Director of Surgical Services - Registered Nurse (Ref#012)

  • Florida, California, and Texas, TX
  • Full-time
  • Published: 2021-05-10 18:19:25Z


Under the general supervision of the unit's Director, or Designee, the Surgical Services Nurse Manager RN assumes responsibility for direction and coordination of all functions in the unit. In collaboration with other members of the management team, this individual is responsible for the ongoing assessment of the quality of patient care services provided in the unit.

*Multiple US locations


  • The Surgical Services Nurse Manager RN will oversee and support the clinical nursing staff (ASCU/PACU, Pre-Admission, OR) during their assigned shift.  This is a full time position supervisory in nature that directly reports to and collaborates with the Director of Surgical Services in matters relating to Surgical Services (ASCU/PACU, Pre-Admission, Sterile Processing, OR). This position will provide administrative support for the Director.
  • Gives praise and recognition for good performance; contributes to growth, learning and success of others.  Is approachable and accessible; cares about the well-being of others’ build strong, positive relationships; confronts difficult issues directly with involved people
  • Plan, manage, patient care processes to improve performance and efficiency
  • Complies with Nurse Practice Act and hospital policies. Also updates and writes policies as needed
  • Oversee daily staffing and OR schedules
  • Promote staff retention
  • Responsible for personnel functions including staff, performance reviews and corrective action
  • Facilitate new staff orientation
  • Facilitate delivery of quality patient care
  • Facilitate activities that prepare unit, environment and staff to meet credentialing bodies requirements
  • Plan, organize and delegate activities that are safe, efficient, and effective operation of the unit including active participation with other hospital departments and leadership to accomplish this purpose
  • Adheres to and upholds behavior standards and code of conduct
  • Contributes to and communicates the vision of the organization and department
  • Participates in Lifewings Quality Safety reporting
  • Must be able to meet the clinical expectations of the RN position description when necessary
  • Promotes service excellence to improve patient care and customer service
  • Performs other duties as performed



  • Current ACLS, PALS, BLS certification required
  • Ability to speak and read English. (Spanish a plus)
  • Master’s Degree preferred but will consider Bachelor’s Degree or Associate’s Degree (with plans to begin coursework towards a BSN  within 2 years of hire date or currently enrolled in   classes working towards a BSN)
  • Graduate from an accredited school/college of nursing required
  • Current valid license (Compact license included) as a Registered Nurse required
  • CNOR preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of current experience in a peri-operative setting required and is clinically competent
  • 2 years or more of leadership experience preferred
  • DNV/Joint Commission inspection experience preferred
  • Knowledge of Perioperative standards and compliance specifications (HIPAA, AORN, ASPAN, AAMI, OSHA, DNV, Joint Commission etc.) --preferred
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills of specialty area
  • Experience within a union environment preferred
  • Possess computer, standard office equipment and Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word, Power point, Outlook, MS office, internet, email, copier, fax machine, phone, calculator)
  • Strong Communication and organizational skills required
  • Self-motivated with ability to demonstrate ability to set priorities, achieve objectives, solve problems, meet deadlines, coordinatesimultaneous projects and make decisions
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse staff, patient population, physicians and outside agencies
  • Experience with writing and editing policies and procedures preferred
  • Additional critical care experiences a plus

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