Director of Surgical Services

Greater Phoenix, AZ

Employment Type: Permanent Job Number: 31723

Job Description

Job Title: Director of Nursing - Surgical Services

Location: Southern Arizona

Company Overview:

We are a prestigious healthcare organization and Level I Trauma Center located in the vibrant Southern Arizona region. With a strong commitment to providing exceptional patient care and cutting-edge medical advancements, we are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of our community. Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with advanced technology, renowned physicians, and compassionate staff who work together to deliver outstanding surgical services to our patients.

Job Description:

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Director of Nursing for our Surgical Services department. As the Director of Nursing, you will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations, strategic planning, and performance of our surgical services. You will collaborate with surgeons, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to ensure the delivery of safe, high-quality patient care in a compassionate and efficient manner.


- Provide leadership and direction to the surgical services department, including preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative areas.

- Develop and implement strategic plans, policies, and procedures to optimize patient outcomes, operational efficiency, and staff productivity.

- Foster a culture of excellence, continuous improvement, and patient-centered care throughout the surgical services department.

- Collaborate with surgeons, anesthesiologists, and other stakeholders to develop and implement best practices and protocols.

- Ensure compliance with regulatory standards, quality measures, and accreditation requirements.

- Recruit, hire, train, and evaluate nursing staff to maintain a competent and engaged team.

- Monitor and manage the department budget, including resource allocation and cost control.

- Promote effective communication and collaboration among interdisciplinary teams to enhance patient care coordination.

- Develop and maintain positive relationships with physicians, staff, and other key stakeholders.

- Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and advancements in surgical services to drive innovation and enhance patient care.


- Bachelor's degree in Nursing (Master's degree preferred).

- Current Registered Nurse (RN) license in the state of Arizona.

- Minimum of 2 years of progressive leadership experience in surgical services or perioperative nursing.

- Demonstrated expertise in surgical services management, including budgeting, staffing, and quality improvement.

- Strong knowledge of surgical practices, procedures, and standards of care.

- Proven ability to lead and develop high-performing teams.

- Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.

- Ability to collaborate effectively with physicians, staff, and other stakeholders.

- Knowledge of regulatory requirements and accreditation standards related to surgical services.

If you are an experienced nursing leader with a passion for surgical services and are interested in joining our dynamic team, we invite you to apply for the position of Director of Nursing - Surgical Services.

We value diversity and are an equal-opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including those with disabilities, and will provide reasonable accommodation throughout the recruitment process.

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