Director (RN) - Surgical Services - Ephrata Community Hospital

Ephrata, PA | Professional | Tracking Code: D53504

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General Summary:
RN Under general supervision, and in collaboration with other clinical leaders, provides clinical direction and management
of activities related to the care management of assigned patient population, including clinical policy development and
implementation, clinical data management and reporting, achieving clinical outcomes, improving cost effectiveness, and
interdisciplinary collaboration and coordination in the management of patient care.

Will oversee the operations of the OR, PACU, SSU, and Pre-Hospital Testing areas.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The following are essential job accountabilities:

1 Manages the care management program for assigned patient population including clinical policy development and implementation, clinical data management and reporting, achieving improved clinical outcomes, improving cost effectiveness, and interdisciplinary collaboration and coordination in the management of patient care.

2 Collaborates with other clinical leaders to advance clinical process, system improvement, and sharing of resources across the system.

3 Directs a collaborative planning process with clinicians within the service line to meet the needs of the assigned patient population.

4 Manages the clinical staffing across the continuum of care and maintains a flexible budget.

5 Collaborates with, and mentors the clinical management team within the service line.

6 Coordinates clinical performance improvement activities within the service line.

7   Coordinates clinical performance improvement activities within the clinical area.

8   Supports and mentors shared decision making process and clinical advancement philosophy. 

9   Utilizes lean principles to foster operational improvement in patient centeredness, quality of care and cost effectiveness.

10   Maintains knowledge of regulatory requirements and seeks to keep clinical areas continuously in compliance. 

11   Recommends staffing levels, selects and assigns staff, evaluates performance, evaluates/tests competencies (as applicable), provides orientation, training and continuing education of staff, and initiates or makes recommendations for personnel actions. 

12   Develops budget(s) for the department/unit/entity and allocates funds within budget(s) to accomplish objectives. Monitors variance against budget(s). 

13   Coordinates and integrates services within the department/service line/entity, with other departments/service lines/entities, and with the System's primary functions. Participates in the selection of outside services (if needed). 

14   Establishes and implements unit goals and objectives in keeping with nursing administration goals and objectives. Acts as liaison between nursing administration and medical staff. 

15   Continuously assesses and improves the department/service line/entity/System's performance. Maintains appropriate quality control/assessment programs (if applicable). 

16   Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the assigned patient population. Assesses and interprets patient age specific data and provides appropriate, age specific treatment. Provides direct patient care to assigned patient age group(s). 

17   Demonstrates a commitment to patient, visitor and staff by: complying with all applicable safety regulations; learning the impact of medical errors and methodology that will lead to reduction of errors; reporting actual and potential errors, as well as hazardous conditions; identifying opportunities to standardize processes and "error proof" systems that will lead to increased safety; and participating in safety education programs and root cause analyses as required. 

18   Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.

19   Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.


Required Skills

Active RN license in Pennsylvania

BSN required

MSN or MBA preferred

CNOR preferred

Leadership experience required


Required Experience

At least 3 to 5 years of experience as a nurse manager required for interview consideration

Prefer experience managing surgical services


Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Lancaster City was the capital of Pennsylvania from 1799 to 1812. Today, Lancaster County includes a vibrant downtown business district, desirable suburban neighborhoods and sprawling agricultural farms. Life in Lancaster County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, an independent professional baseball team, fine dining and more. When visiting Lancaster, one can't help but recognizing the influence of the Pennsylvania Dutch — farm-to-table and beyond.

Conveniently located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lancaster is within an easy commute to major cities and has ready access to public transportation. Residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, public administration, manufacturing, and both professional and semi-professional services. (Patient population: 535,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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