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Chief of Perioperative Services

Miami, FL, USA | Jackson Health System

  • Industry:
    Healthcare - Hospitals
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  • Functions:
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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The Chief of Perioperative Services is responsible for the perioperative services administration, which includes the Main OR, Ryder Trauma OR, Pediatric Outpatient Surgery, Pre-Anesthesia Testing, and Endoscopy Suite. The incumbent maintains effective lines of communication with the medical, nursing, social work and management staffs and coordinates the development, implementation and the evaluation of standard of patient care. The incumbent will have 60-80% administrative time and spend the remaining time in a clinical function.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Plans, develops, implements and evaluates all medical and ancillary services at the clinic /center of responsibility. Continuously assesses and improves the efficiency of systems and processes across Peri-Operative Services to ensure cost-effective utilization of resources. Responsible for leading our monthly OR executive committee and tracking/addressing key performance indicators (i.e. On-Time starts, turnover time, block utilization, etc.). Daily management of anesthesia provider assignments (board runner), in conjunction with the CRNA Associate Director, to ensure service is operating efficiently. Work alongside the hospital leadership to develop a 10-year master plan for the peri-operative division. Ensures that all patients presenting themselves for primary health care services are provided with the appropriate diagnostic, treatment services and proper disposition of their particular needs. Performs medical examinations, evaluations, assessments, diagnoses, and treatment to System patients. Provides medical consultative services to other medical personnel in the clinic/center of responsibility, specifically related to overall patient management. Assists, implements and achieves the medical goals and objectives for the clinic/center of responsibility. Ensures that all medical services meet or exceed standards required by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Hospitals and State of Florida Licensure requirements. Leads the Perioperative Safety & Quality initiatives and various committees to support patient outcomes and best practices as assigned. Monitors and evaluates present and future needs for medical/diagnostic services in the clinic/center of responsibility. Recruits, motivates and maintains an effective medical/nurse practitioner staff to carry out assigned responsibilities. Participates in the interview process and recommends candidates to become employees in the area(s) assigned. Participates in the performance evaluation process and serves as the rater for physicians supervised. Disciplines, recommends adverse actions to be taken against physicians they supervise, as may be necessary. Works collaboratively with the team members who work in the peri-operative areas in addressing their issues, concerns, and expectations, and acts as an arbiter of conflicts that may arise in the area between surgical and anesthesia faculty, clinical staff, and administrative staff regarding clinical issues, professionalism and efficiency. Ensures that the clinic/area is adequately staffed, and delegates designee to act in absence. Ensures providers meet productivity standards. Prepares and presents performance evaluations to assigned staff. Promotes communication via scheduled meetings with administrative staff and medical care providers. Provides direct patient care on a daily basis and provides all necessary medical record documentation including Medicare/Medicaid and third party payers requirements. Works as scheduled and may rotate through System. Prescribes pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate to assessed medical conditions. Refers patients to specialists and to relevant patient care components as appropriate. Directs and coordinates the patient care activities of nursing and support staff as required. Follows established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. Attends Medical Staff meetings and participates with/on JMH committees/sub-committees. Participates in utilization review, quality assessment and improvement programs to improve patient care. Provides medical consultative services to other medical personnel, specifically related to overall patient management. Maintains current standards of acceptable medical practice. Participates in educational programs specific to patient care. Involves patients (and family, when necessary) in the decision making process about treatment. Meets productivity standards. Attends meetings and conferences, as directed. Participates in mandatory educational programs, in-service/training courses to maintain job competency skills. Maintains effective communication and working relationships with JHS medical personnel in the community. Collaborates with Radiology, Pathology, Surgery, Medical Oncology, and Nursing in the clinical management of patients. Performs all credentialed medical procedures according to standards, including time-out protocols. Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of the continuous Quality Improvement Plan to identify improvement opportunities. Clearly communicates the organizations mission and vision to all staff. Performs other related duties and tasks as directed. Collaborates with multidisciplinary team in provision of direct patient care. Participates in the development of grant proposals for future funding of the program. Maintains records and prepares reports and correspondence related to the work. Role models behaviors of service excellence and CARE values (Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Expertise). Performs all other related job duties as assigned.



Generally requires 10 or more years of related experience. Leadership experience is required.


Doctorate degree in Medicine is required.

License Certification:

Valid Florida Medical License, DEA board certification and board certification in Anesthesiology or Surgery (all specialties considered) are required. Other specialty certifications related to specialty are a plus.

Knowledge Skill Abilities:

General Competencies: Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work accurately while meeting multiple deadlines. Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form. Ability to handle difficult and stressful situations with critical thinking and professional composure. Ability to understand and follow instructions. Ability to exercise sound and independent judgment. Knowledge and skill in use of job appropriate technology and software applications. Management Competencies: Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. Skill in monitoring/assessing the performance to make improvements or take corrective action. Skill in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems. Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate programs. Ability to establish goals and objectives. Ability to recognize, analyze, and solve a variety of problems.

Physical Demands:

Job function requires frequent sitting, standing or walking for extended period of time. Must be able to carry objects weighing up to 20 pounds. Jobs in this group require frequent visual acuity to perform activities related to extended use of computers. Additional information and provision requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by the home unit/department in collaboration with the Reasonable Accommodations Committee (RAC).

Work Environment:

Jobs in this group are required to function in a fast paced environment with occasional high pressure or emergent and stressful situations. Frequent interaction with a diverse population including team members, providers, patients, insurance companies and other members of the public. Function is subject to inside environmental conditions, with occasional outdoor exposures. Exposure to various environments such as: communicable diseases, toxic substances, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a hospital and medical office environment. May also be exposed to needle sticks, airborne infections, medical gases, X-Ray, chemical exposures and other potential hazards. Must wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when exposed to infectious/clinical hospital environment. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions. Additional information and provision requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by the home unit/department in collaboration with the Reasonable Accommodations Committee (RAC).

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