Senior Director of Perioperative Services

University of Wisconsin Health (UW Health) | Madison, Wisconsin 53792

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: November 22, 2022
Opportunity Code: 31967


Join Wisconsin's nationally recognized Health System as the System Leader of Perioperative Services

The Position 

  • The System Leader/Senior Director of Perioperative Services will be responsible for the direction and leadership of operational, financial, programmatic, and personnel activities for UW Health Perioperative Services departments across multiple campus locations.
  • Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, this leader will oversee a team of four direct reports.
  • Utilizing a triad approach, this leader will partner closely with physician leaders to agree on best practices in order to develop and enforce best practices around surgical and procedural service standards across the organization, along with providing oversight for surgical and procedural scheduling.
  • Other duties include identifying areas for opportunity improvement around financial outcomes and employee engagement. 
  • The ideal candidate will have previous experience working in a large academic or complex health system/program. Strong emotional intelligence, the ability to lead positive change, superior communication and interpersonal skills will be critical. 
  • Must possess a minimum of 7+ years of progressive leadership experience and have extensive knowledge of scheduling within an academic setting.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred. Active RN licenses required. 

The Organization

  • UW Health is part of a long UW-Madison tradition of excellence and innovation in the health sciences. From the first premedical "Special Science" course offered in 1887 through the opening in 1924 of Wisconsin General Hospital and the establishment in 1925 of a full four-year medical degree program at the university, UW physicians and researchers have pursued their fourfold mission with vision and vigor.
  • Over the years, they have achieved numerous breakthroughs in medicine and health care. Their discoveries have helped extend the lives of people throughout the nation and the world.
  • UW Health is the integrated health system of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, caring for more than 650,000 unique patient lives each year with 1,750 employed physicians and 17,000 employees at seven hospitals and 89 clinic locations.
  • UW Health is governed by the UW Hospitals and Clinics Authority and partners with the UW School of Medicine and Public Health to fulfill its patient care, research education and community services missions. 
  • The 1,750 faculty of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health engage in research, education, and clinical care at locations throughout the UW Health system.

The Community 

  • Madison, Wisconsin residents enjoy many attractions and activities including sporting events, art galleries, and museums, performing arts centers and great shopping and dining.
  • This scenic state capital is located near numerous lakes and protected parks, offering access to pristine fishing opportunities and miles of hiking and biking trails.
  • Take advantage of the Dane County Farmers' Market, the largest producer-only farmers' market in the country, on Saturday mornings in the summer, or free concerts performed by the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra’s every week.
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Chicago, Illinois are both easily accessible, offering endless entertainment options.




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