Director - Surgical Services


San Jose, CA

Less than 5 years

Posted 246 days ago

  by    Nina Mathews

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We are looking for Director - Surgical Services for our client in San Jose, CA

Job Title: Director - Surgical Services

Job Location: San Jose, CA

Job Type: Direct Hire

Job Description:

  • Start : ?ASAP
  • Terms: Permanent
  • ?Shift: Full-time Days/No Weekends

Position Summary: 

  • The Director of Surgical Services Department leads the perioperative team by focusing on safe patient care while effectively managing operations. The Director Surgical Services has 24/7 responsibility for their departments. 



  • Accurately identifies real/potential problems affecting the service and implements solutions with follow through and communication.
  • Actively participates in service, departmental and hospital wide committees as assigned, providing ongoing communication to those one represents.
  • Advances the customer experience in Surgical Services. 


  • Coaches subordinates providing feedback; constructive critique of work; facilitates individual development plan; and documents their job performance.
  • Adheres to all Human Resource policies.
  • Effectively communicates departmental, organization and industry information to staff.
  • Facilitates evidence based employee engagement practices.
  • Effectively builds strong relationships and networks to deliver upon organizational and department goals.
  • Participate in employee and patient rounding Identifies and mentor potential future leaders.


  • Enforces standards of care for surgical services and develops processes to measure and ensure consistent compliance.
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates an ongoing surgical services program which assures quality patient care consistent with the Hospital mission.
  • Monitors compliance with regulatory, accrediting and hospital policy, environmental, patient, and personnel safety.
  • Oversees a PI program that consistently monitors and evaluates critical aspects of care.
  • Responsible for department?s operational excellence by ensuring delivery of quality services in accordance with applicable policies, procedures, and professional standards.
  • Follows the Hospital Exposure Control Plans/Blood borne and Airborne Pathogens.
  • Enforces safe procedural site and patient verification policy.
  • Monitors and responds to quality eventreporting.


  • Supports new program strategies and/or program enhancements which would expand patient services.
  • Develops, prioritizes and defends a capital equipment requests.
  • Is responsible for the fiscal management of department; assures proper utilization of organization?s financial resources.


  • Advances the growth agenda for Surgical Services.
  • Strives to become the OR of Choice for physicians, patients, staff, and payers in the community they serve.


  • Demonstrates a poised and confident demeanor that reassures others and commands respect within the organization and the community.
  • Develops and builds strategic internal and external networks.

Supports HCA by:

  • Promoting consistent positive patient interactions that advance the agenda of unparalleled patient service.
  • Practicing and adhering to the ?Code of Conduct? philosophy and ?Mission and Value Statement?.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements: 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degreerequired.
  • Master's degree MHA, MSN, MBA, or related field preferred.
  • 3+ years of experience in Surgical Services, preferably OR nursing required.
  • 3+ years of experience in a leadership role preferred or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • Previous experience within HCA preferred.
  • Trauma, Comprehensive Stroke and Open Heart experiencepreferred.
  • Ambulatory Surgery Center Experiencepreferred.
  • Knowledge and experience with Enhanced Surgical Recovery preferred.
  • Joint Commission Hip and Knee Certification preferred.
  • Previous responsibility with business growth/P&L responsibility preferred.

Licences, Certifications and Training:

  • Currently licensed as a registered professional nurse in the state in which he or she practices, in accordance with law and regulation required.
  • Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR) preferred.
  • Certified Surgical Services Manager (CSSM) preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characterstics:

  • Reference HCA LEADS.