Interim Director of Surgical Services

Confidential | Hazard, Kentucky 41701

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: May 30, 2024
Opportunity Code: 34219


Interim Director of Surgical Services Needed in Kentucky Healthcare System

The Position

  • An Interim Director of Surgical Services is needed to oversee operations for a well-established surgical department with nine operating rooms.
  • This role reports directly to the CEO and works alongside the Interim CNO. Approximately 60 FTEs report to this position.
  • Key responsibilities include maintaining smooth day-to-day operations, addressing issues in Central Sterile Supply (CSS), mentoring internal staff, and launching a new cardiothoracic program.
  • The ideal candidate will be a collaborative and experienced leader with a background in union environments and cardiothoracic programs, capable of maintaining positive staff and physician relationships.
  • Must be available to start within 2-3 weeks of acceptance.


  • BSN required; MSN preferred but not required.
  • RN license in Kentucky or a compact state required.
  • Previous healthcare experience required.

The Community

  • Hazard, located in the heart of Kentucky, offers a blend of natural beauty and small-town charm.
  • The area is known for its scenic landscapes, including nearby mountains, lakes, and forests, providing ample opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, and boating.
  • The town boasts a tight-knit community with local events, farmers' markets, and festivals that celebrate the region's rich cultural heritage.
  • Hazard's downtown area features a variety of shops, restaurants, and historic sites, reflecting its unique Appalachian history.
  • Residents enjoy a lower cost of living compared to larger cities, with affordable housing and a family-friendly atmosphere.

Interim Leadership with B.E. Smith

  • Becoming an Interim Leader through BE Smith provides an exceptional opportunity to rapidly make meaningful improvement in healthcare settings. Is the interim leadership lifestyle right for you Apply now and discover how Interim Leadership could revolutionize your career path.
  • Joining the B.E. Smith team means you could receive a full benefits package upon accepting roles. This includes health, dental, and vision insurance, life insurance, AD&D, and a flexible spending account, with some benefits varying based on the job's type and duration.
  • As a B.E. Smith employee, we manage your taxes by handling withholdings and also paying the employer portion of your FICA contributions.
  • Interim positions come with varying travel requirements. B.E. Smith and the client cover all travel, accommodation, and work-related expenses. You receive bi-weekly trips home at the client's expense, plus a rental car and comfortable lodging for a convenient living experience.
  • Some roles may require specific licenses. A compact nursing license allows registered nurses to work in any state that is part of the Nurse Licensure Compact without needing separate state licenses. Stay up to date on new legislation, and confirm licensure requirements with the recruiter.
  • B.E. Smith is continuously addressing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic with a commitment to transparent communication. We strive to mitigate its impact on clients, healthcare workers, employees, and stakeholders of B.E. Smith. Upholding our integrity, we remain dedicated to sharing timely updates and insights, guided by our core value of “Doing the Right Thing.”




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