Inpatient Post-op Director Position in CA

A hospital in CA is looking to fill a Director of Patient Care Services opening.

Position reports to the system CNO.


Patient Care Director – General Surgery

Oversight to 5 post op units: Med Surg ICU, General and Specialty Surgery, Adult Transplant (liver/kidney) Transitional Care Unit, Post-surgical Unit.

5 direct reports with 389 FTE.


Must have experience managing the above areas.


Experience working for a collective bargaining organization, Magnet organization, and understanding of Lean processes.



Position(s) overview:

Reporting to the Chief Nurse Officer, the Patient Care Director has 24-hour responsibility for the management of nursing personnel, other personnel, and patient care in the assigned departments.


Contributes to the nursing services and the clinical enterprise through support of philosophy, objectives, and educational efforts.


Provides administrative leadership and direction to all assigned departments including planning, directing, financial performance, performance improvement, human resource management, evaluation of care, and service initiatives.

Strives for superior performance by consistently providing a product of service to leadership and staff that is recognized as ultimately contributing to the patient and family experience.


As a customer-focused team member, he/she must be accessible, flexible, knowledgeable, and responsive.


Supports system’s overall mission to provide high quality patient care, teaching and research.

The Patient Care Director works closely with the interprofessional team and may represent the Medical Center for specific projects or initiatives at local hospitals or community agencies.

Participates with leadership to develop short- and long term strategies.


Fosters change management skills in subordinate leadership to promote an agile and flexible workforce.


Represents nursing on cross-functional committees; has external presence in community and professional organizations and societies.


Oversees large, multiple departments.


Ensures that quality nursing care is provided and in alignment with internal policy and external regulations for the medical center and / or health system.



Required Qualifications:


Five (5) years of increasingly nursing management and leadership experience in a large academic, complex and highly-matrixed health care organization within the speciality of interest.

Active Registered Nurse licensure in the State of California

Active American Heart Association CPR certification.

Active American Heart Association ACLS certification.

Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.



Master’s degree in health care related field.

Advanced knowledge of hospital operations in a multi-hospital setting; knowledge of appropriate professional standards for the multidisciplinary team.

Advanced communications and interpersonal skills to promote an effective model of shared governance among multiple disciplines; ability to motivate and engage all levels of staff regarding patient care programs, strategies, and organizational mission.

Advanced leadership, fiscal and operations management skills. Ability to develop nurse leaders in their adoption and promotion of a shared governance model of collaboration.

Ability to develop a systems strategic plan and implementing that vision across a large, complex organization.

Advanced conceptual clinical base with expertise in professional practice models, evidence based practice, systems thinking and quality improvement.

Knowledge of and experience with the American Nurses Credential Center (ANCC) Magnet journey and process.



Preferred Qualifications:


.Certification in relevant area
National Nursing Specialty Certification (e.g., NE-BC, NEA-BC)
Master’s degree in Nursing
Experience with LEAN methodologies and/or knowledge and support of Lean Management principles
Ability to engage in professional nursing associations, academic nursing partnerships , and nursing community to represent Nursing Services


In-depth knowledge of a broad scope of relevant regulatory requirements, as well as legislative, accreditation, licensing and compliance environments.

Previous nursing director level experience in a multi-hospital system with oversight of multiple nursing units/clinical areas in a service line structure.




Active Registered Nurse licensure in the State of California

Active American Heart Association CPR certification

Active American Heart Association ACLS certification







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