Covenant Health is Eastern Tennessee's top-performing healthcare network with 10 hospitals, 75+ outpatient and specialty services, and Covenant Medical Group, our area’s fastest-growing physician practice division. Headquartered in Knoxville, TN., Covenant Health is a community-owned, not-for-profit healthcare system and the area’s largest employer. Our more than 10,000 employees, volunteers, and 1,500 affiliated physicians are dedicated to improving the quality of life for the more than one million patients and families we serve every year. Covenant Health is the only healthcare system in East Tennessee to be named six times by Forbes as a Best Employer.
The Director of Surgical Services directs, coordinates, and has 24-hour accountability for the operation of the surgical services division (Operating Rooms, Same Day Surgery, Pre-Admission Evaluation, PACU and Central Sterile Services) of a busy acute care hospitals' surgical services and perioperative departments. This Surgical Director opportunity is to develop and implement the strategic and operational plans for Surgical Services. Leads, supports, and supervises the Manager of Surgical Services. The Director facilitates the Perioperative Steering Team in cooperation with the Medical Director and Chief of Surgery. The Director evaluates employee work performance providing employee counseling and coaching in collaboration with the Managers and Human Resources. Collaborates with Human Resources in the recruitment and retention of employee partners within Surgical Services. Develops and maintains the clinical ladders for perioperative nursing and surgical technologists. Maintains and fosters a positive educational relationship with local colleges and universities to facilitate clinical rotations. The Director’s responsibility includes development and maintenance of an ongoing quality monitoring improvement program, including Lean Six Sigma projects, infection control and risk management initiative. The Director communicates and collaborates with other departments for problems identification and resolution.
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