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Director Surgical Services

Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center
Tenet Health
Type Full time Posted 6/28/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 9/2/2014
CA - California (All) - San Luis Obispo Referral - n/a -    


The Director of Surgical Services is accountable for the management and operation of Surgical Services which includes 7 surgical suites, PACU, and the Sterile Processing Department at Sierra Vista.

The Director functions with initiative and appropriate independent judgment. The Director is responsible for the development of and maintenance of interdisciplinary relationships between all levels of departmental personnel. The Director’s performance and behavior shall be both reflective and supportive of the Mission Statement and Core Values of the hospital.

The Director’s responsibilities include development, maintenance and coordination of departmental operations. The Director assures safe patient care and staff development. Other duties include but not limited to: developing policies and procedures, assuring quality control including managing the departmental operations and capital equipment budgets, the management and continuous maintenance of staffing and the development of personnel in the department.

The Director is responsible for managing Continuous Quality Improvement activities, risk prevention of infection, and staff adherence to evidence-based nursing practice.



  • Current RN licensure in the State of California
  • Current American Heart Association BLS (maintain current at all times)
  • Five years Perioperative Services
  • Three years managerial experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Effective verbal and written communication skills to communicate with people at all age levels, able to maintain positive working relationships with patients, families, co-workers and physicians inter- and intra-departmentally.

Possess active listening skills.

Demonstrates knowledge of current nursing theory and practice.

Compassionate, non-judgmental patient caregiver and advocate.

Must be able to tolerate physically and mentally demanding work.

Ability to set both short and long term goals and meet these goals; Analytical ability to identify opportunities for improvement and resolution.

Teaching skills to promote optimum orientation and continuing staff education.

The Director maintains knowledge of healthcare trends for both inpatient and outpatient populations and demonstrates the ability to apply this knowledge in clinical and administrative settings.

Job : Nursing
Primary Location : CA-San Luis Obispo
Hospital/Facility : 206-Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center - San Luis Obispo, CA
Job Type : Full-time
Shift Type : Days