Job Posted June 3, 2022

ASC Director

Opening with Proliance Puyallup Surgery Center
Job Role: Administrative
Job Type: Full Time


Position Summary

Proliance Surgeons

Proliance is one of the largest surgical practices in the country, providing excellent care at more than 100 centers throughout Washington State.  Many of our surgeries are performed at our own ambulatory surgery centers—where costs are often lower and recovery times faster. Patients return home the day of their surgery to begin healing and rehabilitation and get back to doing what they love, faster.  Each and every associate has a crucial role as a part of our team focused on providing excellent patient care with high value for our patients, their families, employers, payers and our community.

What We Stand For:

At Proliance Surgeons, it is our mission to be the leader in physician-managed healthcare services.  Each associate contributes to our vision of excellent surgical and clinical care for every patient, every day.  Our values of Integrity, Leadership, Loyalty, Mutual Respect and Innovation transcend all of our relationships: our patients and their loved ones, one another as team members, our business associates and our community associates.  Every associate is expected to embrace and demonstrate these shared values.

Position Summary

Oversees the Surgery Center operations.  Responsible for directing, coordinating, and controlling all aspects of the operating functions, processes, and staff of the center while demonstrating the primary goal of efficiently providing surgical services that exceed customer expectations and improve clinical and financial operations.

  • Provides leadership and is accountable for
    • The daily operation of the center.
    • Ensuring compliance with government regulatory agencies and accrediting bodies.
    • Serving, along with the Medical Director as a liaison between the Governing Board, the Medical Staff and all departments of the center.
    • Working closely with the Medical Director and reports the pertinent activities concerning the center to the Governing Board at regular intervals.
    • Designating a person responsible for the center in the absence of the Director.
    • Conducting planning for the services provided by the center and the operation of the center.
    • Develops and implements a plan to grow center services in accordance with the business plan for the center.
    • Identifies and develops new services defined as appropriate for ambulatory surgery centers in accordance with specific state limitations for the center (if any).
    • Fosters positive public relations.
  • Oversees all Clinical Services
    • Ensures that the surgical programs and clinical services are in compliance with the respective components of regulatory body and accrediting body standards.
    • Works in conjunction with the Medical Director and Governing Board in the evaluation and development of existing and new surgical services at the center.
    • Manages the clinical departments of nursing, central supply, medical records, and housekeeping, and supervises the contracted services to include pathology, janitorial, pharmacy consultant, laundry and biomedical engineering.
    • Participates in patient care as needed.
    • Monitors the adequate function of surgical equipment and patient care equipment through contracted services and follows-up on repairs.
  • Oversees Business Operations
    • Works with revenue cycle leaders to define expectations for business office functions and monitors performance, participates in plan of correction (if needed) and communicates variances to the Governing Body.
    • Monitors and interprets financial statements (Income statement, balance sheet, revenue reports) advising the Medical Director and Governing Body of impact of decisions upon financial results.
    • Develops, monitors and controls the staffing needs, operations budget and capital budget.
    • Develops, monitors and controls the purchasing plan to stay within the proposed budget and maintain compliance with group purchasing initiatives.
    • Working with the Care Center Administrator, negotiate and control all external contracts, such as those with physicians, ancillary services, plant maintenance, and purchasing agreement in collaboration with the CSO Director of Supply Chain.
    • Foster positive work relationships among all departments of the center and act as liaison between Central Service Office and all staff at the center.
    • Develop and ensure compliance with appropriate departmental policy and procedure manuals for use by the staff.
    • Closely monitor variations in the financial performance of the center to optimize cash flow.
  • Ensures solid human resources practices
    • Holds routine staff meeting outlining goals and priorities of the center.
    • Manages exempt and non-exempt employees in accordance with the center policies utilizing sound principles of practice and fairness.
    • Evaluates performance of direct reports as well as reviewing staff performance as evaluated by their respective managers, ensuring that reviews occur as scheduled or at least annually for each employee.
    • Reviews and approves the disciplinary action and/or discharge of employees in consultation with Proliance Surgeon Human Resources.
    • With Board approval, approves the addition or deletion of positions.
    • Recruits, evaluates and approves applicants for employment in new or vacant positions.
    • Monitors employee productivity and assures efficiency of staff levels through increases or reductions in the work force as necessitated by changes in surgical case volume.
    • Implements a program of job based orientation, training, and ongoing evaluation for all employees.
    • Manages all employee files and records.
    • Provides educational opportunities for professional staff development.
    • Promotes the implementation of positive customer relations by the employees and physicians.
  • Develops, implements and evaluates a continuous Performance Improvement Program
    • Administers the infection control program and medical staff review of the quality improvement program.
    • Identifies and corrects quality care issues.
    • Develops and monitors statistical indicators to use in evaluating the overall operations and quality of care provided.
    • Submits required reports to CSO team and participates in benchmarking and outcomes programs.
    • Reports the ASC’s quality improvement activities to the Board of Directors.
  • Medical Staff
    • Processes the privileging of practitioners of the ASC.
    • Collaborates with the Medical Director in the review and revision of the Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules and Regulations on a biannual basis.
    • Collaborates with the Medical Director and serves as a liaison in problem areas with the medical staff.
    • Promotes positive relationships between employees and physicians.
  • Administrative Representative
    • Attend Proliance Surgeons administrative meetings representing the center.
    • Act in accordance with the vision, mission, and business philosophy of the center
    • Maintain membership in professional associations relevant to ambulatory surgery facilities and healthcare administration.
    • Stay current in changes in the healthcare environment, such as reimbursement, clinical practice standards, regulatory and legislative issues and laws, and act accordingly in the best interest of the center.

