Director of Patient Care Svcs – Surgical Services

Smith Arnold Partners

This hospital has served New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley since 1887. Overlooking the beautiful Hudson River in the City of Poughkeepsie, NY, VBMC has established expertise in cardiac services, cancer care and women and children’s health services. As a renowned regional medical center, VBMC houses the area’s first and only cardiothoracic surgery program between Westchester and Albany and the only Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in the region for premature and critically ill infants. The teams of physicians, surgeons and specialists bring innovative procedures and services to VBMC including robotic orthopedic surgery, liver and pancreatic surgery, interventional neuroradiology, surgical oncology and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

Title: Director Patient Care Services – Surgical Services
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Salary Potential: $125,000

Responsibilities: This position provides strategic oversight to the Operating room with the development of innovative processes and systems designed to insure leverage with roles and responsibilities within the Operating Room, avoiding duplication such, while optimizing efficiency and promoting adherence to standard of practices. This role will leverage cross system roles and responsibilities while advancing quality. Span of Control: Assumes responsibility for planning, organizing, directing, coordinating and controlling the operational and functional activities covering nursing care to a specific group of neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult or geriatric patients in the Surgical Services department consistent with the philosophy, goals, policies and procedures of the Nursing Department and Hospital Administration. Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide appropriate care to the age of the patient served on the nursing unit or by patient care departments. Ensuring that the nursing care needs of patients are met within an established standard of quality and performance and that these accountabilities are properly integrated with other Divisions as contained in the Long-Range Plan, Annual Implementation Plan and Management Plan of the Department of Nursing.

• Master’s degree in Nursing or related management. Graduate from accredited school of nursing.
• A minimum of seven years in Nursing and Nursing Leadership experience.
• Knowledge of New York State and Federal regulations governing perioperative nursing.

License, Registration, or Certification Requirements:
• Current NYS RN License
• Leadership Certification preferred