Interim Director Surgical Services

Kirby Bates Associates, a national nursing Search and Consulting Firm, is working in partnership with Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro, NH to secure a perioperative nursing leadership professional to serve on an interim basis as Director of Surgical Services.  This is a wonderful opportunity for a seasoned leader in providing leadership within a great organization.    This opportunity affords the right candidate to work with a dynamic CNO and a hospital positioning itself for surgical growth in the scenic Lake Winnipesaukee region of New Hampshire.

Reporting to the Vice President of Nursing and Clinical Services, the Director of Surgical Services has strategic, fiscal, operational and educational responsibility and accountability for the standards of care and service within Perioperative Services including OR, PACU, Endoscopy, Ambulatory Surgery, Central Sterile, and Infusion Clinic .

Major responsibilities include:

  • Provides an assessment of current practices and systems
  • Develops operational strategies that support surgical volume growth
  • Fosters professional staff and team development in order to promote patient safety practices and positive patient outcomes.
  • Provides guidance to achieve defined goals, objectives and outcomes in service, quality, finance, engagement and growth.
  • Responsibility for all aspects of clinical operations, clinician and patient/family education, customer service, patient safety, financial outcomes, quality outcome management and regulatory compliance.

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Requirements for the position include:

  • Registered Nurse License in New Hampshire, NH is a State in the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC)
  • BSN required,  MSN or comparable Master’s Degree strongly preferred
  • National certification CNOR strongly preferred
  • Minimum of seven years of leadership experience in Perioperative settings
  • Prior interim leadership experience preferred
  • Demonstrated competence in ensuring clinical excellence and achieving goals and objectives

Selected candidate will be provided with attractive compensation, housing, and travel reimbursement.

Interested candidates or to recommend a colleague, please reach out to Kirby Bates to the attention of:

Doris A Sinkevich

Executive VP, Interim Services