The essential qualities necessary include, but are not limited to:

  • Superior customer service skills
  • Strong leadership, training and mentoring abilities
  • Promoting (leading by example) great interpersonal skills; modeling patience, composure and cooperation; working well with all patients, physicians and team.
  • Advanced understanding of and adherence to all safety, risk management and precautionary procedures, including the consistent respect for confidentiality (HIPAA)
  • Efficient use of time, with attention to quality, detail, accuracy and completion; skilled in delegation and organization
  • Ability to establish and manage multiple priorities, coordinate work activities and exercise initiative.
  • Creativity and resourcefulness in addressing problems and opportunities
  • Willingness and ability to be flexible with working varied hours and dependable with attendance
  • Ability to remove oneself personally from given situations, remaining objective
  • Ability to adapt to change, delays or unexpected events while maintaining a positive mindset
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from administrative and clinical staff, groups of managers, patients and physicians.


  • Three or more years of healthcare management experience (ASC preferred), including responsibility for regulatory compliance.
  • Demonstrated skills in operations, human resources and people management, physician relations, strategy and financial management.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Word skills**; ASC practice management systems and electronic medical records.
  • Registered nurse in Washington State, experience as a circulating or perioperative nurse. BSN a plus. Must be ACLS certified.

The work environment/physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This description is intended to describe the essential job functions, the general supplemental functions and the essential requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements of a person so classified. Other functions may be assigned and management retains the right to add or change the duties at any time.

How we are protecting team members from COVID-19?
Employee and patient health and safety is our top priority. At Proliance, we are adhering to CDC, State and local orders regarding COVID-19 and have implemented processes and precautions across our facilities to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Following the most recent vaccination mandate for healthcare workers in Washington State, and our commitment to the health and safety of our employees and patients, all Proliance employees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination upon hire, or proof of a medical or religious exemption.

Proliance Surgeons offers a generous benefits package including Medical/RX, Dental, Vision, 401k with profit sharing and more! Plus ALL of our employees enjoy the free perks of our employee purchasing program offering a variety of discounts on purchases made every day – including cell phone service!

Proliance Surgeons is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment, and we welcome and encourage people of all backgrounds, perspectives, experiences, and skills to apply.

All employment decisions at Proliance Surgeons are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. 

Ambulatory Surgery Center

1519 3rd Street Suite 240
Puyallup, WA 98372-3724

(253) 846-0866


Similar Opportunities

More About Proliance Surgeons