Catholic Health Initiatives Director of OR Lufkin in LUFKIN, Texas

Director of OR Lufkin


Memorial Lufkin

Memorial Lufkin is a 271-bed acute care facility serving Angelina County and surrounding counties offers an array of medical and surgical services, including the area’s first dedicated heart and stroke care center, an award-winning Cancer Center and the area’s most advanced imaging centers. The hospital also is known for the area’s only comprehensive diabetes, heart and stroke education center. Additional services include orthopedic care, women’s and children’s services, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, robotic surgery, wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, kidney and diabetes treatment, sleep disorders treatment, and express lab.


Plans, organizes, supervises and coordinates the Perioperative Service Line, that includes Operating Room (Surgery areas – Main OR, CVOR and L&D OR—10 ORs), PACU (Main, CV & OB), Pre-Admissions, Day Surgery/Endoscopy/Infusion and Sterile Processing. The Director facilitates teamwork and unit pride by advocating for an environment that promotes high patient care standards and implements strategies to ensure patient and physician satisfaction. The Director has the authority, accountability and responsibility for the management of patient care. The Director will oversee nursing staff practice, personnel management and overall staff development. The Director will collaborate with Anesthesiologists, Surgeons and clinical and support staff to initiate best practices in patient flow, safety, service excellence and teamwork to achieve market preference for perioperative services. The Director shall be accountable to the Chief Operating Officer and System Vice President for Clinical Operations. The Director carries out all responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s mission and values, strategic business plan, applicable policies, procedures, civil laws, regulations and compliance practices.

Essential Functions

  1. Develops a collaborative working relationship with anesthesiologists, surgeons and clinical team to create an optimal work environment for the delivery of safe, efficient and quality oriented patient care.

  2. Models a visible management presence through frequent rounds in the department, regular interaction with physicians and consistent communication with staff at all levels.

  3. Develops and sustains an environment in all perioperative service areas that supports excellence and innovation in clinical surgical practice and positive patient care outcomes.

  4. Collaborates with physicians, clinical team and senior leadership to develop the perioperative service line: identify future opportunities in introducing new surgical capabilities, utilize technology to improve efficiency and safety and introduce process changes to streamline patient experience.

  5. Creates and maintains infrastructure, systems, processes and standards to achieve desired outcomes in collaboration with medical staff leaders, anesthesia team and surgeons.

  6. Builds a strong, cohesive clinical and support team with focus on human resource management, including recruiting, hiring, coaching, evaluating and engaging staff.

  7. Develops and works in collaboration with managers and clinical coordinators to define goals and action plans to achieve OR efficiency, productivity and patient throughput targets across the Perioperative Services continuum.

  8. Lead continuous improvement efforts that promote clinical excellence, revenue enhancement and cost efficiency by establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with physicians, department leaders, staff and patients that lead to measurable improvements in patient care outcomes, efficiency and customer service.

  9. Monitor, communicate and work to improve and foster positive patient, physician and staff satisfaction and engagement.

  10. Develops a perioperative education program to onboard new personnel with an organized orientation and preceptorship, to facilitate ongoing learning of all staff, and to provide annual mandatory education to meet surgical practice and regulatory requirements.

  11. Develops and implements the budget for Perioperative Services, in collaboration with key department leaders and physicians, to address personnel, supply and equipment needs to provide cost effective quality services.

  12. Conducts reviews of financial reports and works with key physicians, department leaders and clinical/support staff to identify opportunities and potential alternatives to reduce costs associated with supplies, staffing, or service agreements.

  13. Develop clinical processes that assure patient safety by assessing, implementing and evaluating patient care in the perioperative areas to ensure quality and compliance with professional and regulatory standards.

  14. Plan, develop, implement and evaluate new patient care programs and practice models, including identification of clinical objectives, capital and other resource requirements, expected operating revenue and expenses, allocation of space and organization of personnel and estimated patient revenue.

  15. Collaborates with Information Technology and Clinical Informatics to maximize use of clinical and financial information systems for perioperative services.

  16. Provides coaching, mentoring, support and consultation to managers and clinical coordinators, staff and peer directors and serves as a role model in professional behavior and leadership skills, problem-solving ability and interpersonal skills.

  17. Delegates authority and accountability to nursing, clinical and support staff for clinical nursing practice and patient care decisions and support that is consistent with professional standards, regulatory agencies and organizational policies and procedures.

  18. Participates in the development of strategic and long-range plans and policies for the effective implementation and operation of perioperative services and for achieving organization-wide initiatives.

  19. Participates in leadership meetings and committees to facilitate organization communication and management development and meet organization goals and regulatory requirements.

  20. Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, in-services, current literature and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends in perioperative services and to promote education and ongoing learning.


Minimum Requirements:

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited program required. Master’s degree in nursing, health care administration, or business highly desired. Have current hands-on experience in operating room and knowledge of perioperative care from pre-admissions through recovery and support operations, including sterile processing, revenue capture, and supply chain. Has knowledge of accreditation requirements and regulatory compliance to ensure that appropriate and safe patient care is provided in the Operating Room, Pre and Post-Surgical Care and Sterile Processing.

Have Registered Nurse license or eligible for licensure as a RN in the state of Texas. Have current nationally recognized certification, i.e. Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR). Hold current certifications in BLS, ACLS, and PALS.

Job Management


Daily Schedule Days

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required None

Req ID: 1700000156