The perioperative nursing director collects comprehensive data necessary to support perioperative and organizational services.
Uses regulatory and evidence-based professional guidelines to implement workplace safety practices. Acts as a resource to
internal and external stakeholders regarding perioperative nursing care, perioperative patient outcomes, and perioperative
services. The perioperative RN director follows regulatory accrediting and professional guidelines and regulations to evaluate
professional practice of self and members of the department. Serves as a professional role model and mentor to motivate,
develop, recruit, and retain perioperative RNs and colleagues. The Nursing Director uses human and material resources to
deliver safe, high quality and cost effective perioperative services.
Some responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Demonstrates ability to analyze and project short and long term financial needs for enough in advance to
include in operational and capital budgets.
• Develops, implements and monitors departmental budget. Demonstrates the knowledge necessary to
accurately justify all budget variances.
• Demonstrates sensitivity to the needs, concerns of others.
• Communicates clear departmental goals and expectations to departmental staff and other departments
documenting their understanding of these goals.
• Maximizes departmental activity by effectively planning routine staff work schedules and demonstrates the
ability to adjust work assignments during unexpected events with minimal use of overtime.
• Demonstrates skill in applying job knowledge, utilizing internal/external resources to accomplish
departmental and organizational goals
• Active participation with timely follow through on committees, meetings, projects and reports.
• Demonstrates on-going communication with supervisor and appropriate staff on the status of projects.
• Participates in presentation of hospital-based education programs and research. Identifies appropriate in-
service information for staff and provides this information to them.
• Demonstrates fair and consistent methods of management to all employees, intervening appropriately
when employees fail to function within policy or job description.
• Functions within the general policies, stated beliefs and philosophies of the Operating Room, Post
Anesthesia Care Unit, Nursing Department and Shriners Hospitals.
• Collaborates with medical staff to ensure optimal functioning of the OR/PACU/SPD/Radiology.
• Establishes, evaluates and revises standards, policies, procedures, goals and objectives for nursing care in
• Participates in review and evaluation of the quality and appropriateness of patient care.
• Works closely with other department heads and Nurse Managers as they relate to the OR/PACU/SPD.
• Represents the OR/PACU/SPD on interdepartmental committees.
• Assists in development of and administration of the OR/PACU/SPD nursing staff.
• Recruits, hires, supervise and evaluate OR/PACU/SPD nursing staff.
• Maintains an aseptic environment and ensures compliance with all safety/health laws and regulations.
• Has knowledge of all equipment and supplies used in the OR/PACU/SPD. Assists in maintaining stock and
• Keeps records of humidity and temperatures up-to-date and coordinates adjustments.
• Chairs the monthly OR/PACU/SPD nursing staff meeting.
• Coordinates ordering, distributing and monitoring blood usage in the Hospital.
• Coordinates continuing education opportunities the OR/PACU/SPD nursing staff and serves as a resource
for all personnel.
• Keeps abreast of changes in healthcare practices and technology and is active in professional nursing
• Coordinates and evaluates the pre and postoperative teaching program.
• Provides an appropriate orientation program for new personnel.
• Attends management and patient services meetings.
• Successfully operates each department and integrates into the system as a whole in coordination with our
mission and strategic plans.
• Works well with the Medical Staff and Board of Governors.
• Ensures compliance with all regulatory affairs.
• Understands and follows hospital policies
Bachelors in Nursing Required, Masters preferred.erience
5 Years Operating Room Experience -Preferred
3 Years Supervisory experience- Preferred
2 Years Pediatric experience-Preferred
Additional Experience Information
1-3 years experience in pediatrics with a concentration in orthopedics/neuro surgery.
RN license in state of practice Required
Basic Life Support (BLS) Required
Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR) Preferred
Post Anesthesia Care Unit