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Director/Administrator, Ambulatory Surgery Center, Hospital for Special Surgery
Company / Organization:
Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY10021
Ms. Cara Arai
Minimum Degree Requirements:
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS:
• A bachelor of nursing degree from an accredited college or university is required. A master’s degree in nursing, healthcare administration, MBA, or other related fields is preferred.
• Current NYS Registered Nurse (RN) License and CPR Certification are required. Additional certifications (CNOR, ANCC, and CASC) are highly desirable.
EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:
• A professional with management experience (5-plus years) in hospitals and/or free-standing ambulatory centers is required. Management experience of a joint-venture ambulatory surgery facility is highly desirable. General experience in academic, multi-specialty institutions, with some knowledge of orthopedics, is preferred.
• Experience interfacing with medical and executive leadership in a hospital and/or ambulatory setting is required. Must be adept at working through issues with surgeons, anesthesiologists, and other OR/hospital staff.
• Experience implementing and managing the business plans for a large clinical group, department or center.
• Excellent leadership skills and experience managing a large department/center through well-established performance management skills. Proven success in developing a high-performance work environment and culture, with a highly diverse workforce.
• Knowledge of principles and practices of administration, fiscal, and personnel management essential to the success of a large department, unit, or center.
• Minimum of five years of ambulatory surgery/perioperative experience is required.
• Knowledge and expertise in all areas of ambulatory-surgery operations (Pre-Op, PACU, OR, and administration) is required.
• Knowledge of change management, “lean” process, and quality-improvement principles; ability to initiate and implement change conducive to the improvement of the quality and safety of patient-care delivery.
• Experience resolving issues through innovative problem solving and solution development. Possesses a continuous-improvement mind-set.
• Well organized and disciplined, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and projects. Good at priority setting and dealing with competing demands; able to adjust allocation of resources, as required.
• Technology savvy; ability to use new technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision making in patient care and operations.
• Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations; standards and guidelines of certifying and accrediting bodies; standards, protocols, and procedures governing the provision of nursing and ambulatory care.
• Knowledge of practices and current trends in health care and ambulatory/perioperative services.
The Director/Administrator is responsible for managing all the activities and projects during the start-up phase for the Ambulatory Surgery Center. Once the facility is open and running, the responsibilities will transition to the daily management of the clinical and administrative functions. He/she directs and coordinates the activities of the center to assure optimal and appropriate care of patients, consistent with the philosophy of Hospital for Special Surgery. He/she works to continuously improve patient care and operational efficiency, as well as patient and employee satisfaction.
He/she is responsible for the management of center personnel and for developing a high-performance and engaged team, with the appropriate skills and competencies to achieve the short- and long-term goals of the center.
The Director is accountable for the effective delivery of skilled, efficient, and compassionate patient care. Responsibilities include coordination of all aspects of patient care; troubleshooting issues; ensuring compliance with accreditation and regulatory standards; managing quality assurance/quality improvement/change management initiatives; ensuring that all safety and risk management requirements are met; supervision of a professional staff that include nurses, technicians, and administrators; budgeting, billing, and accounting; policy management; and leadership in helping to align and implement the vision of the center with that of Hospital for Special Surgery.
S/he will develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with the entire medical staff at the center and be a role-model and effective liaison for the ASC with the hospital’s medical and executive leadership. He/she will work closely with the VP and AVP of Perioperative Services for HSS.
The position has a matrixed reporting relationship to both the ASC Board and the EVP & COO.