Director of Perioperative Services - Sign on bonus
Martins Ferry, OH Surgical Services

The Director of the Perioperative Services is a Registered Nurse who assumes 24-hour administrative responsibility for the management of all patient care in the perioperative environment. The Director manages the staff members in the surgery department to coordinate care with physicians and surgeons. Supervises, assesses, plans, implements and evaluates the delivery of patient care. Develops and implements departmental plans, including performance improvement activities and compliance with current regulations. Assumes house supervisory responsibilities as needed. Responds to codes throughout the hospital.


  • Demonstrates thorough knowledge of and supports the hospital’s mission, vision and values.
  • Provides direct supervision to the perioperative staff.
  • Implements standards of nursing practice, annually reviewing and revising as necessary to include respect for and sensitivity to culture, age, age-specific competencies, and persons with disabilities that reflect changes in nursing practice.
  • Complies with the Ohio Board of Nursing scope of practice law and rules, as well as the Ohio revised Code (ORC) 3727.50-3727.57, pertaining to a written staffing plan for the surgical department.
  • Promote quality by incorporating current nursing research findings, nationally recognized professional standards, and other expert literature into policies and procedures governing the provision of nursing care, treatment, and services.
  • Promotes good hand hygiene practices and compliance among all hospital employees.
  • Participates in hospital and medical departmental meetings.
  • Supports an environment that optimizes patient safety, injury prevention and reduces the likelihood of medical or healthcare errors.
  • Adheres to policy of clinical alarms being set appropriately for patient.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge of proper identification and reporting of medical or healthcare errors.
  • Supervises care of the OR suite and equipment to ensure cleanliness, sterility, and operational ability of all equipment.
  • Controls traffic to avoid infection.
  • Verifies that proper temperature, humidity, ventilation, and lighting are maintained to provide a comfortable, safe work environment.
  • Assists surgeons in operations through provision of qualified staff.
  • Provides and controls supplies and equipment needed for successful operation of the surgical services and anesthesia department. Directs and delegates control of inventories to ensure proper amounts available.
  • Verifies that narcotics and controlled substances are counted and locked, per hospital policy.
  • Follow the five medication rights and reduce the potential for medication errors.
  • Observes use and handling of supplies to decrease mishandling and breakage.
  • Continually supervise and assess staff to ensure quality nursing care.
  • Monitor performance improvement, analyze and evaluate the surgical services department and anesthesia department to improve nursing care and hold monthly in-services toward this goal.
  • Participates in planning Surgical services budget.
  • Plans, controls, directs and coordinates administrative duties to ensure the functioning of the department and staff.
  • Provides orientation for new staff.
  • Complete evaluations. New employees are given checklists, oriented and evaluated at the end of 90 days.
  • Schedules and assigns staff to increase efficiency and coordination of the department.
  • Reports changes of any type to Surgical services staff and anesthesia and any other department affected by the change.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of nursing theory and management: Demonstrates knowledge of disaster and emergency policies and procedures. Keeps informed of new developments in nursing, surgery, and anesthesia.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of good interpersonal relationships.
  • Communicates job expectations.
  • Understands performance improvement concepts and demonstrates understanding by defining performance improvement, and verbalizing at least one major goal of the performance improvement program within the hospital setting; ability to describe a quality improvement problem solving process using the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) model and how its use assists in reaching improving patient outcomes and/or organizational quality improvement goals.
  • Able to verbalize at least one departmental and hospital=wide improvement initiative that has occurred within the last 12 months.
  • Post results of performance improvement monitoring and conduct monthly staff meetings to allow staff to participate in problem solving. Assures that minutes include communication of the organization’s direction and operation. Distribute minutes to the appropriate individuals.
  • Utilizes initiative: strives to maintain steady level of productivity: self-motivated. Completes projects by the due date.
