Director, Perioperative Services
Redlands Community Hospital


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Redlands Community Hospital (RCH) is a 229-bed stand-alone, acute care hospital with a medical staff of 300+ and 1800 employees. Founded in 1904, RCH has been providing healthcare to the community for over 100 years and is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). RCH has regularly expanded to meet the needs of the community and has recently added four new surgery rooms, making a total of 12 ORs, and is expanding and remodeling the Emergency Department, Gift Shop and parking area, and has acquired nearby medical office property for future expansion. RCH has received several awards and accolades including: Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade A, Spring 2020, CMS 4-Star Rating for quality-of-care 2019, Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery, Joint Replacement 2021 and more.

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Director, Perioperative Services

Reporting to the Vice President of Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer, this position is responsible for the overall direction of the Surgery Department, PACU, Ambulatory Infusion Center (temporary), GI Lab, CPD and Center for Surgical and Specialty Care. The current role oversees approximately 150 employees and manages a budget of approximately $44 million. There are 12 OR suites, Biplane hybrid neurosurgical suite which covers 11,000 square feet and two Davinci Surgical Systems. The Director has oversight and responsibility for all financial, managerial, strategic, and clinical objectives. The Director directs, plans, and develops all aspects of quality patient care to achieve clinical and service excellence. The Director ensures staff development, performance, and competence, staffing patterns, performance improvement, capital and operating budgeting, and internal and external marketing and communication for the department. This position is accountable to county, state, and federal agencies in addition to other external regulatory agencies for maintaining compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and standards.

Key Goals & Objectives

  • Quickly build trust, rapport and credibility with staff, leaders and physicians throughout the organization
  • Evaluate the department (staff, policies and procedures) in order to identify strengths and weaknesses and develop recommended solution plans accordingly
  • Clearly communicate goals, objectives and expectations to staff and hold all parties accountable
  • Achieve reputation as an effective “can-do, will-do” leader
  • Look for opportunities to grow the business while at the same time improving outcomes and the overall patient & family experience
  • Encourage and mentor staff within the Department to self-motivate and realize their maximum potential
  • Effectively utilize data in communication with senior leadership and as a basis for decision making
  • Effectively manage workload and develop appropriate staffing levels to meet the unique needs of the organization
  • Maintain a positive work environment, keep turn-over low and be a key part of maintaining a union-free environment
  • Lead the department in reestablishing its elective surgeries
  • Work closely with Anesthesia to improve pre-op assessment
  • Improve efficiency of pre-op Educators
  • Reinvigorate Professional Practice Council (shared governance)
  • Apply the successful orthopedic model to General and GYN surgeries
  • Work closely with the Materials Management Director to decrease costs of implants and overall cost of care
  • Improve efficiencies of Infusion staff
  • Current California Nursing (RN) license required
  • Current CPR, PALS, ACLS certification required with Certification in Specialty preferred
  • Three years of clinical experience in acute care; two years’ experience in management with increasing supervisory experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Knowledgeable in regulatory requirements: Federal, State, Title XXII, The Joint Commission, and California Department of Public Health

Style and Personal Characteristics

  • Highly motivated, self-starter, values-based, energetic, enthusiastic, honest and professional with strong personal integrity and a pragmatic, proactive approach to problem solving
  • A genuinely nice person who aligns well with the RCH culture of caring about the patient and the community
  • Demonstrated leadership ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively across organizational lines and with a diverse group of people and disciplines, including physicians
  • Ability to develop strong relationships inside and outside of the organization, and to effectively communicate with employees, the medical staff and healthcare management staff
  • An excellent manager who values employees and can build relationships with employees at all levels of the organization based on trust and who enjoys mentoring and developing their staff
  • Creative, flexible, positive and responsive
  • A team player as well as a team builder who is able to delegate appropriately, make difficult decisions and lead by example

Redlands is a city of approximately 70,000 people located at the base of the San Bernardino mountains, 60 miles northeast of Los Angeles and 45 miles west of Palm Springs. Redlands is rich in history, offers a wide variety of shopping, dining and outdoor activities such as biking and hiking. The Redlands Community Hospital Primary Service Area includes Colton, Mentone, Yucaipa, Calimesa, Cherry Valley, Beaumont and Banning.

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For the selected candidate, a complete and competitive compensation package will be offered which includes salary, opportunity for bonus, major insurances, PTO, retirement, and relocation assistance.

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