Nurse Director Surgical Services

This well regarded and award winning hospital in Southern California is actively interviewing for a Nurse Director of Surgical Services to oversee a complex Inpatient and Outpatient Surgical Service Line. Join this incredible non-profit health system, and lead a team of amazing RNs.

This 300-bed Acute Care Medical Center in Orange County is actively searching for an exceptional and experienced Nurse Director to lead its Perioperative, Procedural, and Operating Room teams. This person will join an outstanding facility that’s served Southern California for over 60 years and been recognized as one of the best hospitals in the region. It’s easy to understand why when you see that this hospital has earned distinction for its Oncology Services, Rehabilitation Program, Stroke and Cardiac Care, and Baby Friendly Designation.

Reporting to the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), the Surgical Services Nursing Director will oversee an amazing team of RN Surgical Specialists. Supported by an amazing and experienced staff of CNOR Nurse Managers, OR Nursing Supervisors, Scrub / Circulating RNs, and support staff, the Surgical Director will find a unit that feels like a family. Supporting the Director in Post Procedure Recovery, you’ll lead CPAN Nurse Managers, Registered Nurse Supervisors, and Recovery / Post Anesthesia RNs. The Surgical Nursing Director will also oversee a tenured team of Sterile Processing / Central Supply Managers, Supervisors, and Technologists.

The Nurse Director will take responsibility and oversight of a truly outstanding unit. The 14 Inpatient and 8 Outpatient Operating Rooms that make up the Surgical Services Department have been recognized as some of Southern California’s most advanced, particularly with respects to Orthopedics, Cardiology, and Neurosurgery. Performing over 13,000 procedures annually, and offering a wide array of procedure type, the Surgical Services department has grown organically to offer the Orange County community exactly what it needs.

As the Clinical and Administrative Leader for the Surgical Services Team and across the Perioperative Services Department, the Nurse Director will take accountability for a wide range of budgetary, staffing, educational, and quality related activities.

  • Staff Education and Development: continued clinical skill development across the unit
  • Mentorship and Engagement: ongoing professional development of the Surgery team through quality and performance evaluation and shared accountability
  • Budgetary Development and Oversight: working with finance team, materials management team, and OR Business Services team, support the development and maintenance of budgetary performance
  • Performance Improvement and Clinical Quality: continued work on improving clinical outcomes, enhancing KPIs, and improving costs

One of the most iconic regions of California, the Orange County has something for everyone. The Surgical Director will discover that anything they want is just a short drive away. A bit west, and your toes are dipped in the sun-warmed sand of the Pacific Ocean. A short drive north, and you’ll find the heart of Los Angeles, with all the lights, cameras, and action that make it so irresistible for so many. No matter where the Director decides to play, they’ll find some of the Southern California’s best schools, an amazing quality of life, and a slower pace all around the area.

The Surgical Services Director will take a vital role in the operations of this community medical center. You’ll support the mission and vision of the hospital, and you’ll get the opportunity to develop valuable skills and experience. In addition to the knowledge that you’re helping to keep this community happy and healthy, you’ll also receive a generous benefits package and a competitive compensation.