Nursing Director, Procedural Services

8 - 10 years experience  •  Education.

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/06/17
Farmington, CT
8 - 10 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/06/17

At UConn, John Dempsey Hospital (JDH), patient experience and quality of care are paramount. If you are an experienced Nursing Director with a strong background in procedural services and have a commitment to safety and excellence, we want to speak with you.


This crucial position is accountable for the overall coordination of assessment, planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the assigned clinical areas. This role also includes responsibility for: mission, vision, values, and overall strategic plan for growth and business development, clinical management, patient care, budgeting, financial management, and quality management of responsible departments. Additionally, this role is responsible for creating a contemporary patient focused environment in a collaborative multidisciplinary team based approach. Plans, organizes, coordinates and directs department functions in accordance with State, Federal and Local regulatory requirements as well as policies and procedures of the Health Center.


Reporting Relationship:

Receives direction from the Chief Nursing Officer.


Supervision Responsibility:

Directs mentors and coaches managers within areas of responsibility and hospital wide as assigned.


Experience and Training:

  • Minimum of eight (8) years nursing experience with five (5) years progressive experience in the field of nursing.

  • Two (2) years of the general experience must have been in a supervisory capacity at or above the level of nursing director or nursing manager.

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s Degreerequired, one of which must be in nursing.

  • Must have and maintain a current license as a registered professional nurse in the State of Connecticut.


Specialty Requirements:

The Nursing Director, Procedural Services must have proven experience in a role of Nursing Director within an inpatient operating suite, same day surgery center and specialty procedural centers and/or obstetrical services.


Minimum Requirements:

Previous experience working as a full time Nursing Director within a perioperative setting.  

Principal duties and Accountabilities:

Operational Performance

  • Serves as a liaison with the senior team in planning strategic goals and objectives, implementation and evaluation of operations and outcomes of the responsible departments.

  • Conducts regularly scheduled meetings with the departmental Physician Leaders and Nurse Managers to address goals and objectives, operational performance metrics, improvement strategies and staff concerns

  • Ensure the safe and compliant development and maintenance of objectives, policies and procedures to ensure the efficient operation of the responsible departments

  • Assures the departmental goals and objectives are established to ensure the institutional and nursing mission, vision and goals are met.

  • Ensures adequate staffing coverage in accordance with established productivity measures based on patient population needs.

  • Ensures accountability in the provision of support services essential to each department’s provision of patient care.

  • Strives to streamline operations and effectively apply new concepts and techniques for positive outcomes

  • Identifies and implements measure to achieve evidence based outcomes and organizational goals for areas of responsibility.


Financial Performance

  • Develops and oversees the preparation and monitoring of the responsible department’s annual personnel, supply and equipment budgets.

  • Develops, oversees and monitors all departmental performance metrics.

  • Monitors budgetary variances and progress in budget performance and makes necessary adjustments as needed.

  • Employee Investment – Human Resources

  • Hires, educates, mentors, and evaluates responsible department managers. Educates managers in new and existing departmental procedures and systems.

  • Makes recommendations and provides opportunities for growth and development of personnel and arranges for appropriate education and training.

  • Ensures succession planning for own role as well as management roles within departments of responsibility.

  • Promotes a level of professionalism, which motivates academic pursuit and continuing education on the part of the staff by establishing and meeting departmental based educational goals.

  • Creates and maintains a supportive, continual learning environment for all staff, and students.

  • Ensures annual performance evaluation of staff are completed timely.

  • Responds in a timely fashion to staff concerns and functions proactively to maintain staff satisfaction.

  • Works with human resources and department managers to counsel, discipline and terminate staff, as needed.

  • Ensures departmental metrics and goals are maintained and outcomes are measured and support organizational and nursing mission, vision and goals.

  • Demonstrates self-development and keeps current in a variety of clinical management and health care topics by participation on a national and local level in professional associations.


Quality – Standards Compliance

  • Assures continual compliance of responsible departments with all The Joint Commission, Department of Public Health, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Public Health Law, HIPAA, Corporate Compliance, institutional and departmental rules and regulations and makes certain these are properly addressed in policy and procedure.

  • Collaborates with the Chief Nursing Officer and others as applicable to establish patient care standards and evaluates overall compliance

  • Identifies quality bench marks utilizing regional and national data to monitor programmatic quality and identifies opportunities for improvement

  • Supports and encourages research endeavors and activities within departments

  • Ensures that a safe and caring environment is maintained for patients that is conducive to positive health teaching and maintenance; patient and family expectations of care; and develops mechanisms to assess same.

  • Fosters and implements programs within the departments that support cultural diversity.


Interactive Relationships

  • Promotes empowerment of the departmental managerial staff by utilizing collaborative approaches and encouraging new ideas.

  • Functions as a leader of the healthcare team and various interdisciplinary committees to improve patient care and meet patient needs.

  • Promotes collegial relationships based on mutual respect and support at all levels of the nursing organization.



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