HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Director of Perianesthesia in Austin, Texas
The Director of Peri-Anesthesia Services has full authority and responsibility for the administration and supervision of the Surgery Center, Pre-Surgical Testing, PACU and Endoscopy units in accordance with the mission and values of St. David’s Hospital.
Oversees the operations of several units / departments in accordance with hospital and nursing department philosophy, policies, procedures, protocols and standards.
Develops and implements organizational plans so that communication is facilitated and functional responsibilities and lines of authority are maintained.
Promotes cooperation/collaboration with other departments, medical staff, auxiliary and community agencies to facilitate optimum patient care.
Analyzes problems and makes recommendations to the AVP of Surgery on current issues, services and programs as necessary.
Provides support to the AVP of Surgery as designated.
Develops and approves nursing policies for Surgical Services
Maintains current knowledge of Federal regulations and other regulatory bodies; i.e. JCAHO, OSHA and other standards as applicable to various areas.
Review and monitor physician, patient and employee satisfaction surveys. In collaboration with managers and supervisors, develops and implements action plans to address variances.
Attends pertinent section meetings
Makes self consistently available formally and informally to the medical staff.
Develops and monitors department budgets
Participate in annual budget preparation
Approves payroll and review labor distribution on a monthly basis.
In collaboration with nurse managers, develops and implements strategies to control budgetary variances.
Assures reporting departments adhere to budget projections by reviewing daily operating reports.
Provides budget variance information to administration within a timely manner as requested.
Assures the acquisition and retention of qualified staff
Adheres to personnel policies in the recruiting,, hiring, directing and counseling of staff.
Facilitates appropriate action through the effective use of decision making, communication and human development techniques.
Plans and participates in continuing education and development of employees.
Communicates with nursing supervisors, managers and AVP of Surgery regarding significant until or personnel problems.
Develops a professional climate within the nursing units
Identifies learning needs of staff members and in collaboration with nursing educator, develops plan to meet educational needs.
Conducts management and unit meetings.
Oversees the development of unit process improvement plans and activities.
Serves on committees and task forces as is necessary to facilitate interdepartmental communication and operation
Maintains current policy, procedure, and regulatory manuals.
Attends two professional meetings, workshops or seminars annually.
Acts as liaison between administration and hospital departments, patients, families and visitors as well as other health care facilities.
Attends 85% of nursing management and DON meetings .
Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or Health Care field
Preferred:Master’s Degree in Nursing Administration
- EXPERIENCE *
Five (5) years management experience
Two (2) or more as Peri-Operative Supervisor or head nurse
- KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES *
Demonstrates effective working knowledge of equipment used in work area.
Demonstrates effective guest relations with internal and external customers.
Demonstrates knowledge of Meditech and general computer skills.
Maintains confidentiality regarding patient information.
Participates in budget control by using only those supplies necessary within the work area.
Demonstrate an understanding of HCA’s and St. David’s “Patient First” safety initiatives through strict compliance to all safety protocols and procedures.
- Works autonomously, sets priorities and makes independent decisions of a complex nature.
Responsible for the 24 hour operations of the Peri-Anesthesia departments.
Responsible for all departmental budgets.
Utilizes all equipment used in supervised areas.
Makes decisions of significant difficulty.\
Knowledge of Peri-Anesthesia nursing principles and techniques based on the Association of Peri-Anesthesia Nursing’s Standards, Recommended Practices, and Guidelines.
LICENSE AND CERTIFICATIONS
Licensed by the Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners
ACLS / BLS
Preferred: CPAN or CAPA certified
Title: Director of Perianesthesia
Location: Texas-Austin-St. David%27s Medical Center
Requisition ID: 06676-49378