Director of Nursing Perioperative Services

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Healthcare - Nursing

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About Us

Dominican Hospital (a member of Dignity Health) is a 222-bed facility that offers a wide range of services to residents of Californiaâ s Central Coast. With 24/7 emergency care, comprehensive care in cardiac, orthopedics, oncology, womenâ s and childrenâ s services, we continue to lead the region in medical innovation and excellence in healthcare.

Comprehensive Care

Dominican offers emergency services and is a Certified Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center. Dominicanâ s services include the only comprehensive Cancer Center in Santa Cruz County, a Total Joint Replacement program, and advanced neurological and endoscopic services. Dominican regularly receives â Aâ grades for hospital safety from Leapfrog Group, and has received national recognition for superior patient safety, cardiac care, and stroke treatment from Healthgrades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

As Santa Cruz Countyâ s heart attack (STEMI) receiving center, Dominican Hospital provides cutting edge cardiac care. The hospitalâ s heart attack treatment times consistently beat the national average, and the hospital offers two cardiac catheterization labs available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Groundbreaking cardiac procedures at Dominican include the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure, which allows for heart valve replacement without opening a patientâ s chest.

Dominican Hospital has forged significant partnerships with area hospitals to bring exceptional care to Santa Cruz County. The hospital offers a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) through a partnership with Lucile Packard Childrenâ s Hospital Stanford. Neurosurgery at Dominican is also offered through a partnership with Stanford Health Care.

In The Community

Beyond care inside the hospital, Dominican is dedicated to the health and wellness of the Santa Cruz community. Community programs include a Mobile Wellness Clinic, a tattoo removal program, and support groups for patients and new mothers. In addition, and in accordance with our mission, Dominican Hospital supports programs for the underserved in our community, including children and adults, students, seniors, and the homeless population. Dominican also has received several awards for environmental excellence.



Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Vice President, Chief Nursing Executive, the Director of Nursing Perioperative Services will demonstrate management and leadership skills; they will have experience in perioperative nursing and will maintain awareness of regulatory activities affecting health care.

Principal Duties and Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for planning, organizing, directing and controlling the health care process through the overall management of the Operating Room, PACU, Short Stay Unit and Sterile Processing.
  • Responsible for written policies and procedures that guide perioperative services and ensure that patient care is delivered safely and competently.
  • Responsible for the fiscal activities of the perioperative nursing service.
  • Collect data to facilitate planning decisions that address the identified needs of the surgeons, anesthesiologists, staff and patients.
  • Responsible and accountable for daily operations, staffing and educational programs.
  • Works with administration and other members of improvement teams in the planning and coordination or surgical services to assure safe and efficient hospital operations.
  • Collaborate with Administration and medical staff leaders the Director participates in decision-making structures and processes for the organization.

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Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (e.g. BSN) or equivalent education and experience and Master's degree in nursing or other-related field (e.g., MSN/MBA/MHA).
  • Minimum of three (3) years of nursing experience and two (2) years of leadership experience.
  • Registered Nursing License (RN) in state of practice, Basic Life Support (BLS), other credentials or modules may be required.

Job Requirements:

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