  • Independently recognizes and performs duties which need to be done without being directly assigned. Establish priorities: Organize work and time to meet them.
  • Recognize and respond to priorities, accept change and new ideas. Has insight into problems and the ability to develop workable alternatives.
  • Accept constructive criticism in a positive manner.
  • Adheres to attendance and punctuality requirements per hospital policy. Provides proper notification for absences and tardiness. Takes corrective action to prevent recurring absences or tardiness.
  • Uses time effectively and constructively. Does not abuse supplies, equipment and services.
  • Observes all hospital and departmental policies governing conduct while at work.
  • Develop peer relationships that enable the work group to accomplish the daily workload within the allotted time frame and achieve departmental goals.
  • Recognize and understand that as a member of an independent group, collaboration and compromise is required in order to maintain the effectiveness of the group as a whole to effectively resolve problems.
  • Timely notification to Chief Nursing Officer of potential problems or concerns and proactively present suggested solutions at the time the CNO is made aware of the problem.
  • Display teamwork ability to promote cooperation and collaboration: gaining support for programs and goals
  • Support patient rights.
  • Display honesty and respect for others, and respect for the organization.
  • Facilitate and enhance communication using verbal and nonverbal behaviors without being defensive, manipulative, aggressive or controlling.
  • Listen attentively for effective two-way conversation.
  • Interact with co-workers, other hospital staff, physicians, and the public in a courteous, professional and efficient manner.
  • Establish good rapport and working relationships with co-workers, other hospital staff, physicians and the public.
  • Observe dress code policy and wear hospital identification as required by our policies and procedures.
  • Understands and abides by all the departmental policies and procedures as well as the Code of Ethics, HIPAA requirements and patients' rights.
  • Attend scheduled in-service and mandatory in-services. Communicate ideas to Chief Nursing Officer for a safer layout of equipment, tools, and/or processes.
  • Follows standard precautions and transmission-based precautions as shown by consistent use of appropriate PPE.
  • Adheres to procedures for the disposal of waste—household waste and biohazard waste as well as the proper disposal of sharps.
  • Uses proper body mechanics at all times. Seeks assistance when necessary to move heavy objects or to transport/transfer a heavy patient.
  • Is knowledgeable of all emergency codes and emergency preparedness procedures and understand his/her role in response to each of the codes (Code Blue, Code Pink, Code Green, Code Orange, Code Yellow, Code Gray, Code Silver, Code Violet, etc.).
  • Maintains the department in a neat, clean, and orderly manner, especially in own work area.
  • Eliminates or assists in eliminating any seen or known hazards in the workplace. Reports any unsafe conditions to the immediate supervisor.
  • Demonstrates good safety habits and judgement by maintaining a safe environment at all times.
  • Complies with all hospital safety and injury prevention policies and regulations (hospital safety policies and procedures).
  • Cooperates with others in the improvement of services offered at our institution. Continually makes recommendations that assist in the improvement of services.
  • Continually strives for self-improvement in areas of responsibility by attending continuing education classes.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.


Education and Experience:

  • Must have a current and valid license as a Registered Nurse issued by the state of Ohio.
  • Must have 5 years of experience in an acute care hospital.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree - Nursing
  • BLS, ACLS, and PALS upon hire and maintain current.
  • CPI training within 6 months of hire and maintain current

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent analytical and writing skills.
  • Strong computer skills to include Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, EMR and database products.
  • Must be highly motivated and willing to assume additional jobs and duties as needed.
  • Must be able to handle stress of working efficiently with frequent interruptions and distractions.
  • Hours must be flexible to accommodate for needs during Accreditation surveys or other unscheduled events.
  • Must be able to prioritize tasks and adhere to strict deadlines.

Physical Requirements:

  • Frequent sitting, standing and walking
  • Occasional twisting, reaching, grasping, bending, pulling and pushing
  • Occasionally lifting/carrying up to 50 pounds
  • Occasional exposure to hazardous chemicals, infections, and ionizing radiation
  • Occasional requirement to wear Personal Protective Equipment