Interim Management

We often receive calls from hospital administrators who have just learned that their Director of Surgical Services, OR Manager, SPD Manager or ASC Administrator - the people they depend on to keep departments running - is leaving. This sort of change can threaten the stability of a department. Our team can place an interim, full-time clinical leader to provide day-to-day management and direction to your OR and SPD.  If opportunities for operational improvement are apparent, the interim director/manager/administrator will work with you to implement change.

Interim Management

Interim Director of Surgical Services or OR Manager 

The interim perioperative director that SHC places in your perioperative area can:

  • Manage the overall operations of your OR in accordance with hospital policies, standards of nursing practices, and governmental and regulatory agencies for the perioperative areas

  • Address management issues identified through hospital process improvement efforts

  • Provide administrative and financial accountability for planning, directing, staffing, coordinating, and controlling functions and activities of the OR

  • Monitor and propose improvement initiatives related to hospital customer satisfaction processes

  • Participate in preparing annual operations and capital expense budgets; direct necessary analysis, factoring financial need into budget projections, and present per hospital protocols

  • Provide monthly analysis and reporting of revenue and expenses per hospital processes

  • Administer data collection system for staffing utilization, room utilization, and preparation of periodic productivity reports used at the hospital

  • Maintain or propose revisions to programs for staff retention and recruitment, continuing education, and competency-based learning

  • Participate in perioperative standing committees and hospital-wide committees as assigned

  • Communicate with physicians and work closely with the Medical Director to maintain a high standard of medical care and development of client relationships with surgeons

  • Assist with recruitment and transfer of the OR to a new director

  • Perform duties as assigned by the Chief Nursing Officer or other designee

Interim SPD Manager

The SPD interim manager that SHC places in your SPD area can:

  • Manage the daily operations of the SPD, including practice standards, staffing, budgets, fiscal management, and quality improvement

  • Address management issues identified through hospital process improvement efforts

  • Develop and administer policies, procedures, and practices related to sterile processing

  • Establish and maintain customer satisfaction of serviced perioperative areas and physicians

  • Develop and implement action plans to improve staff development

  • Function as a resource and role model for clinical expertise

  • Hire, evaluate, manage, motivate, and counsel SPD personnel

  • Maintain all protocols for quality control, records, labor relations, fiscal assets, and federal/compliance guidelines, including the Joint Commission, the Association of perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

  • Manage and control expenditures within budgets

  • Participate in hospital fire, safety, and disaster programs

  • Support and enforce infection control policies and procedures

  • Maintain a professional approach with confidentiality

  • Communicate effectively with medical, nursing, and interdepartmental staffs

  • Assist with recruitment and transfer of SPD to a new manager

  • Mentor a new manager as needed

Interim ASC Administrator

The Interim ASC Administrator that SHC places in your Ambulatory Surgery Center can:

  • ​The Interim ASC Administrator that SHC places in your Ambulatory Surgery Center will:

  • Be responsible for the daily operations of the Center

  • Develop business plan to ensure the fiscal goals of the Center are achieved

  • Monitor the performance of contracts and other financial matter

  • Develop annual budget based on the direction of the Board of Managers

  • Responsible for all facets of accounting , including bank accounts , cash flow, accounts payable and receivables, and managing AR days

  • Ensure compliance with all Federal, State, and Accreditation body regulations

  • Develop monthly Board meeting agenda, financial data packets and reports all pertinent clinical, and business information, i.e. equipment request, block request, payer contractor changes, etc.

  • Ensures adherence to all established policies and procedures

  • Manager third party payer relations

  • Responsible for all personnel management 

  • Works with the DON to develop clinical goals, quality metrics, and benchmarking 

  • Work closely with physician to provide efficient, quality care to all patients

  • Performs all duties assigned by the Board of Managers