VCU Health System's OR/ Pacu Administration is seeking a full time Nursing Director to coordinate activities and organizational initiatives that enable VCU Health System to be recognized within the healthcare community for excellence in nursing and continued recognition as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Responsible for implementing, communicating, monitoring and evaluating professional practices, activities and strategies.
The position shall be responsible for the day-to-day operational management of the Perioperative Department. This position plans, directs, coordinates, implements, delegates, controls, and evaluates the continuity of care consistent with departmental standards and objectives. The position will have oversight of 34 operating rooms in 3 locations , multiple procedural rooms, Sterile Processing department, Endoscopy and Pulmonary department, Pre and Post operative areas, Preoperative Testing and Education, Perioperative Quality and Education that serves both adult and children Level 1 trauma Center. VCU team members enjoy a learning environment that is highly sophisticated in research and complex cases. The director will partner with a Director of Perioperative Business and report directly to the Vice President of Perioperative Services. The Main operating room recently completed a 90Million dollar renovation that provides enhanced patient areas, work flows, and state of the art operating rooms. Recent highly successful Joint Commission Accreditation.
All day-to-day operations of the unit are handled independently.
Advice and guidance are sought from the Leadership Team Director on an as needed situational basis and when there is a major impact on activity outside the unit. Actions that are taken without prior approval include daily operational functions and leadership of staff.
Advice and guidance are sought for termination of employees, handling employee grievances, review of annual unit goals and budget, approval on unit guidelines and procedures and review of staff annual performance evaluations.
Has full authority and accountability for actions and decisions within the scope of the position description and hospital policies and procedures.
All employees of the nursing unit report to this position; however, supervisory responsibilities may be delegated as appropriate.
Required frequent visibility on all shifts and weekends to enhance staff communication and monitor staff effectiveness.
Masters Degree in Nursing or a related field. from an accredited school. If Masters Degree is not in Nursing, then it is a requirement to have a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from an accredited school.
Current RN licensure in Virginia
Minimum of ten (10) years of relevant clinical experience with five (5) years of progressive leadership or management experience
Masters Degree in Nursing from an accredited program
Certification in specialty area
Experience in academic medical center environment