Inpatient Direct Care Nurses - Baystate Health

Req#: R19597
Category(s): Nursing, Inpatient Direct Care Nurses
Full Time / Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: First

Baystate Health, western Massachusetts’s premier healthcare provider, and home to Baystate Medical Center (BMC), a 716-bed independent academic hospital, and the only level I Trauma Center in western, Massachusetts is seeking a Registered Nurse, Director of Perianesthesia Services to join our team!

Director of Perianesthesia Services – Position Priorities

The Director of Perianesthesia Services is accountable for the effective management and administrative oversight of Perianesthesia Nursing in the outpatient Chestnut Surgery Center and the BMC Inpatient Operating Room. This position will work closely with other leadership throughout the organization and must have a strong ability to work as a team member and communicate effectively at all levels throughout the organization to progress the successful completion of the short- and long-term objectives of Baystate Health.

Management / Operations: Incorporates operational practices that include LEAN principles, and staff engagement to deliver and meet/exceed quality, safety, financial, and patient/family experience targets. Strategically utilizes local, regional, and national benchmarks and networks to advance services.

Strategic / Business Development: In collaboration with leadership, and staff, develop strategic priorities and plans to implement new programs/services, manage expenses, and grow revenue and contribution margins.  Forecast future growth opportunities and emerging technologies. Establish positive relationships with physicians and their office staff, vendors, and other department staff throughout the hospital to promote services, address critical issues, attract, and retain customers, and ensure communication of new technologies/services, successes, improvement initiatives, and department needs. Manage customer service and service recovery efforts as necessary; train and oversee staff to handle situations directly and appropriately. 

Quality & Performance Improvement: Establishes and monitors quality assessment and improvement plan to assure professional and technical competence, as well as the efficiency and effectiveness of operational systems.  Maintains a quality control program to monitor personnel qualifications, training, performance, equipment, and facilities.  Maintains and promotes expertise in Lean, process flow design, efficiency, and performance improvement relative to Perianesthesia services and Surgical Services Patient/Family Experience.  Partners with key stakeholders to ensure workflow.

Compliance / Regulatory: Assures compliance with TJC, DPH, OSHA, and various regulatory agency standards, laws and regulations for Perioperative Services; including writing and revising Perianesthesia policies as well as communicating them to staff, surgeons, anesthesia team members, and others.

Human Resources: Leads, mentors and coaches’ subordinate managers and supervisors, to ensure effective systems and processes are in place for staff planning, talent acquisition, engagement, retention, performance & conflict management, and professional development. Promote and support a Culture of Safety in the Perioperative and Procedural areas.

Size and Scope:

  • BMC is a level I trauma, tertiary, teaching hospital performing open heart, spine, neurosurgery, total joints, pediatric, robotic, general, GYN, vascular, ENT, plastic/reconstructive, eye, dental, and kidney transplant surgery.
  • 100 Preoperative and Postoperative care beds
  • 110 FTEs
  • 36 operating rooms

Minimally Required Experience:

3 years of experience in Surgical Services, preferably PACU nursing required

3 years of experience in a leadership role, preferred

Or equivalent combination of education and/or experience

Skills /Competence

You Belong At Baystate

At Baystate Health we know that treating one another with dignity and equity is what elevates respect for our patients and staff. It makes us not just an organization, but also a community where you belong. It is how we advance the care and enhance the lives of all people.



Bachelor of Nursing Degree (Required), Master of Business Admin, Master of Nursing


Advanced Cardiac Life Support – American Heart Association, Certified Nurse Operating Room – Perioperative Certification – Competency and Credentialing Institute, Certified Nurse Specialist – Other, Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist Adult/Neo/Ped Ac – American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, Registered Nurse – State of Massachusetts

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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