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Director - Surgical Services (RN)

Job Reference: JIH02700320
Date Posted: 13 February 2019
Employer: Ascension
Location: Warren , Michigan
Sector: Wider Healthcare Team
Contract Type: Full-Time
Closing Date: 04 March 2019

Job Description

We Are Hiring

Title: Dir-Surgical Services 4

City, State: Warren,MI

Location: St John Macomb Hospital -34023

Department: Surgical Services Admin 001

Additional Job Details: Full-Time,Rotating, 40 hours,Weekly

Why Join Ascension?

Ascension St. John Providence - Committed to providing care that treats the entire person-body, mind, and spirit-we've been a part of Ascension since 1999. We provide comprehensive prevention, primary care, and advanced treatment programs with more than 125 medical centers and seven hospital locations spanning four counties.

St. John Providence Health System is a member of Ascension Health, the largest not-for-profit Catholic Health system in the United States.

Our Mission, Vision and Values: St. John Providence Health System, as a Catholic health ministry, is committed to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals in the communities we serve, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable.

Our Values: We are called to: Service of the Poor, Reverence, Integrity, Wisdom, Creativity and Dedication

Our Vision: Our passion for healing calls us to cultivate trust, advocate wellness, and transform healthcare.

Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide everything we do at Ascension. They are foundational to our work to transform healthcare and express our priorities when providing care and services, particularly to those most in need.

What You Will Do

Job Summary:

As our new Director of Surgical Services, you will oversee 16 total ORs, between two locations, St. John Macomb-Oakland, Warren MI and St. John Macomb-Oakland Madison Heights MI. This position includes oversite of Pre-Surgical Screening, Pre-Op, PACU, Phase II Recovery as well as Sterile Processing. Cases handled at these locations include General Surgery, Ortho, Neuro and Heart. The Director - Surgical Services leads the development and implementation of policies, procedures and strategies for Surgical Services. In this position y ou will work to grow surgical volumes and be a collaborative leader and partner with other departments, leaders and associates. You will see that Working for Ascension is more than just a job. It's a career where your talent and passion for delivering quality healthcare can make a difference for patients, team members, and the community.


  • Develops departmental goals, plans and standards consistent with the clinical, administrative, legal and ethical requirements/objectives of the organization.
  • Plans, organizes and directs all activities related to staffing, including hiring, orienting, evaluating, disciplinary actions and continuing education initiatives.
  • Prepares budgets and ensures compliance with allocated funding. Coordinate and directs internal/external audits.
  • Directs and evaluates all clinical activities, including care plan development, service level determination, and complaint management to achieve performance and quality control objectives.
  • Ensures the appropriate development of team members and provides coaching to cultivate high performance teamwork. Evaluates the performance of designated management teams, and intervenes with individual members to optimize group performance.
  • Removes obstacles to achieving clinical quality, service excellence and financial effectiveness targets. Takes action to integrate care delivery and operational processes across operating units, within and outside the Surgical Services Division, to reduce rework, error and inefficiency.
  • Utilizes tools, auditing processes, educational programs, and decision making bodies to ensure a continuous state of regulatory and accreditation readiness. Assures compliance with all certification agency regulations including but not limited to TJC, CMS, AOA, NRC, FDA and OSHA.
  • Identifies trends in medical practice patterns, and the potential for new physician recruitment. Monitors physician issues, and takes action to analyze and address physician preferences. Serves as a liaison from administration to the medical staff practice committees and governance bodies.



  • Required Credential(s):
    • Current Registered Nurse (RN) licensure by the State of Michigan Board of Nursing required.
    • One or more of the following:
      • Basic Life Support Provider certification from the American Heart Association (AHA) required. American Red Cross (ARC) CPR for Professional Rescuers card will be accepted upon hire but renewal must be a BLS Provider card from AHA.


  • Bachelor's degree required Master's degree preferred

Work Experience:

  • 5 years of experience in management required.

Surgical Services Experience highly recommended. OR Experience Preferred. CNOR Certification required within One-Year of Hire Date.

Equal Employment Opportunity

St. John Providence Health System is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all associates and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The information requested on this application will not be used for any purpose prohibited by law. If you require assistance or an accommodation to complete this application, please let us know.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the "EEO is the Law" poster:


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St. John Providence Health System provides reasonable accommodation so that qualified applicants with a disability may participate in the selection process. Please advise us of any accommodations you request in order to express interest in a position by e-mailing: . Please state your request for assistance in your message. Only reasonable accommodation requests related to applying for a specific position within St. John Providence Health System will be reviewed at the e-mail address supplied.
Thank you for considering a career with St. John Providence Health System.

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