Director of Perioperative Services- 65900

Admin Nursing - 60101
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At Tuality Healthcare, an OHSU Partner, it's an honor and a privilege to serve those near us. That's why since our beginnings in 1918, and as we expand our strong network of services through our clinical affiliation with OHSU, we continue to be committed to providing the best health care possible and a valued community partner.  Watch what happens when we combine our deep understanding of the community’s health needs with OHSU’s leadership in healthcare innovation.


Tuality’s many awards showcase our position as one of the Portland metro area’s premier health care providers, including 3rd Healthiest Employer in Oregon from The Portland Business Journal, Tuality’s 5th straight Gold Plus from the American Heart Association, and #1 Nationwide Best Hospital IT Department to work for according to Healthcare IT News.


Here at Tuality our employees care about making a difference.  In fact, they care so much that in our most recent employee satisfaction survey we had an 80% participation rate!  Tuality is truly unique because of the relationships we build and as individuals we are seen and heard.  Come be part of our team, and let your voice be heard!

Summary of Duties

Directs the overall operations of the surgical and cardiac services departments for Tuality Community Hospital.  These services for surgery include the Operating Room, Preadmission Clinic, Day Surgery Unit, Tuality Outpatient Surgery, Post Anesthesia Care Unit, GE Lab, Sterile Processing and the non-clinical aspects of the Anesthesia Department.  Assumes 24- hour responsibility and accountability for high quality, cost-effective, age appropriate patient care activities, quality improvement, budget and financial management, staff recruitment/retention and development, and ensures adherence to hospital and clinical standards of performance.  Provides leadership and direction in accordance with the organizational philosophy and objectives. Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to translate and implement organizational and department priorities into operations. Ensures a patient care environment that supports a safe, knowledgeable, compassionate, productive and engaged staff. The Director of Perioperative Services partners with the interdisciplinary care team to ensure the delivery of safe, quality patient care and compliance with administrative, regulatory, and clinical policies and procedures.


The Director of Perioperative Services decisions and actions are based on the ethical principles outlined by the American Nurses Association’s Code of Ethics for Nursing. The Director of Perioperative Services practices in adherence with the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) Nursing Administration: Scope and Standards of Practice for Nurse Administrations, the ANA Code of Ethics for Nursing, The Oregon State Board of Nursing’s Nurse Practice Act, and within the context of the Nurse Executive Competencies developed by the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE).


Serves as the RN assistant in the following capacities: Perioperative prep of patient for surgery, including  instrumentation set up and passing instruments during procedure, assist in providing exposure; Intraoperatively to ensure all supplies and instruments are available, position patient, handle tissue, use instruments, provide exposure, , provide hemostasis, apply dressings; Postoperative care including patient teaching, advance drains, change dressings, assess lab values. 

Hiring Competencies

a)     Education:  BSN degree required.  Masters preparation in nursing leadership, health science, business or hospital administration preferred. A copy of your highest academic diploma or transcript required upon hire.

b)     License:  Current licensure as a registered nurse by the Oregon State Board of Nursing required.  Oregon driver’s license required if responsible for multi-site operations for which personal transportation is needed.

c)     Membership:  Membership in appropriate professional organization preferred.

d)     Experience:  Minimum of 3-5 years management/leadership experience in area of responsibilities.

e)     Demonstrates knowledge of leadership skills, organizational skills and the nursing process to provide appropriate individualized patient care.

f)      Demonstrates knowledge of rules/regulations established by pertinent governmental and regulatory agencies.

g)     Exhibits knowledge of financial management and budget preparation processes.

h)     Excellent customer service skills.

i)      Utilizes effective written and verbal communication skills.

j)      Utilizes effective interpersonal skills.

k)     Demonstrates strong analytical skills.

l)      Utilizes computer for data analysis and communication.

m)    Creates positive first impression with professional appearance and hygiene.

n)     Able to work in a high stress environment, think quickly and remain calm.

o)     Must follow strict safety protocol.



  1.  Percentage of Time Spent:

         1-30%  Standing
         60-100%  Sitting
         1-30%  Walking
         1-30%  Lifting / Carrying

2.  Physically Demanding Tasks:  Eye-strain from continuous computer usage.

Additional Posting Information

Tuality Healthcare believes in providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals. Recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, working conditions, training, and compensation will be based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, creed, national origin, marital status, family relationship, veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. We further commit ourselves to continuing the practical application of this policy in our daily business conduct.


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