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Title:   Clinical Director
12 / 12 / 2012
Surgery Center of Scottsdale
Full time


Job Title:      Director of Clinical Operations               Department: Nursing
Exempt:        Yes                                                                 Supervisor: Administrator

Job Summary: Directs the nursing operations in the surgery center by performing the following duties.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:include the following.   Other duties may be assigned.

  • Evaluates nursing activities to ensure patient care, staff relations and efficiency of service.


  • Ensures that nursing care is carried out as directed, and treatment is administered in accordance with physician's instructions.


  • Directs the hiring, selection, performance reviews and training of medical personnel.


  • Calls on physicians to solicit their participation in the surgery center.


  • Directs preparation and maintenance of patients' clinical records.


  • Orders, or directs ordering of supplies, including drugs, solutions, equipment and maintains records on narcotics.


  • Initiates safe practices and is knowledgeable about current center policies and procedures.  Specific procedures and practices related to pain management assessment and identification, abuse and neglect, sentinel events and response, variance reporting, response to sentinel event alerts, participation in root cause analysis and other key policies and procedures is required.


  • Ensures that the appropriate inventory levels of medical supplies, instrumentation and equipment are maintained at the surgery center to meet organizational goals, JCAHO and Medicare standards.


  • Ensures that the surgery center is properly staffed on a daily basis to meet organizational, JCAHO, Medicare and community standards.


  • Ensures efficient scheduling of surgical procedures and availability of personnel, supplies, instrumentation and equipment.


  • Ensures that Standard Universal Precautions and the principles of aseptic and sterile technique are used appropriately.


  • Implements safe practices and provides knowledgeable guidance and evaluation of the environment of care management including life safety (fire prevention), security, hazardous materials and waste management, emergency preparedness, infection control, and the safe use of medical equipment and utilities.


  • Provides assessment of physiologic, mental, physiologic, and psychosocial health status of the

child, adolescent, adults and geriatric patients.

  • Participates in patient/family discharge teaching for children, adults and geriatric patients.


  • Ensures compliance of the surgery center with state licensure, Medicare certification and JCAHO accreditation standards.

Supervisory Responsibilities:Manages all clinical personnel.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience:Bachelor's Degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; plus one to two years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Language Skills: Abilityto read, analyze, and interpret general medical and business
periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Nursinglicense and certificate from the State of Texas and current CPR certification.
Physical Demands:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and talk or hear.  The employee occasionally required to walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.
Work Environment:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable
Accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock and risk of radiation.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Comment:Decision-making is important in this position.  Decisions affect the entire Center and welfare of patients.  Must complete EDGE training and be able to recite program objectives, key requirement, process steps and goals.

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