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Director - Operating Room Job

Job Number: RIH18125

Job Title: Director, Operating Room

Department: Inpatient Operating Room - 1013121

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

1.Responsible for the operation of clinical activities within the unit.
2.Demonstrates advanced level of clinical skills and the ability to support others to achieve the delivery of quality care.
3.Demonstrates interpersonal skills and competency in leadership, supervision and management of staff.
4.Demonstrates knowledge of Quality Improvement and exercises clinical competence in the ability to integrate it into the provision of patient care.
5.Demonstrates knowledge and application of the nursing process.
6.Demonstrates skill in planning, organizing and managing personnel resources in a cost effective and productive manner for the operational area of the unit.
7.Supports, maintains and provides an environment which is supportive of quality patient care through effective use of resources and personnel.
8.Practices, develops and endorses customer service skills in relationships with internal and external customers.
9.Serves as the patient and family advocate with respect to the patient’s right to privacy by protecting confidential information.
10.Develop and prepare subordinates and self, educationally, for change and improvement within the nursing unit.
11.Supervise and participates in the evaluation process of employees within the unit.
12.Actively seeks ways to control costs without compromising patient safety, quality of care or the services delivered.
13.Demonstrates knowledge of the occurrence reporting system. Uses system to report potential patient safety issues.
14.Follows established guidelines for reporting a significant medical error or unanticipated outcomes in the patient’s care which results in patient harm.
15.Attends in-service presentations and completes all mandatory education requirements.
16.Uses Performance Improvement Plan to improve patient safety

•BSN required
•MSN required
•State of Rhode Island RN License required before start date
•Minimum 5 years Management experience
•Minimum 10 years previous experience

The Operating Room Director provides leadership through planning, organizing, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating the care provided for patients. Responsibilities include fiscal, human resource, and operational functions. Maintains 24 hour accountability for patient care. The Director performs delegated duties consistent with the scope of practice and functions within the philosophy and overall plan of care at Rhode Island Hospital. The Director displays positive support for the values and mission of Rhode Island Hospital. Provides care for and supervises care of pediatric and adult patient populations.