Assistant Vice President of Surgical Services

Posted Date 8 months ago(6/30/2017 11:28 AM)
7.5 Hour
Licensed / Certified / Registered Professions
Shift Details
8 am - 4 pm
Primary Location
Operating Room
Education: Required Level
Master's Degree
Education: Required Field
Masters Degree in Nursing, Healthcare Administration or Business Administration.
Licensure / Certification
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; padding: 0in; border: currentColor;"><strong>Licensure/Certification Registration Requirements:</strong></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; padding: 0in; border: currentColor;">Required: Current NY licensure as an RN.&nbsp; BLS. AORN certification.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; padding: 0in; border: currentColor;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; padding: 0in; border: currentColor;">Preferred: Nurse Executive Certification: CENP or NE-BC/NEA-BC.</p>

Job Summary

Under the leadership of the Vice President for Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer, the Assistant Vice President of Surgical Services has strategic, fiscal and operational responsibility and accountability for standards of care and service within Surgical Services, including the Operating Room, PACU, Ambulatory Surgery, the Endoscopy Suite and Sterile Processing. The provides guidance to achieve defined goals, objectives and outcomes in service, quality, finance, engagement and growth. She/he works collaboratively with the Department of Surgery and the Department of Anesthesia to continually evaluate and improve care of patients undergoing surgical procedures, as well as with other disciplines and groups to provide the highest quality of care and improve quality in perioperative services. He/she is responsible for the development of staff within specified areas/units. Adheres to the professional standards of the Association of Operating Room Nurses, the New York State Education Department and ensures that quality nursing care is delivered in accordance with the standards of the Nursing Department and the larger hospital.

Core Responsibilities

Strategic Leadership: In collaboration with the Vice President for Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer, maintains situational awareness of internal and external influences on business success, hospital and service industry directions, positive or adverse trends, opportunities for business development and assists in formulating strategy for operational and hospital success; leads and actively participates in crossfunctional/interdisciplinary teams to achieve overall hospital strategic outcomes; communicates and interprets strategic plans with operational teams, aligning operational goals and performance measures  to accomplish strategic imperatives.


Operational Leadership: Sets operational goals and objectives for assigned service areas, inviting and incorporating work team recommendations into plans for achieving goals and objectives; develops salient operational measures and monitors, routinely communicating results with work teams, identifying achievements and opportunities for improvement.  Addresses adverse trends and outcomes through development and implementation of corrective action plans.  Monitors day-to-day operational activity, providing direction and guidance on workplace matters and direct intervention in emergent situations.


Financial Leadership: In collaboration with the Vice President of Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer and the CFO, develops operational budget plan based on data-driven analysis of operational volumes/revenues, operational trends and forecasts,  and efficient use of labor/non-labor expenses required to provide service; routinely monitors actual budget performance against budget plan identifying, identifying adverse trends, drivers of adverse performance and developing effective budget remediation plans.


Quality Leadership: Identifies accreditation and regulatory standards governing operational areas, and assures the processes, policies/procedures and outcomes meet or exceed standards; Identifies evidence-based quality indicators for operational area, develops measures of quality and implements continuous quality improvement processes to achieve benchmark quality outcomes; identifies key customer and employee safety risks, and implements processes,  educational/training interventions, policies/procedures and monitors to mitigate risk of potential harm; provides training to operational employees on quality/process improvement methodology, measures and goals, facilitates quality teams within work area to achieve goals and communicates results to work teams and hospital quality teams.


Service Leadership: Sets and maintains high standards, policies, processes and systems to assure a superior level of customer service, incorporating the needs and concerns of customers into operational objectives and decision-making.  Monitors and communicates service feedback results to work teams.  Utilizes data and feedback as opportunities to educate, train and develop individual and team performance in service to customers. 


Human Resource/Team Leadership: Develops and sustains high performing work teams through modeling positive interactions, values-based actions and decisions, and professional behavior; identifies with work teams opportunities to enhance employee engagement and retention, and leads effective implementation of engagement strategies; provides coaching, training and development opportunities for individuals and teams;  manages performance on an ongoing basis, providing corrective counseling, performance improvement plans and discipline on a consistent and equitable basis, as needed; utilizes team behavior-based interviewing to select candidates for employment; finds opportunity to recognize team members and work groups for goal- and value-based performance, and celebrates team accomplishments when meeting milestones and objectives.


Required Experience:

7-10 years in progressive successful leadership experience in an acute care perioperative setting which includes Ambulatory Surgery. Experience in managing multiple departments preferred.








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