The Director of Operating Room Services must provide general supervision, organization and direction to the work of preoperative unit, operating room, post-anesthesia care unit,sterile processing, and anesthesia services and programs; coordinate staff to assure that effective nursing services are provided, and quality standards are met; develop maintain an environment that supports the professional nurse and staff.
Position / Responsibilities
- In collaboration with the Nursing/Medical Staff and other involved departments: develops, maintains, and implements processes of care and services within the Division, including the drafting of related policies, procedures, guidelines and training materials.
- Enforces and ensures compliance with hospital policies by nursing personnel throughout the Operating Room.
- Recommends nursing staffing levels necessary to meet the needs of patients within the Division.
- Requests the space, equipment and supplies necessary to provide safe, effective, efficient patient care.
- Organizes Block Scheduling to maximize operating room efficiency
- Assigns sufficient number of competent nursing personnel to meet the needs of patients, families and visitors.
- Coordinates, facilitates, and manages change within perioperative services and the health care institution
- Collects and analyzes data related to quality or performance improvement projects that apply to operating room services
- Solicits proposals from various manufactures and distributors for operating room supplies and equipment
- Coordinates the maintenance of Operating Room supplies in the hospital in emergency situations and maintains sources of emergency supply items from other health facilities and vendors.
- Ensures compliance with Federal and Territorial regulatory agencies including the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
- Promotes a culture of safety and a just culture that encourages the identification and communication of problems regarding ethical issues that may surface between professionals and patients.
- Must possess a current Virgin Islands license as a Registered Nurse and have graduated with a Bachelor of Science from a Nursing Program or evidence of continuing education towards requirements.
- Five years of experience in nursing administration; with evidence of continuing education directly related to the job specifications.
- Must possess and demonstrate a high degree of leadership, organizational ability, and communication Knowledge of adult inpatient care management, policies, budgeting, personnel management, and census development is required. Current BLS (ACLS, PALS and Nonviolent crisis Intervention (or related course) certification is preferred.
- Utilizes the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice and the Code of Ethics for nurses with Interpretive Statements as the foundation for nursing practice.
- Familiarity with Patient Block Scheduling within an Operating Room setting