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VP Perioperative Services

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Location: Aurora, CO, United States
Category: Executive/Senior Level Management
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: 62149
Date Posted: Oct 14, 2022

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The Opportunity

Vice President, Perioperative Services

This is an outstanding opportunity to join one of the top academic health systems in the country and be part of a high-performing, quality-focused leadership team. The Vice President Perioperative Services must lead the vision of “From Healthcare to Health” by forging strong relationships with the academic enterprise to create an overall entity unparalleled in the United States today.


The VP Perioperative Services is accountable for the overall leadership, strategic direction, capital planning and financial performance of the operations of Perioperative Services and has responsibility and accountability for the patient care provided. The VP Perioperative Services supports and facilitates an interdisciplinary team approach to the delivery of care

Included in the Metro Denver Region responsibilities are the following hospitals and major ambulatory center locations:

·       University of Colorado Hospital

·       Highlands Ranch Hospital

·       Longs Peak Hospital

·       Broomfield Hospital

·       Steadman Hawkins Clinic Denver

·       Cherry Creek Medical Center

Reporting Relationships

Reports to:      Chief Operating Officer, University of Colorado Hospital  (UCH)



Goals and Objectives

The Vice President of Perioperative Services is a member of the senior leadership team at UCH.

Achieving the vision. The VP Perioperative Services success in this position will be measured by attaining these goals:

Ensures healthy and collaborative relationships among the faculty and staff within Perioperative Services, and with the hospital, the related departments, and across UCHealth.


Drives operational excellence throughout the service area and leads growth of service line volume within facility, development of new programs and advancement of existing ones


·       Driving process improvement within the service line to increase employee engagement and physicians’ satisfaction


·       Enabling finding solutions to problems that get in the way of differentiated service


·       Monitors and evaluates operations to ensure compliance with established professional, regulatory, and organizational standards/requirements.


·       Supporting a positive patient experience by providing optimal cost effective delivery of services by physicians and professional staff within a safe department

Be well informed of trends and developments in the health care field, particularly when they pertain to strategic planning, analytic and decision support tools, financial trends, evolving technologies and programs.

Enhance the current perioperative service to develop an (productive, transparent, safe) place to work for surgeons and high quality and efficient place for our patients.


 Candidate Qualifications

The culture at UCHealth is results driven and each member of the senior leadership team has high expectations for themselves as well as those with whom they partner. This individual will be joining a high performing, fast paced team and, as such, we have outlined characteristics that describe the ideal candidate for the VP Perioperative Services:


Master's degree.  Preferred MSN

Minimum 7-10 years of relevant leadership experience in Perioperative Services

Qualifications, Skills and Traits

·       Demonstrate ability to build strong relationships and trust at every level of the institution.

·       Demonstrate executive presence with the knowledge base and stature to deliver advice in a manner that is respected and valued.

·       Demonstrate leadership abilities, recognizing the need to adapt his/her leadership style to the abilities and competency of staff and changing situations.


·       Introduce innovative ideas and encourage creative thinking and imaginative solutions to issues or problems.  Be a great communicator and developer of talent.


·       Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively using two-way channels of communication with openness and active listening.


  • Prioritize effectively and exercise sound judgment balancing the needs of the organization when making strategic decisions.

UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical, dental and vision coverage; retirement plans; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buy-up coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; and a full suite of voluntary benefits such as identity theft protection and pet insurance. Our employees and their family members have full access to our Employee Assistance Program, which includes up to 5 free counseling visits and work/life solutions, such as one free legal consultation. In addition, other emotional counseling support is available depending upon their need.

At UCHealth, we do things differently

We believe in something different: a focus on the individuality of every person. In big ways and small, we exist to improve the extraordinary lives of all those we serve. As Colorado’s largest and most innovative health care system, we as a team deliver on the commitment to provide the best possible experience for our patients and their families. We foster a true human connection and give people the freedom to live extraordinary lives. A career at UCHealth is more than a job, it’s a passion.

Going beyond quality requires the perfect balance of talent, integrity, drive and intellectual curiosity. We are looking for individuals who recognize, like us, that the world of medicine is ever-changing and are motivated to do what is right, not what is easy. We support creativity and curiosity so that each of us can find the extraordinary qualities within ourselves. At UCHealth, we’ll do everything in our power to make sure you grow and have a meaningful career. There’s no limits to your potential here.

Be Extraordinary. Join Us Today!

UCHealth recognizes and appreciates the rich array of talents and perspectives that equal employment and diversity can offer our institution. As an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, UCHealth is committed to making all employment decisions based on valid requirements. No applicant shall be discriminated against in any terms, conditions or privileges of employment or otherwise be discriminated against because of the individual’s race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, genetic information or veteran status. UCHealth does not discriminate against any “qualified applicant with a disability” as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable accommodations, when they do not impose an undue hardship on the organization.

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