Surgical Services Assistant Nursing Director

This trusted Academic hospital in the Los Angeles Area is actively interviewing for a Assistant Nursing Director to oversee its Surgical Services Department. Join this cutting-edge medical center, and help lead a dedicated Operating Room team. 

Averaging over 1000 procedures per month, the Perioperative Services Department in this hospital is one of the busiest in the region. This is even more exceptional when you learn that the 100+ FTEs led by the Surgical Nursing Assistant Director, have been recognized as high performing in a large number of procedures. This has been possible through an alignment of tenured and experienced staff, a well-tenured and dedicated Surgical Services Nurse Director, and a labor environment that employs a shared governance model to optimize performance and outcomes simultaneously.

Reporting to the RN Administrative Nurse Director of Perioperative Services, the CNOR Surgical Services Assistant Director will be responsible for the day-to-day operations, and to a growing degree, the strategic direction of the Operating Rooms, Sterile Processing, and Same Day Procedures Departments. This positions will work in collaboration with a tenured and efficient CPAN Certified Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) Nurse, and be supported by a CNOR RN Supervisor to help manage the Operating Room (OR) Nurses and support staff. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented Operating Room Nurse Leader to gain experience overseeing the clinical and administrative duties of an Academic Perioperative Environment. The Surgical Services Nursing Assistant Director will oversee 17 busy inpatient operating-rooms, 4 same-day surgical suites, 2 GI Procedure Rooms, and share responsibility for 22 PreOp / Post Anesthesia bays, as well as a full cadre of nurses and support staff. Offering a diverse range of surgical procedures, from Neuro and Cardiac, to Total Joint and Podiatry, it will require strong leadership and organizational abilities to keep these departments running efficiently. 

This facility has been frequently recognized, both regionally and nationally, for its high quality of patient service and outcomes, its breadth and expertise with a wide variety of procedures, and its dedication to shared governance. This means the Assistant Nursing Director will be taking the helm of a well-oiled machine. At 300+ beds, this medical center excels at knowing its community and serving them in the best possible ways. Participating in multiple charities, community health services, academic initiatives, and reduced or free healthcare, this hospital was founded on the spirit of social health, and it is in this spirit that it continues to serve by donating over $100M annually.  

One of the most beautiful parts of California, the Los Angeles Area has something for everyone. The Assistant Nursing Director of Surgical Services will discover that anything you 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 be smack in the middle of Southern California’s wine country, with tons of outdoor activities to partake in. Just a bit south and you’ll find the heart of Los Angeles, with all the lights, cameras, and action that make it so irresistible for so many.

 The CNOR Assistant Director of the Surgical Services Department will play a large, ‘always on’ role for this community medical center. In service of this hospital, this non-profit healthcare system, and this community, you will take on a lot of responsibility. You, in turn, will be supported by a generous benefits package, and a competitive compensation.