Embrace the adventure of a career at Aspen Valley Hospital. Aspen Valley Hospital is a twenty-five-bed community hospital that represents the best of two worlds — the warmth and friendliness of a small town and the technical expertise of a major medical center. Our award-winning hospital, nestled in the heart of Aspen, CO, includes a team of more than 500 people dedicated to making a difference for our patients, families, and community. Nationally we are recognized for providing some of the most exceptional patient care of any hospital across the country.
AVH requires COVID-19 Vaccination for all Staff.
This Position Offers:
Highly competitive pay, comprehensive benefits package (including generous PTO, health insurance within your first 30 days, retirement), being part of an amazing and cohesive team and four of North America’s top ski resorts at your doorstep.
The Director, Perioperative Services is responsible for overall development, operations and strategy implementation related to the departments served (SDS, PACU, Endoscopy, OR, Anesthesia, SPD). This person develops innovative relationships with community and regional partners to facilitate care of patients seen in these departments. Provides leadership with the aim of improving strategic partnerships, and opportunities that support building an integrated health system for Aspen Valley Hospital. Acts as a liaison between AVH executive team and community leaders. Represents the CEO and COO to develop short-term and long-range plans with community partners (TSC, SSOC, AVWC, etc). Also serves as primary point of contact for communications, where applicable. Participates on internal and external committees where input is valuable (compliance, quality, patient safety, department of surgery, etc…).
Quality clinical outcomes standards are determined jointly with Medical Staff and monitored for effectiveness. Administrative responsibilities include planning, organizing, leading controlling and coordinating the overall work of the professional and nonprofessional behavioral health personnel within the department on an as-needed basis. Responsibilities also include preparation of and accountability for annual operational and capital budget. Works integrally with the direct and indirect health care team members; facilitates all avenues of communication regarding surgical patients. The Director is expected to: model professional behavior to staff, physicians, patients, and visitors; display mutual respect and cultural competency; promote trust and excellence; effectively manage resources; and demonstrate responsibility for professional growth.
Primary Scope of Responsibilities:
- Clinical Program Development – Create and expand a system of care for patients health needs within the perioperative areas. Work with internal (administration, staff) and external stakeholders (physician group partners) to implement health strategies that optimize quality of care.
- Program Management – Responsible for planning and overseeing department related initiatives, plans and programs. Plan and designate program resources, monitor progress and keep stakeholders informed by providing consistent updates about strategy, adjustments and progress.
- Personnel Management – Manages department staffing, including recruitment, supervision, scheduling, orientation, development, evaluation, and disciplinary actions. Also includes management of contractual relationships as indicated. Maintains open communication with staff. Holds staff meetings as appropriate and keeps Administration informed of issues. Conducts growth and development counseling of all staff in a timely fashion. Works with external contractors and staff to assure overall accessibility of health services is available system wide.
- Fiscal Responsibility – Develop business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for all responsible department spending and initiatives. Develop and review budgets and ensure they comply with stated goals, guidelines, and objectives. Ensures departments operate within the budgets approved. Submits variance reports within the required time frame. Works cooperatively with Patient Financial Services department to assure proper billing of patients. Provides administrative direction and coordination in the formulation and administration of relevant contractual agreements as required.
- Regulatory & Accreditation Compliance – Develops and implements all departmental policies and procedures as necessary for the compliant functioning of the department, to include AORN, Medicare, Medicaid, The Joint Commission, CMS standards (among others).
- Staff Development – Ensure that staff members are aligned with department and organizational goals. Provide continued educational opportunities to support those goals.
- Departmental Quality & Performance Improvement – Develop and implement strategies to continually improve quality and performance of the department as it relates to the mission and goals of the organization. Monitors quality improvement initiatives, keeps staff apprised of same, and creates plans for improvement where necessary. Actively participates in Clinical Quality. Provides oversight to ensure compliance and communication with external partners regarding the implementation various programmatic initiatives (service line co-management agreements, etc).
- Demonstrates purposeful service excellence through exceeding patient and coworker expectations. Follows up on patient concerns/complaints in a timely fashion
- Represents the department/hospital as a dedicated, courteous, and responsive employee
- Records pertinent documentation in accordance with regulatory requirements, professional standards and hospital policy and holds staff accountable for requirements.
- Adheres to federal, state and hospital rules and regulations concerning HIPAA privacy and security and holds staff accountable for requirements.
- Follows Hospital compliance plan and policies, including the Code of Conduct and holds staff accountable for conduct.
- Participates in required training and meetings for compliance related activities (HIPAA, Compliance, Patient Safety, TJC, etc.) and implements policies and practices to achieve compliance in all areas. Holds staff accountable for completion of same.
- Ensures a safe environment for patients and staff. Investigates and follows-up with occurrence and employee injury reports in a timely fashion.
- Aligns with and supports the hospital Mission, Vision, Values and Goals. Appropriately represents management perspective to staff.
- Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional decision making and professional growth.
- Makes assertive, independent and sound decisions using appropriate problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
Population Specific Criteria:
- Demonstrates the ability to assess and interact with customers of all ages, recognizing language and learning barriers, and technology challenges.
- Actively pursues policy development, implementation, education, and maintenance of highest standard of care to patients of all ages and competencies.
- 5 years of experience in surgical settings as a manager/leader
- 5 years of experience in a health care perioperative setting as a clinician
- Ability to read and communicate effectively in English
- Spanish preferred but not required
- Ability to concentrate and show attention to detail
- Ability to solve problems creatively.
- Ability to work independently
- Relatively high degree of analytical abilities
- Strong interpersonal skills required
- Bachelor’s/Master’s degree preferred.
- Colorado RN license required.
- BLS Required
Benefits & Compensation:
Hire-in rates of pay are based upon the relevance of years of experience, education and certifications. Our talent acquisition team will help you understand how your direct experience will be considered.
Pay range for new hires: $132,745 – $172,473
Our comprehensive benefits package includes generous paid time off, health insurance within your first 30 days, and retirement.