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Clinical Ambulatory Surgery Center Director

Company: Surgery Partners
Location: Saint Peters
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

JOB TITLE: ASC Director

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

The ASC Director is responsible for the administration and supervision of all ASC personnel and is accountable to the Vice President of Operations for coordination of all medical care given and all related supporting services of the ambulatory surgical center and its personnel.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: VP of Operations

MAJOR FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The main function of the ASC Director is that of leadership and promotion of cooperative staff effort.

The ASC Director is responsible for the allocation and completion of assigned functions in daily operations. She/He interprets departmental philosophy, objectives, policy and procedure.

Areas of accountability of the ASC Director are outlined as follows:

  • Assistance to surgeons through provisions of adequately prepared service team members.
  • Delegation of responsibilities and duties to professional, technical, and ancillary personnel.
  • Responsibility for performance evaluation of all department personnel.
  • Coordination of administrative duties to ensure proper functioning of the staff.
  • Coordination of the provision and control of materials, supplies, and equipment with the Director of Supply.
  • Coordination of activity within the O.R. suite.
  • Risk Manager Designee.
  • Other responsibilities or activities as determined by the VP of Operations.

FISCAL MANAGEMENT:

  • Monitors budget compliance in daily assessment of services activity.
  • Provides input into preparation of services budget.

STANDARDS OF NURSING PRACTICE:

  • Monitors compliance of staff members in the daily practice of nursing care.
  • Communicates compliance of nursing standards to VP of Operations
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principals of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. He/She shall be able to interpret data about the patient's status in order to identify each patient's age specific needs and provide the care needed by the patients group.
  • Cultural practices will be addressed and supported as long as such practices do not harm others or interfere with planned course of medical therapy.

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES:

  • Monitors staff compliance with policy and procedures.
  • Interprets policy and procedures to staff members.
  • Enforces compliance with policy and procedures.
  • Communicates non-compliance to the VP of Operations.
  • Provides counseling and disciplinary measures to Ambulatory Care Services personnel for non- compliance with policy and procedures.

STAFFING AND UTILIZATION OF SERVICES PERSONNEL:

  • Assigns services personnel based on levels of competency and the needs of the patient.
  • Assures equitable staff assignments.
  • Participates in selection of services personnel after consulting with VP of Operations as needed.
  • Completes and posts services personnel schedule.

STAFF DEVELOPMENT:

  • Actively participates in nursing/clinical staff meetings.
  • Evaluates orientation program of all new nursing/clinical services personnel.
  • Communicates educational needs of nursing/clinical personnel to VP of Operations
  • Monitors staff compliance with annual re-certification

SERVICES ENVIRONMENT:

  • Monitors service environment daily and assure surveillance of safety issues and infection control program.
  • Reviews monthly report of radiation detection badges and takes appropriate action necessary.
  • Assures staff participation and knowledge of fire and disaster safety
  • Reviews electrical safety and assures all equipment is inspected every six months.
  • Reviews temperature and humidity controls and takes corrective action as necessary.
  • Reports environmental problems to the VP of Operations.

PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM:

  • Reviews results of monthly Improvement activity and reports to staff at regular meetings.
  • Communicates with and provides input to the VP of Operations regarding corrective action for performance improvement deficiencies.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree (B.A. and/or B.S.) or equivalent; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ambulatory Surgery Center experience preferred
  • Orthopedic experience preferred but not required
  • RN license required

Keywords: Surgery Partners, Saint Peters , Clinical Ambulatory Surgery Center Director, Other , Saint Peters, Missouri

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