Pros: fabulous medical and clinical staff and opportunity to grow the business.
Cons: it is an every day struggle to "time manage" patient flow in the operating rooms, ensuring patient safety, resolving differences between anesthesia and surgery
This was my first experience in a "for-profit" hospital.
The business was originally a same day surgery center that converted to a physician owned hospital.
It consisted of 22 inpatient beds and 6 operating rooms.
I reported directly to the Board of Directors.
Grew the company business by adding a neurosurgery and GI endoscopy programs.
My responsibilities – more... consisted of everything from overseeing the Director of Nursing, Director for Surgery and Anesthesiologists to re-designing departments to meet with the Joint Commission standards.
The hardest part of my job was learning how to manage the day to day happenings in a very busy surgical suite - example - one surgeon utilizing 3 rooms. Fortunately, I had competent operating room nurses who were experts in the field. I truly enjoyed mentoring the Director of Nursing. She was a fairly new RN with limited managerial experience. Her skills progressed nicely and she became very successful in her role. – less