Manager of Surgical Services Job Opening in New Mexico

Northwestern New Mexico

Our client, a state operated, Critical Access hospital located in northern New Mexico has a unique opportunity for a Manager of Surgical Services. This is a working leader position who will report to the CNO. The leadership team is excellent! There are numerous benefits associated with working for a state facility including: handsome retirement package, guaranteed hours, non-exempt position (yes, you get shift diff, overtime, holiday pay, call pay and much more) and an excellent community atmosphere. 

Hospital Information:

  • 25 bed Critical Access hospital
  • Level IV trauma designation 
  • 4 bed ICU
  • Swing beds on Med/Surg unit
  • CMS standards 
  • Strong family, community atmosphere
  • Physical Therapy and Rehab Services
  • Distinction of being in the Top 100 best Critical Access Hospitals
  • Employees are fully vested after 5 years and eligible for state benefits including health care and retirement for life.
  • COVID patients are transferred to referring hospitals

Unit Information:

  • Position is over OR/PACU/PAT/Central Sterile
  • 2 Main OR’s 
  • 1 Outpatient OR
  • Surgeries include: General, Opthamology, GYN, OB, GI
  • OR scheduled cases from 7-3:30. Emergencies only after 3:30
  • Volumes of 35-60 cases/month
  • 4 FTE’s


  • BSN
  • AORN preferred
  • Someone strong in writing polices/procedures
  • Manager must be clinical and able to take call (call pay and overtime available for manager)

Community Information:

  • Near Raton Pass, seven miles from the CO border
  • Rich History includes Spanish exploration, Mining and Old West style culture
  • Lots of gorgeous state parks…..great for hiking, camping and getting away from it all

Ideal Candidate:

This position would be ideal for someone wanting to move into a management position with experience as charge nurse or assistant manager. This would also be ideal for someone nearing the end of their career with hopes of retiring after 5 years with full benefits!

Benefits include:

  1. ANNUAL LEAVE:  10 days per year for the first three years; then accumulated according to years of service plus one personal holiday a year after one year.
  1. SICK LEAVE:  13 days per year unlimited accrual; anything over 600 hours can be ‘sold’ back.
  1. HOLIDAYS:  10 per year at 2 ½ times hourly wage if worked, and paid at hourly wage if not worked (if this creates over 40 hours for that week, any time over 40 hours is paid a 1 ½ times hourly wage.
  1. RETIREMENT PROGRAM:  Public Employees Retirement Act (PERA), For employees whose annual salaries exceed $20,000, employee contribution will be 8.92% and employer contribution will be 17.24%.


  1. HEALTH INSURANCE:  Choice of 3 optional plans.
  2. DENTAL INSURANCE:  Optional choice of one plan.
  4. LIFE INSURANCE:  Automatic $50,000 no charge to employee Optional: May choose to add supplemental insurance above that
  7. EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Free to employee & family members living in household.
  1. POP (Premium Only Plan):  Insurance premiums deducted before taxes to reduce taxable income.
  1. DEFERRED COMPENSATION:  Optional retirement program involving deduction of employee determined amount prior to taxes and investment in mutual funds (several options available).
  1. HOURS WORKED over 40 per week are paid a 1½ times hourly wage, managers or supervisors are paid at straight time; any callbacks are paid at 1½ times regardless of hours worked per week.
  1. FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES have guaranteed hours regardless of census or workload; you can request to go home if census is low, but you cannot be made to.
  1. Shift Differential:
  • Weekday evenings: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Monday through Friday, $1.00/hr
  • Weekday nights: 11:00 pm – 7:00 am, Sunday through Thursday, $1.50/hr
  • Weekend days: 7:00 am  – 11: pm, Saturday and Sunday, $2.50/hr
  • Weekend nights: 11:00 pm Friday – 7:00 am Saturday, and 11:00 pm Saturday – 7:00 am Sunday, $3.00/hr

Competitive Salary Range!

How to apply for the Manager of Surgical Services Job: contact or 

Tina Roberts

Executive & Management Recruitment Services

(415) 770-1200 – call/text-the quickest way to reach me.

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