Surgical Services Nurse Manager Perioperative

This Los Angeles Area Medical Center is actively interviewing experienced Nurse Managers to oversee a busy Surgical / Perioperative Services Department. Join a hospital that’s been awarded and recognized for high quality patient-care, and help lead a team of dedicated Operating Room personnel.

This 350-bed medical center in the Los Angeles Area has earned a fantastic reputation for both the breadth and quality of services that it offers. The Nurse Manager of Surgical Services will lead an outstanding unit in a hospital that is rated by Becker’s as a Great Places to Work. Recognized for highest customer satisfaction by J.D. Power, this tertiary hospital is a certified Stroke Center, offers a progressive Pediatric Services program, and boasts a high-risk obstetrics program that doesn’t have many equals in the area.

This busy Surgical Service Department, offering a wide array of inpatient and outpatient procedures, boasts 21 Inpatient Operating Rooms, 4 Outpatient Operating Rooms, and 5 Interventional Radiology Suites. The Nurse Manager will also help lead a team of surgery / procedure schedulers who are the central nervous system of this large Perioperative Department. They make sure that procedure rooms aren’t overbooked and that the circulating staff know what’s coming up for them. The Director has led some amazing performance improvement initiatives over the past year, improving OR Turnaround time by over 15% and employee engagement scores by over 20%.

The Perioperative Services Nurse Manager will report to the Administrative Director of the Operating Room, Sterile Processing, and Perianesthesia, and will oversee a large and experienced team. Directly reporting to the Manager is one Operating Room Supervisor, three Surgical Charge Nurses who oversee Scrubbing and Circulating, three Registered Nurse First Assists (RNFA), and a Clinical Nurse Specialist who focuses in Surgical Services. Indirectly reporting to the manager are an additional 80+ FTEs primarily made up of Surgery Staff Registered Nurses (RNs) who scrub and circulate, Patient Care Technicians and Transport RNs, and other support staff.

As the Clinical and Administrative Leader for the Surgical Services Team, the Nurse Manager 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 Los Angeles Area has something for everyone. The Surgical Services Manager 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 and Orange County with tons of attractions, and just a little bit east puts you in the mountains. 

In addition to the support that comes with working at a reputable and progressive hospital, you’ll also find support from those above and below. As part of this trusted health care system, the Perioperative Nurse Manager will also find a generous benefits package and competitive compensation.