clinical and associate work environment.  The incumbent provides oversight for major initiatives leading to achievement of quality and service goals.  The director plays a key role in collaboration with Chief of Surgery, Chief of Anesthesia and Division Chiefs for various Surgical Divisions.    Assists with Patient and family Care (PFCC) practices and uses a Shared Governance Structure. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values.



Education/Formal Training

Work Experience




     Master’s degree required.


Bachelor’s or Master’s must be in nursing from an accredited program



Minimum of three (3) years of experience in the Operating Room setting required.


License to practice nursing in the state where work is performed.


Effective June 1, 2018: All new hires and transfers are required to have BLS certification.






Nursing Administration or National certification in the clinical specialty. 







•     Identified leadership competencies.  

•     Use of pc and applications including word processing.  

•     Ability to use data, interpret reports, analyze, draw conclusions, and make appropriate plans.

•     Ability to communicate professionally and effectively with all levels of Associate, management and physicians.  

•     Skill in negotiating with and between individuals and groups of people, including Associates, managers, and physicians.

•     Ability to lead and motivate individuals and groups of people toward the accomplishment of work and organizational goals.

Key Job Responsibilities

      Clinical Operations:

  • Accountable for the assigned OR, PACU, SDS Departments 24 hours/7 days.
  • Responsible for the delivery of effective patient care through staff associates.
  • Leads development and implementation of strategies for the improved care and safety of perioperative patients.
  • Responsive to the outcomes of clinical care by participation in the development and implementation of improvement solutions.
  • Plays a direct role in collaboration with Registration and Child Life associates to ensure service to each patient. 
  • Works collaboratively with other directors in review of results and addressing care issues and delivery effectiveness.
  • Responsive to the outcomes of customer satisfaction by participation in the development and implementation of improvement solutions. 

    Associate Management:     

  • Hires, coaches, develops, and evaluates the performance of associates.
  • Works through Patient Care Coordinators, Service Line Leads, and Anesthesia Lead to ensure effective deployment of the care delivery system. 
  • Coaches PCCs, Service Line Leads and Anesthesia Lead in leadership of associates. 
  • Creates positive work environments. 
  • Accountable for associate retention and engagement outcomes. 
  • Ensures effective and efficient use of human resources.
  • Appropriately plans staffing and scheduling. 
  • Collaborates across appropriate system resources for education and development of associates.
  • Appropriately completes payroll for associates.

    Fiscal Management:

  •  Participates in planning activities regarding the OR, PACU, SDS Departments (as defined by the facility). 
  • Develops budgets for human, other operating and capital budgets. 
  • Effectively deploys the fiscal plan for the scope of responsibility. 
  • Understands and analyzes fiscal variances and initiates appropriate plans for management. 
  • Effectively uses data and outcome information from various systems and sources.          

    Environmental Management & General Management of the Business:

  • Ensures continued readiness regarding accreditation and regulatory requirements, and ensures compliance with AORN & ASPAN Standards. 
  • Responsible for the general upkeep of the physical facilities and patient care equipment. 
  • Leads implementation of technology and other assigned projects.

Physical Requirements

  • The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
  • Must have good balance and coordination.
  • The physical requirements of this position are: medium work - exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 25 lbs. of force frequently.
  • The Associate is required to have close visual acuity including color, depth perception, and field of vision to perform an activity, such as assessing patients, preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
  • Frequent invasive and non-invasive patient contact.
  • Exposure to patient body fluids as well as exposure to hazardous or poisonous materials.
  • Ability to react quickly to emergency situations.

Nearest Major Market: Memphis

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