This job is responsible for direct and indirect patient care and day-to-day operations of the Perioperative Services function at a specific hospital campus in accordance with professional standards, strategic business objectives and applicable regulatory requirements. An incumbent manages department activities through subordinate management staff, and has 24-hour administrative authority and accountability for the department. Work also includes: 1) ensuring the highest level of surgical care to improve patient outcomes; 2) working closely with the Medical Director and other hospital department managers to integrate/coordinate/evaluate all phases of patient care; 3) administering approved work unit budget, ensuring that an adequate inventory of supplies is maintained, and that quality assurance/accreditation standards are followed; 4) reviewing and responding to daily patient care/physician issues and patient satisfaction reports; 5) serving on regional committees and internal management teams to represent the work site and address broad-based issues impacting the entire organization and 6) providing input to the hospital President on development, implementation, monitoring and other operational issues.
Job duties require considerable knowledge of the specialized principles and practices related to health care management in order to evaluate and make viable recommendations in support of clinical effectiveness and organizational performance improvement. Also requires clinical knowledge relative to the assigned functions and management expertise relating to business planning, process improvement, budget administration and personnel management. Performance improvement efforts cover a variety of processes, and an incumbent must be sufficiently knowledgeable to recognize important synergies and opportunities in clinical outcomes, cost containment, patient safety/satisfaction, risk reduction and regulatory compliance.
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