Director of Surgical Services (RN) in Huntington Park, CA at Pipeline Health

Date Posted: 1/9/2023

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Job Description

Each day is a fresh opportunity to impact the lives of our patients, families, co-workers, and communities. We promote excellence, optimism, respect, and professional growth. If you are looking for a rewarding and positive workplace, look no further than in your own community!

To be successful in this role, you will be proficient in the provision and coordination of patient centered care. Registered nurses (RNs) assess and evaluate patient conditions, and then plan, implement, provide, and document patient care in a manner that follows professional nursing standards and outlined practices.

Job Title: Nursing Director of Surgical Services

Job Summary:

A Registered Nurse with 24 hour responsibility for clinical and administrative management of nursing services for area of responsibility.

Participates in establishment and implementation of Hospital and Nursing objectives and policies and procedures.

Responsible for Human Resource Management, education and development of staff as well as Performance Improvement, regulatory compliance and budgeting.

Supervises all employees within the area of responsibility.

Reports to Chief Nursing Officer

Essential Job Duties:

 Responsible for maintaining staffing compliance within AORN and AAMI regulatory requirements

 Responsible for maintaining department Performance Improvement and Quality Plans

 Develops, implements and maintains Customer Service Improvement Plan including employee, patients , visitors and physicians

 Responsible for assessing educational and skill needs for staff in area of responsibility. Also responsible for developing and implementing plan to meet above needs.

 Serves as a Role model and mentor for staff and peers

 Effectively manage financial and human resources within the area(s) of responsibility and in collaboration with other hospital departments, providing direction and setting expectations consistent with the goals of the organization.

 Serves as a role model for the Mission, Vision and Values of the organization and fulfills other job duties as requested within Scope of Practice

 Maintains current competencies as well as updated knowledge in specific area of practice

Leadership Functions:
 Effectively manage financial resources within the area(s) of responsibility including labor management, productivity, supplies, and other resources.
 Ensures optimal provision of services through sound personnel management.
 Demonstrates leadership skills including the ability to plan, prioritize, organize, analyze, execute on multiple tasks and in collaboration with other hospital departments, providing direction and setting expectations consistent with the goals of the organization.
 Demonstrates behaviors that commensurate with the Vision, Mission and Values and Behavioral Standards of the organization.


 Effective written and verbal communication skills; able to communicate with various individuals both inside and outside the organization; and able to understand and create reports/presentations/proposals.
 Possesses strong leadership skills including the willingness to pursue roles with increasing levels of accountability, coaching, teaching, inspiring, forging alliances, and collaborating to negotiate resolution to issues.
 Ability to work under stressful situations.
 Proficient with computer systems including but not limited to MS Office.
 Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or equivalent preferred, Masters degree preferred
 Minimum of 2 years of progressive management experience in Surgical Services
 Minimum of 2 years clinical experience in Surgical leadership role

 Current RN licensed in good standing by the California State Board of Nursing
 Current ACLS and BLS for Health Care Provider card

ADA/Physical Demands:

 To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Such accommodations must be requested by the employee/applicant in order to be considered.
 Required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear; and may taste and smell. The employee is regularly required to lift, push and/or pull weights in excess of 25 pounds, with assistance. Visual abilities, auditory abilities, must be intact to perform duties