Director Procedural & Perioperative Services

  • Altru Health System
  • 1200 S Columbia Rd Grand Forks North Dakota 58206-6002 United States
  • Posted: Apr 18, 2019
Full-time Nursing

Job Description


Job Summary


The Director of Procedural and Perioperative Services uses process improvement principles to create a culture of performance,efficiency and accountability. Patient experience is key to this role and will be expected to create teams to continually improve the healing experience.


The position manages, develops, and oversees daily operations including achieving operating and capital budgets, coding for maximum reimbursement, appropriate billing practices and service delivery to stakeholders. Position oversees all human resource functions to include hiring, training, performance reviews and recognition and reward. Develops and champions department performance and behavioral standards and works to continually improve quality of services. Ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements and holds leaders and staff accountable for meeting goals. Utilizes and applies quality process improvement principles in achieving administrative responsibilities.


Job Dimension & Assigned Areas


Leader will have direct accountability for managing resources through proper budgeting, planning, utilization, evaluation and corrective action in accordance with established policies, procedures and practices for the following assigned departments and/or other primary areas of responsibility:


Procedural areas to include various surgery/OR suites, perioperative practices, pre/post anesthesia care, general surgery ambulatory care services and specialty surgery ambulatory care services.

  Essential Job Functions  

Seeks out operational efficiency and involves employees and physicians in workforce redesign, as appropriate to better serve the patient, as well as create a workplace that all employees can function at their highest competency and productivity. Leads and participates in acquisition of new technologies to ensure the highest standard of care.

Develops and implements long-range goals that enhance services and support strong relational management with key stakeholders. Develops collaborative relationships with leadership, physicians, clinical, professional and support staff. Sets standards for operational performance for the division/department(s) and fiscal accountability. Develops and achieves annual financial targets and holds managers and employees accountable to budget targets.


Recruits, develops, retains and leads a talented team of leadership and staff committed to accomplishing the goals of Altru Health System. Builds an environment of shared commitment to organizational goals and fosters an environment conducive to maximizing individual and collective productivity, emphasizing performance and collaboration. Conducts performance reviews, actively recognizes and rewards employees and takes appropriate actions when performance is not meeting expectations. Acts as a mentor and promotes professional growth of employees. Takes responsibility for personal growth and development and meets all system educational requirements.

Builds consensus with the Medical Staff, working in cooperation with Practice Managers, Department Chairs, and physicians on related strategy and program initiatives. Develops collaborative dyad partnership with Medical Director.

Maintains competency in all organizational, department and outside agency standards relevant to services provided and ensures compliance. Manages processes to ensure all regulatory standards are met as well as works to prevent potential legal risk to Altru Health System as appropriate. Accesses internal resources to assist in adhering to standards as well as ensures staff understands expectations.

Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.

  • Demonstrates understanding and follows infection control policies and procedures according to standard operating procedure.
  • Maintains requirements for age specific competencies for the position and demonstrates the knowledge or principles of growth and developments and the skills necessary to provide patient/customer care/services.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of and compliance with:
    • All pertinent safety, health and environmental policies, procedures and guidelines.
    • Working safely, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property.
    • The work environment safety procedures and prompt reporting of unsafe practices, procedures, accidents, injuries or other safety violations to the Leader.
    • The use of all safety equipment and personal protective equipment.
  License, Certification & Registration


Credentialing Body


Verfied By


Registered Nurse

     NDBON or Compact State Agreement

  Prior to Start Date

  HR Primary Sources

Registered Nurse

     Minnesota Board of Nursing

  Prior to Start Date

  HR Primary Sources


Education & Experience  


Program of Study








Heathcare Administration







A minimum of 5 years of related experience