Catholic Health Initiatives RN Director of Main OR - Perioperative Services in HOUSTON, Texas

RN Director of Main OR - Perioperative Services


Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery. The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually.

The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and Prairie View A&M University.

Position Summary

Has accountability for assigned area(s) and Coordinates between services. The major responsibilities include: providing leadership and communication to the staff and physicians working with the area. will assure the work environment adheres to regulatory requirements, departmental practices and processes reflect high quality standards which support excellence in patient care and a safe environment for patients, employees, physicians, visitors and guests. Must assure quality standards are implemented and maintained, and revisions to processes are updated and revised as appropriate. Must carefully manage a large fiscal budget which included supply expenses and labor cost. They must also lead the capital budget planning in their area and manage human resources efficiently. Monitor metrics to validate performance against national and system benchmarks and to ensure the delivery of competent clinical practice is consistently achieved.

  • HEC

  • Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Master's Degree

Licensure: Registered Nurse (RN) as recognized by the Texas State Board of Nursing.

Minimum Experience: Minimum of seven (7) years experience in the discipline and five (5) years leadership experience

Position Responsibilities

  1. Demonstrates positive leadership skills and communication which results in achievement of outcomes.

  2. Articulates departmental goals and objectives allowing staff to actively participate in clinical decision-making.

  3. Facilitates high quality work environment by addressing the needs of the department.

  4. Ensures that appropriate equipment and supplies are available to provide effective and efficient nursing care.

  5. Leads quality programs (e.g.SCIP, HCAPS) and Works to develop action plans for continuous improvement.

  6. Develops, reviews, and Maintains fiscal budget within established targets. Monitors overtime, labor costs, medical supply expenses, and Works with purchasing partner to obtain strong supply contract pricing.

  7. Assure staffing patterns are flexed according to unit activity and patient acuity.

  8. Analyzes budget variances and Implements appropriate action plans.

  9. Develop and manage the annual capital budget, establishing equipment priorities based on patient unit needs, physician recruitment activities, and revenue potential.

  10. Identifies and Implements major hospital cost savings

  11. Identifies new revenue-producing opportunities within the surgical service.

  12. Facilitates professional growth and development of staff.

  13. Demonstrates accountability for human and material resource management

  14. Complies with personnel policies and procedures. Ensures that job standards are understood by employees.

  15. Evaluates orientation process effectiveness.

16.Ensures that payroll is accurate and timely.

17.Clinically competent to evaluate clinical care standards in the OR.

18.Ensures effective delivery of competent, compassionate nursing care.

19.Establishes strong, working relationship with surgeons and anesthesiologists. Develops collaborative processes and achieves efficiencies within department.

  1. Engages staff to provide excellent customer service to patients.

  2. Advocate effectively for departmental needs that will help provide an enhanced patient experience, improve efficiency of operations and improve patient safety

Preferred Experience

  1. Seven (7) years of nursing experience in a tertiary acute care hospital operating room

  2. Five (5) years of management experience at the nurse manager level or above within an operating room

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills. Also need to be able to develop polished audiovisual presentations and create spreadsheets. Must have excellent time management skills.


  • HEC

  • Job Management


Daily Schedule Full Time

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0090910