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Director, Perioperative Services

Springfield Memorial Hospital
Springfield, IL
Tracking Code 2024-20166

Position Summary

Day Shift

The Director Perioperative Services position is a nurse leadership position, responsible for direction and coordination related to clinical operations within the PACU, Baylis Day Surgery and Special Procedures departments within the Perioperative Services Division.  Ensures the daily operations are managed in a way that optimizes efficient work flow, meets customers’ needs, and adheres to the annual operating and capital budgets.  Facilitates interdepartmental communication and collaboration to optimize team relationships and quality patient outcomes. Coordinates performance improvement activities to advance quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness within the Perioperative Services product-line.  Ensures incorporation of Magnet Program principles and concepts into the day-to-day functioning of Perioperative Services. Provides service to 6 OR, 6 procedural rooms and numerous surgical specialties. Embodies the Memorial Health Values of Safety, Integrity, Quality, and Stewardship that support our mission and vision.

Highlights & Benefits

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Memorial Childcare
  • Mental Health Services
  • Growth Opportunities
  • Continuing Education
  • Local and National Discounts
  • Pet Insurance
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(k)
  • Life Insurance and Voluntary Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program and Colleague Wellness
  • Adoption Assistance

Required Skills

  1. Accountable for timely, effective resolution of operational issues/problems/critical incidents that impact patient care/nursing/ processes in areas of responsibility.
  2. Develops and oversees implementation of operational changes with potential to involve multiple patient care-related departments/units.
  3. Provides oversight for the coordination, standardization, and improvement of patient care in areas of responsibility, including staffing, scheduling, and optimal resource management.
  4. Collaborates with other leaders to identify and implement changes in daily work processes to facilitate optimal clinical, financial and culture of safety outcomes.
  5. Monitors the monthly operating statement and budget variances on assigned units/departments and directs Nurse Managers in addressing and correcting variances.Assists with the development of annual capital and operational budgets for the Perioperative Services Division.
  6. Participates in patient care product acquisition decisions; including the RTE process.
  7. Accountable for the research, development, and implementation of special projects/new services that impact areas of responsibility.
  8. Provides input on facility renovation/construction projects involving assigned patient care units to ensure integration of clinical needs.
  9. Provides administrative direction to assigned Nurse Managers in monitoring and developing action plans to address patient, employee and physician satisfaction issues.
  10. Maintains current knowledge and compliance with all regulatory standards and assumes leadership role in preparation for accreditation and licensing surveys/reviews.
  11. Facilitates inter- and intra-departmental cooperation & collaboration to ensure compliance with required processes to maximize patient flow & throughput.
  12. Serves on key housewide committees/task forces/work groups as Perioperative Services Division representative.
  13. Works with the Human Resources Department in the planning, implementation & evaluation of patient care workforce needs including recruitment, retention, and professional development of current and future staff.
  14. Performs other related work as required or requested.



The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job.  Incumbents may be requested to perform tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.




Required Experience


·         Bachelor’s degree required. 

·         Master’s degree in healthcare field (Nursing, Business, or Healthcare Administration) required.



·         Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification preferred. 

·         Applicable nurse certification preferred.


·         Minimum five years healthcare management/administrative experience required.

·         Minimum two years of experience leading complex projects directed at healthcare facility design/renovation/construction, healthcare outcomes, patient safety, or process improvement required. 

Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

·         Accountability: Ability to hold people accountable to standards of performance or ensure compliance using the power of one’s position or force of personality appropriately and effectively, with the long-term good of the organization in mind.

·         Change Management: Ability to energize stakeholders and sustain their commitment to changes in approaches, processes, and strategies.

·         Collaboration: Ability to work cooperatively and inclusively with other individuals and/or teams not formally lead; working together as opposed to working separately or competitively.

·         Communication: Ability to use written and spoken communication in formal and informal situations to convey meaning, build shared understanding, and productively move agendas forward.

·         Initiative: Ability to identify a problem, obstacle or opportunity and then take action in light of identification to address current or future problems or opportunities. Initiative emphasizes proactively doing things and not simply thinking about future actions.

·         Innovation: Ability to approach one’s work and the organization in new and breakthrough ways, including applying complex concepts, developing creative new solutions, or adapting previous solutions in promising ways.  

·         Project Management: Ability to plan, execute and oversee a multi-year project involving significant resources, scope and impact.

·         Strategic Orientation: Ability to consider the business, demographic, ethno-cultural, and regulatory implications of decisions and develop strategies that continually improve the long-term success and viability of the organization.

Springfield, IL

Sandra Dunn


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