Director of Surgical Services

Palm Springs, CA

Employment Type: Permanent Job Number: 31743

Job Description

Job Title: Nursing Director for Surgical Services

Location: Southern California

Job Description:

Our prestigious hospital in Southern California is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Nursing Director for Surgical Services to join our dynamic healthcare team. As the Nursing Director, you will provide strategic leadership, direction, and oversight to our Surgical Services department, ensuring the delivery of exceptional patient care and promoting a positive working environment for our nursing staff.


- Develop and implement strategic plans and objectives for the Surgical Services department in alignment with the hospital's mission and goals.

- Manage the day-to-day operations of the Surgical Services department, including staffing, resource allocation, and budgeting.

- Foster a culture of excellence in patient care, safety, and customer service within the Surgical Services department.

- Collaborate with physicians, surgeons, and other healthcare professionals to ensure the highest quality of care and effective patient outcomes.

- Develop and enforce policies, procedures, and protocols to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and standards of practice.

- Recruit, train, mentor, and evaluate nursing staff to enhance their skills and promote professional growth.

- Foster a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to patient care by promoting effective communication and teamwork among healthcare providers.

- Monitor and evaluate performance metrics, identify areas for improvement, and implement quality improvement initiatives to enhance patient care and operational efficiency.

- Stay current with advances in surgical techniques, technology, and industry best practices, and ensure their integration into the Surgical Services department.


- Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) required; Master's degree in Nursing (MSN) or Healthcare Administration preferred.

- Current, unrestricted Registered Nurse (RN) license in the state of California.

- Minimum of 5 years of progressive leadership experience in Surgical Services or related areas.

- Demonstrated knowledge of surgical nursing practices, patient care standards, and regulatory requirements.

- Strong leadership abilities, with proven experience in managing and motivating a diverse nursing staff.

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

- Ability to work collaboratively with physicians, surgeons, and other healthcare professionals.

- Familiarity with budgeting, resource allocation, and performance management.

- Proactive mindset and the ability to adapt to a fast-paced and evolving healthcare environment.

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and retirement plans. Our hospital is committed to employee growth and development, providing opportunities for continuing education and professional advancement.

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