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Director of Perioperative Services

Job ID: 965625
Facility: The Outer Banks Hospital, Inc.
Dept: Operating Room
Location: Nags Head, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Shift: Not Applicable
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Jul 28, 2023

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Job Description

ECU Health

About The Outer Banks Hospital

The Outer Banks Hospital is a full-service critical access hospital offering a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services. The 21-bed facility is designed to meet the needs of the coastal community, whose year-round population of approximately 35,000 swells to about 350,000 in the summer season. Its campus includes four ORs, a medical/surgical unit, a labor & delivery suite with a dedicated caesarian section OR, a full rehabilitation therapy center, cancer treatment and radiation therapy center, and a 24-hour emergency department.

OBH is fully accredited, provides high quality care in a compassionate environment to all patients, regardless of their ability to pay, and has been nationally recognized for outstanding patient care.

Position Summary

A director of perioperative services is responsible for overseeing the nursing services in a perioperative or surgical department.


Organizational Performance Management

Responsible for the successful performance of area of accountability.
Maximizes the efficiency of processes and actions to support the operations of area of accountability.
Sets expectations, assigns accountabilities, and measures performance against expectations in area of accountability.
Develops and monitors action plans to improve performance against expectations in area of accountability.
Conducts the affairs and operations of the area of accountability in support of operational excellence.
Operational Management

Provides direction and leadership to management and staff in area of accountability.
Identifies, coordinates and adjusts resources as needed.
Regularly tracks and trends data and assesses progress/achievement of agreed-upon performance measures, and provides periodic reports to key stakeholders.
Responsibility for monitoring and coherence to policies and procedures.
Ensures effective operations and support for compliance with applicable governing, regulating and accrediting bodies, licensure, laws and regulations.
Service Delivery

Demonstrates a commitment to customer service by providing responsive and effective support, developing solid working relationships with end user customers, and delivering high quality, value-added services
Develops and maintains a culture that promotes service excellence and employee empowerment to act in the best interest of those directly caring for our patients
Monitors performance to service level commitments taking corrective action as needed and continually seeking new approaches to optimize delivery of services
Team Coordination and Collaboration

Facilitates positive relationships and communications between departments and key stakeholders, through various means, such as conducting and attending meetings, rounding, having one-to-one communications, and generally being visible and accessible to colleagues and staff.
Plan and manage cost effective use of staff and resources in meeting organizational needs and services
Evaluate and continuously improve service delivery through data collection, planning and implementation to meet organizational needs
Demonstrates strong independent judgment and analytical skills to recommend improvements/changes in process
Considers/explores new and creative options to further improve areas of accountability in keeping with strategies and goals
Financial Management and Viability

With the assistance of assigned financial staff, reviews periodic financial statements and reports, and makes changes in resource allocation, spending, and other relevant business activity, to ensure the financial viability and budget compliance.
Supports and adheres to the financial controls and related policies and procedures and ensures that administrative and business activities are conducted in support of operational excellence.
Human Resources Management

With the support of and in coordination with the Human Resources and Organization Development function, maintains positive personnel relations and strives to be an employer of choice by ensuring that employee questions and concerns are addressed responsively.
Ensures compliance with laws and regulations and adherence to HR/OD policies and procedures.
Ensures that performance management programs are effectively administered and individuals receive on-going feedback and coaching on job performance, competencies, values-based behaviors and developmental needs
Compliance and Privacy

Ensures that policies and procedures regarding corporate compliance and privacy of patient and employee information are observed.
Exercises due diligence in contracting and other activities with legal risks, and uses the services of the Office of General Counsel as appropriate.
Personally models professional confidentiality and discretion in all communications and exchanges of information.
Values and Leadership Competencies

Demonstrates a visible working style, acts in a manner that is consistent with and shows commitment to the values and leadership competencies
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities required

Demonstrated ability to manage, teach, make independent decisions and assume responsibility
Strong interpersonal communication skills, verbal and written
Ability to communicate and work effectively with all levels of staff
Working knowledge and experience with PC-based applications, i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
Futuristic approach to the development of programs/systems that support continuous quality improvement and Mission, Vision, and Values
Ability to function as a leader, team member and execute the desired outcomes
Must exhibit creative, positive problem-solving abilities
Ability to foster collaboration between multiple parties
Ability to plan, organize and effectively present ideas and concepts to groups
Ability to think conceptually and apply concepts in a practical application
Ability to assimilate information from a variety of sources, analyze information, and determines a course of action
Ability to consider diverse opinions and incorporate them into the decision-making process
Proven track record of implementing organization-wide projects.
Commitment to a high standard of customer service
Excellent budget and financial management skills
Management, Talent and Performance

Employ methods of change management to advance the organization by using tools, business processes, budget allocations and operational practices to significantly reshape ECU Health.
Accountable for a positive organizational culture in conducting business, decision making and performance management to influence work attitudes and enhance job satisfaction.
Responsible for the selection, engagement, and development of Staff, inclusive of performance management, professional development, formation, and succession planning.
Typically delegates initiatives and projects, may provide operational support.

Minimum Requirements

BS in Nursing required
MSN or equivalent preferred- or higher.

Must have current RN licensure in the state of North Carolina or temporary North Carolina licensure or meet requirements to hold RN licensure in a compact state.

Current American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Healthcare Provider status is required upon hire.

AHA ACLS and AAP/AHA NRP certification preferred.

Minimum of five years progressive management experience required in at least one of the areas of responsibility in a healthcare facility.

General Statement

It is the goal of ECU Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact:

Deirdre Buffington, Talent Acquisition Consultant - Nursing

ECU Health 

The Outer Banks Hospital

Email: [email protected]



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