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Director, Nursing - Surgical Services

Douglas Hospital • Douglasville, Georgia • Day Shift • Full Time • JR-15083

Facility: Douglas Hospital

The Director of Surgical Services is a registered professional nurse who provides leadership and management of a specific service line through the application of advanced competencies in communication; job knowledge, professionalism and business skills. This leader reports to the Executive Director of Nursing and demonstrates own leadership to effectively partner with nursing leadership, hospital vice presidents, medical staff and other departments to create a center of excellence for their specialty service and to meet or exceed the hospital's mission, vision and goals. This leader administers to two or more cost centers with a range of 50 to 200 FTEs in a hospital The Director of Surgical Services handles a budget less than 80 million dollars. This Director has responsibility for all perioperative departments including 7 ORs, PACU, pre/post-op area, PATT, GI, and SPD.


Required Minimum Education:

  • Bachelors degree in Nursing is required.
  • Masters Degree required.


Required Minimum License(s) and Certification(s)

  • Registered Nurse (Single State) or RN - Multi-state Compact is required.
  • Basic Life Support or BLS - Instructor is required.


Required Minimum Experience:

  • Minimum 7 years of experience as a registered nurse is required.
  • Minimum 3 years of progressive operational leadership in an assistant manager or manager role is required.


Required Minimum Skills:

  • Should possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and relationship building;
  • a knowledge of the health care environment;
  • leadership that includes such skills as successfully implementing and managing a change process ability to use systems thinking- and inspire, coach others to be successful;
  • model the way for professional practice;
  • professionalism and teamwork/collaboration for self/department/medical staff;
  • and possess necessary business skills to manage human and material resources.
  • Must be a continuous learner who understands health care financing;
  • strategy and operations for running a business unit(s);
  • and effectively employ data and technology to support work processes and make decisions.
  • Supports shared governance or shared decision making;
  • manage the design and delivery of care that in based on evidence and focused on quality and safety.
  • Knowledge of risk management and various accreditation/regulations/licensing requirements assuring that these are upheld while advancing industry standards through the achievement of goals by effective management and measurement of outcomes.
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