Director of Surgical Services News

Whitman Partners Announces Online Tool to Expedite Hiring Process for Surgical Services Management Created to address the disruption of elective surgeries due to COVID-19, FastTrack helps hiring managers quickly and efficiently find managers and directors of surgical services to fill permanent positions   PORTLAND, Oregon— July 23, 2020 — Whitman Partners, a search firm dedicated to recruiting and placing Directors of Surgical Services, announces FastTrack, an online search tool that allows hiring managers to quickly access available candidates for permanent positions.   “The hiring needs of hospitals and surgical centers are changing in many ways due to COVID-19, causing technology to occupy a larger role in the process,” said Michael Heavener, Director of Operations at Whitman Partners. “Recruiters and hiring managers need to be flexible and consider new tools to help navigate...

   5 Key Points The OR leader must have a thorough scientific understanding of sterile processing  The amount and complexity of instruments processed by SPD has dramatically expanded over the years C-suite should think of SPD as an integrated part of surgical services  When making decisions about purchasing new equipment, SPD should be included in those conversations SPD clinicals should be completed in a large OR to get applicable experience   Full Conversation Below What is the impact of life-long learning in sterile processing on patient care?  Lifelong learning is distinguished from the concept of continuing education. It can be best described as being a voluntary process with the purpose of achieving personal and professional fulfillment and can be the product of both informal or formal...

Introduction When COVID-19 cases began to grow in the United States, hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) suspended elective surgeries to prepare for the influx of coronavirus patients and protect surgical patients from potential exposure to the virus. However, this came at a tremendous cost. A May 2020 report from the American Hospital Association estimates that between March and June 2020, canceled surgeries, elective procedures, and outpatient treatments resulted in a $161.4 billion loss in earnings. A pause on these types of procedures—which comprise a majority of hospital revenues—has forced organizations to closely evaluate their balance sheets. This has created opportunities...