Director, Surgical Services

Ellis Medicine-Ellis Hospital | Schenectady, New York 12308

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: January 29, 2021
Opportunity Code: 27294


Take on new challenges as the Director of Surgical Services for Ellis Medicine, an innovative community hospital rounding out the last stages of its modernization and expansion plan

The Position

  • The Director of Surgical Services is responsible for 10 Operating Rooms, preadmission testing, PACU, Central Sterile Processing, Same Day Surgery and gastrointestinal care
  • Establish a formal structure to drive change management, optimize the service line and develop positive relationships with hospital affiliates/partners
  • The Director is a motivating leader that engages staff, fosters accountability and connects quickly with surgeons
  • Must be comfortable circulating and being visible in the OR, providing real time feedback when needed and ensuring best practices are utilized in daily operations
  • BSN and previous surgical leadership experience in a union environment required

The Organization

  • Ellis Medicine is a 438-bed community and teaching healthcare system serving New York’s Capital Region
  • Entering its final phase of sweeping restructuring efforts launched in 2006, Ellis Medicine now features four campuses, 700 medical staff and over 3,000 employees
  • They are currently working on modernizing the Emergency Department and improving the surgical and interventional services
  • Ellis Medicine offers several programs for professional development and education including dental, family medicine, nursing school and osteopathic family medicine

The Community 

  • Schenectady, New York, is within Albany’s metropolitan area. Albany is a bustling urban center in the heart of New York’s expanding Tech Valley.
  • The state capital of New York is located on the banks of the Hudson River and is a beautiful destination, offering a multitude of higher education options, sustainable living and desirable neighborhoods.
  • The nearby Catskill and Adirondack Mountains provide year-round recreational activities such as fishing, hiking, camping, and skiing. 
  • New York City, Boston, and Montreal are only few hours by car or train



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