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Clinical Director

JOB SUMMARY

The Clinical Director is responsible for the management of daily operations of the Surgery Center. Provides leadership, direction and administration to Surgery Center to insure accomplishment of center-level objectives and provides supervision, facilitation and guidance to manager/supervisor team members. The Clinical Director is responsible for managing, directing, coordinating and controlling the operating functions, processes and staff of POSC-P. He/she is expected to promote efficient surgical services which lead to positive patient experiences and foster positive work relationships among all departments at the Center.

JOB DUTIES

  • Provides administrative direction and serves as a mentor to staff. Facilitates staff growth and development through experiential and educational opportunities.
  • Analyzes situations accurately and take effective action. Exercises a high degree of initiative, judgment, discretion and decision making to achieve Center objectives.
  • Maintains knowledge of, adheres to and develops POSC-P policies and procedures; educates and ensures compliance of staff using POSC-P policies and procedures.
  • Assures Surgery Center compliance with all government regulatory agencies and accrediting bodies within this position’s scope of practice. Represents the Center in its relationship with these entities.  Reports variances, occurrences and events involving risk management to Surgery Center Medical Director, Continuous Quality Control Committee and Governing Board using excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Monitors and reports Center variances of the center relative to identified benchmarks, industry standards and approved staffing, operational and capital budgets to the Medical Director and when appropriate to the Governing Body.
  • Participates with Governing Body to chart and implement the Center’s mission in response to the changing needs of the community. Informs the Governing Body about current trends, problems and activities in the medical field to facilitate policy making.   Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with Governing Board, Medical Staff, employees, patients and the public.
  • Provides oversight and coordinates the provision of healthcare services by the acquisition, utilization retention and organization of resources (human, financial, physical) in conjunction with management company personnel.
  • Recommends, develops and updates strategic short term and long range plans to support the center’s philosophy and goals.
  • Coordinates and approves the selection and training of new personnel. Reviews employee performance as scheduled or at least annually. Provides disciplinary action and/or discharge of employees. Manages employee files and records.
  •   Approves PTO requests and overtime hours.
  •   Continually monitors operations, programs physical properties and financial properties.    Initiates appropriate changes with management team, medical staff and Governing Board.
  •   Coordinates, with other management team members, resolution of any medical or administrative problems and keeps lines of communication open with staff to ensure high employee morale and a professional, healthy atmosphere.
  • Enhances professional growth and development to keep current in the latest trends in surgery center administration.
  • Is knowledgeable of information systems programs and application.
  • Ability to exercise a high degree of initiative, judgment, discretion and decision making to achieve organizational objectives.
  • Appoints a person responsible for the facility in the absence of the Clinical Director
  • Oversees monthly staff meetings outlining goals and priorities of the Center.
  • Plans and coordinates quarterly and annual drills for staff
  • Oversees and promotes QI program, involves staff and provides findings to POSC-P employees, medical staff and governing board.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Bachelors degree in Nursing and/or Health Management.
Experience: Prior experience in a management role, including supervisory experience (minimum 2-5years), preferably in an ambulatory surgery setting. Prior experience with fiscal responsibility, preferably in a for-profit setting.
Certifications/License: Registered Nurse (currently licensed in the state of Georgia). BLS certification. ACLS certification preferred. CASC certification preferred or will to become certified within five (5) years.

REQUIREMENTS

A foundation knowledge of Medical Terminology.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met successfully to perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to move upper extremities within full range of motion as well as stoop and bend at 90 degrees. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds.

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