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Clinical Director

Portland, OR, USA | United Surgical Partners International

  • Industry:
    Healthcare - Hospitals
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
  • Experience:
    3-5 years
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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East Portland Surgery Center is one of Portland’s leading multi-specialty surgery centers, performing cases in pain management, GI, general surgery, orthopedics, urology, ophthalmology, gynecology, ENT, and spine. We are consistently growing our business and are seeking to add a Full Time (FT) Clinical Director to our Team.

What We Value:

  • Authentic, warm interactions with our patients, physicians and team

  • Excellent service consistently delivered with integrity and a smile!

  • Team members who prefer an integrative work environment

  • Open, solution-based communication

  • A growth mindset that sees challenge as opportunity

  • Mentorship and skill building

A Successful Candidate Will:

  • Contribute by maintaining organization and flexibility

  • Deliver professional and friendly interactions to patients, physicians and our team

  • Provide exceptional customer service to our patients

  • Value that their presence is required for personal and overall team success

  • Believe in the values our company works towards daily

  • Appreciate a company that shares in creating and benefiting from its success

Required Skills:

  • Ensure that all EPSC staff deliver exceptional patient care to each and every patient the comes to the Center, and provides training and education to staff on the elements of “exceptional patient care”

  • Observes patient care and visits patients to ensure that patient care is carried out as directed, and treatment is administered in accordance with physicians’ instructions

  • In conjunction with the Patient Experience Champion, evaluate patient care activities and survey results, continually looking for ways to improve patient care

  • Coordinates patient care with business office, pre-op, and PACU

  • Formulate and implement nursing philosophy and objectives consistent with the stated goals of the Center

  • Develop policies, procedures, and staffing essential to the achievement of the philosophy and objectives of the Center – review and revise these in collaboration with the Administrator, the nursing staff, and the professional staff, keeping up to date on current trends in nursing practice and patient care

  • Responsible for continued compliance with government regulatory agencies and accrediting bodies, and is the clinical lead during survey activities

  • Assures documentation of patient care to meet criteria dictated by state and federal health standards

  • Maintain awareness of professional issues / directives at the local, state, and national levels that impact the delivery of patient care, reports on them as necessary, and adjusts clinical operating plans accordingly

  • Ensures that Standard Universal Precautions, the National Patient Safety Goals, and principles of aseptic and sterile technique are used appropriately

  • Acts as operating room lead/supervisor, and monitors efficiency of operations

  • Coordinates with Materials Manager for equipment, special equipment, and supplies for upcoming surgical cases, and resolves any issues

  • Investigates and resolves patient complaints – refers unusual problems to the Administrator

  • Oversight of all assigned clinical tasks, such as medication management, peer review, pathology, etc.

Human Resources:

  • Develop an organizational structure, assigning responsibilities and delegating authority that will facilitate safe, effective, and efficient care for the Center’s patients

  • Provide effective leadership and support in developing and maintaining effective relationship with the center staff and medical staff

  • Establish, maintain, analyze, and evaluate standards of patient care within the Center in compliance with regulations, professional nursing standards, and recommended perioperative procedures

  • Recruitment, retention, evaluation, supervision, and coaching of clinical staff

  • Coordinates orientation of new employees with the Business Office Manager (BOM), actively looks for ways to retain staff

  • Delegates administrative responsibilities to another R.N. manager in his/her absence, with notification to the administrator

  • Assumes administrative responsibility of the Center in the absence of the Administrator, in conjunction with the BOM

  • Provide and supervise nursing orientation programs and staff development as needed

  • Maintains records and tracking of all clinical staff certifications and licenses

  • Holds all clinical staff accountable for Center goals and objectives, as well as assigned responsibilities, individual goals, and performance expectations through annual performance evaluations and regular reviews

Quality Improvement:

  • Serve on the Committee of the Whole and Medical Executive Committee (MEC), and reports on quality data as needed

  • Establish, evaluate, and document quality control studies within the operating room, pre-operative area, and PACU to improve the services in these departments (continuous improvement)

  • Ensures meaningful differences are implemented as outlined in the EDGE (Every Day Giving Excellence) Program

  • 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, the safe use of medical equipment, and utilities

Personal Development and Professionalism:

  • Works with Patient Experience Champion to prepare information for staff, committee, MEC, and Board meetings

  • Leads all mandatory in-service and clinical meetings

  • Prepares Clinical and QI information for staff, committee, MEC, and Board meetings – attends meetings & delivers results and updates

  • Acts in accordance with the vision, mission, and business objectives of the Center

  • Looks for education opportunities that would benefit the staff of the center, and brings them to the center as available

  • Calls on physicians to solicit their participation in the surgery center in coordination with the local Partnership Manager

General Position Requirements:

  • BSN in nursing from an approved nursing school

  • At least five (5) years of operating room/critical care experience

  • At least three (3) years of clinical management experience

  • ASC / HOPD management experience preferred

  • Current OR RN license

  • Current certification in BLS - ACLS & PALS within 6 months of hire

  • Demonstrates clinical competency, leadership, and coaching capabilities through past performance and experience

  • Physically and emotionally capable of performing responsibilities of the position


  • A great place to work!!

  • Full insurance plan (medical, dental, vision, life, long- & short-term disability, ETC.); 401k; Excellent time off package, including 7 paid holidays per year + 2 personal days + 1 week city sick leave (CSL) + generous PTO plan

  • Profit sharing bonus (dependent on year-end financial results)

  • Schedule: Monday – Friday, with NO nights, NO weekends, NO holidays, and NO call

  • Easy location: Just off I-205 at Johnson Creek

Required Experience:

East Portland Surgery Center complies with federal, state, and/or local laws regarding mandatory vaccination of its workforce. If you are offered this position and must be vaccinated under any applicable law, you will be required to show proof of full vaccination or obtain an approval of a religious or medical exemption prior to your start date. If you receive an exemption from the vaccination requirement, you will be required to submit to regular testing in accordance with the law.

Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.

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