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Director of Preop/PACU/PAT

Company: USPI
Location: Irving
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job DetailsBaylor Scott & White Surgical Hospital Las Colinas is seeking a qualified Director of Preop/PACU/PAT. - -Directs, coordinates and controls the multi-disciplinary activities for patients undergoing surgical intervention and recovery in a safe environment. Responsible for the interpretation, direction, and evaluation of nursing practice to promote safe, efficient, and therapeutically effective nursing care throughout the Pre-op, PACU and PAT areas. Demonstrates the primary goal of providing surgical and recovery care services that exceed customer expectations and improve clinical and financial operations. Serves as a leader and role model for the clinical staff. Makes decisions regarding direct patient care needs and communicates appropriate information to other team members. Helps maintain equipment, supplies, and cleanliness of unit as a whole. May have additional responsibilities as designed by the Chief Nursing Officer, which include, but are not limited to, providing patient care in other departments (after being oriented and educated), serving on committees, participating in quality improvement audits, and projects. -

  • Formulates and implements nursing philosophy and objectives consistent with the stated goals of the Center.
  • Assists in developing policies, procedures, and staffing essential to the achievement of the philosophy and objectives of the Center. Reviews and revises these in collaboration with the Administrator, the nursing staff and the professional staff, keeping up to date on current trends in nursing practice and patient care.
  • Evaluates programs and patient care activities.
  • Ensures continued compliance with government regulatory agencies, i.e. HIPPA, the facilities accrediting organizational standards, and Joint Commission. -
  • Assures documentation of patient care meets criteria dictated by legal practice, state, and federal health standards. -
  • Develops an organizational structure, assigning responsibilities and delegating authority that shall facilitate safe, effective, and efficient care for the patient. -
  • Provides leadership and support in developing and maintaining effective relationships with the center staff and the medical staff.
  • Establishes, maintains, analyzes, and evaluates standards of nursing care within the Pre-op, PACU and PAT areas in compliance with professional nursing standards.
  • Prepares weekly and monthly nursing schedules.
  • Collaborates on standards of performance with the ancillary support services.
  • Recruits, retains, evaluates, and supervises Pre-Op, PACU and PAT nursing personnel. -
  • Maintains awareness of professional issues at the local, state, and national levels that impact the delivery of nursing services and health care management.
  • Initiates and / or supports activities to control costs.
  • Makes recommendations for medical supplies and equipment purchases to the leadership based on the evaluation of new or improved products. -
  • Assists with quarterly inventory, including counting.
  • Delegates administrative responsibilities to another staff R.N. in his / her absence with notification to the Chief Nursing Officer.
  • Provides guidance, counseling, and support as needed to the Pre-OP, PACU and PAT nursing staff.
  • Provides and supervises nursing orientation programs and staff development as needed.
  • Reduces chance of nosocomial infection by directing attention to infection control and environmental safety practices.
  • Supervises collection of all required records and reports.
  • Holds individual employees accountable for assigned responsibilities, individual goals, and performance expectations through annual performance evaluations and conferences.
  • Serves on the facility Quality Improvement Committee with regard to issues concerning nursing practice.
  • Establishes, maintains, and evaluates quality control studies within the Pre-operative, PACU and PAT areas in collaboration with the Chief Nursing Officer to improve the services these departments provide to others.
  • Assists with environmental hazard and infection control surveillance, and participates in emergency preparedness drills.
  • Implements safe practices, and provides knowledgeable guidance and evaluation of the environment of care management including life safety (fire prevention), security, hazardous materials and waste management, emergency preparedness, infection control, and the safe use of medical equipment and utilities.
  • Identifies areas that require additional reinforcement through education, consultation, or practicum.
  • Maintains patient, physician, and employee privacy and confidentiality per policy and HIPPA regulations.
  • Follows the Center's professional code of conduct and dress code policy.
  • Communicates effectively and courteously with visitors physicians and their office staffs, patients, and employees.
  • Attends all mandatory in-services and meetings.
  • Attends annual Safety and Competency education session.
  • Assists the leadership as needed in the process of privileging and reappointing physician practitioners and their assistants.
  • Maintains the records and files for contract personnel.
  • Assists with review and revision of the policies and procedures at the Center.
  • Serves as member of committee that oversees preparations for inspections for compliance and accreditation. -
  • Assists in the development, monitoring, and control of the staff, operations, and capital budgets.
  • Works closely with the Chief Nursing Officer and Materials Manager to monitor and control the purchasing plan to stay within the proposed budget.
  • Responsibilities for Pre-Op, PACU and PAT staff include; orientation, training, evaluation, and assisting HR with maintenance of employee files. -Baylor Scott & White Surgical Hospital at Las Colinas has been serving Dallas-Fort Worth communities since opening our doors in 2003, originally as Irving Coppell Surgical Hospital. Our mission is to provide first-class surgical services to the DFW community in a safe, welcoming, and comfortable environment. We'd be happy to treat our own families in this environment.Patients come to our hospital for personalized health and wellness through education and compassionate care. Our staff stays current on advanced health care options, treatments, and procedures to ensure the health and wellness of you and your family.Our -advanced facility is proud to house state of the art technology. We provide -comprehensive outpatient and inpatient surgical treatment for a wide variety of medical conditions. For everything from simple eye procedures to the most complex spine and back surgeries, we combine exceptional care with personal attention and compassion.
    Required Experience:
    • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
    • Minimum 2 year experience in a peri-operative, or ICU, PAT hospital setting
    • 2 years management experience
    • BSN or BA preferred
    • Current Texas Nursing License
    • Current CPR, ACLS, PALS
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Good Organization habits
    • Ability to adapt to change quickly, strong knowledge base relative to surgery procedures and management of the surgical patient
    • Understands principles of aseptic technique and their implementation - -#LI-TB1Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant's or employee's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.

Keywords: USPI, Irving , Director of Preop/PACU/PAT, Executive , Irving, Texas

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