A fantastic career opportunity for a Surgical Services Nurse Director has recently become available at a prestigious medical center in western Massachusetts. Join this outstanding Non-Profit Health system, and lead a high performing team in a very busy surgical department.
The Surgical Services Nurse Director will join a 300+ bed Community Teaching Medical Center, and will take center stage in leading that department through quality improvement and employee safety initiatives that have earned the honors and awards for clinical excellence. The Hospital has also been ranked among the safest hospitals in the nation, earning Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award three years running. This teaching hospital has been recognized with over a dozen consecutive Gold Performance Achievement awards for outstanding performance in the care of patients with cardiac arrest and coronary artery disease.
The Nurse Director of Surgical Services will report directly to the Chief Nursing Officer. Supporting the Director is a Perioperative Nurse Manager, an experienced Charge RN who oversees the Operating Rooms, and a tenured CPAN Post Anesthesia (PACU) RN, along with Scrub and Circulating Registered Nurses. The Surgical Services Nurse Director will work with the Department of Surgery and Department of Anesthesia to ensure a collaborative work environment, quality and financial performance.
The Surgical Services Nurse Director will be responsible for leading the surgical department with 11 ORs, over 5 ambulatory surgery suites, and 4 endoscopy suites. This hospital conducts a wide variety of surgical services that includes procedures for patient cases including surgeries for trauma, vascular, urology, weight loss, neurosurgery, women’s services, plastic and reconstructive, cancer, endoscopy, orthopedics, ophthalmic, and minimally invasive.
The Surgical Services Nurse Director will be responsible for advocating for the Perioperative strategic needs, advising on the planning and expansion of the surgical department. The Surgical Services Nurse Director will oversee the equipment needs and capital budgets, strategic planning, sterile processing, clinical practice, inventory management, project management and all administrative staff. The Nurse Director of Surgical Services will also oversee the clinical nursing practices by supporting the development and implementation of education initiatives.
This hospital is located in gorgeous western Massachusetts, offering outside activities such as fishing, ziplining, hiking, and skiing. On the weekend, you can soak up waterfront views by visiting the lake and enjoying water activities. This area offers residents a dense suburban feel with many restaurants and shops to explore. The Director of Surgical Services can also enjoy one of the many historic parks and museums that dot the landscape.
The community teaching center is ready to offer a qualified Surgical Services Nurse Director a highly competitive compensation package consisting of a generous salary and full suite of benefits.