Executive Director of Surgical Operations

The Singing River   •  

Ocean Springs, MS

Industry: Healthcare


5 - 7 years

Posted 51 days ago

Position Overview

The Executive Director of Surgical Operations is responsible for direct oversight of all fiscal operations and clinical integrity for General Surgery, Urology, Orthopedics, CRNAs, and other assigned services; administration of clinical and fiscal surgery operations; development and execution of annual operating and capital budget; optimizing surgery room efficiency; serving as business and clinical liaison with Surgery groups; evaluating and sharing cost and quality data and opportunities with Surgery groups and applicable Health System Administrative and Medical Staff. He/She supervises and evaluates work activities to improve service utilization and establishes objectives and evaluative/operational criteria. The Executive Director manages the operational effectiveness of the services in a manner that maximizes the patient experience, staff collaboration and effectiveness, and net revenues, all while minimizing costs.

The Executive Director of Surgical Operations will reduce clinical and operational variability; improve the efficiency of patient flow; increase consistency in surgery start times and turnover; increased training of surgery techs; optimize use of order sets; optimize patient, employee and physician satisfaction; minimize costs per procedure; aggressively work with vendors to obtain optimal contract terms; and maximize favorability of patient outcomes. He/She improves efficiencies within the assigned services and assists with compliance of contractual agreements, licensing rules and recommendations, and government reporting requirements. Serves as the strategic business leader for the assigned services; develops the business strategy and directs the core strategic and operating planning processes. The Executive Director serves as the operational leader; ensures that the services provide a level of service, quality, and accessibility that simultaneously results in lower possible cost and increased patient and employee satisfaction. Improves operational efficiency by designing and implementing processes and programs to assist in achieving key operational strategies.

The Executive Director of Surgical Operations provides leadership to assure appropriate volume and financial growth and sustainability. He/She serves as a liaison for the general and orthopedic surgeons and develops a partnership with physicians, seeking their guidance and advice often. The Executive Director provides the opportunity for effective collaboration between surgeons, anesthesiologists, professional staff and administration; and assures transparency including financial, quality and operational metrics.

The Executive Director of Surgical Operations serves as a financial leader enabling the services to achieve goals while maintaining a competitive cost structure. As a change leader, the Executive Director will partner with the Singing River Health System leaders to facilitate change that enables the services to remain competitive and effective. Provides leadership and management responsibility over all functions within the assigned services; develops and oversees high quality, cost-effective, and integrated clinics, departments, services, and programs.
Master of Business Administration (MBA); with a bachelor’s degree in a clinical area of study required.

Must hold current, unencumbered MS license / certification(s) for applicable clinical license.

Must complete BCLS certification by the end of position orientation; must maintain current BCLS certification.

A minimum of five (5) years of senior management experience in healthcare administration required.