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Director Surgical Services

Mercy Health System of Portland | Portland, Maine 04101

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: September 16, 2019
Opportunity Code: 24395

Summary

Oversee the move to a brand new ASC and manage operational changes when you become the Director Surgical Services with one of Maine's largest employers


The Position

  • The Director Surgical Services will manage 12 ORs across two facilities and oversee the gradual transition of surgical services to a newly constructed hospital, while simultaneously guiding development of new ambulatory site
  • The Director should focus on developing leaders, strengthening employee satisfaction, correcting unprofessional behaviors and building strong relationships with nursing staff and physicians
  • Commit to understanding current workflows and implement a plan to improve efficiency, better manage block scheduling and recruit new surgical staff
  • Must have an Operating Room nursing leadership background
  • Minimum BSN required, Master’s strongly preferred


The Organization 

  • Mercy Health System of Portland encompasses two campuses with a combined bed-count of 230 beds, providing a mix of medical, surgical, and outpatient services
  • Construction of a brand new ambulatory surgery center will begin in Spring 2020 and is a prime example of Mercy Health's dedication to growth and progress
  • As one of Maine’s largest employers, Mercy is the first and only hospital to receive the Governor’s Award for Business Excellence, which recognizes Maine businesses that demonstrate extraordinary commitment to their communities and employees alike
  • Mercy Health is a not-for-profit, faith-based, community health care system sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, and is a member of Northern Light Healthcare System, formerly Eastern Maine Healthcare System 
  • Northern Light is a statewide network of health delivery services that offers equal access to high quality care throughout the state of Maine 
  • 90% of Maine’s population is within the Northern Light service area, giving the system a statewide footprint
  • American Hospital Association has awarded Northern Light with “HealthCare’s Most Wired” award for 2015, 2014 and 2013
  • Northern Light received an “A” score in National Hospital Safety in 2014 from Leapfrog Group


The Community 

  • Portland is the largest city in Maine, and is home to the historic Old Port district, and Cape Elizabeth, which marks the entrance to Portland Harbor 
  • The city, which was ranked 4th among the top 10 perfect places to live in America, combines diverse cultural offerings of a large metropolitan city, with a charming small-town atmosphere 
  • Portland has a vibrant art scene, having been named one of the country’s top 25 art destinations by American Style magazine, and offers more than 2,000 art events annually 
  • Bon Appetit magazine has dubbed Portland as the "foodie state", for its wide array of local dining options


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