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The Operative and Perioperative Services (OPS) Medical Director will be a member of the team who oversee the operations, quality / safety / performance improvement, and education efforts of the operative and perioperative services on the Bramhall Campus at Maine Medical Center. In addition to the OPS Medical Director, the team will include the AVP for OPS Patient Care Services, the Director of Operative Services, and the OPS Safety and Quality Coordinator.

The OPS Medical Director will participate in the OPS senior leadership group who is responsible for strategic planning and oversight of all OPS services including scheduling, PREP (Preoperative Readiness and Education Program), operative and perioperative services on the Scarborough Campus in addition to those on the Bramhall Campus.

She / he will report directly to the Chief (physician lead) of the Surgical Services Service Line. She / he will be a physician member of either the Department of Surgery or the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine. The OPS Medical Director will be provided 0.5 FTE support for this work.

The physician who serves as the OPS Medical Director will be a board-certified MD or DO, anesthesiologist or surgeon with at least 5 years of experience as an attending physician. She / he should have knowledge of and experience with the management of operating rooms and perioperative services. Additional education, MBA, MHA or similar, is preferable but not required if there is solid evidence of job experience.

1. Works closely with the Chiefs of Surgical Services and Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine as well as other members of the Operative Services Advisory Council (OSAC) (OR Committee) to improve the perioperative experience for patients and staff.

2. Collaborates with the AVP for OPS Patient Care Services, the Director of Surgical Services Operations and the OPS Safety and Quality Coordinator to:
a. Direct the daily operations of the OR and pre-post OR care.
b. Assure regulatory compliance
c. Co-chair OSAC set agendas, conduct meetings and provide follow-up
d. Determine perioperative staffing and staffing policies in conjunction with MMC Human Resources and practice groups.
e. Support OP-X (Operational Excellence) for the Perioperative areas
f. Steward the safety culture of the perioperative areas
i. Support the PCRC (professional conduct and respect committee)
ii. Supports the root cause analysis process and helps implement system improvements
iii. Supports efforts to improve HCAHPS and Engagement scores, CLABSI, CAUTI, and SSI rates.

3. Educates surgery provider staff on OR policies and initiatives as appropriate.

4. Works closely with perioperative pharmacists to improve medication management for patients and perioperative staff.

5. Develops a strategy with the Chief of Anesthesiology and Pain Management and AVP for Perioperative Patient Care Services to standardize the care of all patients having procedures at MMC involving anesthesia.

6. Supports the work of the PREP team to improve the perioperative care of patients.

7. Provides the Chief of Surgery with feedback to inform OPPE and FPPE.

8. With the leadership team of the Hannaford Center for Simulation develops a sustained curriculum and training program for crisis management and high-performing team function within the perioperative patient care areas (and potentially procedural areas).