Clinical Director, Nursing & Surgical Services

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Healthcare System

St. Joseph Hospital is seeking a full time Clinical Director of Nursing and Surgical Services. The Clinical Director reports directly to the System VP with daily support and resource availability from the local VP of Patient Care Services and has 24-hour responsibility for the Operating Room, Pre-Operative, Post Acute Care Unit, Central Sterile, Endoscopy and Pre Admission testing units. This is an outstanding opportunity for a proven nurse executive to play a key leadership role in strengthening the Hospital’s ongoing performance in high-quality care delivery, service excellence, and financial results. He/She will have 5 direct reports and responsible for 44 FTEs. The Surgical services, inclusive of the OR and Endoscopy suite, has a net operating revenue of approximately $84 million annually.  The Clinical Director will be one of seven nurse directors and acts as a liaison between the Medical Staff, Patient, Administration, Nursing Staff and other disciplines.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Organize, plans, directs, coordinates, and provides high quality, individualized patient care
  • Oversees the development and implementation of systems for evaluation of clinical competency of the nursing staff
  • Helps to develop and update standards and policies
  • Consults the nursing staff for complex nursing issues
  • Provides pertinent continuing education for staff
  • Mentors new staff
  • Materials management, value analysis, and performance improvement activities.
  • Coordinates daily staffing patterns to ensure appropriate skill mix, numbers, and competency, for 24 hour days, across all six operating rooms.
  • Assesses educational needs of staff and develops an education plan to address identified needs. Participates in educational activities when appropriate.
  • Interviews, hires, counsels, evaluates performance and/or disciplines according to nursing and hospital policy.
  • Accountable for efficient use of all resources: personnel, material, financial.
  • Works collaboratively with others to problem solve and to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Follows through with high-risk variances and patient care issues.
  • Participates in professional organizations as appropriate. Maintains proficiency.
  • Promotes and participates in community activities to facilitate public awareness of hospital and nursing services.
  • Collaborates with all departments, internally and externally, as well as physician offices and other institutions, to promote an integrated healthcare delivery system.
  • Serves on hospital and nursing committees as designated.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Sterile Processing Department, ensuring that all policies and procedures are followed, staff are proficient and patient safety and quality are maintained at all times.
  • Exhibits flexibility and the ability to effect change in the changing healthcare environment.
  • Meets regularly with surgical services chief to directly market surgical services to physicians and achieve market share growth.
  • Plans and effects capital equipment acquisition over short and long range periods. Monitors achievement of planned increases in utilization based on capital acquisition and marketing efforts.
  • Maintains and provides statistical database to the Vice President of Patient Care Services which substantiates human resource allocation and operating time utilization and inpatient/outpatient numbers to surgeries/procedures in an agreed upon format.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field.
  • MSN, MBA, CNOR preferred.
  • Five years of experience.
  • Candidates should also have a strong understanding of finance and supply chain in order to be successful in the position.
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