Director, Operating Room - Main OR
Job ID: R0043195 | Health Services Leadership | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
Manages the operations of the operating room in the provision of care to patients and their families. Directs the activities of patient care and support staff.
  • Manages and supports the day-to-day operations of the operating room.
  • Supervises all team members including, but not limited to, registered nurses, patient care assistants and technicians, health unit coordinators, and related clerical staff.
  • Oversees the preparation of schedules utilizing wage and part-time staff as appropriate.
  • Adjusts according to patient flow. Accurately forecasts and manages budget for the operating room and ensures that any expenditures are within the budget. Knowledge of related benchmarks such as paid hour per patient day and worked hour per patient day.
  • Develops programs that address continuous quality improvement, system enhancement, streamlined processes, and overall nurse performance.
  • Ensures compliance with appropriate regulatory requirements specific to the operating room.
  • Ensures that the highest quality of nursing care is provided to patients and their families.
  • Develops and manages partnerships with clinicians physicians and administrative counterparts to achieve common goals.
  • Promotes integration of multidisciplinary work groups.
  • Manages recruitment performance and retention activities of assigned staff.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Position Compensation Range: $122,886.40 - $196,622.40 Annually

  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing from accredited nursing program required. Master's degree in related field within 4 years of hire.
  • Experience: 5 years of progressively more responsible experience in a surgical environment.
  • Licensure: Licensed to practice as a registered nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia required. American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider BLS certification required within 60 days of hire.

Job requires sitting/standing for prolonged periods, frequently bending/stooping/traveling (distance: 1-2 miles/day), climbing (ladder, steps), and reaching (overhead, extensive, repetitive). Ability to lift/push/pull 20-50 lbs.

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Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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