TITLE: Preoperative Clinical Director - Nurse Practitioner
DEPARTMENT: Anesthesia Department
REPORTS TO: Chief of Anesthesia
The Perioperative Clinic Director works to achieve the highest performance of the perioperative areas and endoscopy, establishing the culture for evidence-based, collaborative clinical care, and outcomes driven patient experiences. The perioperative areas include Pre-Admission Testing (PAT), Operating Rooms, and Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU). The Clinic Director works with the surgeons, nurses, anesthesia providers and administration to develop team effectiveness and engagement, and set expectations for our patients’ clinical experiences and effective care transitions. The Perioperative Clinic Director works with clinical leaders in the surgical specialties to develop and nurture high quality and safe care for our patients, using operational excellence as a framework, and peer review as appropriate. $175,000 base pay + $10k bonus opportunity for hitting goals and metrics.
- Active medical license in the state of California
- Board Certification
- Experience in Anesthesiology or Surgery with preferred leadership experience and training
RESPONSIBILITIES / TASKS:
- Hold scheduled meetings at least monthly, and ad-hoc documented meetings as necessary with providers and surgical services leadership to discuss systems/patient flow, quality outcomes, scheduling and other operational matters, encouraging team process and engagement from all.
- Assist in the professional development and growth of surgeons in collaboration with the Chief Medical Officer, relevant Quality and Safety leaders, and site medical directors.
- Regularly assess medical staff perceptions and needs of the program to assure harmonious working relationships and evidence based clinical and safety practices.
- Regularly review and annually sign off (as approved and updated) the latest Joint Commission standard policies, procedures, and evidence based clinical protocols for patient care.
- Participate actively in the recruitment, selection, and on-boarding of new providers, including orientation to multi-disciplinary team process. Provide regular performance feedback and coaching as requested by the Chief Medical Officer to ensure our providers positive professional development, strong team behavior, and resiliency.
- Ensure there is a system for benchmarking clinical and operating performance, as well as for planning and implementing required changes to exceed benchmarks. Include at a minimum: on time starts, room turnover, and block utilization. Examine need and implement systems to accommodate ambulatory cases, designing work flows that replicate the best practices of ambulatory surgery centers. Design surge systems for unexpected volumes that optimize patient flow.
- Accept responsibility for receiving, clarifying, investigating, and resolving in conjunction with surgical services and other SMHC leadership all concerns or questions of policy raised by surgeons or other perioperative personnel in a timely way.
- Review, investigate, manage and resolve complaints / concerns about providers arising from patients, medical staff, or administration. Provide coaching, counseling, retraining, and direction in collaboration with Chief Medical Officer to ensure positive performance development. Trend complaints and lead the team toward continuous improvement of care for patients.
- Manage own administrative and clinical time to the expected standard, balancing the need to be present for patients, providers, and administrative colleagues for best patient outcomes and program effectiveness. Report hours as required for compliance with Medicare regulations and hospital policy.
- Regularly attend and participate in other, related medical staff committees, as requested by SMHC leadership, within scope of responsibilities and administrative hours. Engage other providers to participate in meetings as appropriate as part of their professional development and organizational citizenship. Provide physician leadership to the Perioperative Executive Committee, collaborating with nursing, anesthesia, and administration.
- Assist in an efficient and expeditious operation of the practice providing input on budgets, billing, equipment, staffing, and yearly goals and objectives. Interact closely with administration to develop goals and provide ongoing assessment to achieve objectives, consistent with SMHC strategic plan(s). Work with providers to manage and monitor goal achievement.
- Work with OR Value Analysis Committee to ensure a smooth and effective supply chain, and optimal standardization of supplies, workflows, and clinical practice.
- Managerial skills necessary to plan, organize, and direct operational activities.
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills necessary to interact with all levels.
- Must be comfortable with an interdisciplinary culture of collaboration.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.