Executive Director Surgical Services

WellStar Health System Austell, GA

About the Job


How would you like to work in a place where your contributions and ideas are valued? A place where you can serve with compassion, pursue excellence and honor every voice? At Wellstar, our mission is simple, yet powerful: to enhance the health and well-being of every person we serve. We are proud to have become a shining example of what's possible when the brightest professionals dedicate themselves to making a difference in the healthcare industry, and in people's lives.


In collaboration with system leadership, the Executive Director is responsible for:

• Developing, organizing, coordinating and facilitating unit/Department/Division specific strategies to achieve organizational objectives

• Translating the system vision to departmental/Division, operational strategies, prioritizing and executing those strategies

• Integrating varied practices, standards, policies and procedures to insure optimization of resources

• Establishing an environmental framework that celebrates cultural diversity, communication, business ethics, accountability and empowerment.

• Developing and managing a fiscal, operational plan that supports system, strategic imperatives and value analysis.

It is expected that all Nurse Leaders are licensed, knowledgeable and uphold the practice of nursing as outlined by the Georgia Professional Nurse Practice Act and implements the Scope of Practice and Code of Ethics Standards put forth by the American Nurses Association. As a member of the patient services team, it is expected the individual upholds the voice of the patient, system policies and procedures while supporting service excellence goals.


Required Minimum Education: Must hold either a Master’s Degree in Nursing or Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from accredited nursing schools with a Master’s Degree in related field.

Required Minimum Licensure/Certification: Registered Nurse, actively licensed in the state of Georgia. National certification in nursing administration or clinical specialty preferred. Must have a current BLS card from the American Heart Association on the first day of employment in position.

Required Minimum Experience:
Minimum of 10-12 total years of experience as a Registered Nurse; includes 5-7 years of progressive operational leadership in a manager or director level role. Five years experience in managing multiple departments in the peri-operative area, preferably in a large (5,000+ cases annually) or multi-hospital system.

Required Minimum Skills:
Performance management skills, financial acumen (including experience with value analysis), strategic planning, communication skills, knowledge of industry standards, leadership and interpersonal skills; analytical skills to solve technical problems as well as abstract reasoning to define course of actions when information may be vague or unclear.

We’d like to invite you on a career journey like no other! In return for your contributions, we’ll help you make the most of all life’s moments – on and off the job. Wellstar Total Rewards is designed to provide for your total well-being, including: Your Wellness, Your Pay, Your Future, Your Joy.  We think it’s pretty simple – we care for our team members and our team members care for the community.

Make a difference in patients’ lives… and your own! Here, it’s more than healthcare – it’s CareerCare!